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Personal Injury

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

Accidents happen all the time. But when an accident happens as a result of another person or entity’s wrongdoing or negligence, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation. This is referred to as a personal injury claim. Some cases are straightforward and you may not need an attorney. However, in most cases, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you make sure you get the full compensation...
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3 Important Questions To Ask When Interviewing Personal Injury Attorneys

After an accident, the last thing you may want to think about is pursuing legal action against the at fault party. This may especially be the case if you or your loved one were seriously injured in the accident. However, as difficult as it may be, it is important to immediately consult with an experienced accident attorney to protect your legal rights and make sure that you get the...
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Dangerous Playgrounds Can Lead to Serious Injuries

Going to the park and playing on the playground is a favorite activity for most children. While going to the park is a joy most of the time, it can quickly turn into a disaster if the playground is not properly maintained and in a safe condition. In such cases, parks and playgrounds can easily become unintentional hot beds of danger for young children. The Centers for Disease Control...
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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

You were seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party. You hired an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney who was able to get you the compensation you deserved for your injuries. But what happens to your settlement? Do you have to pay taxes? The simple answer is no. You don’t have to pay taxes on your personal injury settlement – depending on...
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Pedestrian Accident Deaths Spiked in 2016

There was a sharp rise in traffic deaths involving pedestrians in Los Angeles despite a high-profile campaign by Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders to eliminate fatal vehicle accidents. In 2016, 260 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions on city streets. This shocking number is an increase of almost 43% since 2015. Unfortunately, the rise in fatal pedestrian accidents appears to be more than a one-year anomaly....
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You Have One Chance To Properly Handle Your Car Accident Claim

The saying “fake it till you make it” applies to nearly any situation that involves starting something new. When starting a new career, this is pretty good advice since it allows you to show confidence and competence. Most careers allow for trial and error – meaning you can make mistakes and learn from them to allow for future opportunities. However, this saying definitely does not apply to personal injury...
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Undocumented Injury Victims Entitled to Full Recovery

California passed a new law in February 2016 that prohibits courts from inquiring about a plaintiff’s immigration status in a personal injury case. This was not always the case. In the past, defendants were permitted to raise the immigration status of an injured plaintiff as a defense to the determination of loss of wages. Rodriguez v. Kline: The Old Law For more than 30 years, injured victims in California...
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Train Ride at John’s Incredible Pizza Malfunctions Injuring Innocent Children

On Monday, February 13, 2017, a 13-year-old girl was hospitalized after a train ride at a Riverside amusement center located on Valley Springs Parkway malfunctioned. Kayla Simpson and six other children were riding the “Incredible Express” inside John’s Incredible Pizza when the ride abruptly came to a stop. The sudden halt caused Simpson and the other riders to slam their faces into the train. The children suffered bruising, bleeding...
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Injured Undocumented Immigrants Have Rights Too!

Accidents don’t only involve documented individuals or citizens. All too often, undocumented immigrants are seriously injured in accidents. Most of these individuals do not know they have a legal right to file a personal injury claim, just like anyone else involved in an accident.   In other words, if you are undocumented and have been injured in an accident, you have the right to file a claim for your...
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How To Prepare For Your First Meeting With You Personal Injury Attorney

You were injured in an accident. You made the right initial decision to hire a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. How do you prepare for your first meeting with your attorney? Most people have never met with an attorney, especially after being involved in a traumatic accident. It is normal to be worried about what you need to do going forward and how to prepare for your initial consultation...
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