Personal Injury

What are the Laws in California Regarding a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?

It’s dangerous out there being a pedestrian. Not only do you have to worry about California’s crumbling sidewalks, but distracted and aggressive motorists show very little respect for pedestrians. According to one source, pedestrian deaths account for 22% of all traffic fatalities, so it important that pedestrians protect themselves. At the Beliz Law Firm, we…

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Are Seat Belts Required in the Backseat of a Car in California?

Seat belts save lives. This simple fact is the reason that every passenger in a car in California must wear a seat belt, even when riding in the back seat. The California seat belt law is found in the Motor Vehicle Code § 27315 and is strictly enforced. Seat Belts are Required Under the California…

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What Time of Day do Most Car Accidents Happen?

Car accidents can strike at any time. However, your chances of suffering an accident increase when there are more people on the road. For that reason, drivers should expect the most accidents to occur during rush hour traffic. And statistics bear this assumption out. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most…

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What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in California?

The personal injury statute of limitations California can vary from case to case depending upon the type of injury and how it happened. If you recently suffered a personal injury in California, it is extremely important to understand how the statute of limitations can affect your claim and, in some cases, bar you from seeking…

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How Long Do Slip and Fall Injury Cases Take to Resolve?

When you get hurt in a serious slip and fall accident, you are probably wondering: how long does a slip and fall case take to settle? The short answer is that slip and fall accidents can take varying times to resolve, and the timetable for any given slip and fall case in California or elsewhere…

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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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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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Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Nearly everyone understands the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Media is saturated with campaigns that discuss legal penalties faced by those who are arrested while intoxicated behind the wheel. Of course, many other advertisements show the serious injuries and fatalities that may result from drinking and driving. Sadly, even with this information, many people…

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How Much Are Personal Injury Lawyer Fees in California?

California Personal Injury Lawyer Fees Injured in an accident? You might wonder if you’re eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills and other issues. You might also be unsure if hiring a personal injury attorney is worth the money. Unlike most other lawyers, personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means inability…

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