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Is It Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in California?

Car Accidents | March 15, 2021

It is your responsibility as a driver to pay attention to the driving task while operating a motor vehicle in California. Paying attention means more than just keeping your eyes on the road – it also means keeping your other senses attuned to driving, including your hearing. It is important to consider the potential ramifications…

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Have Fatal Car Accidents Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Car Accidents | March 8, 2021

The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic sent cities around the U.S. into full lockdowns. Most companies transitioned their employees to remote work wherever possible, while others had to downsize and lay workers off. COVID-19 lockdowns led to a dramatic decrease in traffic around the country. Despite this, car accident statistics show an increase in fatal collisions. Traffic Down,…

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Who Is Liable for a Multi-Car Crash in California?

Car Accidents | February 24, 2021

In California, under the state’s traditional tort-based law, the person or party at fault for causing a car accident will be responsible for paying for damages. In many car accident cases, liability is between only two drivers. Fault will go to the driver who broke a roadway rule and caused the collision. In a multi-car…

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California’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law

Personal Injury | February 16, 2021

Many accidents do not only involve the fault of one party. In some cases, two or more defendants share the blame for a plaintiff’s injuries. In others, the plaintiff shares the fault for his or her own accident and injury. In this scenario, the plaintiff may or may not be barred from financial recovery depending…

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Common Defenses Against Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury | February 9, 2021

If you wish to pursue compensation for an injury in California, be prepared for the defendant to use one or more defense strategies to try to avoid liability. The civil justice system works by giving both parties a chance to state their sides of the case. If the case goes before a judge or jury,…

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Pedestrian Laws in California

Car Accidents | February 2, 2021

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. When pedestrians and vehicles collide, the results can be disastrous. Los Angeles is an especially dangerous place for pedestrians, with heavy road traffic and busy downtown areas. If every driver and pedestrian obeyed pedestrian laws in California, there would be far fewer collisions. Learn about right-of-way laws in…

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