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Category: Auto Accidents

PTSD After A Car Accident

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 12 August, 2020

Many victims of car accidents sustain both physical and psychological injuries. Serious car accidents can cause victims to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD,) with symptoms such as nightmares, intrusive thoughts, or reluctance to drive. PTSD can cause long term disability and require many years of expensive treatment. That’s why it’s important to speak to […]

When Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 01 August, 2020

Over a million people in California are diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) each year. Most of these injuries are caused by car accidents, slip and falls, falling objects, assaults, medical malpractice, sports injuries, and explosions. The severity of a TBI can range from mild to catastrophic, but all TBI’s require immediate diagnostic testing and […]

I Was Hit And Injured By An Uninsured Driver. Now What?

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 24 July, 2020

California requires vehicle owners to have liability insurance, but not everybody follows the rules. In fact, California has the greatest number of uninsured vehicles in the country. Suing uninsured drivers is not likely to be fruitful because they rarely have high incomes or substantial assets, making a judgment virtually unenforceable. That’s why every California uninsured […]

Covid-19 And My Car Insurance Injury Claim

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 17 July, 2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed so many things about how we work, learn, shop, and get medical treatment. You might be wondering how car insurance injury claims are being handled during this crisis. It’s good to know that most insurance companies are functioning well, even though many people are working from home. It’s important to […]

Automobile Insurance Policy must-Haves to ensure you’re fully covered.

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 10 July, 2020

California mandates that vehicle owners have an auto liability insurance policy in effect that covers the other party’s medical costs, lost earnings, and property damage. The minimum amount of insurance required is: $15,000 for each person harmed; $30,000 all persons harmed; $5,000 for property damage. This is all you need to legally register and drive […]

California Livestock Collision

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 31 May, 2020

The Federal Highway Safety Commission (FHSC,) estimates that there are over a million collisions a year caused by animals on the road. In rural California, accidents involving livestock cause a substantial amount of injuries and property damage. If you’ve been injured in a collision with cows, horses, sheep, pigs or other livestock, you may have […]

Were you in a car accident with a minor child who sustained injuries?

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 25 April, 2020

If you were in a car accident that involved a minor child, and you and the minor child sustained injuries, you both may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, which may include compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other resulting harms or losses from the accident. Often these cases are resolved […]

Were you injured in a car accident and partly at fault?

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 18 April, 2020

If you were in a car accident, sustained injuries, and were partly at fault in the accident, you may still have a right to recover compensation for your damages, which may include compensation for your injuries, property damages, and other losses resulting from the accident. Being partly at fault does not mean that you do […]

What To Do If You’re Injured In An Uber or Lyft Accident

By Silva Injury Law, INC. 16 March, 2020

  If you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in California, it’s important to make sure to report the accident to the police. Don’t let the driver talk you into letting him leave you at the scene or keep going to your destination. If you’re seriously injured, make sure that the police call an […]

You May Be Entitled To Punitive Damages If You’re Injured By A Drunk Driver in California

By Michael 21 January, 2020

When you’re injured by a drunk driver, you’re entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, just like any other personal injury case. In addition, based on the facts, you might also be entitled to collect punitive damages from the persons or entities responsible. The intent of punitive damages is […]

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