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Here Are New California Driving Laws Going Into Effect for 2020

With the new year and the new decade comes fresh challenges for safety officials and lawmakers. To help combat the rise in motor vehicle accidents and fatalities in California, lawmakers have enacted numerous driving laws that will take effect this year. These new laws strive to protect motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians from suffering serious harm…. Read More

What Should I Do If I Slip and Fall in My Own Apartment Building?

If you are renting an apartment space and you slip and fall, you might be wondering how your slip and fall case differs from other personal injury cases. There are some similarities, but there are also key differences in how this type of injury would be handled on a rental property. Like any other personal…. Read More

Top Five Safe Driving Tips for the Winter Holidays

Practicing defensive driving is an important part of vehicle safety. However, it is particularly crucial to implement during the holiday season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that fatal crashes increase significantly during the holidays. This is mostly due to alcohol impaired drivers on New Year’s Eve and other holidays, longer travel times…. Read More

What Are the Five Most Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents?

After a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist is often left dealing with serious and life-threatening injuries. Unlike motor vehicles, a motorcycle does not offer its rider many forms of protection. As such, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident than other automobile drivers. Even more shocking is that other drivers…. Read More

3 Advantages to Settling Your Car Accident Case Out of Court

The majority of car accident cases are resolved through settlements. A settlement means that a car accident case has been settled outside of court and the terms have been agreed upon by all parties involved. Rather than taking a case to trial, there are advantages to settling a case outside of court: Advantage #1: Less…. Read More

Who Is Liable in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Ridesharing has become exceedingly popular in recent years. Instead of hailing a cab on the street, you can schedule a ride from an app on a smartphone. Companies like Uber and Lyft have capitalized on this convenience, outpacing traditional taxi services.  However, with the increasing popularity of ridesharing apps, questions about liability naturally arise. Drivers for Uber…. Read More

Dog Bites: How to Avoid Them and What to Do After a Bite

There are millions of dog owners in the United States, especially here in California. In fact, an estimated 36 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog. However, dogs, as nice as they may be, can also attack strangers or even people they are familiar with being around. Dog bites can be very serious….. Read More

Accident Injury

Whether the accident relates to a car crash, a trip and fall, a construction work site mishap or any number of other incidents that caused personal injury, a victim’s bodily injury is usually the result of someone’s negligence, carelessness or other wrongful behavior. Insurance companies and defense attorneys prefer the term “accident” because that term…. Read More

Who is Liable in a Dockless Scooter Accident?

Research shows that dockless scooter injuries are increasing across the country. Emergency room physicians are reporting serious injuries, such as concussions and even intracranial bleeding. Lawsuits filed in Austin show that scooter riders can suffer broken bones, brain injuries, and other major health problems during an accident. However, liability is a tricky issue for the…. Read More

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