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PERSONAL INJURY

Minimizing Injuries from a Bicycle Accident

In a previous post, we discussed important California laws related to the operation of a bicycle on streets and highways. These laws were designed to minimize the occurrence of bike-related accidents (see Riding a Bicycle on California Street?...

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Injured in an Accident by Someone with a Disability?

Continuing our series on causes of action under a negligence theory (see Injury Accident Cause of Action? Negligence)  stemming from a car accident, trucking accident (i.e., "big rig" or "semi truck"), motorcycle crash or other personal injury...

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Thin-Skulled Personal Injury Victim: Legally Defined

In a previous blog post (see Pre-Existing Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim) the 'thin-skulled' plaintiff (otherwise known as the 'egg-shell' victim) was identified as an individual who, because of a unique medical condition or fragile body,...

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Pre-Existing Injuries: Jury Instructions and Case Law

Following a car accident, motorcycle crash, trucking ('big-rig') accident or other personal injury, it is of utmost importance for the injury victim to provide to his/her lawyer full disclosure of any and all pre-existing injuries, complaints...

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Asserting the Rescue Doctrine After an Accident

In California, the law provides a certain level of protection (in the form of a cause of action) for an individual who is injured while attempting to save, rescue or assist another individual who was injured in a car accident, trucking crash,...

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VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Minimizing Injuries from a Bicycle Accident

In a previous post, we discussed important California laws related to the operation of a bicycle on streets and highways. These laws were designed to minimize the occurrence of bike-related accidents (see Riding a Bicycle on California Street?...

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Standard of Care for Minors after an Injury Accident

Undeniably, children are treated differently under the law than adults. This is true both in the criminal courts, as well as the civil courts. In previous posts, we discussed the legal requirements one must satisfy in order to prevail on a...

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Wrongful Death Actions in California

California Civil Code Section 377.60 provides a cause of action against an individual or entity who is responsible for the death of a person, often due to a car, truck or motorcycle accident. California imposes a very strict list of those...

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Auto Accidents When Victim-Driver is Uninsured

In previous posts (see Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Car Accident? What Kind of Insurance Do You Have/Need?) it was mentioned that under California law, drivers are required to maintain "liability" insurance of at least $15,000...

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DOG/ANIMAL ATTACKS

Dog Bite/Attack Defenses

Previous posts discussed the various liability theories under which a dog's owner/handler can be found responsible for their dog injuring someone. For a list of dog-bite and dog-attack-related blogs, see Dog Bites/Attacks for additional...

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Dog Bites and the Scienter Theory of Liability

In addition to strict liability, negligence (see Dog Injuries Under the Negligence Theory: Cases to Know), and negligence per se theories of liability for injuries resulting from a dog bite or attack (see Dog Bites/Injuries), California law...

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Dog Bites and Dog-Related Injuries

Extensive case-law has been established throughout the years for dog-related personal injuries. This is so because invariably, every year, thousands of individuals are bitten, or otherwise harmed, by a dog. Injuries are not limited to  bites,...

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SLIPS AND FALLS

Slip and Fall in a Grocery Store – Notice Issues

The number of personal injury victims involved in slip and fall injuries in grocery stores is remarkable. In fact, due to various conditions that can cause slip and falls which are found in grocery stores, the chances of being injured on these...

Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Premises Liability Factors

As discussed in previous blog posts (see Non-Delegable Duty of Landlord/Property Owner and How Do You Succeed in a Slip and Fall Claim and Trip and Fall: Key Evidence for the Personal Injury Victim)  the landowner has a duty to act reasonably...

Trip and Fall: Key Evidence for the Personal Injury Victim

A trip and fall, as compared to a slip and fall, generally results from hazardous conditions on a property which were present for a long period of time. These conditions typically are found in the form of broken pavement, uneven asphalt,...

IN THE COURTROOM

Recovering Costs After Multiple CCP 998 Offers

In a prior blog entry, CCP Section 998 Offers in a Personal Injury Case,  we discussed the importance a CCP 998 settlement offer plays in resolving a claim stemming from a car, truck, motorcycle accident or other personal injury matter....

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CCP Section 998 Offers in a Personal Injury Case

While the vast majority of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents settle outside of court, there are a set few that unfortunately can't settle and litigation becomes necessary. Part of the litigation process involves settlement offers and...

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The Roadmap of a Personal Injury Claim

I am often asked by my clients what they are to expect during the course of their personal injury claim.  Regardless of whether the claim involves a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, a trip/slip and fall, or an animal/dog attack, the roadmap...

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Pre-Existing Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim

A common argument insurance companies use to lower the value of your personal injury claim is that you had an injury that pre-dated the accident, and as such, you're trying to blame the recent accident on a medical condition which already...

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POLICY & LAW

Standard of Care for Minors after an Injury Accident

Undeniably, children are treated differently under the law than adults. This is true both in the criminal courts, as well as the civil courts. In previous posts, we discussed the legal requirements one must satisfy in order to prevail on a...

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Personal Injuries and the Imminent Peril Doctrine

Invariably, personal injuries can result from a wide variety of circumstances, such as truck accidents (i.e., big-rig or 18-wheeler accidents), car and auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, and...

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Thin-Skulled Personal Injury Victim: Legally Defined

In a previous blog post (see Pre-Existing Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim) the 'thin-skulled' plaintiff (otherwise known as the 'egg-shell' victim) was identified as an individual who, because of a unique medical condition or fragile body,...

read more

Asserting the Rescue Doctrine After an Accident

In California, the law provides a certain level of protection (in the form of a cause of action) for an individual who is injured while attempting to save, rescue or assist another individual who was injured in a car accident, trucking crash,...

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