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Escalator Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Escalators in a building

The constant moving parts and machinery in escalators can be dangerous for the people who ride on them. Escalator accidents happen more often than you think. When they do, one of our personal injury lawyers could work with you to try to obtain financial compensation. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has estimated that there are roughly 10,000 emergency room visits each year attributed to escalator accidents. While escalator deaths are rare, injuries are not. There are a number of injuriesRead More …

How Much is Your Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

A person leaning on a parked motorcycle

While we try to explain things to our clients in plain English and avoid lawyerly answers, we are afraid that we have to resort to the old legal standby and answer this question with “it depends.” There is no one set answer that can tell you what your Motorcycle Accident Case Worth. It all depends on the particular facts of your case. The Elements of a Motorcycle Accident Claim When you file a claim for compensation, you can expect theRead More …

5 Common Injuries During the Holidays

Common Injuries During holidays

While the holidays are a special time for families to spend together, they also present some unique dangers. Here are five Common Injuries that occur during the holiday season. Some of these may put you in a position where you could file a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries.  Cuts from Scissors and Defective Gifts Believe it or not, the simple practice of opening gifts can even present a danger. You can cut yourself with scissors orRead More …

Can You Sue After a Slip and Fall Outside Your Apartment?

Slip and Fall Outside Your Apartment

Once you leave your Los Angeles apartment. You face a number of risks like Slip and Fall Outside Your Apartment before you make it off the property. One of these is the chance that you may slip and fall. If this occurs on the landlord’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation in a premises liability lawsuit. Your Landlord’s Legal Obligations to Keep You Safe Your landlord is legally responsible for maintaining the area outside your apartment. These areasRead More …

Commercial Truck Accidents in California

an image of a semi truck like those used for commercial transportation

Commercial Truck Accidents, including semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, are vital to interstate and intrastate commerce and are essential to the economy. While they are responsible for transporting goods within the state and the country, they can be extremely dangerous while traveling on the road with smaller vehicles. In California, there were 6,897 injury-causing truck accidents and 327 fatal truck accidents in 2017. In that same year, there were 1,964 fatal or injury-causing accidents in Los Angeles County alone. Making it oneRead More …

Negligence Per Se

Negligence Per Se

Negligence per se is a doctrine that provides that an action or conduct by a defendant is considered negligent because it violates a statute or regulation. Here, violation of the statute absents some valid excuse is automatically considered to be a breach of a duty of care owed to others, making it negligence as a matter of law.  Negligence per se creates a presumption that the defendant acted negligently, resulting in harm to the plaintiff. The presumption is rebuttable, meaningRead More …

Common Defenses to Negligence

Common Defenses to Negligence

Proving negligence and receiving compensation for the resulting harm requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff to act reasonably, the defendant breached that duty, and the breach was a substantial factor in causing harm to the plaintiff. However, there may be situations in which the defendant offers some defense that mitigates or negates the plaintiff’s negligence claim.  Superseding Causes This defense is available to a defendant where an independent intervening act by anotherRead More …

Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

The inside of a courtroom

Evidence in any legal proceeding is required to prove a Personal Injury Claim. Each case, whether criminal or civil, requires a certain standard of proof to be applied in the proceedings. These standards of proof provide the extent to which a party must prove alleged facts to receive a judgment in its favor.  Types of Standards of Proof  The three common standards of proof seen in any court case include beyond a reasonable doubt, a preponderance of the evidence, andRead More …

Have You Been Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident?

Hit and Run Car Accident

A hit and run car accident takes place when someone leaves the scene of an accident or otherwise declines to identify himself to other parties involved and damages property or injures another person. Even a minor fender bender or accident caused by another driver without a collision will be considered a hit and run if the driver leaves the scene.  Steps to Take if You are Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident Before doing anything else, you shouldRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents May be the Scariest Thing about Halloween

A Jack-o-Lantern with Smoke Coming out of it

Halloween is the spookiest time of year. On October 31, ghouls, goblins, and monsters of all sorts take to the streets for a few tricks and plenty of treats. Families will be out with their children who hope to score big and take home pounds of candy. However, spookier than the vampire making his way down your street is the increase in pedestrian accidents on All Hallows Eve. Even scarier is the fact that Halloween falls on a Saturday thisRead More …