Category: Personal Injury


Underinsured Motorist Causes Injury. Now What?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 10, 2013

Time and again people are severely injured in a car accident and the at-fault party has insurance but not enough insurance to compensate the victim. Well, if you’re the victim and have Uninsured Motorist Coverage in California then it becomes Underinsured Motorist Coverage. The legality and logistics of Underinsured Motorist Coverage can be quite tricky so you will want to consult a California Personal Injury lawyer in this regard. Basically, your car insurance provider “steps into the shoes” of the at-fault driver and, without increasing your premiums, affords you more coverage. Peggy Gets Rear-ended – Real Life Example My client, Peggy (not her real name), was minding her own business at a stop light when… Read More

Free Consultation With a California Personal Injury Lawyer

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 8, 2013

Being injured in a serious accident or losing a loved one due to negligence is an unexpected event that shakes your foundation right out from under you. I’m here to help you get through this traumatic, life-changing event. Our first meeting is the first step in determining your legal rights. You’ll have a lot of questions for me, I’ll have a lot of questions for you. In order to make the most of our first meeting together, I’ll be asking you to bring some things with you. I know that you may have all or none of what I request so don’t stress yourself. Once I’m representing… Read More

A California Personal Injury Lawyer’s Perspective on Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 6, 2013

A California personal injury case can take on many forms.  If you, or someone you love, has been injured in any one of the following situations, you may have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Assault Injuries Bicycle Accident Bus Accident Car Accident Dangerous Product Defective Product Dog Bite / Animal Attack Elevator / Escalator Accident False Arrest Medical Negligence Motorcycle Accident Nursing Home Neglect / Abuse Pedestrian Accident Railroad Crossing Accident Sexual Abuse Slip & Fall Accident Trip & Fall Accident Truck Accident Wrongful Death Call me to discuss whether you have a personal injury case.  Consultations are free and unlike a vicious dog,… Read More

AVVO Question: What Happens When Doctor Causes More Injuries to Accident Victim?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 27, 2011

The following poignant question was posed on www.avvo.com: “Our daughter suffered a near fatal accient as a result of which she suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After 28 days the doctors decided to place a feeding tube, which was done by a radiologist. The tube was not placed correctly and the feeding material leaked into her abdominal cavity. After watching her for some 8 days where her abdominal cavity hardened and she came down with 104 fever, the surgical group performed an emergency procedure during which they cut her open and cleaned. The bacterial and fungal infection caused near fatal condition for a week (104 fever). Also… Read More

Escalator Injuries: Who Woulda Thunk It?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 27, 2011

Escalator accidents – who woulda thunk it? Well, actually, I’ve thunk it but, hey, I represent people who get hurt in a variety of ways both common and uncommon. Earlier today I read a fascinating account of how a New York Jets fan was injured when an escalator malfunctioned at Meadowlands Stadium. The Lawyers USA blog post Jets Fan Gets Day In Court Over Escalator Malfunction tells the whole story. To sum it up, though, it was a crazy game on October 1, 2006. The stadium was packed and everyone stayed until the last second of the game. “Everyone” means 77,190 distraught Jets fans! Well, when… Read More

Wear Your Seatbelt – Embrace Life, the Viral Video

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 8, 2010

Well, I think I’m coming late to the party because this beautiful video, entitled Embrace Life, has already had over 10 million hits.  My good friend up north, Lynnette Lipp, sent it to me today and, frankly, I was moved.  I think you’ll  be moved, too.  In case you haven’t seen it before, I beseech you to watch this video now. Seat Belts do save lives!!!  Produced by the Sussex Safer Roads Project Seat Belt related links: National Safety Council making our world safer Wikipedia detailed seat belt discussion, examples State Seat Belt Laws Governors Highway Safety Association – seat belt laws state by… Read More

Dog Bites: Emotional and Physical Devastation

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 18, 2010

Being bitten or attacked by a dog can prove to be one of the most devastating experiences of a person’s life. You may find that, after being bitten, the love that you once had for dogs suddenly turns to fear and mistrust. The emotional and physical scarring that result from a dog bite oftentimes requires extensive medical treatment, scar removal or reduction and psychological counseling to restore you to the person that you were before this unsettling event. There are nearly 5 million Americans that are bitten each year by dogs with almost one million causing injuries which require medical attention. Important Links… Read More

Drinking Coffee While Uninsured? Don’t Do It!!!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 8, 2010

What do McDonald’s, Jack-in-the-Box and an uninsured motorist have in common? Well, you might recall that back in the day elderly Stella Liebeck was the victim of a hot coffee spill at a McDonald’s drive-through. When McDonald’s refused to pay for her skin grafts and other related medical bills, they were hit with a multi-million dollar verdict. McDonald’s whined and cried and screamed bloody murder but, the truth is, that the verdict was in response to their refusal to lower the temperature of the coffee they served to something safe — i.e., a temperature which doesn’t cause third degree burns… Read More

What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 20, 2010

Is my case worth $1 million? $10 million? We’ve all heard the stories. “My friend broke her fingernail and got $150,000.” “My brother-in-law’s friend’s cousin’s son’s wife got $4 million when she fell at the A & P and broke her wrist.” “Bob Hartman got $2.7 million because he was rear-ended by a drunk driver and the drunk’s insurance company was afraid to go to court.”  How are these crash-to-riches cases possible?  Well, in a word, they’re not! Are there multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements? Of course there are but they are based on major injuries, good liability and deep pockets. Click here for… Read More

Firing Your Lawyer (and hiring a new one): Can You Do It?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 7, 2010

Note: This story has been fictionalized and all persons appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, places or events is entirely coincidental. What If I Want to Change Lawyers? Dan P. called my office and asked to speak with a lawyer – he got me. We chatted for a few minutes during which time he scratched the surface of his difficult, painful and frustrating story. Mr. P. is a South American immigrant who, along with his wife and other family members, came to this country to raise his family of four. For many… Read More

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