How to Handle a Personal Injury Claim That Involves a Minor

April 15th, 2024

As with adults, children under the age of 18 can be victims of personal injury accidents, whether they’re car accidents, premises liability incidents, or dog bite attacks. When adults are injured due to others’ negligence, they can personally file injury claims or lawsuits against the liable parties and receive compensation for their damages. While minors […]

What to Do if You’re Injured on Public Transportation

April 8th, 2024

Public transportation is a convenient and cost-effective way to travel for millions of people in California. The state’s monthly ridership was around 60 million in 2022, a rebound from lower numbers during 2020. Despite the relative safety and convenience of public transportation, accidents can happen. In 2023, 14 people were injured when a transit bus […]

What Happens if an Unlicensed Driver Hits You in California?

April 5th, 2024

In California, all drivers must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. However, not all drivers follow the law, and those who drive without a valid license are more likely to cause accidents. According to a study conducted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, unlicensed drivers are almost three times more likely to cause a […]

What Are the Most Used Truck Routes in California?

April 1st, 2024

Trucking routes are the arteries of California’s economy, facilitating the movement of goods essential to the state’s commerce. These include minerals, agricultural products, and rubber, which comprise 35% of interstate tonnage.  Trucks move goods from the bustling ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the agricultural heartlands of the Central Valley. However, with this […]

Rideshare Fraud: Tips to Avoid Fake Uber Drivers

March 25th, 2024

When you need to get somewhere fast and you don’t have a vehicle or don’t want to worry about parking, it’s hard to beat the convenience and price of using a rideshare service like Uber. With a few quick taps on your smartphone, you can arrange for someone to pick you up at your doorstep […]

The Most Common Difficulties in Brain Injury Cases

March 18th, 2024

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect thousands of people each year in the U.S. The CDC estimates there were 214,110 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2020 and nearly 70,000 deaths in 2021. Personal injury accidents like falls lead to about half of TBI-related hospital visits, with car accidents also being a leading cause of brain trauma in victims. […]

Can Large Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in California?

March 13th, 2024

In the U.S., the left lane is the passing lane or the “fast” lane. Drivers typically use the left lane to pass other vehicles. In California, lanes are numbered from left to right, with the number “one” lane being the leftmost lane. Drivers of standard passenger vehicles are advised to stay in the far-right lane […]

Is Use of Tylenol Linked to Autism in Children? Get the Facts

March 11th, 2024

Recently, there has been a growing concern and discussion about the potential connection between taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) while pregnant and the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. These discussions have raised questions among parents and healthcare professionals about the safety of this commonly used over-the-counter medication. Explore the latest research on the topic […]

A Closer Look at Punitive Damages in California: When Are They Awarded and Why?

March 4th, 2024

Punitive damages are a powerful tool for achieving justice and accountability in a personal injury case. These damages offer additional compensation for victims who suffered harm due to a defendant’s malicious or wanton actions. They punish wrongdoers for their conduct and deter similar behavior in the future. In California, awarding punitive damages is subject to […]

What Are Contingency Fees?

February 26th, 2024

If you’re considering legal action in a personal injury case, you might encounter the concept of contingency fees. This arrangement means your personal injury lawyer only gets paid if your case is successfully resolved, earning a predetermined percentage of your final settlement amount. This arrangement means you don’t need to worry about upfront legal fees. […]