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How do you handle an auto accident in California? Our personal injury attorney has some stories that could help you learn about your rights.

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What Do I Do if My Child is Injured in a Car Accident?

By Andrew Ritholz |

The only thing scarier than being seriously injured in a car accident is imagining your child hurt. If your child was injured by a negligent driver, what can you do? Can your child recover damages for their injuries, even if they are too young to bring a lawsuit? Read on for a discussion of… Read More »

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If You Are a Passenger in a Car Accident, Can You Sue for Your Injuries?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Car accidents often involve more than just drivers. Pedestrians, bike riders, motorcycle riders, and passengers may all be hurt in a car crash. If you were injured in a car accident in which you were a passenger, can you recover for your injuries? Against whom do you bring a claim? Continue reading for a… Read More »

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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage If I Have Health Insurance?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Car insurance is expensive.  Even the minimum coverage required by law can cost California drivers thousands of dollars a year.  It is, however, a necessary evil.  Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance is meant to cover accidents with someone who has violated the law by driving without the appropriate insurance coverage.  We recently discussed how your rates… Read More »

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5 Factors Used to Calculate My Car Accident Settlement

By Andrew Ritholz |

A car accident can not only put your physical health in peril; it can also deal a major blow to your financial health. You may be worried about how you’re going to pay the bills that are mounting after a crash, wondering how much you can expect to get from a car accident settlement… Read More »

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4 Leading Causes for Traffic Accidents

By Andrew Ritholz |

In 2017 there were over 3,600 deaths related to traffic accidents in California. That is more than a 13 percent increase in traffic fatalities over 2015. The total number of injury-causing traffic collisions has likewise increased in California in recent years: According to the 2018 Annual Report from California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS),… Read More »

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What Factors Will Affect My Car Accident Claim?

By Andrew Ritholz |

One of the most common questions we get from clients is how much they can expect to recover after a car accident in California. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are a number of factors that affect the potential amount of your recovery for an auto crash. Types of damages available in a… Read More »

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Why Senior Drivers Are More Likely to Be Injured in a Car Accident

What Is Defensive Driving and How Can It Help Me?

By Andrew Ritholz |

As a driver, you may have come across the term defensive driving, but you might be unsure of what exactly it is. Some drivers confuse the term with the type of driving course that many inexperienced drivers take, while other drivers believe the term pertains to a style of driving. In truth, defensive driving… Read More »

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Are Automakers Avoiding Liability for Autonomous Vehicles?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Here in California, if an automobile equipped with autonomous drive functionality caused a crash while in driverless mode, the makers of that vehicle could be held responsible for the crash. This seems like a pretty common-sense solution to a potentially complicated problem, but would it surprise you to learn automakers almost avoided liability for… Read More »

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What Happens When Road Rage Causes an Accident?

By Andrew Ritholz |

The phrase “road rage” is recognized and used all over the country these days, but you may recall that the Los Angeles area has the dubious distinction of being the birthplace of the term after driver shootings on the 405, 110, and 10 freeways in the late 1980’s prompted newscasters to start calling these… Read More »

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An irresponsible texting driver is about to run over a pedestrian at an intersection which shows how dangerous texting and driving is. Stop the text and stop the wrecks.

Can I Recover Money From a Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident?

By Andrew Ritholz |

There are few things more shocking and unjust than being struck by a car or truck only to have the driver flee the scene. As with any vehicle accident involving a pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who nearly always suffers the worst injuries, and because the pedestrian was not driving at the time, he… Read More »

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