LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

April 2020 - Issue 20
The Legal Connection Newsletter brings legal news, case results, and stories about our law firm to your email inbox every month.  For more information about the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth or if you have a legal case, call us at 888-517-9888 or visit our website.
 

How "Safer at Home" Orders is Affecting the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth

Our law firm remains operational!  Our dedicated legal experts are continuing to work on our clients' cases, our case file managers are still available to answer our clients' questions by phone and email, our free consultation service is still available, and necessary, time-sensitive appointments with our professional staff are still available.
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National Insurance Company Denies Disability Benefits, Blames Covid-19

Last Friday, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth received a notification letter from a large, national insurance company denying our workers' compensation client temporary disability (TD) benefits because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The insurance company is arguing that our client's modified work duty is no longer valid because the company is not currently in operation and is therefore not eligible for any TD benefits.  This assertion by the insurance company is outrageous.
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Less Freeway Traffic Means Fewer Crashes, but Increased Serious Injury Risk

One of the most surreal aspects of the Safer at Home restrictions is the freeway traffic, or lack thereof.  With schools and many non-essential businesses closed and larger corporate businesses encouraging work from home, it hasn’t been uncommon to see completely green traffic maps across Southern California, even during typical rush hours.  Because freeway traffic is mostly flowing unimpeded, the average speed of traffic is increased.  If a collision does occur, it will most likely happen at a higher speed, potentially resulting in a more severe crash and higher risk of serious injury.
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What is a Statute of Limitations?

One topic many clients have questions about is something called the ‘statute of limitations’.  The phrase is most widely known in relation to criminal offenses.  TV shows such as Law and Order or Cold Case may discuss statutes of limitations regarding whether or not an old crime is possible to prosecute.  Statutes of limitations, however, apply to more than just criminal cases.
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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.