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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 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

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

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

Does AB5 Affect Third-Party Construction Claims?

By San Diego Attorney on May 27, 2020

Prior to AB5, independent construction contractors could hold construction companies and property owners liable for any injuries, as they were considered third-parties for not providing workers’ compensation. However, AB5 shifts the classification of independent contractors in California, and may impact the legal procedures for work injury claims.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Dog Walker Safety Tips

By San Diego Attorney on May 20, 2020

Dog walking is an occupation that has several benefits. It provides fresh air and exercise for you, as well as for the pets you are walking. It lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces stress, and builds stronger muscles and bones. It provides a unique source of income that allows walkers to spend time with man’s best friend. However, in addition to the benefits, this occupation has several risks.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Recovering from a Car Accident

By San Diego Attorney on March 21, 2020

In 2018, there were 1,894,000 non-fatal motor vehicle crashes involving injuries in the U.S., as reported by the Insurance Information Institute (III). While these individuals may have avoided death, there are still considerable costs associated with a non-fatal car accident injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or broken bones. Recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy process, depending on the nature and severity of your injuries.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Does Pain and Suffering Mean Legally in California?

By San Diego Attorney on February 29, 2020

In most personal injury cases, economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, are the core elements of the claim. However, many accidents caused by someone else’s negligence also result in pain and suffering, which can adversely affect a victim’s recovery. Damages for pain and suffering, with certain restrictions, are allowed under state law.

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Hit By a Drunk Driver? What Are Your Legal Options?

By San Diego Attorney on February 9, 2020

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you have a good chance of winning a claim for compensation in court. However, a lawsuit is not your only option. It may be possible to receive a fair settlement from the drunk driver’s insurance company, particularly if you have an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer negotiating skillfully on your behalf.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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