Does a felony conviction impact your civil case?
What impact, if any, does a past felony conviction have on a civil case? Someone with a past felony conviction(s), which has not been expunged, sealed or otherwise made inaccessible to Read More
What are my recovery rights in a product liability claim with no personal injuries?
Product liability claims can only be for property damage, however the recovery tends to be narrower and more strictly defined than when there is a personal injury. It is possible Read More
The driver who hit me fled the scene or was not insured and has no assets, what do I do now?
You may still be able to recover your damages if your own policy has an uninsured/under-insured motorist (“UM” and “UIM,” respectively) policy. You must first exhaust any worker’s compensation policies Read More
Personal Injury Statutes of Repose
Victims of an accident are often shocked to find that, having waited too long to take action against the party responsible for their injuries, they are statutorily barred from doing Read More
Late Notices to Public Entities
In a previous article, some of the immunities that public entities enjoy against civil litigation were considered. A related topic involves the pre-litigation notice that such entities are statutorily entitled Read More
The person who injured me filed bankruptcy. How does this affect my case?
A bankruptcy proceeding filed by the party or parties that injured you can result in a stay of your claim. The defendant may be able to stop your lawsuit against Read More
What is mediation?
- posted: Sep. 16, 2019
- Blog,  Legal Procedures,  Arbitration,  Attorney,  Client Issues
Mediation is a proceeding which is often conducted by private companies but is sometimes also conducted by the courts. In most cases the parties, plaintiff(s) and defendant(s), are separated from Read More
What is Arbitration?
Arbitration is a trial like proceeding usually held by a private company such as American Arbitration Association or Judicate West. Arbitration follows many of the same proceedings as trial, including Read More
Discovery Delays & Statues of Limitations
Statutes of limitation time-bar most civil and criminal cases if a lawsuit is not commenced by some prescribed date. Generally, this date is calculated from the date of the accident Read More