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14 Questions to Ask a San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

August 20, 2021 Personal injury

After a serious injury caused by a pedestrian accident, hiring a lawyer may seem like a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be if you already know what questions to ask.

Insurance bad faith, and a $25k policy that turned into a $26 million Judgement. Hedayati v. Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club

August 18, 2021 Blog,Personal injury

By Eric Ganci

Yes, you read those numbers correctly. What started as an insurance policy for $25,000…turned into a popped policy…and which then turned into a $26 million dollar Judgement. Which then also turned into a Bad Faith claim against the Automobile Club.

How Much Is a Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?

August 14, 2021 Personal injury

There is no exact formula to determine a pedestrian accident case’s worth since the circumstances vary case by case. However, a skilled personal injury attorney in San Diego can give you an accurate estimate after considering the following.

Negligent entrustment of a vehicle and negligent hiring of a driver: McKenna v. Beesley

August 12, 2021 Blog,Personal injury

In California, if you lend your car to someone you have a duty to “make a reasonable effort or inquiry to determine whether the prospective driver possesses a valid driver’s license before allowing” that person to drive your car.

How Long Does a Pedestrian Accident Case Take?

August 9, 2021 Personal injury

If you are pursuing a pedestrian accident case, you may be wondering how long it will take to receive compensation. Unfortunately, the answer is unique to each case and its specific circumstances, such as the severity of the injuries, and whether a settlement can be reached, or if the case must go to trial.

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

August 2, 2021 Personal injury

The right of way means everything when it comes to the relationship between drivers and pedestrians. While it’s true that pedestrians often have the right of way, it surprises most people to learn they don’t always.

Facts withheld from evidence? Still…be careful what you argue: Jackson v. Park

July 30, 2021 Blog,Personal injury

There are many reasons a Trial Court may not allow attorneys to present evidence to Jurors—perhaps because it’s not relevant, because there’s no foundation, because it’s too prejudicial given the case.

California Civil Code Section 998 – The Settlement Code

By Eric Ganci

California Code section 998 is a tool to promote settling cases.  Albeit deep and nuanced, there are several aspects of section 998 that I want to discuss and how they play out in two court decisions: the 2019 decision in Licudine v.