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November 28, 2022

When Cruelty Causes Harm: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claims Can you sue someone for hurting you emotionally? In California, the answer is yes. You can file a negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit to recover for the harm caused by someone else’s actions, even if you’ve suffered no physical injuries. Emotional distress counts as a personal injury under California law. But because you suffer no physical injuries, proving infliction of emotional distress cases can be more difficult. How exactly do you identify and quantify emotional harm and pain? In personal injury cases,...

November 18, 2022

How Expert Testimony Can Make or Break Your Personal Injury Case Why is expert testimony so important in personal injury and negligence cases? For one, the outcome of many personal injury cases comes down to evidence – specifically, which side has the most convincing evidence. But what happens when two sides present two different explanations for the same evidence? Who’s to be believed? An expert is a trusted source with technical, scientific, or specialized knowledge that judges and juries can rely on when their own expertise, knowledge, or understanding falls short. Expert witnesses help shed light on...

November 11, 2022

Beyond the Bar: Trial Lawyers learn more from losses than Wins On this episode of Beyond the Bar, Gabriel Sepulveda-Sanchez sits down with Eric Canton, the new managing attorney at Sepulveda Sanchez Law. The two discuss their experiences growing up Hispanic and Mexican-American, professional and personal struggles, and lessons they’ve learned from losing tough cases over the years of practicing law. Eric’s recent addition to the Sepulveda Sanchez Law team has only strengthened the All-Star Latino lineup. The firm has been making big waves in the legal industry in Los Angeles and beyond. Members of the...

November 04, 2022

How to Negotiate the Best Settlement Agreement in a Personal Injury Case A personal injury lawsuit is the law’s way of “making you whole” after an accident. In an ideal situation, a lawsuit should offset your losses in a way that minimizes the effect of your injuries on your life as much as possible – as if those injuries never happened. Of course, many injuries cannot actually be fully undone. Some injury victims must live with lifelong effects on their mobility, mental health, and lives. The next best thing that the law can offer injury victims is...

October 18, 2022

Court TV: The Shocking Result of Nikolas Cruz’s Sentence for School Shooting Attorney Gabriel Sepulveda-Sanchez recently appeared on Court TV to discuss the decision of a jury to spare Nikolas Cruz from the death penalty in favor of life in prison without parole. Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 others in a 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Disgust, outrage, and anguish were among the reactions as the verdict was read. Why, after a horrific act such as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre,...

October 14, 2022

6 Ways Insurance Companies Will Try to Trick You After a Car Accident No matter what they say in commercials, insurance companies are neither your friend nor on your side. Insurance companies are businesses where the most important thing is the bottom line for their shareholders. The less they can pay out in insurance claims, the better. That means your insurance representative will try their best to minimize your recovery after a crash. In many cases, that includes misleading or outright dishonest behavior. When it comes down to dealing with insurance companies after a car accident, the only...

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October 07, 2022

Beyond the Bar: Minor Impact Soft Tissue Trials and Tips from the front line Join Gabriel Sepulveda-Sanchez on this episode of Beyond the Bar as he speaks with leading Los Angeles personal injury attorney John Stenson about trying cases that aren’t slam dunks, a twist on a dog bite case, and the importance of jury trials for personal injury cases. Lawyers know that the legal profession is a constant learning experience. Even the experts are always learning – because no two cases are exactly alike. Every case brings new challenges and new lessons. Not just lessons about the law but...

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October 03, 2022

How to Get Compensation for Your Child After an Injury or Accident Nothing is scarier than your child getting injured. As a parent, we do our best to protect our children. But not everything is under our control – especially when our children are in the care of others at schools, daycares, extracurricular activities, or summer camps across California. Just as an example, millions of children across the country attend at least one of the 14,000 summer camps in the U.S. 60% of these camps are sleepaway or overnight camps. One study found that 1 out of...

September 21, 2022

Law & Crime: Alex Jones Defamation Lawsuit, Parkland Shooting Trial, Pike County Massacre Recently, attorney Gabriel Sepulveda-Sanchez appeared on Law & Crime to discuss critical developments in the Alex Jones defamation lawsuit, the Parkland school shooting trial, and the Pike County Massacre case. Gabriel previously discussed the gruesome details of the Pike County Massacre on an earlier episode of Law & Crime. The Alex Jones defamation trial, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting trial, and the Pike County murders are all cases that have captured the country’s attention. Below are some of the most interesting twists and...

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September 06, 2022

How to Successfully Recover for Property Damage in California Someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions could cost you thousands of dollars in property damage. Whether you’ve suffered damage to your personal property or your company’s business property, you can file a civil lawsuit to recover your losses. Property damage claims often go hand-in-hand with personal injury lawsuits. If you suffer a car accident, you may need medical treatment for your injuries and repairs to your car. You may have to pay for alternative transportation while you wait to replace your vehicle. You may...

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