Dale Gribow on the Law

COACHELLA, STAGECOACH and CINCO DE MAYO INCREASE DRIVERS AND THE CHANCE FOR AN ACCIDENT

COACHELLA, STAGECOACH and CINCO DE MAYO INCREASE DRIVERS AND THE CHANCE FOR AN ACCIDENT

By | April 19, 2017 at 9:50 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Many clients do not know their policy limits or cannot find their policy. Find it and know what is in it and keep it in your glovebox. If the at fault driver does not have coverage or enough, we make an uninsured motorist (UM) claim. It is important to note...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 04/20 - 04/26 2017

COACHELLA IS HERE THIS WEEKEND…BEWARE!

COACHELLA IS HERE THIS WEEKEND…BEWARE!

By | April 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Why do I say Coachella is here.....Beware? Isn't Coachella supposed to be fun for everyone...especially when the third day is also Easter? Because of the expected crowds there is a greater chance for Accidents and DUI'S. Of course with Coachella you also have...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Rossana Rosanna Dana: “If It Is Not One Thing It Is Another.”

Rossana Rosanna Dana: “If It Is Not One Thing It Is Another.”

By | April 5, 2017 at 3:42 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last weekend's winds were some of the worst I can remember in our area. Drivers had hard time staying in their lanes and making unsafe turns as the winds impaired their vision. The winds are just as dangerous as talking on the phone or reading emails/ Facebook....

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

THE SECRETS TO CIVIL LITIGATION

THE SECRETS TO CIVIL LITIGATION

By | March 29, 2017 at 4:10 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The law can be confusing to everyone...even lawyers. However, the legal system can be very confusing to ALL parties. This happens because lawyers do not take the time to educate their clients. These SECRETS TO CIVIL LITIGATION is part of my ongoing attempts to...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

THE IDES OF MARCH MEANS MORE PI/DUI’S

THE IDES OF MARCH MEANS MORE PI/DUI’S

By | March 22, 2017 at 7:32 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Why is it there are so many street repairs at this time of the year? Wouldn't you think with so much happening now they would hold off for a month? You should realize the Ides of March means Madness in more than just college basketball for those who stay home...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

THE IDES OF MARCH… MADNESS, WHY NOT REPAIR ROADS NOW?

THE IDES OF MARCH… MADNESS, WHY NOT REPAIR ROADS NOW?

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:10 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow This column comes out on Wednesday March 15...The Ides of March...Madness. For the much of the country March Madness refers to The College Basketball Finals, as well as NASCAR, Golf and St Patty's. But for locals it also refers to The Indian Wells BNP Tennis...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

WHAT DO BNP TENNIS AND RHYTHM WINE AND BREWS HAVE IN COMMON?….DUI’S

WHAT DO BNP TENNIS AND RHYTHM WINE AND BREWS HAVE IN COMMON?….DUI’S

By | March 8, 2017 at 1:30 am | No comments

  By Dale Gribow People flood to the desert to enjoy some of our biggest attractions and besides Coachella and Stagecoach there is not much bigger than BNP TENNIS which started this week. People sit in the stands and walk around in the hot sun watching tennis and...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO LA LA…MOONLIGHT?

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO LA LA…MOONLIGHT?

By | March 1, 2017 at 1:50 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow So what does this week's Oscar mix up have to do with an accident? Well, you do not always get what you think you deserve. You get what the facts suggest or your lawyer is able to get into evidence. Occasionally I get a client who comes into my office...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

DOES LA LA LAND RAIN CAUSE MORE ACCIDENTS?

DOES LA LA LAND RAIN CAUSE MORE ACCIDENTS?

By | February 22, 2017 at 12:45 am | No comments

By Gale Gribow Of course it does! Any inclement weather can lead to both accidents DUI's, thus causing our phones to ring off the hook. Though we get very little rain in Southern California, if it does rain it is in LA not PS. Last week it rained like crazy in LA and this...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

THE DOWNLOW ON HOME SCAMS

THE DOWNLOW ON HOME SCAMS

By | February 15, 2017 at 1:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow I receive many requests to write an article providing the Downlow on HOME SCAMS. There is good chance if you got through 2016 you or a friend were exposed to a scam...and did not know it. Sometimes the scammer moves into a rented home and complains that...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

Handling An Accident Case by The Numbers

Handling An Accident Case by The Numbers

By | February 8, 2017 at 4:10 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Super Bowl drinking resulted in many alcohol related accidents. However an accident does not mean the insurance company will make a fair settlement offer. You did not win the lottery because you were rear ended. Many potential clients do not understand why...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

FAQ’s: “HOW IS MY ACCIDENT CASE GOING AND HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?”

FAQ’s: “HOW IS MY ACCIDENT CASE GOING AND HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?”

