| Read Time: 3 minutes | Bicycle Accident

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident Injury in California?

There are any number of reasons to ride a bicycle in San Francisco. The weather is generally bike friendly, parking is much easier to find, you are likely to spend less time in traffic, it is great exercise, and biking is good for the environment. According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Franciscans make 128,000 bicycle trips...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

Average Settlements for Broken Leg After a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause a lot of different injuries. Broken bones are common after getting into a serious car crash. When you break your leg in a car accident, it can affect your life significantly. A bad leg break can keep you from working and even put you in a wheelchair and crutches for months. Many broken legs require...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Personal Injury

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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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Pedestrian Accidents

What Is the Average Pedestrian Accident Settlement in California?

Tragically, pedestrian accidents are fairly common in California, especially in high-traffic areas. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, it means that severe injuries are very likely. If you were a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, many factors determine what is the average pedestrian accident settlement in...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Premises Liability

Common Premises Liability Injuries 

No one expects to be injured when running errands at the neighborhood grocery store, taking their child to the park, or passing by a construction site. Unfortunately, premises liability injuries occur more often than you might think. California law requires that property owners keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. If you suffered slip-and-fall injuries, a property owner could...

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| Read Time: 5 minutes | Chuck Geerhart Blog

Nuts and Bolts of Liens in a Basic Personal Injury Case

Suppose you suffered injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault. In that case, you might be wondering how you will cover your medical expenses before your personal injury case settles. It is actually fairly common for providers to give medical treatment pursuant to a lien. This means that they provide treatment, and you promise to pay them...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Product Liability

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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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Car Accidents

Hit by an Uber Driver in California

Uber and other rideshare companies give the public a convenient way to catch a ride while also giving car owners an easy way to make money off their personal vehicles. But with all of this ease and convenience come some complicated questions. What if an Uber driver hit my car? Or many Uber passengers might be wondering, What if...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Aviation Accident

Can You Sue an Airline for an Aviation Accident?

In 2021, 21 U.S. airlines were involved in aviation accidents. Luckily, none of these accidents resulted in fatalities. United States airlines are exceptionally safe to travel on. But when an airplane crash does occur on domestic or foreign soil, victims have a right to sue the responsible airline. However, bringing a successful lawsuit depends on correctly determining which laws...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Aviation Accident

What To Do If You Were Injured on an International Flight

Airplane 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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