Family of Lancaster Criminal Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Could Seek Civil Damages

A Lancaster, California hit-and-run accident has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl. Last month, two cars collided in Lancaster near the intersection of 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard. Witnesses saw the driver of one of the vehicles immediately leave the scene. The girl, who was a passenger in the other car, was airlifted […]

Elder Abuse On the Rise as Nursing Home Residents Get Younger

Nursing homes across the country are experiencing a shift in the age of its residents. In California, the number of nursing home residents under the age of 65 has increased 40% since 1994, while the number of residents over the age of 65 decreased by 11%. In fact, nearly one-fifth of California nursing home residents […]

Los Angeles Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

Los Angeles is a bustling city full of art, entertainment, sports, and culture. The city is home to more than 3.97 million people and welcomed a record-setting 47.3 million visitors in 2016. This news is great for the Los Angeles economy, but may be partly to blame for the striking increase in the city’s pedestrian […]

How to File a Claim for Personal Injury Damages Against the Government

Most of us are aware that a statute of limitations sets a specific timeframe on when claims for personal injury damages may be filed in California. Did you know, though, that there is a separate (and much more time-sensitive) process for claims against the government? If you are injured by a government employee, while on […]

California Personal Injury Statute of Limitations Overview

When you are injured in California you are permitted to file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation from the at-fault party. California personal injury laws allow injured parties to recover damages to cover the costs of: Medical care, Hospital bills, Rehabilitation, Surgery, In-home health attendants, Pain and suffering, Lost wages, and Loss of enjoyment of life. […]

Liability After a Dog Bite

Dog Attack

Earlier this year a Good Samaritan – after hearing cries for help – was able to pry the jaws of a pit bull from the neck of a much smaller dog. As Margo Delgado walked her mini Labradoodle down a Valencia street a man approached with his leashed pit bull. When the two dogs neared Delgado […]

Understanding Comparative Negligence

When you’re injured in an accident in California you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Who is liable? What compensation can you recover, and from whom? What happens if I’m partly to blame for the accident? What if I’m injured in an accident that is mostly my fault? What kind of damages can I recover? […]

Is Your Car Totaled?

A car accident affects your life significantly. Even if you escape physical injury, you still have the lingering effects of the trauma and, most often, the tedious aftermath of insurance claims, adjusters, rental cars, and car repairs. If your car suffers little damage, your insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company pays for the […]

Car Accident Attorney – What is My Car Accident Case Worth?

Car Accident Attorney

Car Accident Attorney – What is My Car Accident Case Worth? In my 20 years of practicing personal injury law, inevitably in my first meeting with a potential client the question will come up “What is my car accident case worth?” Some injured victims find it strange if their lawyer does not have an exact […]

Car Accident Lawyer – California Right of Way Rules

Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer – Right of Way Rules Many car accidents involve rules of the road regarding right of way.  In my over 20 years of practicing personal injury law, many cases come down to whether the injured party had the right of way. Many drivers are unaware of the California right of way safety […]