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Rising National Rate of Truck Accidents According to NHTSA Report

By Andrew Ritholz |

An accident seemingly from a Hollywood movie stopped traffic on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena this weekend when a semi-truck crashed and erupted in flames.  The accident is part of an alarming trend over the last decade which has seen a meteoric rise in the number of injury accidents involving large trucks and buses,… Read More »

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What Do Our Lawyers Look for in Truck Accident Cases?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Eighteen-wheeler trucks and tractor trailers are a normal modern appearance on the road. Truck transportation is vital for our modern economy to succeed, and this type of vehicle transport makes the delivery of goods and services quicker and easier. These 50-foot long tractor trailers can weight up to 70,000 pounds, and when they are… Read More »

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California Law: Dangerous and Defective Highways

How Do I Report a Dangerous Road Defect?

By Andrew Ritholz |

No matter where you live, you have probably encountered some sort of road defect on your way to work. Road defects refer to situations where a problem develops due to the negligence of a party responsible for maintaining the road. There are several road blocks and problems that can appear on any road, but… Read More »

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How Do I Collect a Personal Injury Judgment From a Defendant?

By Andrew Ritholz |

If you have suffered personal injury and already won a judgment for financial recovery in a personal injury suit from a defendant, then you may feel like your job is done. But the most challenging aspect of your road to financial recovery may be just starting. Although a judge or jury may have found… Read More »

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New Study Gives State-by-State View of How We Get Injured

By Andrew Ritholz |

Is your body in perfect working order at this moment? Chances are, it is not. British researchers released a report in 2012 finding that the average person suffers 124 ailments each year, which means they suffer nearly 10,000 such ailments over their lifetime (9,672 to be exact). The criteria for ailment in that study… Read More »

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Can I Recover in an Auto Accident Lawsuit if I Was Jaywalking?

By Andrew Ritholz |

In many collisions involving automobiles and pedestrians, the driver of the car will argue that the pedestrian was at fault for not following the law. And, it is in fact the case that a number of such collisions do involve pedestrians who entered the street either against the light or where there was not… Read More »

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Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in California?

By Andrew Ritholz |

A dog bite may not seem like the kind of action you sue over until you see the devastating consequences of a dog bite up close. Dog bites, especially those that break the skin, can involve expensive trips to the emergency room, thousands of dollars in medical bills, prolonged pain and suffering, and extended… Read More »

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What Factors Do I Need to Show to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Every day you probably see a billboard, bus sign, flyer, newspaper ad, or radio or TV commercial telling you that if you’ve been in an accident, you may be able to win a large settlement or verdict worth many thousands or even millions of dollars. And yet we’ve all had accidents in our life… Read More »

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What Factors Can Reduce Your Personal Injury Settlement?

By Andrew Ritholz |

In a successful personal injury suit, you are generally entitled to recover the full cost of your injuries from an accident over your lifetime: medical bills, lost income and reduced earning potential, and pain and suffering for starters. But in many cases, plaintiffs will find that their full recovery might be reduced in a… Read More »

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How to Establish Vicarious Liability in a Personal Injury Case

By Andrew Ritholz |

When you are injured by the negligent act of another, then the individual who committed the negligent act is liable to you. But other parties may also be liable to you based on the legal theory of vicarious liability, and those parties may be in a much better financial position (through either insurance or… Read More »

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