Category: Personal Injury

When Can you Sue Your Employer for a Work Related Injury?

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 12 September, 2020

The basic rule in California is that collecting workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job. That said, there are plenty of exceptions that will allow workers to sue their employers. Too many workers lose out on the large amount of compensation they can collect for pain, suffering and mental anguish […]

Why Do I Have To Pay Back My Health Insurance Company If I Win Or Settle My Personal Injury Case?

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 29 August, 2020

Personal injury cases take time to resolve, so health insurance is often needed to obtain immediate medical treatment for injuries caused by somebody else’s negligence. In such cases, California law allows health insurance companies to collect back what they’ve paid out from the responsible party (subrogation) and requires claimants to cooperate with these efforts. When […]

How Attorney Contingency Fee Agreements and Cost Advancements Work

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 22 August, 2020

California personal injury attorneys understand that accident victims usually don’t have funds available to pay attorney’s fees. That’s why most personal injury attorneys in California work on a contingency fee and advance costs for the cases they retain. Hiring an attorney to represent you after an accident will help you obtain the highest amount of […]

What You Post on Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 15 August, 2020

If you’re claiming to be terribly injured in an accident, it wouldn’t make a very good impression on a jury to see you dancing the night away on your Instagram story. That’s why it’s so important to think before posting anything on social media while pursuing a personal injury claim. When you hire an experienced […]

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 […]

Claims Against Medical Providers For Birth Injuries

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 25 July, 2020

It’s tragic when health care providers that we trust to bring our precious offspring into the world, make mistakes that cause lasting harm. Doctors, nurses, midwives, and other medical professionals have an ethical and legal duty to adhere to standard practices for birth and delivery. When they fail to meet these standards, they can be […]

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 […]

What To Expect When You File a Lawsuit in an Injury Case in California?

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 03 July, 2020

If you’ve been injured in an accident in California that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, you may be entitled to collect a substantial amount of compensation. How much you collect will depend how serious your injuries are, how much time you lost from work, and many other factors. You know […]

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