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Where Are the Reasonable Settlements?

Our law firm, Timmons, Owen, Jansen & Tichy, Inc., have been practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law for over forty years and we have seen many changes over that time. Today, [...]

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The Uber-Lyft Issue

As Uber and Lyft ridesharing increases in our cities and society in general, the likelihood of accidents involving at least one shared-platform vehicle also increases. Uber and Lyft are called [...]

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Is the California Supreme Court in a Renaissance?

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the California Supreme Court came up with legal fictions such as “assumption of risk” to deny injured victims compensation in instances like a Super Bowl half-time [...]

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First Meeting With Your Attorney

What do you do when you are involved in an automobile accident that is not your fault and the insurance company for the person who hit you is calling? You need an attorney.  The insurance company [...]

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Bicycle Rider Faces Lies, Incompetence, and Bias

  The 51-year old warehouse employee was riding his bicycle home from work on a sunlit summer afternoon when he was run over by a pickup truck that ran a red traffic light.  The 51 year-old [...]

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There It Is Again: Well-Meaning Doctors Hurt Patients

There it is again: “12 year-old female seen in clinic today. …On freeway going 45-50 mph when struck from behind….No airbags deployed and no windows broken.   Pt (patient) felt her head thrown [...]

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Hardly Justice

Some personal injury attorneys foolishly advertise that any victim of a car accident should consult with them so they can send the injured motorist to the attorney’s doctors.  Our law firm does [...]

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A Conversation With Grandma

“I think your clients should pay better attention to what they are doing and they wouldn’t get hurt,” Grandma said in a fit of defense attribution.  This is not an uncommon attitude that [...]

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Be Prepared for the Deposition

Insurance defense attorneys always want to take the injured claimant’s deposition because that is when the defense attorney makes their money. The insurance defense attorney also tries to make [...]

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Binding Arbitration

What do real estate sales contracts, uninsured motorist policies, and credit card applications all have in common? Binding arbitration clauses. If a controversy arises, the aggrieved party must [...]

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