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A Very Personal Injury

Years ago, there was a personal injury lawsuit involving a woman who bought coffee from McDonald’s, ended up spilling her coffee on her lap after a sudden stop, and ended up turning around and suing the company to the tune of millions of dollars. It’s usually brought up by people who smugly assert how overly litigious America is, suing everyone and everything around them for the smallest inconvenience.

Regardless of whether or not America is in desperate need of tort reform, many details get left out in the retelling of this case. This includes the fact that McDonald’s coffee was kept at a temperature of nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit and caused the woman extensive 3rd-degree burns, requiring an eight-day stay in the hospital for skin grafts and a full two years to complete the needed medical treatments for the burn.

Despite personal injury law’s poor reputation, there are thousands of accidents that occur every day, many of which cause injuries that require expensive medical care or are debilitating. Without the protection that a skilled lawyer affords them, many of those affected by these accidents would end up destitute once the insurance money begins drying up and they’re unable to return to work.

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time – though you’re not as likely to be impacted by industrial accidents out in the country, there’s plenty that can happen on the road. It’s always a good idea for you to know the dependable lawyers in your area just in case!

For those looking for a San Diego personal injury law firm, the go-to firm for the dependable lawyers in question is Villasenor Law Firm. The team at Villasenor has been working in the industry for over thirty years and has landed innumerable payouts for clients impacted by accidents on and off the road.

The firm is famous for its honesty, professionalism, and high moral character, as attested to by its clients:

Over the last 10 years, Chris Villasenor has created several contracts for my company that protect me in case a dispute with a client or contractor crops up.  He has also reviewed contracts from my potential clients or partners and made recommendations on ways they needed to be revised in order to protect my best interest.  Chris was also very helpful and informative when my husband & I were faced with a real estate dispute while purchasing our current home.  Chris is trustworthy, professional and a great legal resource in times of need AND he’s become my attorney of choice!

– Kimberly Yow, Google Review

I am grateful to Chris and Vicky for all the hard work they did in helping with my case.  I appreciated the professionalism, honesty, and integrity this law office represented from beginning to end.  Chris is very knowledgeable in the field and comes w years of experience that shown in the way he handled my case.  He was patient and kind in his communication of the process I would have to navigate. I am happy w the outcome and the process.  trusting someone you don’t know isn’t always easy. If I needed this type of help in the future I would seek the help of Chris and Vicky again. Thank you both!!!

– Marissa Shepard, Google Review

If you have been impacted by an accident and are hesitant to get in contact with a lawyer because you’re afraid of the kind of judgment the woman who spilled her coffee received, do yourself a favor and get in contact with Villasenor Law Firm. They will give you the information you need to make an informed decision and get you the recompense you deserve.

Villasenor Law Offices

+18587077771

12396 World Trade Dr Suite 211, San Diego, CA 92128

Up Against The Wall

Business and law, for better or worse, are twin heads on the same snake. This has been the case since the Roman republic, where many famous statesmen made their names by representing the business interests of their clients in an intensely litigious society.

The modern-day U.S. is nearly as litigious, which is exemplified by a story an old friend of mine recently told me regarding his trials and tribulations with the law recently. He has operated a small side business for years that he never bothered to properly register, which unfortunately was the main cause of his recent troubles.

He received a major order from one of his primary clients a few months back, a rush job that needed to be completed within a couple of weeks. This was going to be a major challenge, considering he still had a normal 9-5 job and had no employees that could do the work while he was busy during the day.

He worked well over 80 hours per week during the allotted time, slaving away to make sure that he would be able to make the deadline that he had verbally agreed to with his client. When the dust had settled, he had made it, but only by the skin of his teeth and at the cost of his health.

That’s when the trouble began. He tried getting in contact with his client, but they were being strangely non-communicative. This went on for over a week before he was contacted by their lawyer.

Apparently, the client was suing him for a breach of contract. The client was asserting that they had agreed to a much earlier delivery date, and the lack of paperwork meant that it had become a he-said, she-said situation. Only one side had a powerful and effective lawyer, while the other was represented by his hapless, naïve self.

Needless to say, it did not go well for my friend. Due to the fact that he hadn’t registered his business, he was forced to use his own money to settle the claim and pay for legal fees. He was lucky that he’s successful in both his private business and his career, but the whole thing put an enormous burden on him. When I saw him, it looked like he had aged ten years despite only seeing him a few months beforehand.

