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At The Law Firm of R. Sam, we like to provide updated information about personal injury law. Every day, the law is changing, and we must change with it. The information we provide can be characterize as a personal injury post, a personal injury blog, or just personal injury news. Regardless of what it is called, it’s intended to provide the people in Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento, Merced, Fresno, Oakland, and San Jose with knowledge about the laws concerning personal injury. We represent injured victims in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, bicycle accidents, boating or jet ski accidents, amusement park accidents, airline accidents, wrongful death accidents, dog or animal attacks, liquor store liability, restaurant liability, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries. We intend to provide a source where injured victims can find information on how to educate themselves about personal injury law. Often, when a person is injured by another person, they have no recourse because they don’t know what to say or do. They don’t know where to start. As opposed to the insurance company, they have countless years of experience and attorneys working on their side. We hope this personal injury post or blog will help injured victims throughout this difficult time. We hope the information we provide can help guide them through the complexities of personal injury law. We do this because we care about injured victims. We are constantly learning about new laws because it helps us fight for our injured clients. Our compassion for injured victims forces us to keep updated on the ever-changing landscape of personal injury law. The more knowledgeable we are, the better we can fight for our client’s rights. We are personal injury attorneys and we want to help you. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. We guarantee: Nothing Recovered, Nothing Owed. Remember: If you’re injured in traffic jam, call R. Sam.

Recorded Statements – Kill Your Case Before It Even Starts!

June 6th, 2018|

Recorded Statements – Kill Your Case Before It Even Starts! Giving a recorded statement to the other person’s insurance company can kill your case before it even starts. After a car accident, you will [...]

Towing and Storage Fees

May 20th, 2018|

When a car accident occurs, the bills start piling up immediately. Some of the bills that can quickly add up are the towing and storage fees for an inoperable car. A tow truck will [...]

Stockton Car Accident Statistics

April 22nd, 2018|

In 2015, there were 2,271 Stockton car accident incidents which caused an injury or a fatality. This was reported by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The 2015 study was the latest published statistical [...]

Modesto Car Accident Statistics

April 21st, 2018|

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) conducted a study in Modesto, California, regarding injuries due to car accidents. The Modesto Car Accident Statistics study is designed to help Modesto identify traffic safety problems so that [...]

California’s Dog Bite Law

March 25th, 2018|

According to California's Dog Bite Law, an owner of a dog is held strictly liable when their dog bites someone. “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person [...]

Social Host Immunity

May 21st, 2017|

Social Host Immunity – Inviting people for drinks at your house? It’s always fun and nice to have friends or family over for a few cold drinks or some wine, whichever you prefer. [...]

Loss of Use – The Rarely Known Property Damage Claim

April 9th, 2017|

Loss of Use – The Rarely Known Property Damage Claim In almost every auto accident, one or both of the parties suffer some type of property damage to their vehicles. The at-fault party’s insurance [...]

Made-Whole Rule: Getting Your Own Insurance Company to Waive its Medical Reimbursement Rights

April 5th, 2017|

“The general rule is that an insurer that pays a portion of the debt owed to the insured is not entitled to subrogation for that portion of the debt until the debt is fully discharged. [...]

Gym Injuries –What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights.

March 15th, 2017|

Gym Injuries –What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights. Summer is around the corner and you want to look your best at the beach? Just want to get healthier, fitter, toner, or lose [...]

Recreational Immunity

March 9th, 2017|

Recreational Immunity – Thinking of Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Bike Riding, Sightseeing, Picnicking, or Nature Walks? You Should Know About This Law That May Prevent You From Getting Compensation for Your Injuries! It’s about that time [...]

Claims Against a Public Entity – Move Fast!

February 19th, 2017|

Injured by a public entity? Move quickly or forever lose your rights to pursue compensation! Normally, if you are injured by another private individual, you have two years from the date of the injury [...]

Third Party Settlement Funds and Workers’ Compensation Lien

February 9th, 2017|

Workers’ Compensation Lien/Third Party Settlement Funds The purpose of this article is to provide answers in regards to a Workers’ Compensation Lien in a Third Party Personal Injury Case. Simply stated, the common facts [...]

Field Trips and The Immunity from Liability for School Districts and its Employees

January 26th, 2017|

We all love going on field trips as a kid. It was a chance to explore, see different things, hang with friends, visit new places, learn new things, and most importantly, get out of the [...]

Uber and Lyft – The Uber and Lyft Driver Edition (Part 4)

January 17th, 2017|

This is the last of a four-part series on Uber and Lyft Protection.  In Part 1, I tried to explain the law. In Part 2, I discussed the law relative to passengers. In Part 3, [...]

Uber and Lyft – The Other Driver Edition (Part 3)

January 7th, 2017|

In Parts 1 and 2, I talked about the law and then discussed how it would affect passengers, respectively. Now, I will try to explain how it would affect the other driver that was in [...]

Uber and Lyft – Passenger Edition (Part 2)

December 30th, 2016|

In Part 1, Uber and Lyft - What You Need to Know, I discussed Assembly Bill 2293's three stages of insurance coverage. In this post, I will attempt to examine Uber and Lyft passenger protection [...]

Uber and Lyft – Know What You Are Getting Into (Part 1)

December 26th, 2016|

I don't know anybody that hasn't used Uber or Lyft, or some other transportation network company. Due to the ever-increasing demand for Uber/Lyft transportation, California enacted a law to provide some measure of Uber and [...]

One Swipe or Tap – That’s All You Get!

December 20th, 2016|

AB (Assembly Bill) 1785, also known as the "One Swipe or One Tap - That's All You Get!" law attempts to further regulate the use of cell phones while driving. It was signed into law [...]

The Hoverboard Law – Think Twice Before Buying for Your Kid!

December 20th, 2016|

AB 604 was approved by Governor Brown on October 11, 2015. It effectively regulates the use of hoverboards! The hoverboard law requires that all operators of electrically motorized boards (which includes hoverboards, swagways, self-balancing scooters, [...]

2017 New Earphone Law

December 17th, 2016|

The new Earphone Law was approved by Governor Brown on October 2, 2016 and effective the new year (2017), it will be illegal to wear "earphones" in both ears while operating a motor vehicle or [...]

The Phantom Vehicle Rule – The Road Debris Issue

December 17th, 2016|

What happens when you hit an object on the road? You can’t find the owner of the vehicle that dropped that road debris. What do you do now? If you are injured, who compensates you [...]

The Full Coverage Myth – A False Sense of Security

December 16th, 2016|

This is a very misleading and often times, very dangerous term. It gives people a sense of false security. The term full coverage implies that you are fully covered when you are in an [...]

Your W-2s, 1099, State and Federal Income Tax in Personal Injury Cases

December 13th, 2016|

You’re a hard worker. You have been working hard all year, accumulating your paid time-off or your vacation days so you can take that much-deserved vacation. But one day, through no fault of your [...]

Joint and Several Liability and Proposition 51 In Personal Injury Cases

December 8th, 2016|

Joint and Several Liability for Personal Injury Cases: What happens if you are injured by two or more people? Who compensates you for your injuries? Is it just one person or is it divided between [...]