By | February 1, 2017 at 1:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow "HOW IS MY ACCIDENT CASE GOING?" This is often asked at the beginning of the case and before or while the victim is still treating. Upon signing a new accident case I give each new client my "OVERVIEW OF AN ACCIDENT CASE" that I wrote for several multipart...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

HOW TO GET A FAIR RECOVERY FROM A DOG BITE

HOW TO GET A FAIR RECOVERY FROM A DOG BITE

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:40 am | No comments

  By Dale Gribow The prevalence, seriousness, and cost of dog bites are all on the rise in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Factors that cause a dog to bite are: training, breed,...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Holiday 2016 Con Victim?

Holiday 2016 Con Victim?

By | January 18, 2017 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow If you were in town during December 2016, you noticed there were more articles in both the Desert Sun and local TV on Holiday Scams than I could ever recall. They were often some take off on "you asked, we respond". The Desert Sun's opinion page on 12-24-16...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

WHEN I CAN’T ACCEPT AN ACCIDENT CASE I WANT TO CRY

WHEN I CAN’T ACCEPT AN ACCIDENT CASE I WANT TO CRY

By | January 11, 2017 at 10:50 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Contrary to popular opinion, many lawyers do have a heart. I truly feel like crying every time I reject a victim's case with big injuries. Unfortunately most victims focus on the injury, especially when they are rear ended and clearly not at fault. A good...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

NY’s 2017 RESOLUTION: NEVER HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT

NY’s 2017 RESOLUTION: NEVER HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT

By | January 4, 2017 at 10:50 am | No comments

BUT IF YOU HAD A XMAS OR NEW YEARS ACCIDENT ... DO NOT HIRE A LAWYER UNTIL YOU READ THIS. The odds are that you or a loved one will be in an auto accident....sometime. Now what do you do and what does the insurance company do when that happens? You must initially KEEP YOUR...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Good Bye Santa and Welcome 2017

Good Bye Santa and Welcome 2017

By | December 28, 2016 at 5:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The holidays bring thousands of visitors to our desert and result in people drinking with abandon and meeting members of the Black and White Fraternity called the Riverside Sheriffs. The nervousness that results from this encounter causes drivers to develop...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

HWY 111 CHECKPOINT ON 12-17-16: WERE YOU STOPPED?

HWY 111 CHECKPOINT ON 12-17-16: WERE YOU STOPPED?

By | December 22, 2016 at 10:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Last Saturday night 12/17/16 if you were driving W/B on Hwy 111 in RM you probably went through a DUI checkpoint. But did you come out with your driver's license and are the Checkpoints or Saturation Patrols legal? During holidays and concerts, Checkpoints...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

ACCIDENT? AN ATTORNEY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE:

ACCIDENT? AN ATTORNEY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE:

By | December 14, 2016 at 7:45 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Maybe your goal was not about pain and suffering compensation. Perhaps you hired your business lawyer, or an accident lawyer from LA who just graduated law school. Maybe you did not call the police, admitted partial fault and didn't take cell pictures of...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

DUI? THE NUMBER OF DRINKS DOESN’T MATTER

DUI? THE NUMBER OF DRINKS DOESN’T MATTER

By | November 30, 2016 at 3:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow You may be asking if the number of drinks really doesn't matter can I drink as much as I want and then get behind the wheel? Clearly that is not the case. Most DUI drivers believe they were "not drunk" and should win their case because they did not deserve to...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS ARE THE HARDEST TO HANDLE

HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS ARE THE HARDEST TO HANDLE

By | November 22, 2016 at 4:30 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow This week is Thanksgiving and the holidays are clearly upon us... and that means more tourists and traffic. This increase in local traffic results in more accidents and DUI's with accidents. It is hard for an accident/DUI lawyer, as well as the victim, to find...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

HOW YOU SCREWED UP YOUR ACCIDENT CASE: 13 UNLUCKY MISTAKES!

HOW YOU SCREWED UP YOUR ACCIDENT CASE: 13 UNLUCKY MISTAKES!

By | November 16, 2016 at 8:40 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow 1. NOT CALLING POLICE and gathering info & taking cell phone pictures of cars, CDL and Insurance cards: 2. WAITING TO LONG TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY resulting in evidence getting cold or destroyed 3. BE HONEST and DON'T HIDE PRIOR ACCIDENTS FROM YOUR LAWYER...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

DID YOU KNOW? DRUNK DRIVING=IMPAIRED DRIVING=BUZZED DRIVING

DID YOU KNOW? DRUNK DRIVING=IMPAIRED DRIVING=BUZZED DRIVING

By | November 9, 2016 at 8:54 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow MOST DRIVERS DO NOT KNOW THAT YOU CAN BE ARRESTED FOR A DUI WHEN YOU ARE NOT DRUNK? The TERM DRUNK DRIVING IS OFTEN MISTAKENLY USED INTERCHANGEABLY WITH DUI BY THE PUBLIC. The Terms DRUNK DRIVING/IMPAIRED DRIVING/BUZZED DRIVING AND DUI ALL refers to the same...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

