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Motorcycle Rider

Motorcycle Safety in All Types of Weather

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While that usually means warmer weather, the month kicked off with an uncharacteristically cool and gloomy day in Southern California. Of course, this being the Golden State warm sunny days are on the horizon, just in time for the weekend. Given this generally great weather, it’s no surprise…

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Dishonest Insurance Adjuster

How Car Insurance Companies Mislead Customers

Dennis Haysbert struts onto your screen and tells you “you’re in good hands”. Flo’s energy inspires confidence in you. A gecko with a British accent disarms you into trusting him. Advertising, from celebrity endorsements to original mascots, is just the tip of the iceberg of tactics that insurance companies use to convince their clients they…

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Rear End Car Accident

What to do if I am involved in a car sharing accident?

Car sharing has rapidly been gaining traction as an alternative to traditional car rentals, especially in major cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now, even the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is getting involved by partnering with a French company to bring electric vehicles to densely populated Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Downtown,…

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How often do motorcycles crash?

Approximately 236 motorcycle crashes result in injuries every day in the United States, with an average of about 86,000 total injuries from crashes per year (2011-2015). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, with 4,976 reported deaths in 2015 alone. The amount of motorcycle accident injuries in the U.S. have also…

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Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Car accidents are, by nature, unpredictable. There is no exact science to forecasting or preventing them. However, there are evident patterns in when and where crashes occur – and knowing these patterns can help reduce the risk of an incident. In this article, we cover a few common accident scenarios and what you can do…

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Traumatic Brain Injury

The Devastating Effects of Brain Injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness month! Every year, there are more than 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injuries in the United States, and this number increases every year.1 Statistics also show us that the most common reasons for a person to sustain a brain injury are: falls, struck by objects, and car collisions!2 As…

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Spine X-Ray

The Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury

Imagine you’re working on a construction site, when, suddenly, the scaffolding you’re standing on collapses. You fall and hit the ground, hard. You wake up in the hospital. The doctor tells you that you have suffered a spinal cord injury during your construction injury accident. You don’t feel your legs. Currently, 250,000 Americans have spinal…

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broken windshield

Dealing with Insurance After an Accident

Drivers are taught to exchange information with other drivers when an accident occurs. But after a car accident, how should you deal with insurance companies? If you don’t know, that’s okay! You’re not alone. Traffic accidents are chaotic, and dealing with insurance companies can be confusing, even for the most experienced drivers. Take a moment…

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Scales of Justice

Can a Volunteer Sue For Wrongful Termination?

California is considered an “at-will” state, meaning you can be fired for any reason except for those listed under the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). It is due to FEHA that an unpaid volunteer and intern may sue their employer if they were unlawfully terminated because of discrimination or as a form of…

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scales of justice in courtroom

Why do personal injury cases take a long time to settle?

Some personal injury cases take longer to settle than others. Does this mean there’s something wrong with your lawyer? No, probably not. But there are many factors that may affect how long your personal injury case will take to settle, such as: Injuries you have suffered and recovery time Legal issues How extensive damages are…

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