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What to Do If you’re in a Car Accident While Being Pregnant

If you are pregnant and involved in a car accident, it is important to take certain steps to ensure the safety of both you and your baby.

Car accidents can cause many different types of injuries, some of which can be life-threatening for both the mother and the baby. If you are represented by a personal injury attorney, they will also need to be notified of the accident. Contact Ravan Law to speak with a personal injury attorney who can help you protect your rights and those of your unborn child.

What to Do if You’re in a Car Accident While Being Pregnant:

Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your baby if you are involved in a car accident while pregnant:

  1. Seek medical help as soon as possible. This is the most important thing you can do for both you and your child.
  2. Notify your attorney immediately. If you have been injured, he or she will need to begin investigating the accident and gathering evidence.
  3. Stay safe. Make sure you are not in any further danger and do not try to move or drive if you are injured.
  4. Cooperate with the authorities, answer all their questions and follow their instructions.
  5. Keep a record of everything related to the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses.
  6. Contact Ravan Law to speak with an attorney who can help you protect your rights and those of your unborn child.

The Dangers of Car Accidents for Pregnant Women:

Car accidents can cause many different types of injuries to pregnant women, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects

If you are in a car accident while pregnant, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Delays can cause problems for both you and your child.

How an Attorney Can Help in the Event of a Car Accident:

If you are involved in a car accident while pregnant, it is important to have an attorney represent you. Having legal representation can help you to protect your rights and investigate and gather evidence in the event of a lawsuit.

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When can you file a personal injury case after being bitten or injured by a dog?

A person who has been injured by an animal (such as a dog attack) may be able to file a personal injury case in order to seek compensation for their injuries. In some cases, it might be possible to file a negligence action which would mean that you have to prove the owner was negligent in allowing the animal to cause injury to you.

In California, a dog bite case must be brought to court within two years after the date of the bite. This means that dog bite victims have two years from the date of the injury to file a civil lawsuit.

Similarly, someone who is injured by another person’s negligence may have up to three years to file their personal injury case.

Where can you file a dog bite case?

If possible, it is best to file your personal injury case in the county where the incident occurred. Filing with the proper court, unless you find yourself dissatisfied with the result of the case, you may hire an attorney after you have received notice that your case has been accepted by the court.

You cannot sue a dog owner for accidents that occur on its property unless it has been proven the animal has bitten others before. In this case, it is best to file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance company or renter’s insurance if you were not on the dog owner’s property when the incident occurred.

What are my rights if I’ve been bitten or injured by a dog?

Dog bites are scary and it’s natural to want to understand what options you have for seeking compensation after the fact. Your first step should be to talk with a California personal injury attorney specializing in dog bite cases.

You can also contact the animal control department and report the incident. It may make sense to file a complaint with both parties.

What should you do if you’ve been bitten or injured by a dog?

Normally, the first step is to leave the area where the incident happened and get somewhere safe. Next, seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible.

You can also take photos of your injuries, including the dog’s teeth marks on your body. Make sure to keep a copy of all medical records you receive as a result of the attack, if possible. You will need them for court!

Once you’ve received treatment, contact an experienced California personal injury attorney who is familiar with dog bite cases in your area. You may also want to file a police report with the department where the incident occurred.

How long will it take for compensation?

This varies depending on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and how critical your treatment is. The person who causes you harm will be required to compensate you for all of your medical bills, any missed work, and any permanent scarring.

No one should live in constant fear of being attacked by an animal. If you have been injured by a dog, personal injury lawyers may be able to represent you and help you file a personal injury case against the owner of the animal. To find out more about personal injury cases involving a dog bite, contact Ravan Law for more information this type of claim today.

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4 Tips to Handle Bad Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are the most severe auto accidents due to trucks’ weight compared to cars and people. It is important to prevent any types of accidents because they do, the costs in the manner of materials and lives tend to be high. If you are involved in a trucking accident, here are some tips to keep in mind when dealing with the insurance companies and coming to terms with your injuries.

1) Remain Calm

If you get in a truck accident, it can be quite frightening. You may feel like the accident happened too fast and you did not have time to figure out what went wrong. Whatever the case, try and remain calm and do not react too quickly. Doing so could lead to more problems and potential accidents in the future.

2) Get Photographic Evidence and Witness Testimony

If there were no witnesses or any video footage of the accident, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault. In this case, it will come down to the testimony of any witnesses and your own recollection of how the accident occurred. When you are unable to provide a solid rebuttal as to why you were not at fault for the trucking accident, the insurance company may try to lowball you with the initial settlement offer. This is why it is important to hire an attorney with experience in trucking accidents. They will be able to gather evidence on your behalf and help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries.

