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San Diego Streets May Be Traffic Free, But You Should Still Be Careful

By San Diego Attorney on August 12, 2020

Ever since mid-March, traffic has been in flux across California, and San Diego streets have definitely shown that. The California Stay at Home Order resulted in a massive drop in collisions across the city for the first few weeks as drivers were not packing the roads to get to work or about their daily lives. However, that does not mean the streets are completely free of negligent drivers.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Mexico Border Crossing Accidents

By San Diego Attorney on July 26, 2020

Because of the proximity to Mexico, many residents of San Diego consider a weekend stay at a resort along Rosarito Beach or a day trip to Tijuana. Traveling south of the border is easy if you take the blue line to San Ysidro Station or parking nearby and simply walk through customs. However, drivers should be aware of how their insurance policy operates in another country and what they should do if they are in an accident.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Evidence in a Slip and Fall Case

By San Diego Attorney on July 16, 2020

We have all been told to take photos, get witness statements, and contact the police during a car accident, but what about a bad fall? Whether you slipped in the entrance to a restaurant or fell down a flight of stairs in an office building, you are likely in a lot of pain, confused, and unsure about what to do next. Most people do not assume they have a case and contribute the fall to clumsiness, but for those who do believe they have a case, how to collect evidence may be unclear.

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Posted in: Slip and Fall

What You Need to Know About Bail Reform in California

By San Diego Attorney on July 5, 2020

On the November 2020 ballot, California voters will have the option of abolishing bail in the state. This is a drastic shift in how the criminal justice system operates in our state and will influence the early stages of a criminal trial. Instead of paying bail after an arrest, defendants will be evaluated with a pretrial assessment review that will determine whether or not you are released from jail prior to your arraignment. This process may prove difficult for most defendants to understand initially and several factors can influence your assessment.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Evidence Is Important in a Truck Accident Case?

By San Diego Attorney on June 27, 2020

Truck accidents can be violent, devastating, and shocking, often making it hard for any one driver to fully understand what happened. Recalling the events of an accident can be a draining experience for a victim and it may be difficult to file a claim based on only a victim’s memories. Having hard evidence can go a long way to ensuring proper compensation, but what evidence is most important?

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

And the Winner of the 2020 Against the Current Scholarship Is…

By San Diego Attorney on June 23, 2020

With the first half of 2020 behind us, the team at jD LAW, P.C. are proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Against the Current Scholarship! We have thoroughly enjoyed reading through our five finalists’ essays and debating the merits and virtues of each applicant. It was a tough battle, but, like our finalists, we enjoy the struggle.

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Posted in: About JD Law

Hidden Costs to Recovery

By San Diego Attorney on June 19, 2020

The long-term costs of recovering from a car accident can be far higher than expected. In addition to physical injuries that can have a long-lasting impact and may require months or years of treatment, it is not uncommon for a victim to suffer mental and emotional trauma, with effects that can last a year or more after the accident.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Is Petty Theft a Misdemeanor or Felony in California?

By San Diego Attorney on June 11, 2020

Misdemeanors and felonies can be a complicated topic for the everyday person to understand, especially when faced with criminal charges. In cases of petty theft, the difference relies on the judgment of the prosecution, who may make a decision based on your history, the nature of the crime, and, most importantly, the amount of money involved in the crime.

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Posted in: Theft Crimes

5 Finalists Revealed for the jD LAW, P.C. 2020 Scholarship!

By San Diego Attorney on June 9, 2020

Standing by your beliefs when others doubt you is a true challenge of character – and so is applying for a $1,000 nationwide scholarship! From the day we announced the Against the Current Scholarship to the deadline on May 26, 2020, we received over 330 applications from students all around the country.

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Posted in: About JD Law

The Bias Against Bikers and Motorcyclists

By San Diego Attorney on June 4, 2020

After decades of TV and movie portrayals, motorcyclists often have a media-generated reputation to overcome when seeking compensation in an accident. The average American may consider motorcycle riders to be reckless, hell-raising gang members with a proclivity for breaking the law. In truth, most motorcycle riders are upstanding, law-abiding members of the community who simply enjoy the freedom of cruising the open road. Nevertheless, to prevail in a claim for compensation, a personal injury lawyer representing an injured motorcyclist often faces the task of overcoming certain biases.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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