Appel Law Firm Award Scholarship to Hit and Run Victim


Each year, an annual scholarship award is granted to college and graduate students who have survived car accidents. These individuals have overcome the odds and their injuries. The Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship awards the student $1,000 for school tuition. We are proud to announce that the 2016 winner of the Auto Accident Survivor Scholarship is
Read More…

Workers Compensation Hearing Questions

Workers compensation is meant to provide individuals hurt on the job with financial support as a result of work-related losses. However, getting the compensation desired can be a challenge in many cases. In some situations, individual employers or workers compensation insurers can deny claims. There are many reasons this can happen. If you claims has
Read More…

Why It Takes So Long To Settle Your Workers Comp Case

Generally, more complicated workers’ compensation cases take long to settle, but even a fairly simple one can drag on. There are a variety of causes that fuel the long way to settlement. Overworked insurance adjusters, physicians slow to providing medical reports, missing a required medical exam and other factors play a role in the timeline.
Read More…

Will Pokémon Go Lead to More Distracted Driving Accidents?

pokemon and driving

Unless you’ve been camping in the wilderness without internet, you’ve probably heard of the new mobile game Pokémon Go. The game debuted on July 6 and became — quite literally — an overnight success. Already, millions of people have loaded Pokemon Go on their smartphones. But the addictive game didn’t take long to reveal its
Read More…

Suing a California Municipality


In the state of California, you can sue a public entity at the local governmental, county or state level for monetary damages. The claim must meet the requirements of the California Tort Claims Act (CTCA). This act sets out the procedures to be filed. These requirements can be found in code sections 810-996.6. The claim
Read More…

Difference Between CA Workers Comp Benefits and State Disability Insurance Benefits

From filing and eligibility to amount of benefits and appeal, there are a variety of differences in California workers’ compensation benefits and state disability insurance (SDI) benefits. The state’s disability insurance benefits are designed to pay monies for illnesses or injuries unrelated to work, while the state’s workers’ compensation benefits are designed to pay monies
Read More…

California Teen Driving Laws

California teen driving laws can be a bit confusing, but parents and teens alike need to know these laws and abide by them to avoid points on their license. Unfortunately, there are often news stories about teens involved in car accidents, causing car accidents, or making mistakes that could have resulted in significant loss. Understanding
Read More…

Appel Law Firm LLP Launches Third Annual Accident Survivor Scholarship

The nation’s highways pose dangers for motorists of all ages. For teens, automobile accidents can take a particularly serious toll. Teenagers in the United States drive less than almost every age group, but they suffer a disproportionately high rate of vehicle crashes and fatalities. For young people ages 16 to 19, the fatal crash rate
Read More…

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In just a split second, a distracted driver can cause an accident that destroys lives. Adjusting a radio, turning to talk to a passenger, or quickly responding to a text may seem harmless at the time. But in that moment of inattention, tragedy can strike. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in California, and federal
Read More…

Bike Safety on Mt. Diablo

Mount Diablo Safety

For cyclists, Mount Diablo — with its stunning views, steep inclines, narrow roadways and blind curves — presents a thrilling challenge. But those same attractions that lure so many cyclists also cause many accidents between bicycles and cars, along with many injuries. The Contra Costa County mountain is one of the tallest peaks in the
Read More…