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Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Survival Actions: What’s the Difference?

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If a member of your family died as the result of the negligence or other wrongful act of another person, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit and a survival action. While on the surface, the two may seem interchangeable, wrongful death claims and survival actions are distinct in […]

Determining Who’s at Fault for a Truck Accident

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Whenever there are multiple parties to an accident, the chances increase that fault may be shared. Truck accidents are even more complicated, since fault may lie not only with the truck driver but also with individuals or businesses involved in putting the truck on the road. In California, all parties whose negligence or other misconduct […]

Effective Responses and Remedies for Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home residents are often vulnerable to abuse, neglect and even theft. Caregivers may use threats, intimidation or undue influence to silence victims. When nursing home personnel violate residents’ rights or fail to deliver proper care, the victims and their families can pursue remedies under civil and criminal law to stop the abuse and to […]

How Driving an Uninsured Vehicle May Limit Your Damages Claim After an Accident

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If you are involved in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence, and you are injured, you may seek compensation for your injuries and related damages from the negligent driver. However, California requires that all drivers have insurance protection for any vehicles they own. If you do not have insurance coverage for your vehicle, […]

How Left Turns and U-turns Contribute to Motorcycle Accidents

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With scenic views along coastal roads in beautiful weather, California’s highway system is a favorite of motorcyclists. Unfortunately, bikers who are involved in accidents are prone to serious and permanent injuries. Among the common causes of these accidents are car and truck drivers who make left turns and U-turns that cut off motorcycles coming in […]

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Auto Accident Cases

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If you are hurt in an automobile accident and your injuries are more than minor, it may be necessary to hire experts to determine your physical condition, the damage to your motor vehicle and the accident scene in order to develop the evidence that will support your claim for monetary compensation. Experts prepare reports which […]

How California Personal Injury Cases Are Proceeding During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the United States and throughout the world. The California Superior Court system is not immune to the negative consequences. Many of the courts are under orders to remain closed or to offer limited access to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Santa Barbara County Superior Court is open […]

What To Do if You’re in an Accident With an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

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Under California law, drivers need to purchase liability insurance for their motor vehicles. However, there are many drivers who either do not have insurance or who carry insurance with policy limits that are inadequate to compensate victims of accidents they cause. California only requires a driver to carry insurance of at least $15,000 for bodily […]

Can You Suffer Whiplash in a Low-Speed Car Crash?

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Contrary to what insurance companies would have you believe, people involved in low-speed vehicle collisions can suffer serious injuries — among them whiplash. This occurs when the sensitive muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck are damaged by sudden head and neck movements. In some instances, a person who sustains a whiplash injury may be […]

You Were Injured on Public Property. Is the Government Liable?

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Most people know that if you slip and fall on a wet floor at the grocery store, the owner might be held liable for injuries that result. The same goes for accidents that happen at waterparks, on elevators and even at someone’s house. But what if you get hurt due to a dangerous condition on […]