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-Posted On December 15, 2021 In Personal Injuries-

Handling a Personal Injury Claim on Your Own vs. Hiring a Lawyer

If you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit in California, you may wonder if you need to hire a lawyer to represent your case. In some situations, self-representation is a viable option. However, personal injury attorneys often have knowledge, experience, and resources that the average person cannot access. In many cases, hiring a lawyer is in your best interest. Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Hiring an attorney can provide important benefits for your case, including knowledge of the litigation process, a breadth of valuable resources, and experience handling similar claims. Knowledge of the Legal Process A personal…
-Posted On December 13, 2021 In Personal Injuries-

Will a Pre-existing Condition Hinder a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?

Millions of Americans live with a pre-existing condition, or an injury or illness that exists prior to a certain event. Common types of pre-existing conditions include back problems, previous brain injuries, and chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. If you have a pre-existing condition and are involved in an accident, your injury or illness could complicate your ability to recover compensation. In these situations, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer and learn about your rights during an injury lawsuit. You Can Only Recover for Accident-Related Damages California residents have the right to file a lawsuit…
-Posted On December 10, 2021 In Motorcycle Accidents,Motorcycle Community-

The California Rider Legal Review – Motorcycle Riders Should Be Highly Visible to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

A Good friend of mine who is also a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer used to advertise to motorcyclists, using the slogan “Because they just can’t see you.” And of course, lawyers defending drivers who have injured motorcycle riders often try to exploit the prejudice that many jurors and judges have against motorcyclists by subtly asking jurors to forgive the offending drivers because “these motorcycle riders are just so hard to see.”   While we cannot honestly argue that motorcycles are as easy to see as automobiles or trucks or buses, we do know that the motorcycle and the rider…
-Posted On November 18, 2021 In Motorcycle Accidents,Motorcycle Community-

The California Rider Legal Review – Is Your Headlight Legal?

The California Rider Legal Review was created by Choulos Choulos and Wyle, L.L.P., motorcycle lawyers and life-long motorcycle riders, to help explain California motorcycle laws in a short and easy to understand way. Hopefully, by helping riders to better understand the law, we can reduce California motorcycle accidents and injuries.   California Law on Motorcycle Headlamps So, let’s talk about the California law on motorcycle headlamps, meaning the white light on the front of your motorcycle. Is a headlamp required? The short answer is YES, mostly. California Vehicle Code, Section 25650 says that every motorcycle during darkness shall have at…
-Posted On November 17, 2021 In Motorcycle Accidents-

The California Rider Legal Review – California Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Helmets are very important for motorcycle safety. Motorcyclists lack the same protections as a motor vehicle, and any collisions between the two can be catastrophic. As a result, motorcyclists need as much protection as they can, and helmets play a crucial role. Not only are helmets effective at preventing serious injuries after a collision—wearing a helmet is required under California motorcycle laws. Failure to wear a helmet could result in hefty fines and make it difficult to recover compensation after an accident. The Mandatory Helmet Law in California According to California Vehicle Code Section 27803, all motorcycle drivers and…
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