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What Happens to Me If I Hit a Pedestrian with My Car?

July 8, 2024 Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Pedestrian, Traffic

Hitting a pedestrian is common in major cities and other densely populated areas like California. In 2021 alone, the Golden State recorded a total of 1,108 pedestrian fatalities, showcasing a 9.3% increase from the previous year.  This alarming trend has compelled the government to prioritize pedestrian safety. They’ve established new legislation requiring counties to make […]

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Understanding the Legal Difference Between Battery and Assault

Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Assault, Misconduct

Battery and assault are often mistakenly combined into one offense.  For example, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) groups battery and assault together when reporting crime statistics. According to the DOJ, there were 72,366 reports of battery and assault in 2022.  But despite being reported together, battery and assault are distinct offenses with different legal […]

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Death at a Los Angeles Water Park

María López Garcia Accidents, Negligence, Premise Liability

12-Year-Old Child Dies in Medical Incident at Irvine’s Wild Rivers Water Park California is known for its exciting and large amusement parks. As one of the main tourist attractions, it is home to famous parks such as Disneyland Park, Universal Studios Hollywood, Legoland or the Wild Rivers Water Park in Irvine, where there was a […]

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Police Coercion for False Confessions in California

June 24, 2024 María López Garcia Accidents, Misconduct, Police

Police Coerce Man to Confess to a Crime that Never Happened; Fontana Pays the Victim $900K in Damages The behavior of law enforcement officers in California has resulted in numerous cases of police misconduct. Many of these stories involve police pursuits, negligence, corrupt cops, lethal use of Tasers, or police dog bites. However, the most […]

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$7.5M for Wrongful Death in Prison, Poor Working Conditions Net $450K, and Rampant Police Abuse

California’s May News Round-Up Features Police Torture, Children Killed by Drunk Drivers, and Violence on LA Buses In this edition of our May 2024 personal injury roundup, we feature stories about California accidents that occurred in different areas. First, we highlight a significant increase in the number of assaults throughout the state. As we will […]

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Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in California

June 5, 2024 María López Garcia Accidents, Attorney, Injury

An Experienced Accident Lawyer Can Help Victims Get the Compensation They Deserve You never know when you might be involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Tripping on poorly maintained stairs, being hit in a crosswalk, hitting a bicyclist, or suffering a traffic collision are some of the leading causes of injury in […]

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What to Do If You Receive A Concussion from A Rideshare Accident

May 31, 2024 Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Negligence, Ride Sharing, Traffic

Suffering a rideshare accident is common in California, as the state has the highest number of Uber drivers in the US—over 200,000 per quarter. These accidents can result in a range of injuries, from minor bruises to severe conditions like concussions. If you’ve sustained severe injuries in a rideshare accident, prompt medical attention is crucial. […]

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The 6 Most Common Pedestrian Accidents and How to Seek Compensation

California’s picturesque roads, with their lush scenery and mild climate, invite walkers to embrace a healthier lifestyle. However, behind this charm lies a stark reality: pedestrian accidents. In 2022 alone, California’s pedestrian fatality rate rose to 1.29 deaths per 100,000 people, significantly higher than the national average of 1.04 fatalities. Despite new legislation aimed at […]

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Pedestrian Rights at Intersections: Your Legal Guide

May 30, 2024 Alan Ahdoot Accidents, Pedestrian, Traffic

Pedestrian accidents can occur unexpectedly, even in designated crosswalks where they have the right of way. Various factors, such as missing or damaged signage, vehicles malfunctioning, and speeding, can significantly increase the risk of collisions in these areas.  Thousands of pedestrians have lost their lives in motor vehicle-related accidents, with one out of every six […]

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