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 …

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 …

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Disrupt Your Labor Day Weekend

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Each year, many people across the United States enjoy a three-day weekend to celebrate Labor Day. This holiday weekend marks the unofficial changing of the seasons, and many families see this as the opportunity to have a barbecue, boat outing, or camping trip. Some people use the long weekend as an excuse to stay out late on Sunday night and have drinks with friends since they don’t have to work on Monday.  No matter how you plan to celebrate thisRead More …

Top Four Tips for Car Accident Claims

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While no two car accidents are exactly the same, there are some universal tips that can help all car accident claims proceed more smoothly. If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, don’t put off consulting with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.  Tip One: Always Put Safety First If you’re involved in a car accident, always put first things first, and this means moving safely off the road and calling 911 – if anyone is injuredRead 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 …

Bicyclists in California Have Rights

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Los Angeles is a great place to get out on your bike and enjoy the beautiful scenery while reducing your carbon footprint in the process. The State of California recognizes the dangers inherent to getting around on bikes – without the protections offered by cars and other vehicles – and affords bicyclists rights that are intended to help keep traffic moving smoothly and safely for all who travel on our roadways, including those bicyclists. If a negligent motorist leaves youRead 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 …