A slip and fall accident has the potential to cause very serious injuries and damages. In fact, while most people who suffer a slip and fall will walk away from the incident unscathed, some may suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, bone fracture, soft tissue injury, or other catastrophic injury types. For these individuals, filing a personal injury claim against…

Filing a successful slip and fall case requires more than just alleging that another party was responsible for your injuries; instead, there are four elements of a valid slip and fall case that must be established and proven. At the offices of RMD Law, our experienced California slip and fall lawyers can aid you in understanding these elements and bringing forth a…

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…

The death of a loved one is devastating, and no amount of money can bring that person back. Yet, there is a specific area of the law that allows grieving family members to pursue compensation for their loss if the death was the result of negligence. The amount of compensation a person or family can recover is based on the “value” of…

Animosity Towards City Bikers and Aggressive Car Culture Leads to Collisions An article published in The New York Times in June of 2018 tells the story of a 22-year-old man who, while biking on a busy road in South Los Angeles, was struck by Porsche SUV. The cyclist, Frederick Frazier, suffered fatal injuries. The hit-and-run accident was not only tragic, but also…

Each state in the U.S. assigns a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. That means you only have so much time after the incident in which to file a lawsuit. In California, you have 2 years after an injury has occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual you feel is the negligent party. Here, RMD’s dog bite lawyers…

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…

There are some personal injury lawyers who have injury settlement calculators on their websites. There you will input a few numbers and it will come out with some figure that supposedly tells you how much your injury lawsuit is worth. Ultimately, those are entirely unreliable. Two dog bite injury victims can bring the same lawsuit against a dog owner with the same…

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…

Self-driving cars are raising important legal issues about who is responsible in the event of a collision. The recent crash of a Tesla vehicle on autopilot has only sharpened the relevance of such questions. As more and more self-driving cars hit the road, injured motorists will need new strategies for obtaining compensation for their injuries. Smash Up in Orange County According to…