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Does California’s Good Samaritan Law Really Protect You?

June 16, 2016 | Krasney Law
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California’s Good Samaritan Law gives quite a bit of protection to people who help crash victims, but not as much as it used to. ( photo by m. anima) The first impulse of many people when they see an accident is to help people injured in the crash. But can you be sued for helping someone
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How are Damages decided in a Personal Injury Case?

June 14, 2016 | Krasney Law
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A personal injury case could end up before a jury in a courtroom like this in the Santa Barbara County, California, courthouse. (Wikimedia photo by Dan Lindsay) The factors that enter into monetary damages for personal injury cases are determined in part by how badly the plaintiff is injured and the degree of liability of the defendant. If
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When can you bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

June 9, 2016 | Krasney Law
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California law says a wrongful death happens if the deceased was killed by “the wrongful act or neglect of another.” If you think this applies to a loved one, call Krasney Law so we can assess your case. (Wikimedia Commons photo by specchio.nero) If a family member was killed because of another person’s negligence, you may
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San Bernardino Man Saves Girl from Severe Mauling by a Dog

June 4, 2016 | Krasney Law
Jesse Jimenez
Jesse Jimenez, a neighbor of a San Bernardino girl who was attacked by a dog in May 2016, kicked the dog until it ran away and then shielded the little girl until she was safe. (KCAL9 News still) An 8-year-old San Bernardino girl who was mauled by a dog recently was saved by a neighbor
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Determining Fault in an Auto Accident

June 2, 2016 | Krasney Law
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Violations of road rules and legal assessments of the conduct of motorists help authorities determine who is at fault in car accidents. Drivers are presumed negligent if they were impaired by alcohol, for example. In other cases, the negligence is not so easy to determine. (Wikimedia photo by CGP Grey) What is involved in determining fault in
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You may be Able to Collect Lost Earnings if you’ve been Injured

June 2, 2016 | Krasney Law
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People who lose earnings because of accidents may be able to collect past and even future lost wages, whether by settling with an insurance company or by bringing a lawsuit. (Photo by Simon Law on If you’ve been in an auto accident that caused you to lose work, there are two ways to recover lost wages—through your
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An Adjuster who Seems Friendly may be your Worst Enemy

May 16, 2016 | Krasney Law
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That smiling, friendly, warm, affable insurance adjuster who assures you he’s offering you the best settlement you can possibly get in many cases is a two-faced liar trying to get away with paying out as little as possible. An adjuster is not your friend. Insurance adjusters are adversaries of policyholders making a claim and are
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Pedestrians can be Found Partly at Fault in Accidents

May 12, 2016 | Krasney Law
Pedestrians can be Found Partly at Fault in Accidents
These pedestrians are walking at an intersection, as is proper. The woman at left, however, is walking against a red light. If she were hit by a car, she could be found at least partly at fault if there were an accident. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Charvex) When a car or other automobile hits a pedestrian, the
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Which is Worse – Drinking or Texting and Driving?

May 10, 2016 | Krasney Law
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Which is worse – drinking or texting and driving? The numbers don’t exactly correlate, but more people are killed in drunken driving accidents than texting accidents, even though the risk of a crash is greater while texting. About 300,000 U.S. residents drive drunk every day, and only about 3,200 of them are arrested. That’s 3.6
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What are Your Rights when Injured on Public Transport?

May 9, 2016 | Krasney Law
What are Your Rights when Injured on Public Transport?
The bus must be in safe operating condition, and in California bus drivers are held to a higher standard of care for their passengers than the general public is. (Wikimedia Commons photo by Mulad) If you are injured on a bus or other public transportation in California, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, time
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