What Plaintiff Lawyers Need to Know About Insurance Claims

Insurance Bad Faith

If you intend on representing clients in Orange County personal injury and wrongful death claims, you need to fully understand the insurance issues that surround these claims. This is a complicated area of the law so spend the necessary time to learn the details. Many California based insurance companies and their claims adjusters think they live in a world where the rules don’t apply to them. … [Read more...]

Dodging Orange County Bicycle Accidents by Learning to Watch for Bikes

Bicycle accidents in Orange County California

Many Orange County drivers view bicyclists in less than equal terms, making protecting yourself from a bicycle accident even more important than most drivers realize. The number of people riding their bikes for both personal and professional purposes is growing each year. In fact, over 40 million people over the age of six are riding their bikes at least six times a year. The problem with this is … [Read more...]

Eyewitness Accounts and the Michael Brown Ferguson Missouri Case

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The Eyewitness Test: How do you stack up? The Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has touched off more than a week of demonstrations, arrests and controversy. Each day more facts and eye witness accounts are being given to investigative agencies and eventually shared with the public. Over the past 28+ years, we’ve represented families harmed by police misconduct and can tell you from … [Read more...]

Debunk No on Prop 46 Commercial

California Proposition 46

Together with informed supporters of California Proposition 46, we refer to it as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014 after two children who were killed by a driver under the influence of abused prescription drugs. If approved by voters, the initiative will: Increase the state's cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million from the … [Read more...]

Evaluating a Wrongful Death Case with an Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Orange County Wrongful Death Cases are Challenging. Here's What You Need to Know! If you have lost a loved one in an Orange County accident, you and other surviving family members may be entitled to damages. Wrongful death actions can be extremely difficult and emotionally draining. As a result, you will want to work with an experienced Orange County wrongful death lawyer to help evaluate your … [Read more...]

3 Stages of an Orange County Personal Injury Case

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There are hundreds of steps that good Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers take in most cases. The successful outcome of a case often times is determined by how well these steps are handled by your lawyer. You will come across these 3 stages in most California personal injury cases. Again, please keep in mind that each of these stages can contain dozens, if not hundreds of … [Read more...]

8 Things You Can Do to Help Your Orange County Personal Injury Attorney Get the Best Result in Your Case

8 Things to Help You Win Your Orange County Personal Injury Case

Here are 8 reminders to help you and your Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyer win your case. These are important tips so please share using the social media buttons. 8 Things To Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer Get Good Results In Your Case from Mitch Jackson … [Read more...]

New Interview with Senior Partner About The Practice of Law, Social Media and Life

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Mitch was recently interviewed by attorney Christopher Small for a podcast Chris titled, “How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level” (actual interview starts at about the 7 min mark). If you'd like to know the "why" behind J&W, here you go! Please click here to listen to our chat!  … [Read more...]

Courageous Americans Turn Grief into Action- Our August 2014 Newsletter

Your Should Know Newsletter

You Should Know (August 2014) Many of you know too well the life-changing consequences of a devastating injury. Far too often, tragedy might have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of others. Those haunting “what ifs” only compound the grief for family, friends and the community. This month we bring you the stories of four families that turned their grief and “what ifs” … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 5)

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Reputation Insurance companies and their defense lawyers all know who the exceptional Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are. They know which lawyers will try their cases and which ones will roll over and accept a settlement for pennies on the dollar. A lawyer develops and earns his or her reputation through years of hard work. Large settlements, arbitration awards and … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 4)

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Trial Skills Show us a lawyer who enjoys taking cases to trial and we’ll show you a lawyer who is probably doing an exemplary job for his or her clients. Big insurance companies are in business to make profits. The less they pay out on a claim the more wealth they create for their shareholders. An Orange County jury does not answer to the insurance company and they are the only group of people … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 3)

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Litigation Skills Once someone graduates from law school and passes the bar, the real work starts. This is when a lawyer is truly exposed to the real world of litigation and trials. Regardless of what classes a lawyer may have taken in law school, preparing pleadings and making arguments in front of a an Orange County judge and even before a jury is an entirely different ball game. Excellent … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 2)

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People Skills The best Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have exceptionally good people skills. They know how to treat a client like a human being. They also know how to build rapport and trust with opposing counsel, claims adjusters, witnesses, judges and even the jury. This is a critically important skill that is not taught in law school. If your California lawyer has … [Read more...]

What Makes an Excellent Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer? (Part 1)

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Education This is the first in a five part web series about what we believe it takes to be an excellent Orange County personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. Obviously there’s no set formula for becoming a lawyer and helping people harmed by the wrongdoing of others. However, based upon almost 3 decades of practicing law and representing injured Orange County consumers, here’s our take on what … [Read more...]

Broken Jaw Policy Limits Settlement

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Our young client was one of several passengers being driven by a friend. It was snowing and there was ice on the road. Without warning, the driver hit some ice, lost control and the car struck a tree. Our client fractured her left and right mandible. It took three oral maxillary facial surgeries to correct the problem and get her back on her feet. The first surgery included a bilateral lower … [Read more...]