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July 2010

Personal Injury
July 28, 2010

What Does Neligence Mean With Respect To The Law?

The term “negligence” often gets misused by the public. What non-attorneys consider to be a malleable description of a person’s actions, attorneys and others with a legal education know relates to a very specific idea in tort law. The definition of negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. The law of California declares that “everyone is responsible . .…
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Auto Accident Lawyer
July 27, 2010

Auto accidents: Pitfalls to Handling Your Own Case

If you have just been involved in a car accident you have many decisions to make but the most important one could be whether to hire an attorney. This article will discuss some of the common pitfalls to handling a case on your own. The problem is that the general public has no knowledge of many of the issues involved…
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Auto Accident Lawyer
July 25, 2010

Uninsured Motorized Motorists and Prop 213

Many people are taking the risk of driving uninsured these days so now might be a good time to analyze the risk versus reward of driving without insurance. A good place to start is to examine the reasons that people are doing this. The biggest reason is likely cost. Insurance premiums cost money and a lot of people don’t have…
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Uncategorized
July 23, 2010

What are personal injury "DAMAGES"?

If you are in an auto accident, and not at fault, you are entitled to recovery for the damages caused by the other party’s negligence. There are many common misconceptions of what damages are, and what types of damages one is actually “entitled” to, versus those damages that must be proved and negotiated at length. Damages are defined as “money…
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Personal Injury
July 23, 2010

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU: WAYS YOU MAY BE DAMAGING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

So you’ve been in a car accident, slipped and fell at the mall, tripped over a broken sidewalk or had another unpleasant thing happen to you? Here is a list of things you may not have considered before that are extremely important to your case: Contact an Attorney Immediately You may be an excellent teacher, construction worker, homemaker, hair stylist…
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Auto Accident Lawyer
July 22, 2010

Auto Insurance Policies: The Unknown Truth

By: Valerie Bradbury, Attorney, Ledger & Associates In this economy everyone is thinking about the bottom line. It is the same story when purchasing auto insurance. The focus is on cost: how much are my premiums going to be? Of course cost should be considered, but most people aren’t considering the cost in the long term and the real risk…
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
July 22, 2010

Deadly Statistics – The chances of being killed as a result of a motorcycle accident vs. an auto accident

By: Melanie Harris, Case Manager, Ledger & Associates In the United States, motorcycle deaths account for approximately 13% of deaths resulting from a collision. (NHTSA DOT HS 811 149). California is certainly a motorcycle friendly state. And with consistent warm, dry weather, considerations of traffic, and parking, it is no surprise. California is the only state that does not prohibit…
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Auto Accident Lawyer
July 22, 2010

YOUR AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY – IS IT FAULTY OR DEFECTIVE?

By: Brooke Kopanski, Case Manager, Ledger & Associates Tell someone you’ve been in an auto accident and their response is likely to be “Did your air bags deploy?” Don’t take this to mean that that person doesn’t care about your well being or the fact that your beloved vehicle is damaged. We have been conditioned by years of evening news…
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Auto Accident Lawyer
July 19, 2010

What Will A Whiplash Injury Claim Involve?

If you have been in a car accident and have been diagnosed as having whiplash, you may be wondering if there is a chance of collecting compensation for your injuries, as well as the damage to your vehicle and associated costs. If you do file a whiplash claim or a lawsuit for your whiplash injury, you will want to know…
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
July 16, 2010

Non-economic Damages in a California Motorcycle Accident Case

If you have been injured in a California motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be trying to figure out what your motorcycle accident case is worth. You may have asked friends or family and gotten a number of different opinions as to how to determine the value. According to California motorcycle accident attorney Emery Ledger of Ledger…
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