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Is California a No-Fault State for Car Accidents?

A common question about California auto insurance laws is, Is California a no-fault state? The short answer is no, California is not a no-fault state for auto accidents. This means that the person responsible (i.e, the “at-fault” party) for the car accident has to pay for the resulting injuries and property damage. For this reason, California is an at-fault...

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What to Know About Being Hit by a Drunk Driver in California

According to recent statistics, drunk driving makes up over 33% of the state’s traffic fatalities. California has over 1,000 drunk driving fatalities per year. With numbers approaching epidemic levels, many Californian drivers may worry whether they will be next to have their lives permanently altered at the hands of a careless individual. The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart represents victims injured...

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A Guide to Bicycle Product Liability and Cycling Injuries 

Bicycles are a primary means of transportation for many people—especially those living in big cities like San Francisco. However, every time you get on a bike, you accept some risks. While most people think these risks relate to accidents between bicyclists and vehicles, another risk factor is the bicycle itself. Defective bicycles or bicycle parts also cause serious accidents...

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What Is the Average Product Liability Settlement Amount in California?

There are really no two ways about it: if a defective product injures you, the manufacturer is liable for the damages. This is because the California product liability law is a law that applies strict liability. With strict liability, the intent and negligence of the defendant are irrelevant in attributing liability. For California product liability, all that matters is...

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Don’t Let Litigation Costs Overwhelm Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Although something like 97% of all personal injury lawsuits eventually settle short of jury trial, they can nonetheless be very expensive because of the costs of litigation. Most reputable injury lawyers advance costs for the client, but these advanced costs must be re-paid to the lawyer when (and if) the case settles or goes to trial judgment. My typical...

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Instant Pot Product Liability

The Instant Pot is a popular choice for families to prepare home-cooked meals because of its speed and convenience. Despite the company advertising many safety features, an Instant Pot accident is more likely than you think. In recent years, Instant Pot has recalled hundreds of thousands of cookers for overheating, exploding, and melting. If you’ve experienced an accident with...

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Serious Burn Injury Average Lawsuit Settlement

In 2008, over 410,000 burn injuries happened in the United States, and approximately 40,000 people needed hospitalization. Between 1993 to 2021, 94% of burn injuries were accidents. If your injury occurred because of someone’s carelessness, you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries.  Most personal injury cases settle out of court. Thus, you may be wondering about typical...

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True or False – Does the Pedestrian Always Have the Right of Way?

With more and more people looking at their phones while crossing the street, it is not surprising pedestrians are getting hurt all the time. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in California, you may be wondering, what your rights and responsibilities are as a pedestrian. Below, the experienced California pedestrian attorneys at The Law Office of...

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Filing an Injury Claim Against an Airbnb in San Francisco

Many people who travel for work or fun use Airbnb. Although most guests enjoy their Airbnb rentals, some have had unpleasant and even harmful experiences. If you suffered injuries during an Airbnb stay, you might have an injury claim against Airbnb. However, since Airbnb claims can be complicated, it’s best to consult with an experienced attorney. Can I Sue...

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Getting Compensation for Accident Claims That Exceed Policy Limits

Car accidents on California roadways often result in property damage and, in some cases, devastating injuries and fatalities. When property damage, injury, or death occur, thousands of dollars in expenses can pile up. Car crash victims may also suffer debilitating mental anguish. In a perfect world, insurance policy accident claim compensation would cover these damages. But sometimes, a victim’s...

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