July 17, 2017

Bicycle Safety Tips to Protect Your Children

Riding a bike is a great way for kids to get exercise and have fun in Southern California. But every year, approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. are taken to emergency rooms as a result of bike accident injuries. Of these, at least 10,000 end up in a hospital for several days, and some of the injuries can even be fatal.

Whether your kids are riding their bikes to school, with friends around the neighborhood, or on a family outing, safe riding practices are vital. These seven bicycle safety tips from Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie will help you and your loved ones stay safe.

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June 20, 2017

The Importance of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Does the whole idea of "estate planning" seem a little off-putting to you? Or maybe you’ve had the impression it's something that only very wealthy people need to do? Don't let the legal terminology fool you. 

Estate planning is simply the process of getting your affairs in order so that you make things easier for your surviving family members when the time comes. It doesn't have to be difficult, expensive, or depressing. All you need to do is take a few simple steps:  Take a look at what you own, make a will and a few other documents (our expert team of lawyers can assist you with this), and review the beneficiary designations on your retirement accounts. For the vast majority of Americans, there's no need to worry about estate taxes or fancy trusts. 

Estate planning is something you do for your family and when it’s completed, you'll feel better knowing you've taken care of them. 

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May 31, 2017

Summer Safety Tips to Avoid Personal Injury

Many of us look forward to summer all year — long days, calmer schedules and endless sunshine. For many families in Southern California, summertime means relaxing with friends and loved ones while participating in a variety of outdoor activities. Picnics, days spent at the pool or at the beach, riding bikes, camping and hiking are all popular ways in our area to get the most out of the summer season. Unfortunately, while warm weather hobbies and interests provide a fun way to spend a day or weekend, they can also result in an increase in accidents and injuries. Keep your gatherings safe and enjoyable for everyone involved this summer by following our simple summertime safety tips.  

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April 30, 2017

Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured in an accident you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that means that some injury victims pick the first attorney they find rather than making an informed choice. Before you hire a personal injury attorney, it’s important to educate yourself and find the right fit for you and your case. 

At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we believe personal injury cases are best handled by lawyers with specialized expertise in the personal injury legal field. Unlike other law firms, we don't represent clients outside our specialty areas. We have developed a high level of expertise and capability in our field - which leads to better service, better representation and better results for our clients. 

When it comes to accidents, typically caused by others, a personal injury lawyer is the best choice to hire for representation. Accident victims sometimes avoid using the services of lawyers for reasons of uncertainty, causing many to lose out on money owed to them. If you’re seeking to hire an experienced attorney for your personal injury case, look no further than Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie. Below we’ll go over 4 reasons why our firm should be your number one choice.

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March 28, 2017

Orange County Lawyers Discuss California Personal Injury Laws

For anyone living in California, it is crucial to educate yourself on what happens to you in the case of a personal injury.  Unexpected injuries can happen at any time and often they occur due to the negligence of others, causing you pain and suffering both physically and mentally.

If you are a California resident, there are strict personal injury laws you should be aware to protect you and your family and it is very important you understand the basics of these laws.  In the article below, we’re going to take a “deep dive” and review each of these personal injury laws and the affect they could have on you and those you love.

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