Recent Posts in Personal Injury

  • 17-May-2021

    Profits Over People: Investors Try to Commodify One of the Last Viable Sources of Affordable Housing

    TIME Magazine uses a case study of a manufactured home community in Akron, New York to explore how investors are commodifying the mobile home industry. By raising rents to increase returns, big companies are putting America’s most vulnerable ...
  • 8-Feb-2021

    What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

    The most common personal injury cases are car accident claims and slips, trips, and falls. Because of our special focus on mobile home and real estate law, however, the most common personal injury cases we see at Allen Semelsberger Kaelin, LLP are ...
  • 8-Jan-2021

    What Is Black Mold?

    More commonly known as black mold, Stachybotrys chartarum is a toxigenic indoor mold linked to serious health problems. Like other indoor molds, black mold can grow in areas of the home that are warm, humid, and damp. When the mold reproduces via ...
  • 16-Dec-2020

    Why You Need An Attorney in a Personal Injury Case

    Not all personal injury cases are the same. They involve varying degrees of injury, property damage, and other circumstances. The most common personal injury case stems from motor vehicle accidents that can range from slight fender benders to ...
  • 16-Oct-2020

    Who Can Appeal a Personal Injury Claim in California?

    Personal injury cases are a legal contest, with one party demanding money and the other trying to not pay them. As with any contest, no matter how civil things seem to be, there will usually be one party who is dissatisfied with the outcome. In legal ...
  • 6-Oct-2020

    Project Homekey Might Use Eminent Domain to House Homeless

    Project Homekey is an initiative to reduce homelessness across California during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The foundational concept of Project Homekey is allowing the state to purchase unused commercial living spaces like old hotels and ...
  • 28-Sep-2020

    Should I Speak to an Insurance Company After Being Injured?

    Following an accident, it is possible that you will be contacted by the liable party’s insurance company before your claim even begins, or in the midst of your personal injury case. While it may seem like they are trying to help you, this is ...
  • 14-Sep-2020

    How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take to Resolve?

    If you are debating whether or not you would like to pursue a personal injury claim, it is natural to consider how long the case may take. The timeline of your case could impact your decision to file a claim if it is going to take too long. Although ...
  • 31-Aug-2020

    What Types of Damages are Available in Personal Injury Cases?

    A personal injury claim is a way for people who have been injured because of another person’s negligence to receive compensation for the resulting damages. As an injury victim, you may be wondering exactly what types of damages are compensable ...
  • 18-Aug-2020

    How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

    Injuries can happen anywhere, and often, injuries are caused by conditions created by negligence. In these instances, it may be possible for injury victims to receive compensation for their injury-related damages through a personal injury claim. But ...
  • 29-Jul-2020

    What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims?

    <p dir="ltr"> <a href="/Practice-Areas/Personal-Injury.aspx">Personal injury</a> claims must be filed within a certain amount of time to be considered viable. This time limit is known as the statute of ...
  • 22-Jul-2020

    About Pure Comparative Negligence Laws in California

    In some personal injury cases, a person who has sustained severe injuries is partially at fault. Although another party may be more to blame for the events of an accident, an injury victim may have contributed as well. For example, a motorcycle rider ...
  • 6-May-2020

    About Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    Through a personal injury claim, a person who has been injured because of the negligence of another party can be compensated for the resulting damages. Often, these cases focus on the financial impact of an injury — medical bills, lost wages, ...
  • 19-Feb-2020

    The Importance of Gathering Evidence in an MVA

    Motor vehicle accidents can happen suddenly and without warning, leaving victims in shock and unsure of what to do next. While your health is of the utmost importance and you should seek medical attention immediately if you’re seriously ...
  • 10-Feb-2020

    Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

    If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident and are suffering from injuries at the hands of a negligent party, you may be wondering how the personal injury claims process works. Does the rideshare driver pay if they’re responsible? ...
  • 27-Nov-2019

    Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    If you’ve never brought a legal claim against another person before, it can seem like a daunting task. There’s a general perception that civil lawsuits should only be brought for the most egregious cases of negligence – not for ...
  • 5-Jun-2019

    Can I Sue After a Criminal Assault?

    When you’ve been assaulted and criminally attacked by another person, there are no words to truly describe the trauma that you may have experienced. Feeling unsafe in your own body due to the violation of your physical boundaries, you may ...
  • 24-May-2019

    Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Headache After an Accident

    After a car accident, it is not unusual for you to be completely disoriented and dazed as you process what has just happened. This chaotic aftermath can prove quite detrimental as it distracts you from the issue at hand, which is listening to what ...
  • 17-May-2019

    How to Deal with an Aggressive Driver

    Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are not invincible against the dangers of the road. Displays of aggression from other drivers can be quite frightening and often directly result in an accident or injury. Road rage and aggressive driving are ...
  • 4-Sep-2018

    7 Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

    It’s an unfortunate statistic, but California has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities each year. Most of these fatalities are caused by motor vehicle operators who fail to exercise reasonable care while driving, particularly in housing ...
  • 3-Aug-2018

    What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

    The term “catastrophic injury” is used to describe any injury that is so debilitating that it prevents a victim from engaging in gainful employment. Typically, these injuries necessitate long-term medical care, multiple surgeries and ...
  • 30-Jul-2018

    The Two Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

    A spinal cord injury can have a devastating and life-altering impact on a person’s life. It often prevents victims from performing day-to-day functions, and deprives them of their ability to earn a living. Such a serious injury can also be ...

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