LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

August 2019 - Issue 12
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Why You Need Car Insurance in California

There is a lesser known serious consequence of driving without insurance.  Uninsured drivers involved in a car accident through no fault of their own cannot be compensated for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, unless the at-fault driver was under the influence.  In practice, this rule severely limits the legal options available for uninsured drivers.
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Debilitating Workplace Stress and Work Comp Claims

One question that is repeatedly asked of workers’ compensation attorneys is whether or not the inability to work due to stress is a valid claim.  This is not an easy question to answer.  Yes, stress claims are covered by workers’ compensation in a sense; stress by itself is not considered the injury.  Stress is a symptom of what California Labor Law defines as a “psychiatric injury”, which has its own definitions as to whether or not a worker is entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim.
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DUI Arrests Up Dramatically from Independence Day 2018

Over a thousand drivers were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) during the maximum enforcement period conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) over the long 4th of July weekend.  The enforcement campaign was in effect from Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to Sunday 11:59 p.m.  The maximum enforcement campaign in 2018 was shorter due to Independence Day landing on a Wednesday, but a comparable time frame in 2019 saw a more than 50 percent increase in arrests.
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Threat of ICE Raids Linger

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has been promoting impending raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers targeting undocumented immigrants.  While it does not appear that the raids have actually occurred, an overall sense of dread pervades many immigrant communities.  For immigrants who feel that they are being targeted for a mass raid, knowing your rights can be the most powerful defense against detention.
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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, and intellectual property.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.