Personal Injury Claims

There are many questions to consider when looking to hire an attorney for your personal injury claim. The Scranton Law Firm prides itself on providing any legal information a potential client might need to make their choice for representation.

Injured In A Commercial Truck Crash: Should You Sue?

Injured In A Commercial Truck Crash: Should You Sue? If you think your chances of being injured by a commercial truck are low, think again. The National Highway Traffic safety Administration recently released a report that found an 18% increase in truck crash injuries...

Who is Legally Responsible If My Child is Injured At School?

Can A School District Be Sued For Injuries To Students? Parents know how active and energetic children can be, and that tendency doesn't necessarily change just because children are at school, especially with playtime and physical education programs. On the playground...

What Should I Do If I Am Attacked By A Dog?

What Should I Do If I Am Seriously Injured By A Dog Bite Everyone loves dogs, right? They love them so much that dogs are considered “man’s best friend.” Almost everyone either owns a dog as a pet or knows someone who does. They are loving and obedient creatures who...

13 Tactics Used By Insurance Adjusters

1) If you do not hear from and adjuster within two weeks of the accident it may indicate that the company is understaffed, ignoring your claim, or that the other party wasn’t insured after all. 2) Insist that the adjuster provide you a letter identifying himself and...

Injured On A Bus? 5 Legal Points To Consider

Recently a San Francisco women was awarded a $15 million dollar settlement after she was injured while riding an AC Transit Bus. She fractured her spine when bus she was riding sped over a speed bump at 30mph in a 15 mph zone. KPIX-TV of San Francisco reported that...

If I Signed A Liability Waiver Do I Still Have A Case?

Companies of all types will do whatever they can to limit their liability. For example, almost all gyms, or martial arts academies make you sign a waiver before participating. Even some amusement parksrequire a signed  waiver before entering. You may think that by...

3 Ways Social Media Posts Can Sabotage Your Injury Claim

Social networks like Facebook or Instagram can be great tools for sharing pictures and messages to your friends and loved ones. But once you take it beyond that, you could be left with some problems… especially when it comes to a personal injury claim. Just last week,...

Valuing Your Personal Injury Case

Determining how much your personal injury case is worth is crucial in deciding if you actually want to follow through with the process. If it’s not much money you stand to win it may not be worth your time and effort. There’s a lot of stress and hassle that go along...

5 Things You Need Bring to a Personal Injury Consultation

Your personal injury consultation is an extremely important meeting. You want to make sure you are well prepared. Preparation for your consultation is very helpful. The more you’ve prepared, the better the chances are your lawyer can get you the largest settlement or...

Injured at a Public Pool? 3 Tips for Filing a Claim or Lawsuit

It’s a beautiful day and instead of sitting in the house you decide to take a trip to the public pool around the corner. It’s a perfect place to cool off and enjoy the sun for a bit. Then, while you’re splashing around with your children, having a blast, you—or even...

Keeping Kids Safe in Summer

Summer is nearly everyone's favorite time of the year. It can also be the most dangerous.  As the weather warms and children finish school, people of all ages become more active and enjoy the activities offered by summer like swimming, biking and family road trips....

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How Do I Find Out If I Am Eligible for Unemployment?

If you have lost your job or had a reduction in hours due to coronavirus, we recommend you file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. To learn more about how to file, click this link.

Who is eligible for the unemployment expansion benefits?

The unemployment stimulus package provides expanded eligibility to people that are self-employed, independent contractors, freelancers & gig workers. Others affected by COVID-19 including part-time workers, furloughed employees and anyone who can’t physically go to their job is also now eligible.

Are there any extensions to normal unemployment benefits?

Yes. The stimulus bill will provide an additional 13 weeks of unemployment coverage, for a total of 39 weeks.

How Long Do the Coronavirus Unemployment Stimulus Payment Last?

The $600 expansion to normal unemployment payments will last for up to 4 months, until July 31st. After that, unemployment benefits will return to the normal amount, determined by the State.

