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A Closer Look at Punitive Damages in California: When Are They Awarded and Why?

Punitive damages are a powerful tool for achieving justice and accountability in a personal injury case. These damages offer additional compensation for victims who suffered harm due to a defendant’s malicious or wanton actions. They punish wrongdoers for their conduct and deter similar behavior in the future. In California, awarding punitive damages is subject to […]

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What Are Contingency Fees?

If you’re considering legal action in a personal injury case, you might encounter the concept of contingency fees. This arrangement means your personal injury lawyer only gets paid if your case is successfully resolved, earning a predetermined percentage of your final settlement amount. This arrangement means you don’t need to worry about upfront legal fees. […]

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The 5 Most Common Types of Bicycle Injuries (and How to Avoid Them)

With the increasing popularity of cycling for transportation and as a recreational activity, riders need to be aware of its potential risks. California, in particular, has seen a surge in cycling enthusiasts, but with it, an increase in accidents. Our detailed guide offers insights into common bicycle injuries and their causes, along with strategies for […]

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Liability When Improper Lane Changes Cause Truck Accidents

According to California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22107, drivers must confirm that moving from one lane to another is safe and warn nearby road users sufficiently. The at-fault party may be liable for property damages and other injuries if an accident occurs. Occasionally, it may be challenging to identify the at-fault party. At first glance, […]

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Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim in Cases of Workplace Violence?

The families of victims of violence at their workplaces can sometimes file wrongful death claims against the perpetrators of these horrific crimes. Families may also pursue legal action against their deceased loved ones’ employers because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers set and enforce regulations to protect workers from acts of […]

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How Expert Witnesses Can Impact Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are complex legal matters that rely on subtle details and thorough legal arguments. These cases arise when a person’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, leaving the bereaved family seeking justice and compensation for their loss. In this emotionally and legally challenging situation, expert witnesses can offer […]

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2023’s Top Recalled Products and What to Do if They’ve Harmed You

When you purchase a product, you trust it to be safe and reliable. Yet, sometimes, products fail to meet these expectations, leading to recalls. These recalls protect you and your family from unnecessary harm by removing unsafe products from the market and pushing the manufacturer to address potential hazards. Stay current on major product recalls […]

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