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The End of Daylight Savings Can Wreak Havoc on the Roads

Every autumn, we all celebrate the time when we can turn our clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep. However, the appreciation for the end of Daylight Savings time is often short-lived and can dissipate quickly when the sun starts setting by 5 p.m. or earlier. Not only does this rob many people…

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Understanding Orange County Dog Bite Laws

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you know it can take a physical and emotional toll. Minor bites may result in just a small laceration or bruise, but more serious bites can cause significant injury, infection or even death if the animal had a dangerous disease. In many cases, dog bite victims have grounds…

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What Causes Serious Semi-Truck Accidents?

While any motor vehicle accident can be serious, crashes that involve at least one large commercial vehicle can cause especially severe damage and injuries. Because truck collisions can have such serious consequences, it is important to be aware of the common causes of these crashes. This is not only to prevent semi-truck accidents from happening…

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4 Things to Do after a Car Accident

No one plans on getting in a car accident, so it is no surprise that most accident victims have no idea what to do in the days and weeks immediately following an accident. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your accident claim is preserved and that your recovery is maximized. Put…

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Recognizing Negligence after a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and falls accidents are consistently among the most common cause of accidental injury in the Tustin area. These incidents can occur anywhere, including in your home, at school, at work, or while you are walking down the sidewalk. According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall accidents are responsible for nearly 9 million…

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California Premises Liability

What is the legal standard for CA property owners?
California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)  1001. Basic Duty of Care

A person who [owns/leases/occupies/controls] property is negligent if he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. A person who [owns/leases/occupies/ controls] property must use reasonable care to discover any unsafe conditions and to repair, replace, or give adequate warning of anything that could be reasonably expected to harm others.

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Should You Trust your Insurance Company

Many people who are involved in an accident are surprised to learn that insurance companies aren’t likely to offer a fair or complete settlement. It’s important to know that insurance companies want to make a profit—and they invest billions in hiring investigators, adjusters, and defense lawyers who are trained to minimize any potential claim payout.…

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Documenting The Evidence Of A Car Accident

If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s crucial to document and preserve as much evidence as possible. Failure to do this is the biggest reason car accident victims do not receive the compensation they should if they file a personal injury claim. Here are some steps to follow in order to appropriately document evidence…

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Important Information About Your Insurance Coverage

Even if you’re never involved in an accident, every driver should understand what type of coverage is provided by the auto insurance policy they hold. There are several clauses you should know about in your policy beyond liability insurance, which covers you in the event that you’re found at fault for negligence that causes injury…

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