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A personal injury is a physical or mental injury caused by an accident or willful act caused by another person or entity. A personal injury lawsuit results when you file a claim against the other party to get financial compensation for your injury. To file a claim or lawsuit, you must have a personal injury
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Social Media Can Ruin Personal Injury Claims






Cell phones are dangerous when people use them while driving or walking down the street. Irresponsible and dangerous cell phone use, which is rising, can result in injuries to an unsuspecting person who is driving or walking. California has outlawed the use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. See California Vehicle Codes 23123, 23124,
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Crime victims can sue






Investigators examine a crime scene where a policeman shot an innocent driver to death in 2016. The survivors of the victim received compensation. (Tony Webster photo/Wikimedia Commons) If you are the victim of a crime, it may be possible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation from the perpetrator or from others, even if they were
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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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