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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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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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Who is liable for injuries caused by dog bites?

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

I got a special guest for today’s topic Dog Bites. California Dog Bite law imposes strict liability on owners. This means that an owner of a dog that bites someone, bases liability in a lawsuit for the victim’s injuries, even if the animal has never bitten anyone before, and the owner had no reason to believe the animal was dangerous. However, this does not mean that if someone was bitten, then they are automatically able to obtain a settlement or recover from their injuries.

You may be prevented from recovery from a dog bite if you provoked the canine, you were trespassing on private property, the animal is protecting its owner or another person in accordance with self-defense laws, and the dog was a military or police dog being used in accordance with written policy. Remember, dog bites are serious and may come from dogs that you wouldn’t expect. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics I’ve discussed, don’t hesitate, call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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What are uninsured and underinsured motorist coverages?

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

Today I’ll be talking about an employment topic that not everyone knows about minimum salary in California. Most people are aware of the minimum wage per hour, but not everyone knows that minimum salary. In California employees who are salaried are entitled to a minimum salary. That means that if you are a salaried employee, and your employer is paying you less than a certain amount per year, then you have a claim against your employer.

The minimum salary in California changes every year and also differentiate by the number of employees that your employer has. As of 2021, the minimum salary for an employee working for an employer with 26 or more employees is $58,240 per year, while an employee working for an employer with 25 or fewer employees is $54,080 per year. If you’re a salaried employee in California and you think that an employer is underpaying you, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. And of course, if you have any questions about this topic or any of the other topics I’ve talked about, don’t forget to call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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What Is The Minimum Salary In California In 2021?

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

Today I’ll be talking about an employment topic that not everyone knows about minimum salary in California. Most people are aware of the minimum wage per hour, but not everyone knows that minimum salary. In California employees who are salaried are entitled to a minimum salary. That means that if you are a salaried employee, and your employer is paying you less than a certain amount per year, then you have a claim against your employer.

The minimum salary in California changes every year and also differentiate by the number of employees that your employer has. As of 2021, the minimum salary for an employee working for an employer with 26 or more employees is $58,240 per year, while an employee working for an employer with 25 or fewer employees is $54,080 per year. If you’re a salaried employee in California and you think that an employer is underpaying you, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. And of course, if you have any questions about this topic or any of the other topics I’ve talked about, don’t forget to call me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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What is Considered a Wrongful Termination?

Hey everyone this is Ted Ravan from Ravan law here for another Ted Talk Tuesday.

Today’s topic is wrongful termination. To understand wrongful termination, you have to understand employment law in California. Unless you have an employment contract, you’re an at-will employee. That means that you can quit whenever you want, and your employer can fire you for almost any reason, almost being the keyword there. They can’t fire you for certain factors like your disability, your religion, your race, your pregnancy, your gender, your age, your sexual orientation, your gender identity, your political affiliation, and your national origin. If the decision to terminate you as an employee was motivated by any of those factors, even if only partially, the termination is illegal under the law. Additionally, if an employer retaliates against you for being a whistleblower, that is also wrongful termination, whistleblowers have protections you want to be able to report your employer for breaking the law and we want you to do that. So if they fire you for doing something that you’re allowed to do as a citizen, that is wrongful termination.

If you or anyone you know has experienced anything like that, any kind of wrongful termination, you need to contact an experienced, licensed attorney. If you have any questions about this topic or any of the topics we talked about or have a suggestion about what you’d like to hear from me talk about next week, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (888) 6-THE-LAW.

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