Apartment Common Area Accidents and Landlord Liability

Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area live in apartment buildings or condo complexes that share common areas like lobbies, elevators, pools, and fitness centers. Property owners are responsible for keeping these areas in a reasonably safe condition. When they do not, residents and guests can be severely injured in preventable accidents, including slip and falls, fires, toxic exposure, elevator accidents, pool and spa accidents, and many more. Fortunately, California premises liability law allows people who are injured inRead More …

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

A woman crossing the street a crosswalk

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 …

What is Your Spinal Injury Case Worth?

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Although spinal cord injuries are not common, they do happen in severe accidents. Depending on many factors, including how severe the damage is, a personal injury claim for a spinal cord injury can be quite valuable. However, the only way to ensure you receive fair compensation that will cover all of your expenses and your emotional pain and suffering is to hire a knowledgeable Los Angeles based personal injury lawyer. It would be best to have a lawyer who understandsRead More …

Can You Recover Compensation After a Hit-and-Run Accident?

a damaged car after a collision

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) estimated in 2015 that 13 percent of all drivers in America were uninsured. If an uninsured driver causes an accident, they are more likely to leave the scene before it is legal for them to do so. For insurance purposes, a hit and run accident are treated like an accident in which the negligent party did not have auto insurance. The problem with uninsured drivers and hit and run accidents is that when an accidentRead More …

Bicycle Accidents: The Right Hook and Dooring Collisions

A cyclist in a road waiting for a traffic signal

California is home to more than 27 million licensed drivers. Sadly, it is also the state with the most pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Here, bicycle traffic deaths have hit a 25 year high. To help improve safety, the government has taken several actions. However, perhaps the most significant change will come from education drivers who do drive negligently. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Los Angeles basedRead More …

Was Your Slip & Fall the Result of Negligence?

a warning sign depicting a person slipping

Maybe you were in the store to grab dinner on the way home from work, walking your child to school on a cold morning, or finding your seat in a dark movie theater. Whatever the circumstances, you had a slip and fall that caused your injuries. Do you pay for these injuries out of your pocket? Is someone else liable? Do you have any recourse? A slip and fall injury comes with many questions. An experienced Los Angeles personal injuryRead More …

If You Have Been Injured by Drunk Driver, Don’t Expect the Police to Obtain Compensation for You

A damaged crash barrier along a roadway

If you have taken every precaution to drive safely and are hit by a drunk driver, it can be a disconcerting experience. Being hit by an intoxicated driver usually involves physical injuries as well, such as aches, pains, or in some cases, more severe injuries. Some are long-lasting injuries that can prevent you from functioning at your full potential, no matter what you are doing. If you believe you should be compensated for your injuries and losses, you are correct.Read More …

Should You Try to Settle Your Accident Case Yourself?

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You’ve been injured in an accident. You file an insurance claim and patiently wait to receive a check to compensate you for your damages and injuries. In an ideal world, you receive a check quickly that generously reimburses you for your injury and move on with your life. Unfortunately, we aren’t living in an ideal world, and many injured parties need to turn to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to receive fair compensation for their claim.  Although there areRead More …