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What to Do After a Truck Accident in California

A car accident with a semi-truck is different than one between two smaller vehicles, like a car, motorcycle, or standard pickup truck. In addition, there may be more parties involved since many semi-trucks are owned by companies rather than individuals. There may be different laws and regulations, and injuries tend to be more severe given…

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Do You Need a Helmet in California?

If you ride a motorcycle in California, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the applicable California helmet law and obey all of the rules that apply to you. You also have the right to stand up for yourself in the event you are following applicable rules and you are in an accident that was not…

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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer after an accident is an important decision. For many people, being involved in an accident is an emotional and overwhelming event. Hiring a skilled California personal injury attorney can be a wise decision to help bring you peace of mind and ensure you have someone who will represent your interests….

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Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in California

The Code of Civil Procedure, Sect. 335.1 sets forth the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death suit in California as two years from the date of injury or death. This is the case with most wrongful death claims, but there are several other situations where a different statute of limitations could apply. Wrongful…

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California Bicycle Laws Every Cyclist Should Know

California bike laws are included in the California Vehicle Code (CVC), which contains the state laws that determine how and where bicycles can legally ride. In general, bicyclists have many of the same responsibilities and rights as those driving a motor vehicle. Important Bicycle Laws in California There are a number of important bicycle laws…

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What is the Average Settlement from a Slip and Fall Case in Long Beach?

Many of our clients come to us after slipping and falling. Some of them had to go to the hospital to deal with various injuries like concussions, torn ligaments, or broken bones. Nevertheless, many clients are worried that they shouldn’t even pursue a lawsuit because they won’t receive enough money. This belief is misguided. Below,…

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Average Personal Injury Settlement Amounts

No one really knows the “average” amount of compensation injured victims receive in a personal injury settlement. Many different factors are in play that no two cases are exactly alike. Rather than worry about the “average” amount of money available, you should strive to better understand what factors go into determining how much compensation our…

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What Should I Do if I am Rear-Ended by a Semi-Truck

Getting Rear-Ended by a Semi-Truck Often Leads to Serious Injuries Settling with the insurance company after an accident like this is usually a big mistake. An experienced truck accident lawyer can make sure you aren’t stuck with unfair bills and worries after the crash. With Michael Beliz, consultations are free, so call today. Learn more…

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Common Injuries Faced by Pedestrians After a Car Accident

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, they very seldom have the advantage. The car is larger and it’s moving faster. Even a car moving at the relatively slow speed of 10 mph can do serious irreversible damage to a defenseless pedestrian. While the pedestrian has a duty to obey traffic signals and traffic…

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