Blog Posts in 2013

Lien On Me

I am sometimes asked by potential clients if they actually need a lawyer in their personal injury case? Most of the time the answer is "Yes," though sometimes (in very small cases) the ...
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Have a Safe Halloween

The team at the Law Office of Adam Sorrells wishes everyone in Chico and throughout Butte County a happy and safe Halloween! The Halloween holiday is, unfortunately, one of the most dangerous nights ...
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Adam Sorrell's Guide, "What to Do Right After an Accident"

As a Chico personal injury attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Adam Sorrells knows how to effectively handle a car accident case. The actions that you take in the immediate aftermath of a ...
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Deion Sanders Files for Workers' Comp

Sanders Criticizes Head Injury Lawsuits After Filing His Own Claim During the pre-game show for the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, NFL Hall-of-Famer and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders ...
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Stay Safe on Labor Day Weekend

Avoid Alcohol-Related Accidents on Labor Day Weekend Labor Day is right around the corner, falling on Monday, the 2 nd of September this year. At the Law Office of Adam Sorrells, we do everything that ...
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Limo Fire Victims Seek Compensation

Earlier this summer, a major traffic accident in Redwood City claimed the lives of five Filipino women. They were out celebrating the wedding of one of their party, and they died from smoke ...
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Bengals Petition for Reconsideration of Carroll Case

When non-resident professional athletes tried to file for worker's compensation in California, a debate involving California Compensation Law and professional sports began. Supporters of the ...
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Am I entitled to a rental car?

The anxiety and frustration of an auto accident is often made worse by the loss of your car, truck, or motorcycle. If your car has been “totaled” (“totaled” means the cost to ...
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What happens if my car is a total loss?

As explained above, a total loss means the repair cost to fix your car, is higher than the “ fair market value” for your car. If your vehicle is determined to be a “total”, or ...
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What happens to my damaged car after a collision?

The aftermath of an automobile accident can be a very scary experience. Many people are scared, uncertain, and stressed out. This is one of those times when you hope you have good insurance, and you ...
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Does the insurance company use the Kelly Blue Book or similar source?

In my experience, the insurance companies do not use the Kelly Blue Book. Instead, they use their own software program to determine the vehicle's value. Not surprisingly, the insurance company ...
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How do I find out the fair market value of my vehicle?

An excellent resource is the Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com). Be sure to accurately input the correct options, mileage, etc for your vehicle, and choose the “private party” option. (The other ...
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What is the normal amount of money an injured person can get for a dog bite case?

It is impossible to state an average personal injury settlement for a dog bite case, because each case is so different. Your case will be evaluated individually, and will consist of the facts of your ...
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What About Pit Bulls?

Pit Bulls can be very dangerous, and get a lot of press. However, at least 25 different dog breeds have been responsible for dog-bite-related fatalities; although many of those fatalities were caused ...
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What is the leash law?

Most communities have leash laws that require owners to have their dog on a leash unless the dog is confined to the house or fenced yard. If a dog bites somebody and his owner did not comply with the ...
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Should I report the dog bite or attack?

Yes. The attack should be reported to your local animal control center and/or police department. Please take a business card or other contact information from the officer you speak with. The animal ...
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Why do I need a lawyer if I have been bitten by a dog?

Animal bites can have serious consequences to you and your family. The financial and social consequences can be severe. The byzantine maze of dealing with an insurance company, different laws, your ...
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Dog Bite Statistics

Some studies have shown that nearly 2% of the American Public is bitten by a dog each year. That amounts to millions of people bitten every year, with as many as 800,000 or more injured seriously ...
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Does it matter where the attack took place?

As stated above, under California Law, dog owners are liable for money damages for injuries resulting from dog bites and dog attacks. The law covers anyone bitten by a dog in a public place or while ...
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Do I need to take photos of my injuries, the scene, and the dog?

Yes, if possible. Please take photos of your injuries, the scene, and the attacking dog. If there is a hole in owner's fence that the dog escaped from before the bite, for example, take pictures ...
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How Long Will My Case Take?

Each case is unique, and depends on a variety of factors. If your injury heals rather quickly, and you return to work quickly, that case can be completed start to finish in several months. However, if ...
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Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Chico and Northern California Personal Injury and Dog Bite Lawyer Some of the worst injuries can come from animal attacks. These cases can take on many forms, but often involve a dog bite or dog ...
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Brain Injury Cases

Chico and Northern California Brain Injury Lawyer Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the term used to describe the damage to the brain suffered as a result of a sudden physical force, such as a car ...
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