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How Do I Reject an Insurance Settlement Offer for a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car accident and followed the proper procedures for filing a claim, then the next step is waiting for the car insurance adjuster to offer you a settlement. Settlement offers offer compensation for your injuries and damages. They also “settle” or “end” your claim. By accepting the settlement, you also…

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Who Can File a Long Beach Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A sudden death of your loved one is shocking and upsetting. When the death results from someone else’s fault, it is normal to have questions about your legal options. For surviving family members a wrongful death lawsuit may be in order. It is impossible to replace a loved one whose death occurred due to another’s…

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How Does Compensation Work for a Shared Liability Car Accident in California?

In California, the at-fault party for an auto accident is responsible for damages. The theory is straightforward in concept. However, it often becomes far more complicated in reality. There are many confounding factors that can make car accident liability difficult to calculate and assign. For example, what happens when two or more drivers share blame…

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Effects of Lane Splitting on Motorcycle Accidents in California

Lane Splitting and California Motorycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents remain a serious safety problem in California. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that in 2014, motorcycle accidents injured 11,000 people. All too often, the general public simply assumes that bikers must be at fault for their own accidents. There is an unfair perception that motorcyclists often…

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What Are Common Deposition Questions for an Auto Accident Lawsuit?

Most car accident claims settle without ever going to court. However, when parties cannot come to a fair settlement, a claimant may  file an auto accident lawsuit to get the compensation amount they deserve. When they file suit, depositions will ensue and your personal injury lawyer will be able to interview the defendant. It is…

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What Can I Expect from a Free Consultation with a Car Accident Lawyer?

Before you hire an attorney to represent you for your auto accident claim, you should schedule a free consultation. Nearly all auto accident lawyers offer cost-free consultations, in which you can ask the attorney any questions that you may have about the claim process, as well as his or her experience in car accident law….

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The Top 10 Personal Injury Mistakes That May Limit Your Claim

Here is the text version of these mistakes to avoid in case you are interested in re-publishing. However, we do ask that you give us credit for the material. 1. Failing To File A Police Report. Promptly call and report the accident to police, highway patrol or the local authorities so they may write a…

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California Law Requires Cars To Give 3 Feet of Clearance for Bicyclists

The State of California has joined 21 other states that include Arkansas, Nevada, Maryland, and Oklahoma in passing a law requiring drivers of vehicles to give bicyclists 3 feet of clearance when passing by them. Officially named the Three Feet for Safety Act, the new law will take effect on September 16, 2014.  Currently, drivers…

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2014 Drunk Driving Video Essay Scholarship Winner

The winner of The Beliz Law Firm Scholarship 2014 is Jacob Laureanti. On behalf of The Beliz Law Firm, we want to congratulate Jacob for his video essay regarding the effects of drunk driving. We also want to say thank you to everyone who submitted videos for the scholarship. Check out Jacob’s scholarship winning video…

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