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Preserving Evidence After a Personal Injury

Topics: Auto Accident, Personal Injury

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Helping Your Own Personal Injury Case

After a car accident, dog bite, or other personal injury, preserving evidence of the incident can help you pursue an insurance claim. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can utilize your evidence to build a better case on your behalf. If you or a loved one suffers an injury, follow these helpful guidelines to preserve evidence.

Take Pictures

Securing photographic evidence of everything related to your injury can bolster your injury case. If you've been in a car accident, take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the aftermath of the crash, the road, the weather, and anything else you think may have played a role. Dog bite? Take pictures of the dog, the scene of the incident, and the dog's owner. For a slip and fall, you should take pictures where the fall occurred. For any personal injury, take pictures of injuries you suffered as a result of the incident. If you are unable to take pictures immediately after your injury, return to the scene at a later date to take pictures.

Secure Witnesses

If anyone happened to see your injury occur, it's of the utmost importance to collect their statements. Witness testimony provides crucial insight into how your injury occurred and can reinforce your injury claim. Collect the statements and contact information of anyone who can provide information about your injury.

Document Injuries

The severity of your injuries plays a role in a personal injury claim. Take pictures of your injuries and collect any medical records related to your injury. Insurance companies will try to downplay the seriousness of any injury, but having evidence of just how much pain and suffering you experienced can negate their attempts.

Protect Physical Evidence

Physical evidence can be used to back up your story and prove the extent of your injuries. If possible, try to keep everything involved in your injury in your possession. For car accidents, this includes your vehicle itself, as well as any object that could have caused a crash. If your vehicle needs to be towed from the scene, keep track of where it's headed. If your slip and fall injury was caused by an obstruction or debris, after taking pictures of the scene, try to secure whatever caused the fall. For a dog bite, preserve any ripped, torn, or bloody clothing and place them in a sealed bag.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured, a personal injury attorney can help you seek medical treatment for your injuries and compensation for your pain and suffering. Any pieces of evidence related to your injury can help your case. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today at 888-517-9888 for a free injury consultation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) in Question

Topics: Immigration

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is the Obama-era executive order that grants work permits to and prevents deportation of certain undocumented immigrants brought to the United States when they were children. DACA has helped nearly 800,000 young adults who were raised in America and speak fluent English, many of whom have no memories of their home countries.  National Public Radio profiled one such DACA recipient in a story that aired this morning. Several other news articles are reporting today about a potential legal challenge from 10 states that threatens the DACA program. According to these articles, the Department of Homeland Security has told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that Congress would need to pass legislation to protect DACA recipients. Without legislation, the program faces legal uncertainty and it would be up to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a known hardliner on illegal immigration, to defend. It is unclear if the Trump administration would actively defend DACA. The ultimate consequences of threatening nearly 800,000 young people with deportation and making it illegal for them to stay employed are unknown. This issue is likely to be an important news story over the next few months. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth provides immigration legal help and deportation defense. For a free consultation, call us today at 888-517-9888.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Immigration Attorney Yesenia Acosta Recognized as Rising Star

Topics: Immigration

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth is proud to announce the selection of immigration attorney Yesenia Acosta as a Rising Stars Super Lawyer for the state of California. Only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 receive this honor from Super Lawyers, an attorney rating service. In addition to her selection as a Rising Star attorney, Ms. Acosta has received several other accolades throughout her legal career, including the Congressional Leadership Award from the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu of California's 27th District.  She stands out as a a committed attorney focused on improving the lives of the immigrant community.
Yesenia Acosta focuses her practice primarily within the area of Immigration Law.  She manages an immigration department that handles a diverse range of cases including deportation defense, employment and family-based visas, and a variety of cases involving past criminal convictions.  She is sought out as an expert in "crimmigration," overcoming the immigration consequences of criminal pleas. Her past clients include foreign investors, victims of crime applying for special visas, unaccompanied minors and others seeking asylum, and business entities defending civil suits.  Part of her practice includes civil litigation related to personal injury claims and contractual matters.
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