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Sometimes deposition transcripts contain questions that are mistyped or do not make sense. When reviewing a deposition transcript, clients often find that they would like to modify questions asked, but they are only allowed to change their answers. Further, such changes need to be done in a timely manner.

Any changes to be made to your transcript should go through your attorney. Many times, a witness will be warned that changes to a deposition will be subject to commenting later in the case. This is one reason why it is important for your attorney to check any changes before a transcript is returned to the deposition officer.

Discussing changes with your attorney can avoid later embarrassment, and your attorney may determine that something does not need to be changed. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about depositions or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.
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Should I Use My Auto Or Health Insurance For Medical Bills After A Crash? – CA Lawyer Frank Nunes
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Listen as California Personal Injury Attorney Frank Nunes explains whether you should use the money from your auto or health insurance to pay your medical bills following a car accident.

Health insurance policies typically cover you regardless of whether your injuries result from a car crash or another cause. Medical payments coverage under your automobile policy pays for medical expenses suffered in a collision, regardless of whether that collision is the fault of the policyholder. It is usually best to use the money from the medical payments coverage under your automobile policy first.

It is easier to get reimbursed when using medical payments coverage, as you will generally submit the medical bill to your insurance company, and they pay it. Medical payments coverage also typically pays the doctors at a higher rate, so they prefer it to the negotiated rates of many health insurance companies.

However, some healthcare providers are not clear on how they bill automobile medical payments coverage. If that is the case in your situation, you may end up paying the bill first, then submit it to your insurance claims adjuster for your automobile medical payments policy before being reimbursed.

Another benefit of using the medical payments coverage is that they are typically easier to deal with after the fact when there is reimbursement required following the verdict in your case. The insurance companies will be seeking reimbursement for benefits paid as a result of the case, and they will want the first money that you receive as a result of your case.

Your automobile insurance company will typically give you a credit for hiring an attorney to pursue your claim. There are exceptions, but as a general rule, you should involve your medical payments coverage under your auto insurance policy before getting your health insurance involved. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about injury claims or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
frank@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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For personal injury cases in the United States, there is a concept called the American Rule that applies, in which each party pays its own attorney’s fees. Certain other types of cases outside of personal injury law have exceptions, such as when there is a statute that applies, or when there is an agreement for the losing side to pay the winning side’s attorney’s fees.

We also use what is called the contingency fee system, in which an attorney is paid a percentage of the recovery. This is negotiated between you and the attorney, and it allows a single person to take on a large corporation, while giving incentive for the attorney to maximize the recovery for the client.

Again, each side generally pays its own attorney’s fees. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about injury claims or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
info@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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If you have been in a hit and run in California, you are probably wondering whether you can make a claim. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can make a claim for damage to your vehicle - and sometimes also for damage to your person – for the amount of harms and losses resulting from the carelessness of the other driver.

It will be required that you cannot identify the driver who struck you, and their must have been physical contact between your vehicle and the vehicle that struck you and fled the scene. This must be reported immediately to your insurance company, and the insurance company often requires a police report, as well.

Police can often be slow to come out to the scene if they have more pressing calls, and many jurisdictions allow you to go to the police station to provide information to an officer in what is called a counter report. There are also some jurisdictions that allow you to submit this information online.

You should always seek to get the police report as soon as possible, as this is just as important as immediately contacting your insurance company. This allows them to promptly and properly investigate the facts of the claim. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about injury claims or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.
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In California, a deposition is allowed in a court case. If you are giving a deposition, you will be under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It will be as if you are giving testimony in court. The attorney will ask questions, and you, as the witness, will answer those questions. All questions will need to be answered unless they are privileged or are not reasonably calculated to lead to a discovery of admissible evidence.

California recently enacted a law that says, for the average percipient witness or party deposition, the length cannot be longer than 7 hours. There are exceptions to the rule, as the parties can agree to go over 7 hours, or a court order may be obtained to extend the deposition length up to 14 hours.

Some cases with very complex litigations, multiple parties, and various documents will set their own time periods during which depositions will be conducted, dispensing with the rules of 7 or 14 hours. There is also an exception for an expert on a case. A deposition for a layperson in California will generally not exceed 7 hours, or 14 hours with a court order – unless the parties agree otherwise. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about injury claims or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
info@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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If you have been in an automobile accident, you may have anxiety and emotional distress that has resulted from that incident. In some cases, this anxiety affects how one drives or whether one chooses to drive at all.

Much like a physical injury, emotional distress resulting from an accident is something that needs to be documented, reported to healthcare providers, and treated. This can make a significant difference in compensation, as I have seen a case that went from $1.6 million to $700,000 due to failure to document this stress.

It is important that you not only document and report emotional distress from your accident, but you need to follow through with the treatment that is prescribed by your healthcare providers. Every step is important in your case, and there are implications for the compensation that will be available to you for all of your injuries. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about injury claims or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
info@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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Insurance companies know that it is common for a person who was in a collision to feel fine immediately afterwards, only to notice within a few days that their neck or back hurts, or that they are much more sore than anticipated. The insurance company is likely to present you with a release, but the check that would result from signing that release may not cover all of your harms and losses.

You can’t adequately assess all of your harms and losses immediately after the collision. You may have unknown medical bills that will result from treatment of injuries you have not yet identified.

It is best to first talk to an attorney to discuss the full range of your harms and losses resulting from the accident and to determine whether the release from the insurance adjuster is appropriate. This is especially true when many attorneys offer free consultations. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about dealing with insurance companies or would like to discuss another legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
info@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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Congratulations to fellow Fresno State Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity brother Tyler Blagg and his wife Amy on receiving the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award! #MakingBetterMen
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Why You Should Stay Off Of Social Media During Your Case – CA Attorney Frank Nunes explains
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Listen as California Attorney Frank Nunes explains why you should stay off of social media during your case.

Despite protections that can be taken with privacy settings, insurance companies have ways of finding information that you post on social media, and this information can be construed in ways you may not expect. It will be used to hurt your case.

For example, if you go on vacation or attend an event after you’ve been in an accident, photos of these events can be used as evidence that you are capable of being more physically active or mobile than you claim to be. With locations, times, and distances travelled able to be determined from these posted images, these can be used as evidence against you.

Wearable items such as FitBits or pedometers that track your steps and may be connected to a cloud source or computer application can result in that information being obtained by the insurance company. Sometimes this info can suggest you were more active after the crash than you were before. This is also bad for your case.

A recent case involved a young man who posted on FaceBook that he had been in a car crash, and saying he was fine when others expressed concerns. His intention with the post may have been to show he was “tough” or to let his friends and family know not to worry, but it came up in the mediation and hurt him when he was settling his case.

By staying off of social media during your case, this allows your attorneys to get you the best compensation for the harms and losses you have suffered. Watch the video to learn more.

If you have questions about social media as relating to your case, injury claims, or would like to discuss your legal matter, I want you to call me at 559-436-0850. I welcome your call. Or, visit our website at http://www.NunesLaw.com to reference our educational library.

Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes
6073 N. Fresno Street
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93710
559-436-0802
info@nuneslaw.com
http://www.NunesLaw.com
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