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The Basics of a Slip & Fall Insurance Claim

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If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip and fall accident, understanding the legal basics can help ensure that you obtain the compensation you need to cover your complete losses. Slip and falls can lead to severe injuries with attendant medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Because these cases are often complicated, it’s always in your best interest to have an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney in your corner.  Let the PropertyRead More …

What Are Negligent Security Claims?

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When property owners and managers fail to keep their premises safe for those who live on them or enter as guests (such as customers or clients), any ensuing accidents can lead to negligent security claims. Such claims can be brought by those who are injured in accidents caused by the unsafe conditions or who have been injured by criminal activity (due to inadequate security measures). If you’ve been injured as a result of a property owner or manager’s negligent security,Read More …

Slip and Fall Accidents at Colleges and Universities

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You head off to college or university intending to obtain a degree and land your dream job. What you don’t expect to happen is an injury-causing slip and fall accident. Colleges and universities across the State of California – and the nation – owe those who traverse their fair campuses and enter their hallowed halls of learning a duty of care that includes reasonably safe conditions that allow safe passage. If you’ve been injured in a college or university slipRead More …

The Weather Can Affect Your Car Accident Claim

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The rules of the road are dictated by what is safest for everyone who travels on them, which includes safety rules and regulations that are communicated via traffic signs, lights, and signals. Some of the most important traffic signs out there are speed limits, which state the maximum speed at which it is safe to drive (under optimal conditions). Because speed plays such a critical role in so many deadly traffic accidents, speed limits matter, but determining a safe speedRead More …

How Wrongful Death Cases Work in California

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If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you can hold them responsible in a court of law and can be compensated in accordance with your financial, physical, and emotional damages. If, on the other hand, someone’s negligence leads to another person’s death, the victim obviously has no recourse. Certain of the victim’s family members, however, do have the ability to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one via a wrongful death lawsuit. If the negligence of another causesRead More …

Texting Is the Deadliest Distraction

Most of us lead very busy lives, and we’re happy for the odd distraction or two. Once behind the wheel of a car, however, distractions can become deadly, and texting (and other text-based activities with one’s smartphone) is the most dangerous distraction of them all. If a distracted driver leaves you or someone you care about injured in a car accident, consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney regarding how best to proceed. Distracted Driving Defined The CentersRead More …

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

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Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for its walkability – but all of us are pedestrians at one time or another. Whether you are walking from your car to your front door or walk several miles a day, every time you are on foot and around traffic, you are at risk of involvement in a pedestrian accident. When cars and pedestrians collide, the injuries sustained can be severe – almost always for the pedestrians involved. Fortunately, in many cases, victims canRead More …

Getting an Accident Settlement in a Covid-19 World

Why do Insurance Companies Pay Personal Injury Settlements? The business model of an insurance company is to pay as little money to resolve personal injury claims in Los Angeles and to do that as late as possible. Insurance companies want to hold their personal injury settlement money as long as they can. They simply don’t have the capital to pay all of their claims right now so they pay the claims as they move to the top of the pile.Read More …

How Much is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

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Perhaps the most common question asked by those who are injured in a car accident is how much their claim worth is. For injured individuals who are facing mounting medical bills and not currently going to work and earning a paycheck, this is an extremely pressing question. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The value of your claim is based on many factors, some out of your control. The best way to determine how much compensation you could receive andRead More …

Protecting Your Rights after an Uber Accident

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According to the University of Chicago, the rate of traffic deaths grew by 2-3% in cities after introducing Uber and other ride-sharing apps. Even worse, this means more than 1,100 deaths. Any type of car accident can be extremely shocking and even disorienting. When you are riding in a stranger’s car and are paying for your ride, it can be even more confusing and unnerving. The steps you take immediately after and even several months into the future can significantlyRead More …