T-bone accidents, also called side-impact collisions, are some of the worst that we see here at RMD Law. Motorists can suffer devastating injuries, with many dying as a result of the crash. If you have been T-boned, a car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. Why are T-Bones so Dangerous? In a side impact collision, a vehicle strikes…

It is a cornerstone of California personal injury law that victims can receive compensation for their losses. In some situations, these losses are easy to calculate. For example, a personal injury victim can typically receive compensation for their past, present, and future medical care, as well as for lost wages. Our clients can also receive money for pain and suffering. Under California…

Many of Orange County’s sidewalks have seen better days. Not only do tree roots break up the pavement, but other natural conditions can render the sidewalk dangerous to walk on. It is no surprise that pedestrians have brought several lawsuits against the city in past years for compensation after suffering injuries. At RMD Law, we have been helping injured pedestrians for decades….

According to the National Safety Council, the number of deaths that occur on California roadways is on the incline. From 2015 to 2016, the number rose by 13 percent, which is more than double the national rate. Sadly, this increase is not a huge surprise. The 405, which has been dubbed “the busiest freeway in the nation,” sees an average of 379,000…

It seems like the IRS has its hands in everything, and upon receiving your wrongful death settlement, you may discover that it even has its hands in the death of your loved one. According to the IRS, lawsuit settlements ARE taxable, with few exceptions. Wrongful death cases are not one of them. If you were recently awarded compensation for the wrongful death…

Punitive damages are awarded to injured parties in dog bite cases where an at-fault party behaved with willful malice or reckless indifference to the rights and safety of others. It’s a severe accusation to levy against a defendant. In general, this can leave them liable to criminal charges as well. In civil law, this is called gross negligence or willful misconduct. In…

Wrongful death statutes are an extension of personal injury law. Each state has specific rules governing who can bring an action against an at-fault party when a death is involved. Depending on the state it can get fairly complicated. Here we’ll explain how California’s wrongful death state works, and how an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help. Wrongful Death in California Wrongful…

Automobile accidents can cause devastating injuries that leave motorists bedridden for months. At RMD Law, we have seen broken bones, crushed limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, among many others. These injuries can require hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical treatment, including ongoing care. But what happens if the driver who caused the collision did not have insurance? Or…

Speed is one of the main reasons that there are more deadly car accidents in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties than anyplace else in the Golden State. Between 2012 and 2016, LA County had over three times more fatal crashes than the number two jurisdiction. Many area residents said that drivers sped recklessly through parts of the area. The Northridge…

If available, a police report is often the foundation of a successful negligence case. Police officers still command special respect among certain people. So, car crash eyewitnesses normally come forward to officers. Moreover, most officers are very experienced when it comes to working accident scenes. They know how to piece together the evidence into a complete picture. Finally, the reporting officer often…