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5 Reasons Why Personal Injury Lawsuits Take Time

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, the first thing on your mind is likely how much in damages you may be able to recover. After that, however, you are probably wondering how long the entire process will take. The truth is that there is no set amount of time that a…

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The Complete Guide to Motorcycle Safety Gear

Riding a motorcycle is a mode of transportation that is 33 times more dangerous than driving a car. To mitigate the risks of being so exposed to the elements, it is essential to wear gear that would save your life in the event of a crash and prevent common motorcycle accident injuries.Wearing the proper gear…

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Los Angeles Unified School District in the Process of Being Sued

Scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter account, you see sexual harassment and abuse claims against famous celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, and Senator Al Franken. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get caught up in celebrity news, but are you aware of sexual abuse happening in your own neighborhood? Sexual…

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Rental Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

A car accident may be the furthest thing from your mind when you’re researching rental cars. But the rental car agent will most certainly bring it up when you pick up your vehicle. That’s because they’ll offer you additional insurance coverage. Do you know what coverage to accept and what to turn down? It’s so…

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Motorcycle Safety in All Types of Weather

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While that usually means warmer weather, the month kicked off with an uncharacteristically cool and gloomy day in Southern California. Of course, this being the Golden State warm sunny days are on the horizon, just in time for the weekend. Given this generally great weather, it’s no surprise…

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How often do motorcycles crash?

Approximately 236 motorcycle crashes result in injuries every day in the United States, with an average of about 86,000 total injuries from crashes per year (2011-2015). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, with 4,976 reported deaths in 2015 alone. The amount of motorcycle accident injuries in the U.S. have also…

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Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Car accidents are, by nature, unpredictable. There is no exact science to forecasting or preventing them. However, there are evident patterns in when and where crashes occur – and knowing these patterns can help reduce the risk of an incident. In this article, we cover a few common accident scenarios and what you can do…

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Dealing with Insurance After an Accident

Drivers are taught to exchange information with other drivers when an accident occurs. But after a car accident, how should you deal with insurance companies? If you don’t know, that’s okay! You’re not alone. Traffic accidents are chaotic, and dealing with insurance companies can be confusing, even for the most experienced drivers. Take a moment…

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Can a Volunteer Sue For Wrongful Termination?

California is considered an “at-will” state, meaning you can be fired for any reason except for those listed under the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). It is due to FEHA that an unpaid volunteer and intern may sue their employer if they were unlawfully terminated because of discrimination or as a form of…

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Journal Your Way to A Higher Settlement

Car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, any type of accident can lead to costly injuries. Even something as simple as whiplash can require thousands of dollars to treat! Why should you have to pay because of someone else’s negligent act? You shouldn’t! But to win the compensation you deserve, you’ll need evidence for your case.…

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