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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...

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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...

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Slip and Fall Accident at Retail Store

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...

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The Importance of Medical Payment Insurance on Auto Policy

When you are injured in a car accident, especially if it was anything other than minor, you find yourself with expensive bills from your ambulance trip and emergency room visits. If you do not have heath insurance, you may be thrown for a loop. Even if you have health insurance, you may still end up paying an arm and a leg if you have not met your deductible. Moreover,...

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Truck Accident Attorney

5 Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Accidents involving trucks generally involve more serious injuries and fatalities. In 2016, 37,461 Americans were killed in collisions involving large trucks. Although trucks occupy all roads in the U.S., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that ten states had the highest average of fatal large truck crash for 2014-2016: California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. These ten states represent 51%...

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Construction site accident

Know Your Rights After a Construction Accident

As the economy gets better, construction projects start to increase – especially in large cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. Although this may be financially great, there is a price to pay for all the construction projects in our cities. When a construction site accident happens to either a worker or a passerby, different parties may be liable for the victims’ potential injuries or wrongful death. Depending on...

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A recent report published by Smart Growth America noted that between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Between 2005 and 2014, Americans were 7.2 times more likely to die as a pedestrian than from a natural...

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Hire Right Elder Abuse Attorney

3 Common Myths About Elder Abuse

Most people think that only people living in substandard nursing homes are subject to elder abuse. It is also common belief that most abusers of the elderly are strangers, not family members. These are two of the most common myths surrounding elder abuse. In reality, most abused elderly individuals suffer harm at the hands of those closest to them, including relatives, caregivers and other individuals they trust. Moreover, most...

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Injury Attorney Samer Habbas Selected As “The Best Lawyers In America”

Samer Habbas, owner at Law Offices of Samer Habbas, is honored to be selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work as a dedicated trial attorney in the field of personal injury law. About Best Lawyers Best Lawyers was first published in 1983 and since then has become nationally known as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best...

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Personal Injury Claims

Can I Speed Up My Personal Injury Case Claim?

In some cases, it may be necessary for you to wait for the best conditions in order to obtain the full compensation that you deserve. However, other times, you may need the money faster and may not be able to wait. Given the long period of time it takes to settle a personal injury claim, it is no wonder injured parties generally want the process over so they can...

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