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Injured at Work? Should you file a Comp Claim, Personal Injury Claim or Both?

Worker's Compensation or Personal Injury? Maybe Both I Just got a call from an old friend. His father was severely injured in a car accident on the freeway. Dad was driving a work vehicle in the ...
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I Cannot Accept Every Accident Case and Here is Why

I Cannot Accept Every Injury Case, and Here is Why I get a lot of calls from people who have been injured in auto accidents. I regret that I cannot help everyone. In fact, I just got a call from a ...
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It's Car Accident Weather

Car Accident Weather In case you haven't noticed, this has been the rainiest winter in over a decade here in Southern California. Streets have been flooded, hills have been sliding, trees have ...
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Once You Start an Accident Case, Don't Stop Until it's Over

Once You Start an Accident Case, Please Don't Stop Until it's Over At least, not until you talk to your lawyer first! Every once in a while a client will hire me in an accident case and not ...
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Injured Without Medical Insurance, What to do?

Injured Without Medical Insurance, What to do? A common concern among my new clients is that they don't have medical insurance and cannot afford to pay out of pocket for expensive medical ...
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Injured Passengers Can Collect Two Different Ways

Passengers in Accidents can Recover Two Ways If you are the passenger injured in an automobile accident or any other accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your pain and suffering ...
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Negotiating Medical Liens to get More Money for the Client

Negotiating Medical Liens to get More Money for the Client Clients always ask if it's worth it to hire a lawyer for their personal injury case. My answer is always the same. I make my living ...
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Long Beach Bus Accident Settled

Long Beach Bus Accident Case Settled You may remember reading about a Long Beach bus which crashed into a telephone pole in Lakewood last year. 6 people, including the bus driver were injured in the ...
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Don't Wait to get Medical Treatment or Call a Lawyer

Don't wait to get Medical Treatment or Call a Lawyer One of the ladies that used to work in my suite just called the office. She was in a car accident two weeks ago and chose not to get any ...
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If you are Hurting, Go see a Doctor

If you are Hurting, Go See a Doctor If you have been injured in an auto accident, or any other accident which may have caused you an injury, several things seem to happen at the same time. First, ...
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Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful Death Cases Normally in a personal injury case, if the injured person dies, they lose their right to sue. The theory behind this is that their cause of action is for their personal pain and ...
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Avoiding DUI Accidents

Avoiding DUI Accidents The best way to avoid a DUI accident is to avoid the accident in the first place. When I was growing up, my parents used to have fairly strict rules about where I went late at ...
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What do I do if the Person Who Hit me Doesn't Have Auto Insurance?

What do I do if the Person who hit me Doesn't Have Insurance… Or Doesn't Have Enough Insurance? As most of us know, California law requires that every driver have liability insurance. ...
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Police Officers Should Not Shoot Unarmed Men

Police Officers Shouldn't Shoot Unarmed Men A Hispanic man in the Los Feliz district is in critical condition after being shot by Los Angeles Police department officers. ABC news reported that the ...
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Criminal Restitution for Injury Victims

Criminal Restitution for Injury Victims If you were injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the person who caused your injury. Well, pretty much everyone knows this. ...
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How Personal Injury Attorneys in California Get Paid

How Personal Injury Attorneys in California Get Paid Sometimes I forget that not everybody has hired a lawyer before. Most lawyers get paid by the hour for their work. Criminal defense attorneys get ...
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What's the First Thing You Do When Injured in a Train Accident?

What's the First Thing You Do When You (or a loved one) are Injured in a Train Accident ? Do you: Call a lawyer? Call the police? Go have a stiff drink? Get medical treatment? The answer of court ...
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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

What is a Wrongful Death Claim? A tragedy occurs and you lose a loved one. What to do now? You may have to deal with a funeral, bills, more bills, sudden loss of income and, did I mention bills? You ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limits Will Not Increase

Medical Malpractice Limits Will Not Increase Sadly, Proposition 46 has failed. It would have raised the allowable pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice cases from $250,000 to just over $1 ...
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Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed in Tragic Motorcycle Accident In a very sad piece of news, a young man was killed yesterday while riding his motorcycle after the driver of a car headed in the opposite ...
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What to do After You are Injured in an Auto Accident

What to do After You Are Injured in an Auto Accident? People call my office all the time to tell me they were just in a car accident. I usually say that I am very sorry to hear that and ask if they ...
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Tragic AV Car Accident Kills Three and Injures More

In a tragic Antelope Valley accident Friday night, three people were killed and two more injured in a rear-end collision on Highway 14 near Palmdale. CHP responded to find a Telsa had rear-ended a ...
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Blythe Crash Leaves 4 Dead and Many Injured

Blythe crash leaves four dead and seven seriously injured On Friday a tractor trailer from a Rialto, California trucking company was carrying a load of pipes on an overnight run near the California ...
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LAPD Officer Critically Injured By DUI Driver

An LAPD motorcycle officer was injured in Sun Valley yesterday after his motorcycle was rear-ended by an unknown man driving a red SUV. The police officer was stopped at a red light when the other ...
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Pedestrian Killed By Hit and Run Driver in Santa Monica

In a tragic early morning traffic collision, a 61 year old woman from Wisconsin was struck and killed by a hit and run driver the in Santa Monica. The woman was visiting her daughter in the Santa ...
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