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Who Is Liable for a Self-Driving Vehicle Accident?

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

Several technology companies, in collaboration with motor vehicle manufacturers, are at various phases of development and testing of self-driving vehicles. The core idea is that since human error causes most auto accidents, self-driving cars could potentially save lives. Removing human error from the roadways is certainly an understandable endeavor. However, when self-driving vehicles are… Read More »

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Safety Concerns About All-Terrain Vehicles

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

An ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) refers to a motorized off-road vehicle meant to travel on four low-pressure tires, with a seat meant to be straddled by the rider and handlebars to control the steering of the vehicle. Type 1 ATVs are to be used by a single operator with no passengers, while Type 2 ATVs… Read More »

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Understanding the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

If you are unable to settle your personal injury claim with the insurance provider of the other party early on in the process, your personal injury lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf, and then you are in litigation. This means that both parties are under the court’s jurisdiction and must follow the… Read More »

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How Negligent Hiring And Supervision in Nursing Homes Can Cause Injuries

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

It is imperative for employers to identify the right individual for the job, particularly when that job involves providing care to children or the elderly. To achieve that end, there are stringent staffing procedures in place meant to ensure that only the qualified are allowed to offer direct care to elderly residents in nursing… Read More »

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Can Auto Accidents Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

Automobile accidents are the primary reason for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Annually there are approximately six million vehicle crashes in the country, leading to over 2.5 million injuries. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 39.2 percent of MVA survivors develop PTSD. PTSD Predictors According to a research… Read More »

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Strategies to Protect and Manage Your Personal Injury Settlement

By Garmo & Garmo LLP |

Personal injury or loss due to negligence on another’s part can lead to emotional, physical, and financial damages for you. In the aftermath of such an incident, loss of earnings and huge debts could incur. In case you are pursuing a personal injury claim through a La Mesa, California attorney or have already collected… Read More »

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Can Returning to Work Too Soon Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim?

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

People involved in a car crash often wonder when they will be able to return to work. Financial needs or the desire to go back to normalcy are typically the main motivations. Many victims resume work too quickly as they are concerned about their employer or colleagues judging them for taking time off work… Read More »

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What Happens if an Injury Victim Passes Away While Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim?

By Garmo & Garmo |

Sometimes an accident that causes personal injury initially can end up with the victim passing away. In such situations, California law permits both a personal injury action by the injured individual while they are alive and a wrongful death action by the heirs after death from the accident. Under California law, a wrongful death… Read More »

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Can Auto Repair Shops Be Liable for a Car Accident?

By Garmo & Garmo, LLP |

If you are involved in an automobile crash due to poor vehicle maintenance or repairs, the auto repair shop or mechanic may be liable. This means that the repair shop’s insurer may be responsible for providing compensatory damages for your medical expenses, car damage, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. These kinds of… Read More »

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Can You Still Get Compensation for a Car Accident if You Were Not Wearing a Seat Belt?

By Garmo & Garmo |

When you get into a vehicle, the safest thing that you can do is wear a seat belt. Upon choosing not to wear your seat belt, you put yourself at risk in the instance a crash occurs. If you are involved in a vehicle wreck while not wearing your seat belt, you might be… Read More »

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Garmo & Garmo, LLP office update (January 4, 2021)

Garmo & Garmo, LLP’s physical office is open to assist you with your legal needs.  We are following the strict guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of California and County of San Diego.  Unless necessary, in-person meetings will not be held in our office.  Our office can conduct phone meetings or video meetings with clients/visitors.  Please note the local San Diego courts are open for most business operations. 

Please consider the following if you must come to our physical office:

  1. All clients/visitors must wear facial coverings at all times while in our office.
  2. All clients/visitors must practice social distancing while in our office.  This includes maintaining a minimum of six feet from our staff and others.
  3. For the safety of our staff and others, all sick clients/visitors may not enter our office.
  4. All clients/visitors will have their temperature taken when they enter our office.
  5. Please do not enter our office if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

We are closely monitoring the latest advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State of California, County of San Diego and the local court system. We will update our policies as we receive new information.

We appreciate your patience and confidence in Garmo & Garmo, LLP’s ability to serve you.