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Recent Blog Posts

How a Medical Lien Might Affect Your Personal Injury Settlement

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person and are awaiting a settlement of your legal claim, you may need to work out an arrangement with your health care provider for payment of medical bills that are not fully covered by your own insurance. One way to do this is through […]

Car Accident Injuries That May Have Delayed Symptoms

Car accidents are common occurrences on Southern California roads and, thankfully, most do not involve serious injuries. Where a participant in a crash has an obvious injury, whether it be life-threatening or of a lesser degree, medical attention is quickly sought, often beginning at the scene of the accident. But there are car accident injuries […]

Is the Owner of a Dog That Bites You Always Liable for Your Injuries?

A dog bite can cause serious injuries, some of which have the potential to cause long-term or permanent consequences. In California, a dog’s owner may be liable for a victim’s damages in certain circumstances. However, your right to recover compensation for your medical bills and other costs can depend on a number of factors. In […]

Grocery Store Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Clean up in aisle 5! You may have heard that phrase or a similar one in the supermarket or grocery store, signaling to staff that one of them must mop up a spill or attend to another type of mess on the floor. Failure to remediate spills and other hazards promptly may result in a […]

Common Causes of Truck Accidents and Resulting Injuries in California

Crashes involving tractor trailers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles kill hundreds and injure thousands of Californians each year. The most likely victims are drivers and passengers of other vehicles or even pedestrians, all of whom are more vulnerable to harm than the truck drivers themselves. Truck drivers and their employers are at fault for […]

Legal Reforms Boost Californians’ Rights to Sue Nursing Homes for Abuse and Neglect

When your older or disabled loved ones enter a nursing home, you have a right to expect them to be well cared for. You want them to enjoy a good quality of life, to receive proper treatment for any physical ailments or mental disorders from which they might suffer, and to be free of abuse, […]

Proving Fault for a Left-Turn Auto Accident

Left turns are among the most dangerous maneuvers for drivers. Unless the turn is a protected left (in a left-turn lane with a left-turn signal) the chances of an accident are relatively high. One may occur as a cross-path accident, in which a car making a left turn collides with an oncoming vehicle, or as […]

New California Law Allows for Pain and Suffering Damages in Survival Actions

In California, when a person is killed as a result of someone else’s wrongful act, their legal rights do not die with them. A personal representative can bring a lawsuit in the victim’s behalf, known as a survival action, pursuing the damages the victim would have been entitled to recover had he or she survived. […]

Recovering Damages After a Distracted Driving Accident

Despite strict motor vehicle laws and road-safety initiatives, driving while distracted is a major cause of car accidents in California. Drivers who allow their attention to be diverted from the road may be held liable for the bodily injury and property damage another person suffers in a resulting crash. Recovering damages requires a plaintiff to […]

Major Causes of Traffic Fatalities in California

California can be a dangerous place to drive, as rising accidents statistics show. Getting to a destination quickly is a priority for most drivers, sometimes at the expense of safety. In the worst-case scenario, a poor decision behind the wheel can lead to a severe crash that kills the driver and/or other people involved. According […]