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Pedestrian Hit by a Drunk Driver: What to Know

California is the nation’s Golden State and provides endless sunshine, ample natural wonders, and tons of room to walk in the great outdoors. San Francisco is even ranked one of the most walkable cities in the United States, with thousands of pedestrians commuting by foot to work and school daily. But what happens when someone’s freedom to walk shatters...

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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. 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 classified as a “fault state.” ...

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What Are California’s Bicycle Laws?

Generally, bicyclists must generally follow the same road rules and regulations as people who drive automobiles or other vehicles. Thus, it makes sense that California bicycle laws are found in the California Vehicle Code (CVC), just like the vehicle laws. California bike laws specify how and where bicyclists are to operate their bikes. They also layout protections for cyclists...

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Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Won’t Take Your Case

Dealing with a personal injury is hard, regardless of the circumstances. If you didn’t cause the injury, it’s even harder. Filing a personal injury claim is a difficult but necessary part of the process. Many people have never had to file a legal claim before, so it’s hard to know where and how to start that process.  Once you...

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What to Do If You Were Injured on an International Flight

Airline accidents are among many travelers’ worst fears. We fear them for good reason. Airline accidents are particularly catastrophic compared to incidents like car accidents. Planes are bigger, much faster, and carry more passengers—so of course, they are particularly catastrophic. And consider that passenger airplanes are typically traveling between 31,000 and 36,000 feet (up to about 5 to 7...

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What Are Air and Airline Accidents and What Causes Them?

While automobile accidents are far more common, many people avoid flying for fear of air accidents by the airline. Unlike auto accidents, when a major airplane accident occurs, the outcome is typically grave for passengers. Victims, or the families of anyone who dies, may file a claim against the airline. In some cases, it might also be necessary to...

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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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What Are Serious Injuries and How Can They Impact Your Life?

At The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart, one of our focuses is on helping our clients who sustained serious injuries recover from them and move forward with their lives. We help people get the compensation they need so that they can focus on recovering from their serious car accident injuries, serious head injuries, and other serious physical injuries. With...

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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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