What’s the Average Neck Injury Settlement in California?

Neck injuries are among the most common injuries that occur in a car accident. You’re driving cautiously, then, suddenly, get hit from behind. Your car may have suffered very little damage. You feel a bit achy, shake it off and head home. Only later does the neck pain flare up. What Are the First Steps […]

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

The time it takes to settle a Los Angeles personal injury claim can be unpredictable. Some cases are straightforward and can settle in mere months. Other cases can be complex and could take 2 to 3 years to resolve. The consequences of a car accident can be overwhelming, ranging from lost wages to soaring medical […]

Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs Reality

How do we separate the myths about personal injury lawsuits from reality? If you listen to too much chatter from friends and family, you may be steered in the wrong direction after suffering an injury. You could end up with an unsatisfactory result. There are many stigmas and myths about personal injury lawsuits. These can […]

Jury Awards California Couple $2 Billion in Roundup Injury Case

Alva and Alberta Pilliod used Roundup weedkiller on their California property for more than 36 years. In 2011, Alva was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Four years later, Alberta received the same devastating cancer diagnosis. The odds of both spouses getting this same diagnosis was one in 20,000. They sued Bayer, claiming that its pesticide caused […]

Statistics Show Pedestrian Deaths, Injuries Increasing Across the Nation

Many cities across the country are experiencing a surge in alternative forms of transportation. Even though roads are still jam-packed, many people are ditching their cars and walking. There are several reasons to explain why walking has become more popular in recent years. Cars are expensive and people don’t have the cash to buy and […]

Why Are Intersections So Dangerous?

One out of every two car accidents happens at or near an intersection. That’s 2.5 million intersection accidents across the country every year. Los Angeles is no exception. The city boasts some of the nation’s most dangerous intersections. In recent years, the number of pedestrians and bicyclists killed in Los Angeles traffic accidents has gone […]

Fatal Car Accidents More Likely Over Memorial Day Weekend

For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer. It’s a time for celebration. It’s also an incredibly dangerous time to be on the road. Studies show that you are four times more likely to be killed in a car accident over Memorial Day weekend than during any other time of the year. Memorial […]

City Pays $6.1 Million After 2015 Motorcycle Crash

In 2015, Philip Ramon Alvarez sustained a traumatic brain injury in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident. His bike reportedly hit several potholes on a San Pedro street, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash. Now he’s receiving more than $6 million from the city for his injuries. The Los Angeles City Council […]

Pasadena Woman Killed in Tragic Crane Accident

Earlier this week, a Pasadena woman was killed when the car she was riding in was struck by a falling crane. Sarah Wong, 19, was just a few short weeks from finishing her freshman year at Seattle Pacific University. According to reports, the crane was being used on an active construction site in Seattle. The […]

Should I Accept an Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?

Life can be stressful after an unexpected car accident. You’re forced to deal with injuries and figure out how to repair or replace a damaged vehicle. Accident-related costs will add up quickly. In fact, it’s common for a car accident to cost thousands of dollars. It’s easy to begin to stress about your financial situation. […]

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Los Angeles?

When you drive in California, you have an obligation to make sure that you don’t put anyone else in harm’s way. State law limits what you can and cannot do behind the wheel. You can’t get behind the wheel if you’re drunk and there are serious restrictions on when and how you can use your […]

Two Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accidents

Earlier this month, two pedestrians were struck and killed in Huntington Beach traffic accidents. The two accidents occurred several hours apart and are believed to be unrelated. However, reports indicate that neither pedestrian was using a crosswalk at the time the accidents occurred. Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident Statistics Huntington Beach doesn’t rank as one of […]

Motorcyclist Injured in 2015 Los Angeles Crash to Receive $6.1 Million From the City

A Los Angeles motorcyclist will receive $6.1 million from the city of Los Angeles for injuries he suffered in a 2015 crash. According to reports, Philip Ramon Alvarez was riding his motorcycle in San Pedro when he struck several potholes on Western Ave. The hazardous road conditions caused him to crash. He suffered severe injuries […]

Will I Have to Go to Court If I File a Personal Injury Claim?

An unexpected accident can be expensive. Fortunately, you have the right to obtain compensation if someone else caused your injuries. Thanks to the popularity of legal dramas on TV, it’s widely believed that you’ll have to go to court if you file a personal injury lawsuit. However, this isn’t necessarily true. It’s entirely possible to […]

4 Ways to Stay Safe and Avoid a Car Accident This St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day, the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the United States, is just around the corner. Millions of Americans are expected to celebrate by throwing back a few pints of Guinness and some Irish whiskey. Unfortunately, many of these Americans will also get behind the wheel of a car. Statistics show that there […]