Author Archives: admin

Punitive Damages In Personal Injury Cases

Getting injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party can result in significant expenses that you would not have otherwise acquired. Many injuries result in expensive medical bills, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and sometimes property repair or replacement. These are all expenses that you are entitled to when you win your personal injury lawsuit. However, what if the party responsible caused the accident...
Read More

Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents

Statistics show that total injuries resulting from slip and falls cost approximately $13-14 million each year in the United States. Falls are the leading cause of accident injuries, resulting in 20.8 percent of all emergency room visits each year. More specifically, falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year. Incidence of falls goes up with each decade of life. Each year in the U.S.,...
Read More

Samer Habbas & Associates Awarded US News “Best Law Firms” 2019

Law Offices of Samer Habbas has been ranked in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list, first-tier ranking, by U.S. News Group and Best Lawyers.  Law firms selected as part of the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from their peers and clients. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The Best...
Read More

What Are the Different Types of Construction Accidents?

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs. Construction sites are hotbeds for dangerous and potentially fatal accidents. In 2016, 5,190 workers were killed on the job – equivalent to 3.6 per 100,000 full time construction workers. On average, about 14 workers die every day at construction sites. While most construction companies and their workers are careful in operating construction sites, accident still happen. And when construction accidents happen,...
Read More

The Full Impact of Brain Injury on Victims’ Lives

For most of us, life has it’s normal challenges and series of ups and downs. However, for individuals who have experienced the life-altering impacts of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), events that may perceived as normal can become insurmountable obstacles. If the TBI was the result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there may also be a feeling of frustration and even anger. TBI Statistics & Facts...
Read More

Calculating Pain and Suffering

Getting injured in an accident can have a serious impact on all aspects of your life. If the accident was the result of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Compensation in a personal injury claim is generally categorized as special and general damages. Special damages consist of economic damages that can be proven with a bill or receipt, such as medical...
Read More

Pedestrian Dies in Lake Forest Hit and Run Collision

Late Monday night, September 24th, Oscar Martinez, 33, was fatally struck in a hit and run collision in Lake Forest. Witnesses reported seeing Mr. Martinez lying in the street and suffering from a head wound near the intersection of Ridge Route Drive and Rockfield Boulevard at approximately 10:30 p.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies and paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene, but Mr. Martinez was pronounced dead at...
Read More

Accidents at Retail Stores

Going shopping is a major part of our lives, and for some it is even a favorite pastime. For the most part, most people do their shopping and return home without any problems. However, not all trips to the mall or grocery store always go as planned. Sometimes, you may be involved in an accident at the store that may result in serious injuries. Getting hurt or injured while...
Read More