3) Locate All Medical Records Related to The Accident

When you are injured in any sort of car accident, it is important to note that all of your medical records can be used as evidence. This includes past injuries and conditions that you were being treated for at the time of your accident. If there are any inconsistencies between your testimony regarding your injuries and their severity, these documents can be used as a solid defense against lowball settlement offers.

4) Keep Records of Your Lost Income and Medical Expenses

Losing work in the aftermath of a bad trucking accident is not only inconvenient, but it can also be costly as well. If you are unable to go back to work for an extended period of time, the money you lose out due to reduced wages and productivity will add up. Make sure that you save as much documentation as possible regarding your lost income and provide it to the insurance company, as it will play a large role in determining how much they need to compensate you. Additionally, keep track of all medical expenses related to the accident and any additional treatments you may receive down the road.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you receive a fair settlement for your injuries and lost wages resulting from a bad trucking accident. For more information on how to handle bad trucking accidents, contact us, we’ll make sure to answer any questions you may have.

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What to do if you’ve been injured due to a government entity?

Hey everyone,
His is Ted Ravan from Ravan law and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re talking about government claims which are claims that arise due to negligence from a government or public entity, couple examples or injuries from a car accident with a government vehicle like a police car or parking enforcement or injuries from tripping and falling on something like a sidewalk that’s maintained by a government entity.

Government claim cases differ significantly in that the timing of them is unique from other personal injury claims. In government claims. You have six months from the date of the injury to report your claim to the proper government entity. From there, that government entity has 45 days to respond. If they don’t respond within that time, then it is deemed to have been automatically rejected. If a case is rejected in that way or by a denial letter, then you have six months from that date to file your lawsuit or it is wave that is the statute of limitations for government claimed cases. That’s very different than the two-year statute limitations with other personal injury claims. Because of this unique timing schedule, it is important to work with an attorney who knows how to handle government claim cases and that you contact a qualified attorney immediately. At Ravan Law, we handle government claim cases on a regular basis and can help you if you’ve been injured due to a government entity.

Thanks for listening and if you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve talked about, please call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW. You can also watch all my Ted Talk Tuesday videos on my website at ravanlaw.com

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What are premises liability cases?

Hey everyone,
this is Ted Ravan from Ravan Law and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re talking about premises liability that means slip and fall and trip and fall cases and injuries. These type of injuries are common and to put it simply premises liability cases occur when someone is injured on another person’s property, an example will be slipping and following at a grocery store.

The premises liability cases differ from cases like auto accident cases which there are strict laws that another driver must follow in order to prevent an accident. Things like not speeding or yielding to other drivers. With premises cases, the person or corporation that owns possesses or controls the property is responsible to exercise reasonable care. That means maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and warning of any dangerous conditions. If a person or corporation fails to maintain, inspect, repair, or warn they can be seen as negligent for those injuries.

Now some dangers can’t be fixed on a property. Think about slippery floor after mopping. It’s important to maintain the property to clean it, but if you clean it, it could be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to warn. A common example of this is the yellow signs we see that say slippery when wet after someone has mopped the area. Now those signs aren’t just there to keep you safe, but they’re also there to avoid lawsuits for the landlord.

Here are a few tips If you’re injured on-premises.

1. Determine what caused you to fall and injure yourself.
Was it a crack in the floor? Was it a puddle? Was it a railing that you tripped on? Whatever it was, figure it out.

2. Document that dangerous condition, document what caused you to fall and become injured. Take pictures, take pictures from the angle in which you fell. Take pictures from far away from close up. Try getting an idea of the size of whatever it was that caused you to fall.

3. Alert a supervisor or an employee. Tell them, “Hey, I fell and I hurt myself”, point out what it was. They may ask you to give some information or fill out a report. It’s important to document the person you talk to, take down their name, their position at the on the premises. Are they a supervisor? Are they a cleaning crew? Are they a cashier? Figure out what their title and name are.

4. Contact an attorney immediately. An experienced attorney knows how to help you and ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries.

Now, if you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve talked about, please call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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Who is at fault in a car accident?

If you were in a car accident, determining who is at fault may seem like the most important thing to figure out. How do insurance companies determine fault? How can they be sure it’s accurate? How would this affect your claim? We’ll answer these questions and more here!

The most important factor car accident insurance companies use in determining what actually happened is the police report. Individual claims from each party involved may conflict with other information or contain personal bias. This makes it very difficult for insurers to render judgments about fault, which could lead to lengthy court battles and expensive litigation if no agreement can be reached between all parties within a reasonable time frame.

