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How Prop 213 may affect your car accident injury lawsuit

Several years ago voters in California passed Proposition 213 (also known as Prop 213) that says uninsured motorists are not allowed to collect damages for pain and suffering even if the other party is at fault. It can be a bit complicated and confusing. LA Injury Group would like to help clear up some of the misconceptions by letting you know how Prop 213 may affect you. At its core Prop 213 only affects the uninsured driver of the vehicle, but not the passengers. If you were a passenger in a vehicle driven by an uninsured motorist you can still collect...

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Man Killed in Accident Likely Due To Not Wearing Seatbelt

Early morning on Friday Oct. 30 a 20-year-old Burbank man was speeding down the 5 freeway in his Ford Fiesta. As he approached the Ventura Freeway he rear-ended a truck. The driver was ejected from his car and died at the scene. The impact of the accident caused the Fiesta to flip multiple times up the roadside embankment. Investigators believe he was not wearing his seat belt even though the car was equipped with five-point racing seat belts. The driver of the truck was not injured. Officials are currently investigating the accident. While there is no way of knowing for sure if he...

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Did you know “personal injury” consists of all these types of practices LA Injury Group handles?

Car Accidents Trucking & Big Rig Accidents Bus & Metro Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Bicycle Accidents Pedestrian Accidents Slip & Fall Injury on City Property Quadriplegia Brain Injuries & TBI Wrongful Death Spinal Cord Injuries Animal Attacks | Dog Bites Defective Products Insurance Bad Faith If you have been injured from any of these types of cases, you must call us today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION at 818-240-1800 or toll free 888-500-1006. Do not delay another day as it may work against you if prolonged!...

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Assigning Fault in a Car Accident

Determining who is at fault in a car accident can be a complicated and difficult task. Even single car accidents can have more than one person or entity at fault. Fault can come from a variety of different places. Here we will discuss some of the more common ways that fault is determined in a car accident. If there is more than one car involved in the car accident the initial investigation will try to determine who is at fault. Fault can include one driver breaking a rule of the road, losing control of their car, or simple negligence where they...

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Poor People More Likely to Die in Auto Accidents

A recent study has shown that while auto safety is at an all-time high, and traffic fatalities are on the decline, only those who are financially well off benefit from these developments. The Washington Post reported (based on research from the National Center for Health Statistics) that rich people are far more likely to benefit from modern safety technology and therefore be much safer when driving. Modern cars now come with a variety of safety features including collision warnings and brakes that are automatically applied if a potential accident is detected. Better, higher quality headlights and even cars with night vision...

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Getting a Lawyer to Help with Auto Accident Damages or Injuries

If you have been involved in an auto accident that has resulted in damages to your vehicle or property, or caused any sort of injury, it is important that you visit an attorney that specializes in personal injury law. What may seem like a simple, open and closed case can quickly become complex. In many case if you file a claim with an insurance company they will likely offer you as little money as possible to settle. They may also insist on your car getting lower quality parts or being repaired by a specific shop that they likely work with. You...

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GM Settles Lawsuit Regarding Death Due to a Faulty Ignition Switch

General Motors has reached a settlement in a second case involving a faulty ignition switch. The lawsuit first filed in 2010 helped launch a massive recall of vehicles dating back to 2001. The suit accused GM of knowing that the ignition switch in several of their cars was faulty, yet covering up the evidence in order to save money. 29-year-old Brooke Melton was driving her Chevy Cobalt when the faulty ignition switch caused the car to lose power. The loss of power led to her losing control of the vehicle and sending her into oncoming traffic. The resulting accident caused her...

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What Is Negligence and How Is It Established?

Negligence is the failure to exercise legally required care that provides protection to a person or persons and the result of that lack of care results in an injury. In order to determine if you can bring a lawsuit for negligence there are four requirements you must reach. Those four are: Duty Breach Causation Damages Duty is the obligation by a person or company that requires them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care in order to protect persons carrying out certain activities and keep them safe. At its most basic we all have a duty not to light a person’s...

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How Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Start?

In most cases medical malpractice lawsuits have a time deadline. You must file your suit within two years of the error/problem taking place. In most cases if you do not file within that two year window your case will be thrown out. This means time is of the essence. If you feel like you have been a victim of medical malpractice you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney for their help. Medical malpractice can come in many different forms. Obvious situations might be a surgeon operating on the wrong area of a body or a doctor prescribing the wrong medication...

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Caitlyn Jenner Hit with a Second Lawsuit from Her Car Accident

Just a few days ago Caitlyn Jenner, still riding a high of positive press from her Vanity Fair cover, announced that she planned to ask the court to throw out the first lawsuit filed against her stemming from a fatal car accident she was involved in back in February. Today it was announced that a second lawsuit has been filed. The original suit was brought on by the step-children of Kim Howe’s whose car was rear ended by Jenner causing her car to enter the oncoming traffic lane where it was struck head-on and she was killed. Another driver involved in...

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