LawPLA: Do I have to go to all of my doctor's appointments?
There are several critical elements to a personal injury case.
One of the main ones is going to all of your doctor’s appointments!
After an accident, life continues, but insurance companies will zero in on every little point to weaken your case.
Take a look at this short video where I explain why going to your doctor’s appointments is so important, not only for your recovery but for your case.
LawPLA: Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company!
If you’ve ever dealt with insurance companies, you may have heard about “recorded statements.”⠀
In a nutshell, it’s your side of the events in an incident.⠀
In this video I explain why you shouldn’t give them.⠀
You’re not obligated or required to, so don’t do it! The insurance companies are waiting for you to weaken your own claim.
LawPLA: What happens if I slip & fall on a public sidewalk?
I’m occasionally asked, “What happens if I slip & fall on a public sidewalk?”⠀
Who is liable?⠀
Determining this at other more common locations is much more intuitive.⠀
If you slip & fall at a store, you go to the store manager.⠀
If you slip & fall on a property, you go to the property owner.⠀
But how about the sidewalk?⠀
Check out this short video for the answer!
LawPLA: What is an IME?
Clients often ask me, “What is an IME?”⠀
For someone new to personal injury law, it’s normal to be curious.⠀
Is an IME an Intergalactic Monster Elephant?⠀
An Incredible Meatball Extravaganza?⠀
While these answers are interesting in their own right, in personal injury law an IME is actually something very specific and important!⠀
“Independent Medical Examination.”⠀
Check out this short video on IME’s! It’s natural to be anxious about your case, but the more you understand the process, the better off you’ll be.
LawPLA: What if I’m injured and don’t have medical insurance?
This is a question that I’m asked all the time—⠀
If I’m in an accident and I do NOT have health insurance, can I still get medical treatment?⠀
Don’t worry, there is a process for this!⠀
This quick video explains how you can still get medical treatment post-accident despite not having health insurance.⠀
The more you understand about the process, the less anxious and stressed you’ll be going through your legal journey.
LawPLA: Why is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage so important?
Why is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage so important?⠀
Truly, it’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective coverages you can add to your policy to save yourself a tremendous amount of potential problems in the future if you’re hit by a driver with minimum policy limits (or even no insurance at all).⠀
I can’t stress how important this is!
LawPLA: Can I get paid if I missed work due to a personal injury accident?
One question I’m asked fairly often by new personal injury clients is, “Can I get paid if I missed work due to a personal injury accident?”⠀
It’s a natural question to ask. Depending on the extent of the injuries you could reasonably lose days, weeks, months or even more of work.⠀
Take a look at this short video for the answer!
LawPLA: What should you do if you slip & fall at a store?
The experience of a slip & fall accident can be bad enough on its own.
The injuries can be very serious.
What you don’t want is to give the insurance companies a crack of daylight to question the reality or severity of the incident.
That’s why I came up with this quick, but powerful short video of the 4 things you should do if you’re ever in a slip & fall accident.
These simple steps can make a huge difference in your case!
LawPLA: Will I have to go to Court?
One of the questions I’m often asked by new clients is, “Will I have to go to court?”⠀
Usually there’s a lot of concern and anxiety behind this question and many times court is seen as almost an expectation in the legal process.⠀
In reality, that’s not typically how things turn out!⠀
Take a look at this video for more info on this commonly asked question and why you may not have as much to worry about as you think.
How Long is My Case Going to Take?
Another common question we receive from clients is, “How long is my case going to take?”
It’s a natural question because most people would like to move on with their lives!
The truth is you can’t always tell, but this video by our principal attorney, Parag L. Amin, Esq., is meant to answer this question in a quick, concise way while introducing the elements which might make a case take longer or shorter.
What are the Three Phases of a Lawsuit?
Working with new clients (and repeat clients), our law firm strives to make sure they understand the legal process that they are about to begin and we always encourage them to ask questions.
One of the most common questions we receive from clients is “How does a lawsuit work?” or “What is the process of a lawsuit?”
In this short video our principal attorney, Parag L. Amin, Esq., breaks down the lawsuit process from start to finish, from the filing of the summons & complaint to the possible trial.
Interested in secrets that the insurance companies don’t want you to know about?!
You’re in the right place!
Take a look at our short, 5-part video series. Each video is only about a minute but filled with information that can help you in dealing with the insurance companies later.
Contracts and Business Law during COVID-19
Sharran Srivatsaa interviews Parag Amin Esq. on various practical and unforeseen legal questions that have come up during the COVID-19 timeframe.
Immigrants are one of the pillars of the United States. Oftentimes, they may not be familiar with the law, not well connected or even fearful of the law.
If you’re a non-citizen and find yourself injured in a car accident, you are entitled to the same rights, process and payment for injuries & damages as a citizen. Personal injury and immigration law are two completely separate areas.
So, if you’re a non-citizen, or know someone who is, then check out or share this short video series. You’ll be very happy that you did.
No one wants to be injured, but the insurance companies have plenty of tricks and techniques up their sleeve. If you’re injured, then be prepared because they’ll be prepared for you!
This short video series offers tips and advice for negotiating with insurance companies after a personal injury accident.
Nobody enjoys lawsuits, but if you’re a business owner then sooner or later you’re going to have a dispute that could lead to a lawsuit. It might be with a client or it could be with a vendor.
Your first effort should be to prevent the lawsuit, but if you can’t then you need to put yourself in a position to win.
That’s exactly what this series, “The 5 Legal Keys to Preventing – or Winning – a Lawsuit,” is all about.
Most people aren’t excited over lawsuits.
They can be expensive, long, nerve-wracking and it’s a step into the unknown.
That’s exactly why I decided to take part in this educational webinar on lawsuits with my friends and legal colleagues, Jon Tobin & Chuong Bui, from Counsel for Creators.
I took the best of our discussions and created short videos on a variety of important topics & questions related to lawsuits.
The more you know, the more confident and prepared you’ll be in the event that you need to sue, or that you’re sued!
What if I Edit my own Contracts?
Another question I sometimes get is what if I edit or make changes to my own contracts?
Anything is possible, but you must keep in mind the holistic nature of agreements as well as understanding that a boilerplate agreement may not serve your needs well in the long term.
These scenarios affect all businesses, but typically are challenges of startups working with limited funding.
I explain in more detail in the video.
California-Independent Contractor vs. Employee
If you’re a business in California, then you absolutely must be aware of the distinction between an independent contractor and an employee.
It’s been a hot topic in the news with the election and the successful passing of Proposition 22 in California (specifically geared towards Uber and Lyft drivers and keeping their drivers as contractors).
Separate from Prop 22, the Dynamex decision in the California Supreme Court lays out a three-factor test to determine if someone is truly an independent contractor or employee.
California is extremely strict on this and the penalties for misclassifying can be harsh!
Is a Verbal Agreement Enforceable?
As an attorney, oftentimes I’m asked, “is a handshake deal, a valid deal?”
Yes, it is. A handshake deal is just as enforceable as a giant 100-page contract.
Where the problems begin is that, over time, and with nothing to refer back to, people tend to remember details differently, especially if it’s in regard to something they are unhappy with or feel is unfavorable to them. One person will say “she said this” and the other person inevitably will say “she said that.”
So, get it in writing!
Please note that these videos are not to be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship between you and the Law Office of Parag L. Amin, P.C. These videos are not a representation, warranty, or guarantee of a future result or outcome. Every case is different just like every one of our clients.