The majority of U.S. states follow a fault-based system where the at-fault driver is usually responsible for repairs, expenses, and losses through their insurer’s liability coverage (in most cases). However, insurers usually determine fault via the state’s legal definition of negligence. How this affects the claim depends on the state, but in most cases, it means that if you were deemed at fault for an accident due to negligence (carelessness), then your insurer will likely not pay out any benefits.

Insurance companies typically use a three-step process to determine fault:

First, they review witness statements and police reports. Next, they determine the speed and position of each vehicle at impact. Finally, they compare their findings with state traffic laws to establish who was driving in a negligent manner (i.e., ignoring basic safety rules).

If you were involved in an accident that resulted in injuries or significant damage, then it’s very important for your claim that you are not responsible for negligence. How can you prove that? First, submit your claim as soon as possible to avoid any problems with the statute of limitations in most states. Second, hire an attorney who will examine all evidence against you and make sure it’s accurate—this includes witness accounts, police reports, etc. Third, cooperate fully with insurance investigators and provide all necessary documentation.

Finally, if your case goes to court, then you’ll need an experienced attorney who can make sure that the evidence used against you is completely accurate.

We’re here to help. Contact us for more information, answers to questions you may have, and help moving forward with the process.

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When does Prop 213 take effect?

Hey everyone, this is Ted Ravan from Ravan Law, and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re gonna be talking about prop 213. Prop 213 takes effect when you are an uninsured driver involved in a motor vehicle accident or the use of a motor vehicle. This has been broadly interpreted, but to put it plainly, if you are uninsured and you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, even if it wasn’t your fault, you are not able to recover non-economic damages.

However, economic damages can be recovered. That will be things like medical expenses and loss of wages, but inability to recover non-economic damages will affect the outcome of your case differently than if you were insured. Also, there are exceptions to this rule, such as the other driver was intoxicated. If you were a prop 213 driver and were involved in a car accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced and qualified attorney as soon as possible. get any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve talked about? Call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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What are economic and non-economic damages?

Hey everyone, this is Ted Ravan from Ravan Law, and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today I’ll be talking about the difference between economic and non-economic damages. It is important to know the distinction between the two, because in some situations, you may not be able to recover both.

Economic damages or damages that are easy to determine. These are also known as special damages. They’re easy because they’re things like medical expenses, loss of wages, property damage, loss of earning capacity, these are all things that are quantified. Non-economic damages, though, are those that are not quantifiable and are often referred to as general damages. They are things like pain, suffering, emotional distress, physical impairment, loss of enjoyment of life, and inconvenience. Non-economic damages can have a huge value. For example, surgery can cost $50,000. But the pain and suffering impairment and distress before and after the surgery don’t have a price tag. But an experienced attorney can help fight for you and help you recover the best outcome. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I talked about, call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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What is litigation and when does it start?

Hey everyone and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re talking about litigation. Litigation is a process that starts after you file a complaint with the court. Once you file a complaint, you then have to serve it on the defendant. This process usually doesn’t take a long time unless the defendant cannot be found. But an experienced attorney has the resources to find a defendant. Once the defendant is served, they generally have 30 days to answer the complaint. If an answer isn’t filed, then Default Judgment meaning brought against that defendant. However, in most cases, an answer is filed, which begins the next step in litigation. Discovery.

Discovery is arguably the most important part of litigation is where both parties ask a series of questions to the other party and attempt to find the truth and find evidence that can help their case. This is the written discovery, depositions, expert testimony, and more. Once discovery is over, the next step is trial. Most cases don’t make it this book far, but if they do, it’s important to have a trained and experienced trial attorney to fight for you. If any questions about this topic, or any of the topics I’ve discussed, call (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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Why is time so important after you have been injured?

Hey everyone and welcome to another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today we’re talking about why timing is important when hiring an attorney, and more importantly, why you should talk to an attorney immediately after you’re injured. Clients are always asking me if I filed a lawsuit yet, and if there’s still time to file a lawsuit. All of that has to do with a statute of limitations. To put it simply statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. For some personal injury cases you have two years from the date of the accident. But that is not for all personal injury cases. If you were injured by a government entity, like being rear-ended by a police vehicle or tripping on a city-owned sidewalk, then you have a different timeline and not two years.

Other states have different timelines as well, so it’s important that you speak with an attorney in the same state and this incident occurred. Statute of limitations can be a complicated issue and can vary in different cases too. That’s why it’s important to talk with that attorney as soon as possible, because if you missed that statute of limitations, and you don’t follow the lawsuit on time, your claim is gone, and you may not be able to recover for your injuries or your damages. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve talked about, please contact me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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