Month: February 2021

when does the attorney client privilege begin

When Does The Attorney-Client Privilege Begin?

By Monica Burneikis / September 8, 2021

Like priests, physicians, and therapists, attorneys take an oath to protect the confidentiality of our clients. This protection is professionally termed the “attorney-client privilege.”   It’s essential to understand what attorney-client privilege is and when it begins before consulting or hiring an attorney.  There are exceptions, and certain boundaries attorneys must uphold, so knowing these boundaries…

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top 7 tips for choosing a personal injury lawyer

Top 7 Tips For Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer

By Monica Burneikis / July 27, 2021

When injuries are minor, a case is straightforward, liability is not disputed, and the at-fault party’s insurance company is cooperative, you may be able to settle a personal injury case on your own. Those situations are rare, however, due in large part to insurance companies being for-profit businesses. Therefore, in most cases, choosing an experienced…

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8 ways to avoid causing injury to others due to your negligence

8 Ways To Avoid Causing Injury To Others Due To Your Own Negligence

By Monica Burneikis / May 24, 2021

Personal injury lawsuits often depend on proving a single factor: negligence. In a personal injury lawsuit, negligence is determined based on whether or not an injury was the result of someone else failing to abide by their “duty of care.” This duty of care varies from situation to situation.   In the case of an automobile accident,…

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what are whiplash associated disorders

What Are Whiplash Associated Disorders?

By Monica Burneikis / April 19, 2021

The state of California allows a two-year “grace period” for auto accident victims to file their claims.  The effects of whiplash associated disorders is one of the most compelling reasons why that window remains open for so long.   Read How Much Time Do I Have After My Accident to File a Lawsuit, to learn more about that. …

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long haul trucking and common personal injury claims

Long Haul Trucking And Related Personal Injury Claims

By Monica Burneikis / March 29, 2021

Long haul truckers are at risk for a range of personal injury accidents related to their job.  At the same time, automobile drivers are also in danger of sustaining personal injuries as the result of a truck driver’s (or their employer’s) negligence. Even if you feel the accident was months ago, you may be surprised to learn that it may not…

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the dangers of being a bike courier in san francisco

The Dangers Of Being A Bike Courier In San Francisco

By Monica Burneikis / February 26, 2021

The dangers of being a bike courier in San Francisco shouldn’t prohibit anyone from pursuing a job full of freedom, physical exercise, and autonomy.  That said, it is imperative that Bay Area bike couriers understand the risks associated with the job, as well as how to protect themselves.  A Bike Courier In San Francisco Compromise…

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the most dangerous intersections in oakland

The Most Dangerous Intersections In Oakland

By Monica Burneikis / January 21, 2021

If you are a daily commuter, knowing which intersections in Oakland and the Bay Area are considered the most dangerous is a wise move.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 40% of all car accidents occur at intersections, accounting for both automobiles as well as bicycle and pedestrian accidents.   This isn’t a…

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what are the leading causes of car accidents in california

What Are The Leading Causes Of Car Accidents In California?

By Monica Burneikis / December 30, 2020

Drivers have a responsibility to remain focused and obey all state and federal driving regulations. Of course, drivers are humans and all humans make mistakes. In the best of cases, a driving mistake results only in an elevated heart rate and a near miss. In other cases, mistakes while driving cause a car accident that…

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what if an insurance company refuses to settle a claim

What If An Insurance Company Refuses To Settle A Claim?

By Monica Burneikis / November 21, 2020

You faithfully pay your monthly auto insurance premiums and may have done so for months (or years) without filing a claim. You have peace of mind knowing that when you need your insurance company, they will be there for you, right?  Not necessarily.  When your insurance company gives you the runaround, contact an experienced car accident attorney, and schedule a free consultation…

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what injuries are most common from car accidents

What Injuries Are Most Common From Car Accidents?

By Monica Burneikis / October 21, 2020

Minor car accidents often result in bruising, muscle/connective tissue strain, and potential neck injuries that may or may not be more serious than you think. Anything more dramatic than a minor “fender bender” can leave victims with injuries, pain, and discomfort that lasts for years to come. Serious injuries can also compromise the rest of…

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