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What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?

A person who is bitten by a dog or other animal may have a legal right to recover damages from the owner of the animal. The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is ...
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Should I sign blank authorizations from the other party's insurance carrier?

If you sign blank authorizations, you may be waiving your right to privacy. You should consult an attorney before signing any such documents. Normally, an insurance company will not pay any money ...
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If I have a car accident, how much will an attorney charge me?

The Law Offices of Rene H. Pimentel as well as many other firms charge on a “contingent fee” basis. This means you do not pay unless you win some compensation, the attorney will charge you ...
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If I have a car accident, how much time do I have to file a lawsuit?

There are time limits to filing various types of claims – usually two years after the accident, but you may wish to retain the services of an attorney to gather evidence and negotiate with the ...
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If I have a car accident, what will the insurance pay for?

If the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for all out of pocket expenses that were caused by the accident such as car damage, medicines, doctor visits, hospital expenses, ...
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If I have a car accident, what happens if the other driver does not have insurance?

If the other driver is at fault, your own policy will pay for your personal injuries – if you have “uninsured motorist” or “medical payments” coverage. If the other ...
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If I have a car accident, who pays for my injuries and car damage?

There are two major types of insurance: “liability” and “collision”. If you are not at fault, the other driver’s liability insurance pays for your car damage and/or ...
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If I have a car accident, should I see a doctor right away?

A check up may be a good idea for both of you and your passengers. You could be injured and not know it right away. If you don’t have health insurance, your auto insurance may pay your health ...
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If I have a car accident, should I talk about who's at fault?

No. You may think you are the cause of the accident, but there may be issues of which you are not aware or issues of "comparative negligence." Comparative negligence is a partial legal ...
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If I have a car accident, what information should I get at the scene?

If I have a car accident, what information should I get at the scene? Be sure to get as much correct and complete information as you can at the scene of the accident. You and the other driver are ...
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What types of settlements are there for work-related injuries?

One method of resolving your case is by "Stipulation of Findings and Award". This occurs when the parties agree that you will need future medical care and you wish to keep your rights for ...
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Can I be retrained if I cannot return to my old job?

For injuries that took place after January 1, 2004, the Job Displacement Benefit (JBD) program allows distribution of education vouchers up to $4,000.00 for permanent disabilities less than 15%, up to ...
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What if my doctor releases me to modified work, but there is not work available?

You should always try to return to work, if you are able to do so without injuring yourself further. If the employer is not willing to provide you work within the restrictions given by the doctor, you ...
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Do I need an Attorney if I get injured at work?

Many injured workers wait until it is too late before hiring or consulting an attorney. Due to the fact that the insurance company does not always have the injured workers interest as their priority ...
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What if my employer fires me because I was injured on the job?

It is illegal in California to fire somebody or discriminate against a worker as a result of their industrial injury. Labor Code 132(a) provides for an increase in your workers compensation benefits ...
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Can I get my own doctor for treatment of a work-related injury?

Your employer is obligated to provide you with all reasonable and necessary treatment for your injury. Your employer is required to notify you of your rights under the Medical Provider Network (MPN) ...
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How much money can I get while I am off work for a work-related injury?

During the period the treating doctor states that you are unable to return to work, you are generally entitled to receive temporary disability at the rate of 2/3 of your gross pay per week, payable at ...
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Can I claim a job injury after I have been laid off or fired?

Usually not. A claim which has not been filed until after the worker has been terminated or notified that he is about to be terminated is generally not valid unless the worker can show that they ...
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What should I do if I am injured on the job?

Generally, whenever you are injured on the job, your injury is covered under the WORKER’S COMPENSATION system. The Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) is the exclusive court for all ...
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Welcome to our blog.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our blog. We will answer common questions that our clients have asked relating to Personal Injury and Workers Compensation law. ~~~~~ The Law Offices of ...
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