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Personal Injury

Accident Compensation Claims: Lost Wages v. Lost Earning Capacity

When you are seriously injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Two of the most common types of compensation that most accident victims claim are lost wages and lost earning capacity. Most accident victims think these are the same claims – but they are not. Understanding the difference between the two different types of compensation claims is an essential...
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Protecting the Rights of Fatal Skateboard Accident Victims

Skateboarding is a favorite sport and even mode of transportation for many Californians. The same laws that apply to pedestrians when they are traveling on sidewalks or in crosswalks also protect skateboarders who enjoy skateboarding on the streets of Southern California. Pedestrians, including skateboarders, make up nearly half of the fatalities in traffic collisions, although they are involved in only 14% of total accidents. This is number is even...
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3 Important Topics You Should Discuss With Your Accident Attorney

You were injured in an accident caused by another party. You were smart enough to hire the best attorney to represent you and fight for the full compensation that you deserve. You found an attorney who understands the law, knows the rules of civil procedure, and has a successful track record in handling similar personal injury cases. But legal skills are not everything. You have to remember that your...
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5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Represent Yourself In an Accident Claim

You have the right to represent yourself in a personal injury case. This is called proceeding pro se. At first, going forward without an attorney may seem pretty attractive. After all, if you don’t have a personal injury attorney, you can reduce your attorney fees to zero. However, these savings will most likely come at a hefty price: significantly reduced compensation in your case. Without an experienced lawyer handling...
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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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