There are more than 26 million licensed drivers in California, and most of those drivers are insured by a dozen or so major insurance companies. The likelihood of you being involved in an accident with a driver who shares your insurance company is pretty damn good.
So, what happens a case like that? Doesn’t it create a conflict of interest for the insurance company? Can it negotiate a fair settlement with itself? How can you get the outcome you deserve when the attorney for the guy who hit you works for the same company? Read the rest »
From Mission Beach, to Gaslamp, to the several hipster bars tucked away in cool neighborhoods throughout San Diego, enjoying a craft brew or an expertly made cocktail with friends is something of a pastime in our fair city. And with the accessibility in recent years of Uber and Lyft, drunk driving and DUI arrests have gone down significantly. But unfortunately, they’ve not been eliminated from our society, and bad things can happen when people drink and drive. Read the rest »
San Diego is proud of its military identity, from the Marines Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, to Naval Base San Diego that is home the United States’ Pacific Fleet. It’s nearly impossible to spend any amount of time in our beautiful city and not feel the history, awe, and presence of these fine institutions. Alongside them are other government organizations that protect and serve the citizens of San Diego, such as the Police Department, Fire Department, the United States Postal Service, even public librarians and school bus drivers. There’s a strong civic pride that is cherished in our city. Read the rest »
The Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington, serves as reminder that a seemingly routine Monday commute can easily take a life-altering turn. The train was on its inaugural run when it derailed and plunged onto a busy Interstate 5 near the town of Dupont. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and the exact number of injuries and deaths has not been released, but news reports are announcing multiple passenger fatalities and more than 70 people hospitalized. San Diego residents are very familiar with Interstate 5 as a vital traffic artery for traveling north and south. And with all the trains running throughout our city, it’s easy to imagine an accident, similar to the one that occurred in Washington, happening here. Read the rest »
While it can be extremely tempting to talk about your ongoing legal case, there are good reasons why you shouldn’t. Even talking to your friends and family can have adverse repercussions. That’s why we at Jurewitz Law Group recommend all of our clients remain silent when it comes to their cases. Anything you say can (and will!) often be held against you, harming your settlement or verdict in the long run. Read the rest »
Oh, boy. We could talk about this one for a while.
Let’s just say if you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ll be surprised by how quickly the negligent party’s insurance company responds. You might be visited by representatives while you are still recovering. They may even offer you a settlement before they’ve taken the time to learn all the facts regarding the incident. Read the rest »
The technological revolutions of the past few years have completely changed American society. Unfortunately, when it comes to social media, those changes involve many pitfalls. Everyone, no matter their age or profession, should tread carefully when using social media.
Especially after you’ve been in a car accident. Read the rest »
Insurance companies, you’d better watch out.
Ross Jurewitz and his team at Jurewitz Law Group have added a powerhouse to their ranks. Read the rest »
Dealing with insurance companies can be a trying experience. These companies are so large and powerful that people often believe they have no recourse when trying to receive compensation for an accident. Not to mention all the fine print that is almost impossible to understand without a law degree! Read the rest »
Paul Cornish had been an avid cyclist for most of his 70 years, in fact, he had once held the record for biking from Los Angeles to New York in the least amount of time. It was 1973 when Paul undertook that arduous, coast-to-coast ride; arriving in the Big Apple after only 13 days and five hours.
Unfortunately, it was his love of cycling that put Mr. Cornish in danger. And ultimately, a distracted driver cost him his life. Read the rest »