Tag Archives: Auto Accident

Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: May Soon Be Legal In California

Motorcyclists and motorists are expected to share the road. Due to their different designs, motorcycles and automobiles travel differently. While cars are expected to stay in their lanes, motorcycles can often be found zooming by between cars, known as lane splitting. California may soon be the first state to explicitly legalize motorcycle lane splitting. The Study Behind Lane Splitting All other states explicitly ban lane splitting by motorcycles. Motorists...
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I Was Injured in a Hit. What Do I do?

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, there are several steps you must take to protect yourself and your rights, should you later decide to make a claim against the other party responsible for your injuries. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, you may be eligible to recover damages for your losses, including medical bills and pain...
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What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

As a responsible and law abiding citizen, you purchased car insurance. You even went beyond what the law required and extended your coverage to include underinsured/uninsured motorist policy. As luck has it, you got into an accident and sustained serious injuries. While the negligent driver has insurance, it is not sufficient to cover the cost of your injuries. Your Los Angeles car accident attorney files a claim with your...
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The Law on California Hit and Run Accidents

California has the highest number of hit and run accidents each year. To combat this alarming number, California has enacted laws that hold hit and run drivers criminally liable for fleeing the scene of the accident. If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, it is imperative that you immediately consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight to locate witnesses, look at surveillance videos,...
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Medicare and Medi-Cal Lien Reimbursement Rights

When you are injured in an accident and your health insurance pays your medical fees, they expect to be reimbursed once your case has come to a conclusion. Some personal injury victims are surprised to learn that this reimbursement right applies to Medicare and Medi-Cal as well. However, the good news is that in most situations the government-based program that administers Medicare and Medi-Cal is willing to negotiate their...
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10 Important Things To Do If You Are Involved in a Car Accident

Being involved in an accident can be physically, emotionally and financially stressful. If the car accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. With 11 million auto accidents occurring annually, you may become a victim. If you do, protect your legal rights by doing or not doing certain things. To receive the compensation you deserve, keep these points in mind. Document the scene – Whether...
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Personal Injury Claimants Beware: The Insurance Company May Be Watching!

Every insurance company is wary of fraud, and a substantial part of their business is ascertaining the legitimacy of the personal injury claims filed. Although not all claims are fraudulent, because some are, insurance companies take their investigations very seriously—sometimes even to the extreme. As increasing numbers of claimants and Orange County accident lawyers are discovering, one of the most common forms of investigation is through the use of...
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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Adjuster?

Commonly, insurance adjusters request recorded statements from claimants.  Many times the request will be made prior to you obtaining legal representation.  We strongly advise against giving a recorded statement.  This is a tactic used by insurance companies to weaken your case.  The adjuster will not learn anything new through your statement.  The adjuster knows the facts of your case.  They know how the accident occurred.  They know the speeds...
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California Trucking Laws

Every driver has certain responsibilities to ensure the safe operation of their vehicle and prevent accidents on the road. Truck drivers and tractor-trailer drivers have even more strict duties and responsibilities under California and federal laws. If you were involved in an accident with a negligent truck driver, you should contact an Orange County truck accident lawyer to protect your legal rights and help you recover just compensation for...
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for an Auto Accident in California?

In the state of California, anyone who has suffered a personal injury due to an automobile accident will have only two years to file a lawsuit for damages in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. Once that statutory period has passed, that individual will lose his or her right to sue for damages or any other type of relief.  Any Los Angeles auto accident lawyer will...
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