Entries by Garmo & Garmo

How Child Support is Calculated in California

Couples going through a divorce in California are understandably concerned about the financial implications of living apart. This is particularly the case when there are minor children involved, and one party needs to make child support payments. According to California law, both parents are equally financially responsible for the financial support of their children. Child […]

How to Stay on Top of Your Case After You Hire a Lawyer

So you’ve hired a lawyer, now what? Whether you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, are facing serious criminal charges, or need assistance with a family law or other transactional matter, you’d probably like to see your legal issues resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. After you’ve had your initial consultation and […]

Do Children Have a Say in the Custody Battle?

Divorce or separation are emotionally taxing even when the couple did not have children together and nor are they contesting anything. It can become exceptionally challenging when the divorce of a married couple or separation of an unmarried couple involves minor children. Kids love and need both parents in their lives. This is true except […]

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

In personal injury cases in California, the term “damages” refers to the amount of money awarded to you for both economic and non-economic losses due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. Economic damages are straightforward and cover your actual financial losses. The most common types of economic damages awarded in a personal injury […]

What Should I Do if I Am Injured by an Aggressive Driver?

California takes aggressive driving seriously. Unlike most other states where it’s a civil offense, it’s a criminal offense here in California. The state amended reckless driving laws already on the books to include aggressive driving several years ago. The state statute for reckless driving describes it as driving without regard to the safety of persons […]

How Are Damages From a Personal Injury Case Calculated?

If you have sustained injuries due to the negligent actions of another party, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. Under California’s statute of limitations, you must do this within two years. You may also be wondering how much financial compensation you could potentially recover, and how the legal system determines amounts and […]

The Dangers of Speeding Trucks

Driving above the speed limit is risky business. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that the economic cost to society that results from speeding-related crashes is a whopping $40.4 billion every year, and states that speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing the traffic crashes.   Speeding or traveling too fast for conditions is […]

What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Collisions with large trucks kill hundreds of people every year, and cause injuries to tens of thousands. In fact, during the course of a single year, there were nearly half a million large trucks involved in collisions throughout the United States – a little more than a quarter of these caused injury or death to […]