The lesson here is that, no matter how small and insignificant you think your business is and how much you trust the relationship you’ve built with your clients, at least consulting a business lawyer is hugely important part of doing business. If my friend had taken my advice and consulted one of the best business law firms in Orange County, Burris Law, then he might have saved himself a huge headache and more than a few grey hairs.

I recommended Burris to him because, quite simply, they are the best. Professional, efficient, and intensely conscientious, they can help any business through the quagmire of the law no matter the situation.

If you need proof, just take a quick perusal through their clients’ testimonies:

Read H D.‘s review of Burris Law on Yelp

I can not believe how quickly my issue was resolved with one call and one letter from Burris Law to the person who was in the wrong. He made the whole problem disappear with his incredible knowledge and quick response time. 11+ stars if I could

Michelle H., Yelp review

As long as people hold greed in their hearts, there will be swindlers and opportunists hoping to use the law as a weapon against you and your business. If you find yourself the target of litigation, do yourself a favor and consult with the best business law firm around, Burris Law:

Burris Law Firm

+17149418122

488 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866

Easing The Process

Divorce is never an easy prospect, but it’s fair to say that some separations are far more painful and destructive than others. Couples whose relationships have fallen apart in a particularly acrimonious fashion, or couples where one party or the other has become unhinged in their desire to punish the other, there are plenty of situations where one or both parties are determined to burn every possible bridge on their way out of the relationship.

In these situations, the best course of action is for you to find the best legal help available, then batten down the hatches and take cover until the whole thing blows over. This is especially true in states with complex and often highly unfair laws regarding separation, divorce, and family law.

One such state, California, is probably the worst offender on the list. Not only are the laws highly disadvantageous for the partner with a higher income, the custody laws are often incredibly lopsided and ruinous for your relationships with your family if the other party is especially vindictive and has a halfway decent lawyer.

So, if you live in California, which many of our readers do, it’s imperative that you have at least one great lawyer in your area on your address book. For our southern California readers, one of the best firms for divorce lawyers in Santa Ana and the greater Orange County area is Shuff Law Firm, a family law firm that’s been running since the 1970’s.

Tamara and Joeseph Shuff have accumulated over a half century of experience during their tenure as the owners and lead attorneys for Shuff, and they have the legal record to back up their efficacy as lawyers. Their clients, as seen in these testimonials from their Yelp page, attest to their professionalism and their abilities to give their clients the best legal results possible:

Shuff Law Firm was recommended to me by a dear friend and I highly recommend them to you!

Joe, Tamara and their entire team work with the utmost professionalism coupled with a genuine care for their clients needs. This Father- Daughter team brings many many years of experience to the table! They’ll represent you with integrity, honesty, and a great energy, yet will not be steamrollered by opposing counsel.

Most recently, Tamara held my hand during an incredibly tough situation while believing in me and the justice to prevail. Her kind heart keeps her honest and her experience keeps her strong!

I can’t recommend Shuff Law Firm enough!

Laura K, Yelp Review
Read Megan R.‘s review of Shuff Law Firm on Yelp

My entire experience with Shuff Law firm has exceeded my expectations and I was extremely satisfied. A close friend connected me with Joe Shuff. I was always impressed with how organized the staff was and how they always made me feel as if I had priority when calling the office. This was the first time I had ever been in a legal situation so I was confused and scared of all the “unknown”. Initially, I had only been working with Joe Shuff and then shortly after Tamara Shuff Mortensen was brought on. Tamara took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions with such patients. I was so happy to have them represent me and be my voice in such a complicated case. The circumstance was horrible but the outcome was amazing. Joe Shuff is experienced, respected, rational and incredibly helpful. Tamara gave me hope and inspiration. She is outstanding in court and her work ethic was very impressive.

L R., Yelp Review

If you’re about to enter the legal arena with a highly embittered and enraged former spouse, give the Shuffs a call. They’ve been in the business a long time, and they are specialized in making sure their clients emerge from such situations with as little damage as possible.

Shuff Law Firm

+17148340175

2634, 2107 N Broadway STE 301, Santa Ana, CA 92706