Personal Injury Blog

Bicyclist in Hollywood






Bicyclists should take out more than the minimum uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury auto insurance coverage because they are so vulnerable to serious injury. (Photo by Visitor7) Did you know the minimum automobile bodily injury liability insurance is only $15,000 per person or $30,000 per accident? So what if you were bicycling and got injuries and
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Uber ride Fatigue causes accidents






An Uber driver runs the Uber app on his smartphone on his dashboard. Fatigued drivers for ride-share companies is a rising problem as pay rates for Uber and Lyft fall. (Creative Commons photo) If you smelled alcohol on an Uber or Lyft driver’s breath, you’d likely tell him to let you out of the car.
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Should you accept the policy limit?






Should you accept the policy limit from the insurance company if you get in an accident? Let a lawyer help you decide. (Creative Commons photo) Say you get in an automobile accident and are seriously injured. Also say the other driver was at fault and has a pretty substantial insurance policy limit. The adjuster offers
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Premises liability law: Unsafe Environments






In premises liability, a property own must keep the premises safe for all who enter. This sign posted may or may not provide some legal protection. (Wikimedia Commons photo/Uwe Aranas) Personal injury liability lawsuits can be difficult enough to pursue without the added daunting task of facing a governmental entity as defendant. But you can
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Distracted driving on California roads is a huge problem






Distracted driving on California roads is a huge problem There isn’t a Mother’s Against Distracted Driving group yet, but maybe there should be because the risk of a crash while driving distracted is said to be a worse problem than while driving drunk. The problem is so bad that the American Automobile Association, the U.S.
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Beware unsafe fireworks use around the Fourth






Beware unsafe fireworks use around the Fourth of July There are many ways to make fireworks safer, but if you do get injured or burned, there are legal remedies if some else is at fault. (Photo by Aram-van/Wikimedia) As the Fourth of July approaches, fireworks season and all its dangers are in full swing. Even
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Underinsured motorist coverage provides needed protection






Underinsured motorist coverage provides needed protection The San Diego Hall of Justice. Underinsured motorist coverage provides some protection against at-fault drivers who haven’t purchased enough coverage to pay your medical bills. (Another Believer photo/Wikimedia Commons) Underinsured motorist coverage protects drivers in case they are hit and the at-fault driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover
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What to take to your free, initial consultation






What to take to your free, initial consultation If your case does get to a trial in a courtroom, you’ll want great representation by an attorney. The first step is the free, initial consultation. (Ammodramus photo/Wikimedia Commons) Say you’ve been injured in an auto accident or a slip and fall case, and you’re wondering if
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Auto accident neck injuries can be unbearable






The neck is a complex, highly sensitive structure prone to injury in car accidents. If you suspect a neck injury, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney to assess your case. (CC-BY-SA ver. 2.5, 2.0, 1.0/Olek Remesz) One of the most dangerous, uncomfortable places to have an injury is in the neck, which is particularly vulnerable
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California uninsured motorist coverage gives a lot of protection






California uninsured motorist coverage gives a lot of protection Uninsured motorist coverage provides protection in case you get in an accident with another person who doesn’t have insurance—even if you or a relative who lives in your home is injured as a pedestrian. (The Photographer/Creative Commons CC 0 1.0) One type of auto accident insurance
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