IF THE IRS CALLS HANG UP…AN UPDATE

IF THE IRS CALLS HANG UP…AN UPDATE

By | November 2, 2016 at 11:05 am | No comments

  By Dale Gribow Last Friday Oct 28, 2016 our Desert Sun reported the Attorney General just charged 56 people in a $300 Million fraud scheme. Workers stationed at "boiler room" call centers in India posing as federal and state agents would threaten the victims with a...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

13 Lucky Insurance Secrets You Need to Know

13 Lucky Insurance Secrets You Need to Know

By | October 28, 2016 at 12:35 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow 1. You should not buy insurance coverage for the market value of your home. Instead buy coverage based on a home's cost to reconstruct (materials and labor and not for the land). 2. Red cars do not cost more to insure but they do get pulled over more often...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

OLDCHELLA DUI ARREST?

OLDCHELLA DUI ARREST?

By | October 20, 2016 at 8:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow There are more DUI FATALITIES in the Coachella Valley, per capita, than anywhere else in California. Thus it is logical that DUI arrests and fatalities spike during CV concerts. Naturally our law enforcement agencies become more vigilant on concert...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

CIVIL LITIGATION SECRETS aka THE ABC’S OF CIVIL LITIGATION

CIVIL LITIGATION SECRETS aka THE ABC’S OF CIVIL LITIGATION

By | October 6, 2016 at 10:43 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow The legal system can be very confusing to ALL parties. This happens because lawyers do not educate their clients. These CIVIL LITIGATION SECRETS aka ABC's of Civil Litigation join the ABC's of a DUI and ABC's of an ACCIDENT CASE in my ongoing attempt to educate...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

I Want to Cry Every Time I Reject an Accident Case

I Want to Cry Every Time I Reject an Accident Case

By | September 28, 2016 at 9:15 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow Believe it or not many lawyers do have a heart. I feel like crying after rejecting a victim's case with big injuries. Unfortunately most potential clients focus on the injury and not on the harmful negative factors like: admitting liability at the scene; no...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

SECRETS TO AVOIDING HIGHER INSURANCE RATES AFTER A DUI

SECRETS TO AVOIDING HIGHER INSURANCE RATES AFTER A DUI

By | September 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow These secrets and suggestions are not known by many lawyers who only focus on the guilt or innocence of their client. Most lawyers don't consider the financial consequences DUI drivers encounter upon insurance renewals. Good attorneys, however, consider all DUI...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

HOLDING YOUR COMPUTER FOR RANSOM?

HOLDING YOUR COMPUTER FOR RANSOM?

By | September 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow I thought I had heard of all the scams when I last wrote about Robocall scams such as Google listing scams, loan related scams and fraudsters offering free vacations. Clearly the elderly makeup of the CV attracts scammers. The newest Ransomware scams involve...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

LABOR DAY ’16 DUI ARREST?

LABOR DAY ’16 DUI ARREST?

By | September 8, 2016 at 12:32 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow IF you or a friend were cited/arrested for a DUI last weekend, then these are some of the important things you need to know. The issues presented by a DUI are confusing to the uninitiated and the same questions are asked over and over again even though I...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

DRIVE SAFELY OVER LABOR DAY 2016

DRIVE SAFELY OVER LABOR DAY 2016

By | September 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow Labor Day is around the corner. It is a holiday when our neighbors do not always use good common sense while celebrating the holiday weekend. We all attend BBQ'S and parties where we eat and drink with impunity. We do not plan ahead and think of how much we...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

DA Paid to Prosecute Drunk Drivers?

DA Paid to Prosecute Drunk Drivers?

By | August 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow I often write about the large number of DUI arrests in the Riverside County area over holidays like the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. The holidays are when we do not always use good common sense while celebrating. It looks like the number of DUI arrests in...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED AND BUZZED?

DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED AND BUZZED?

By | August 11, 2016 at 11:57 am | No comments

By Dale Gribow On August 6, 2016, CNN’S Special “DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED” showed how it results in injuries as bad as from Driving Under the Influence. Major injuries or fatalities change lives forever. CNN showed drivers distracted by: texting, emails, photos,...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law

NEW WAYS TO STEAL

NEW WAYS TO STEAL

By | August 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm | No comments

By Dale Gribow You won't currently read about Bonnie and Clyde robbing banks with Tommy Guns. Today's thefts are less confrontational as thieves do not have to use guns. Instead they scam us with cons. The CV is perfect for scams because of the unsuspecting elderly who make...

Posted in: Columns, Dale Gribow on the Law