Frequently Asked Questions
Every state has specific laws regarding each legal practice area. If you are facing a legal situation in the state of California, you should ask all of the questions you have to learn about the laws that affect your case so that you can make educated decisions about how to proceed. At Warner Law Center, we have a strong knowledge of the laws in California and how they can affect a variety of cases. Our Los Angeles attorney handles various types of cases and has an in-depth understanding of each type. We represent clients with the following types of cases:
- Immigration law
- Nationality law
- Personal injury
- Criminal defense
- Enterprise formation
- Social Security Disability appeals
Below, we have included answers to general questions about the legal practice areas listed above.
What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury case in California?
As you pursue a legal solution to another person's wrongdoing, a statute of limitations is placed on the case as a time limit to file a lawsuit. Once the expiration date has passed, you will no longer be able to take legal action against the offender. In California, the statute of limitations is two years. Product liability cases are also two years from the date of the accident.
What is immigration reform in the United States?
Presently, there is much change being discussed in the area of immigration reform. Current United States President Barack Obama believes that immigration reform will benefit the economy because one of the purposes of immigration reform is to build a better situation for the growing middle class. Immigration reform strives to benefit all parties involved, from native-born citizens to immigrants. The purpose of immigration reform is to increase legal immigration while decreasing illegal immigration to the United States.
Under California law, how are criminal offenses classified?
In California, crimes are categorized under the categories of petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. These categories are based on the severity of the crime and its associated guidelines for punishment. Petty offenses consist of traffic violations and minor infractions. Misdemeanors are crimes that involve offenses that are more severe than petty offenses but that carry penalties of less than one year in jail. Typically, penalties for felonies often include more than a year in jail.
What is a limited liability company?
Limited liability companies (LLCs) are a newer form of business entity. They have many advantages over corporations and partnerships. Their primary advantage is that the owner's liability for obligations is limited to his or her financial investment. Another benefit of an LLC is that members have the right to participate in the management of the company.
How do I know if I should appeal a denied Social Security Disability claim?
If your Social Security Disability benefits application is rejected, do not give up. If you have substantial medical and non-medical evidence to back up your claim, it may be in your best interest to appeal the denied claim. Several options are available, such as reconsideration and a hearing before an administrative law judge. We can help you understand whether your case has the strength to be appealed.
We Can Help You Understand California Law
At Warner Law Center, we realize that you will likely need a substantial amount of information about your case because of the complex laws involved. Our Los Angeles lawyer has a solid educational background and experience with these issues and can answer your questions in a clear manner. If your question was not answered in the frequently asked questions section above, we can answer your specific question directly. You must learn as much as possible before taking legal action. Do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more.