How Do Unemployment Checks Work? What is Different with the Stimulus Bill?

Typically, someone who is on unemployment is paid half their weekly wages based on what they have earned the previous 4 quarters. The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill will add an additional $600 on top of this amount.

When Will My Stimulus Payment Arrive?

According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, it’ll take around 3 weeks. For those that need to make changes to their information via the IRS portal, it may take longer.

What If I Need to Change My Address or Direct Deposit Information?

Keep an eye on https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus the IRS said that they will open a portal soon for anyone that needs to make changes to their information to receive their stimulus check.

How Many Stimulus Payments Will I Get?

Currently, there is only one stimulus payment planned. Though there has been talk about stimulus payments in future bills.

How Do I Get My Stimulus Money?

All stimulus payments are based on IRS information. If you filed electronically provided information for direct deposit, stimulus payments will be sent to the account on file. For those that did not provide direct deposit information, a stimulus check will be sent to the address on file.

How Large Will the Stimulus Payments Be?

The stimulus payments are based on incomes in 2019 for those that have already filed. For those that have not yet filed, this will be based on 2018 income.

For individuals making under $75,000 or single parents (head-of-household filers) making under $112,500, the payment will be $1,200. Married couples making under $150,000 without any dependents will receive $2,400. For every dependent under the age of 16, parents receive an additional $500. Dependents over 16 do not qualify for this payment.

For every $100 a person or couple makes over the applicable threshold, there is a $5 decrease to their stimulus payment. For example, individuals making $80,000 would get a stimulus payment of $950. The cap for stimulus payments is $99,000 for individuals, $136,500 for heads of households, and $198,000 for married couples with no children.

How Much Does A Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

In California, the most common type of personal injury lawyer fee is a contingency fee. It specifies that the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the money a client agrees to pay when their case settles, with no money paid upfront. The word “contingent” means that if, for any reason, there is no money recovered, the lawyer will receive nothing for the time spent representing you.

What is the Statute of Limitations For A Car Accident Injury Claim?

One thing to remember is that the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is 2 years from the date of the incident, so we strongly recommend you talk to one of our California car accident lawyers as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Are You The Best Car Accident Lawyers in California?

We like to let our results speak for us. Our auto accident lawyers have netted our clients over $500,000,000 in claims. If you are looking for the best car accident law firm in California, talk to the Scranton Law Firm.

Where Can I Find the Best Car Accident Lawyer Near Me?

Luckily, the lawyers at the Scranton Law Firm serve clients all over Northern California. Our attorneys can meet with you face-to-face, or even via a video call, if that is what you prefer. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Why Use The Scranton Law Firm for a Personal Injury Claim?

The Scranton Law Firm has been helping injured people in California for over forty three years. We care about our clients’ welfare and we fight aggressively to protect their rights and the value of their claims. We have handled thousands of California Accident cases and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Am I Going To Have To Go To Court?

Most injury victims do not want to see the inside of a courtroom. Our injury attorneys’ 200+ years of combined experience negotiating, arbitrating, mediating, and litigating accident cases enables us to successfully settle over 95% of our injured client’s cases out of court.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

One thing to remember is that the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is 2 years from the date of the incident, so we strongly recommend you talk to one of our California personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Are You The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in California?

We like to let our results speak for us. Our personal injury lawyers have netted our clients over $500,000,000 in claims. If you are looking for the best personal injury law firm in California, talk to the Scranton Law Firm.

Where Can I Find the Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

Luckily, the lawyers at the Scranton Law Firm serve clients all over Northern California. Our attorneys can meet with you face-to-face, or even via a video call, if that is what you prefer. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you.

How Much Does An Injury Lawyer Cost?

In California, the most common type of personal injury lawyer fee is a contingency fee. It specifies that the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the money a client agrees to pay when their case settles, with no money paid upfront. The word “contingent” means that if, for any reason, there is no money recovered, the lawyer will receive nothing for the time spent representing you.

Contact our California personal injury attorneys for a free case review. Tell us about your injury and we will determine your next steps.