As the year comes to an end, it is time to reflect back on what an exciting year it has been for our personal injury law firm.  2018 provided this personal injury firm with so many things to be thankful for.  Not only did our firm get the opportunity to assist numerous personal injury clients, but our office found its new home in Seal Beach, CA.  Thus, as we look back on the year of 2018, we also look forward to our two main goals for 2019.  In 2019, you will see this firm accomplish two goals: 1) find a way to provide an even higher standard of service to our growing base of personal injury clients; and 2) continue our personal injury law firm’s growth as a member of the Seal Beach small business community.

Looking back, we would be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you.  This personal injury law firm could not run without all the support it has received from a countless number of people.  The success of a personal injury law firm is never based solely on the hard work and diligence of the attorneys that work the cases.  A personal injury law firm requires the support of the doctors that help its clients, fellow personal injury attorneys in the community, the vendors that provide essential services, and of course the clients who trust us with their personal injury cases.

It is those clients who trust us with their cases that make us most proud of the work we were able to do this year.  Whether our personal injury clients were involved in a car accident, suffered a broken bone, lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, or injured themselves in a slip and fall, our clients trusted this personal injury firm as their advocates.  To each of our personal injury clients, we say thank you.  To those of you who trust us with their personal injury case in the future, we can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the justice you deserve.

Looking forward to 2019 we hope that you see some changes around our personal injury law firm offices.  In order to facilitate better communication with our new and existing clients, look for frequent updates to this website that are designed to assist you with getting in touch with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.  Additionally, if you are a new or existing personal injury client, we hope to add new faces to our team in order to assist you when you drop in to the office and desire to speak with your personal injury attorney about your case.  Furthermore, it is of utmost importance to our personal injury firm that we give back to the community. Check our homepageoften for updates to this blogand opportunities to volunteer with our personal injury law firm.  Through giving back, we hope to continue our personal injury law firm’s growth as part of the small business fabric in Seal Beach.

Thank you for all of your support in 2018, we can’t wait to exceed the expectations of all of our personal injury clients in 2019!

If you’re involved in a car accident, injured in a slip and fall, or hurt in some other way as a result of the negligence of another, chances are you have had to miss time from work.  Your personal injuries may have made you miss time from work because you were injured and needed time to recover, or because you were required to attend hospital appointments. Regardless of which of these reasons it is, one thing we routinely hear from prospective personal injury clients in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, and Long Beach is, “I can’t afford to miss out on time from work, can I get that money back?”  The answer to this question depends on several factors, some laws including the California Civil Jury Instructions (or “CACI” for short) can serve as a guide.

California Civil Jury Instruction No. 3903C, specifically lays out what is required to recover past lost wages.  CACI 3903C states, “[T]o recover damages for past lost earnings, the Plaintiff must prove the amount of income that he/she has lost to date.”

How a person injured in a car accident proves the amount of income they lost varies from case to case.  In some instances, it may be enough to procure a letter from your employers’ human resources department setting out your hourly wage and the number of hours missed from work as a result of your injuries.  In other cases, often for self-employed individuals, it may be a more complicated situation where an expert comes into detail how your injuries affected the income you would have ordinarily received as opposed to that which you received.  In short, each case of lost wages is something that should be discussed and determined with the aid of an attorney.

Therefore, if you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or some other personal injury case and need to figure out how to prove and recover your lost wages, consult one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible!

The information contained in this post is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this post, or website, should be taken as legal advice for any individual or case situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. For a free consultation, please reach out to our attorneys to arrange a time to discuss your case.