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A Los Angeles bike accident lawyer says there are specific steps cyclists need to take to get compensation after being hit by a car

Steps to Take if You Were Hit While Riding A Bicycle

LOS ANGELES — Bicycle accidents plague thousands of Californians each year.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were a total of 127 bicyclist deaths from traffic accidents in 2017, accounting for three percent of all traffic accident fatalities.  Bicyclists are vulnerable motorists that often must...

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A car accident lawyer in Los Angeles says injured victims of crashes have only 2 years to file a claim in California. Here's why.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits in California

LOS ANGELES — California sees its fair share of car accidents each day, with many accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries or death.  According to a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles, substantial number of car accidents are caused by one or more driver’s negligent conduct.  Examples of negligent conduct...

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A San Diego car accident lawyer explains why speed is a common factor in car crashes

Do Higher Speed Limits Cause More Car Accidents?

SAN DIEGO — There is a well-established link between speed and car accidents, both in California and around the country. A San Diego car accident lawyer says higher speeds of travel are linked to more car accidents and more serious injuries during car accidents. Drivers exceeding the speed limit...

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A Los Angeles truck accident lawyer explains why trucks can be so dangerous and what you can do after an accident

What You Should Know About California Truck Accidents

LOS ANGELES — Truck accidents often have deadly consequences for the occupants of passenger vehicles that collide with large semi-trucks/tractor-trailers.  A Los Angeles truck accident lawyer says some trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while passenger vehicles on average weigh approximately 4,000 pounds.  The difference in size between...

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A Los Angeles car accident lawyer explains why you should see a doctor immediately after any accident

Should I See a Doctor After a Car Accident?

LOS ANGELES — One of the first things car accident victims ask themselves after a car accident is whether they should seek medical attention.  Some injured individuals may feel okay or have minimal symptoms (such as a stiff back or neck).  However, a Los Angeles car accident lawyer says many...

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Our San Jose car accident lawyers explain how medical bills can rack-up and cost you more if you don't have the right help after an accident

Who’s Responsible For Medical Bills After A Car Accident?

SAN JOSE, Calif — Car accidents can happen within a matter of seconds, potentially changing a person’s life forever. Some people involved in car accidents walk away without serious injuries, considering themselves lucky. Others are not so lucky, sustaining injuries that are potentially permanent, life-altering, and even fatal in...

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A San Francisco bus accident lawyer determines who's at fault in common bus crash scenarios

Who Is At Fault In A Bus Accident?

SAN DIEGO — The number of buses on California streets and highways can become overwhelming. To accommodate California’s growing population and tourism, buses are essential to help people navigate a very large and busy state.  The different types of buses seen daily around San Diego include city buses, private...

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Our best motorcycle accident lawyer in Oakland explains some of California's rules about operating a motor bike

Special Traffic Considerations for California Motorcyclists

OAKLAND, Calif. — California is one of the best states for motorcycle riding. With our mild weather, riders can enjoy clear skies and open roads most days of the year. California also has some unique laws that apply specifically to motorcyclists, designed to make riding easier and safer. But...

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A Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney explains why insurance alone may not get you the compensation you deserve

Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Car Insurance?

LOS ANGELES — Many victims of car crashes ask us the question, Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Car Insurance? A Los Angeles car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm explains that while insurance companies will inevitably be involved in the investigation of an accident and evaluation of...

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Our San Francisco car accident lawyer explains why summer is a dangerous time to be driving

Summer Weather and Vehicle Accidents

SAN FRANCISCO — While people might think that most vehicle accidents involving inclement weather occur during the winter, the summer months can present even higher dangers. According to a San Francisco car accident lawyer, thousands of accidents that take place during the summer are due to the weather conditions....

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