Blog Posts in 2011

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New Child Car Seat Law

Starting 1/1/12 the new Child Safety Seat Law for Californians will be enforced and hopefully help save the lives of our children. The new law says that as of Jan. 1 children will have to be a least 8 ...
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Punitive Damages In Drunk Driving Accidents

Insured drunk drivers that cause automobile accidents may think that the only financial losses they may suffer are their attorney's fee to defend them in a drunk driving prosecution and the court ...
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Ban Non Emergency Cell Phone Use While Driving?

On Tuesday, December 13 th, the National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] recommended a total ban on drivers using cell phones except for emergencies. The statistics that have been recorded prove ...
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Pedestrian Accidents Should Be Investigated

As the, "snowbirds", return to Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley we often see an increase in the number of pedestrian accidents. The increase is usually due to more cars on ...
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Think Twice About Allowing Another To Drive Your Car

What is a car owner's potential liability for an auto accident caused by the permissive user of the owner's car? The answer depends on the facts. Let us say that you own a car and that you ...
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Jurors Kept In The Dark About Insurance

The best kept secret during a personal injury jury trial is that the defendant, the person being sued may be insured. The evidence that is presented by either the plaintiff’s attorney or the ...
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Injured While Working For An Uninsured Employer

What if you suffered a personal injury on the job in the Coachella Valley and your employer didn't have Workers Compensation Insurance? Suppose you need medical attention because of your injuries; ...
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The Not So Simple Auto Accident

A mother called me today about a single vehicle rollover auto accident in which her son was an injured passenger. The accident was caused by the driver who was driving in a reckless manner. Both the ...
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Serious Injury And No Liability Insurance

As a Palm Desert personal injury Lawyer I speak to innocent accident victims on a daily basis. One of the most difficult conversations I must have with potential clients is when I have to inform them ...
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Your Car Is Not Treated Like Your Home

In the Supreme Court case of McDonald v. Chicago (2010) the United States Supreme court held that the Second Amendment guaranteed the right of citizens to possess firearms in their houses. The case ...
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SUV Safety Concerns For Smaller Cars

Driving an SUV increases your gas bill; but also increases your chances of surviving an auto accident. The Department of Highway Safety predicts that by 2035 there will be 3 billion passenger vehicles ...
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Palm Desert Truck Accident Fatal Statistics

Recent crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that if the driver if a passenger automobile crashes into the backend of a semi-truck trailer, the driver of the car ...
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Palm Desert Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is a violation of the California Vehicle Code. The police agencies in the Coachella Valley use a preprinted automobile accident form when preparing a traffic collision report. ...
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Palm Desert Automobile Accident Victim Dilemma

For many accident victims the thought of filing a lawsuit is foreign to their way of thinking. They contact a Palm Desert personal injury because they discover to their surprise that the friendly ...
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Insurance Company Games

Accident victims who file lawsuits in personal injury cases are very often required to submit to a medical examination performed by a doctor hired by the negligent party's insurance company. ...
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Don't Attempt To Rush A Minor's Personal Injury Claim

Asking your lawyer for a quick personal injury settlement can be a mistake. As a Palm Springs personal injury lawyer I know the possible unfortunate consequences of trying to settle a personal injury ...
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Practical Difference Between A Battery And A Negligent Act

If you are standing in a line waiting to purchase a movie ticket and another person hits you without provocation and causes you to be injured you can sue that person for, "battery". You must ...
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Should You Have Medical Payments Auto Insurance Coverage?

The number of Americans who do not have health insurance has increased in the last three years. As a Palm Springs personal injury attorney I am very aware of the unfortunate circumstances of being ...
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Value Of Nursing Care For Injured Family Member May Be Recovered

If a child who was injured in a Palm Springs or Palm Desert automobile accident or motorcycle accident required 24 hour, "practical nursing", care that was provided by the parents of the ...
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Do You Want To Dial 1-800 For Legal Representation?

What are the advantages to a Palm Springs auto accident victim to hire a lawyer from a 1-800 phone number? Let us explore the question. As a Palm Springs Auto Accident Attorney I constantly receive ...
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Traffic Accident Investigations. CSI. Really?

What happens on CSI doesn't resemble what occurs in the usual Coachella Valley traffic accident investigation. As a motorcycle accident attorney representing injured riders throughout the desert, ...
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Buckle Up Or Lose

I received an Email from a Palm Springs resident addressed to the Palm Springs truck accident attorney asking," if an unbelted motorist that was involved in a truck versus car accident caused by ...
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California Supreme Court Get It Wrong

On Thursday August 17, 2011 The California Supreme Court handed down their long awaited decision in the case of Howell v. Hamilton Meat and Provisions. Prior to this decision an injured ...
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Police Officer Car Accidents

On August 16, 2011 News Channel 3 reported that a California Highway patrol officer was taken to a local Coachella Valley Hospital following a collision with a semi truck in Mecca. According to the ...
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Wrongful Death and Senior Citizens

The term, "Wrongful Death", in Personal Injury legal terminology refers to the death of a person caused by the wrongful act of another. I often receive calls or Emails from the adult ...
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