Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
Children are back in school again and most of them are attending in person. This is a good time to call your attention to a type of accident called a “dart out.” This term defines when a child unexpectedly darts out into the path of a moving vehicle. Who is at fault in this complex legal situation? Not only does the child have a potential claim, the parent may have a claim as well.
As we head into a predicted, extremely high fire risk season in California and across the nation, it’s a good time to think about putting together a “Go-Bag” that can save you and your loved one’s unnecessary worry! With just a little pre-planning, you can be ready to go during any natural or man-made disaster, as this simple little item can make reduce your stress during unexpected situations and emergencies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States and for good reason. Swimming is an aerobic exercise that has been linked to tremendous health and wellness benefits and we’d like to share those with you!
While numerous injuries can be caused by a motorcycle accident, a hip injury can be particularly serious. Not only can a fractured pelvis be quite painful, but it can also cause long-term issues with mobility, leading to lost wages and costly medical bills, among other financial setbacks.
California law requires all vehicle owners to have minimum auto insurance policies in the event that they cause a collision. This is called “liability” coverage, and is meant to protect any people they hurt.
With boating season approaching, it is very important to refresh our knowledge on the importance of boat safety. The United States Coast Guard’s Recreational Boating Statistics Guide shows that 4,168 accidents occurred in 2019 which led to 613 deaths. Most of these accidents were caused by the operator or the accidents lead to events caused partly by the boat’s operator. Sadly, this means that most of these boating accidents could have been avoided.
One of the most frustrating things about a car accident is having to deal with an insurance adjuster. Following a collision, you just want to rest, heal, and get back to normal. If a negligent driver caused your injuries, then you also want his insurance to be the one to pay for your bills.
One method of paying for your medical bills after a car accident is to sign a medical lien. This is a contract between a hospital and a patient that states that the hospital will provide care for the patient’s injuries while he or she is filing a personal injury claim and will demand repayment when the claim is settled.
Just like a car accident, one of the most important things you can do after a dog bite is to report it to the proper authorities. A dog bite report can lend weight to a personal injury claim and help you recover compensation for your medical bills. In addition, Orange County Animal Care needs to log all dog bites in their jurisdiction to track potential rabies infections and identify dangerous dogs in order to prevent future bites.
Car manufacturers focus primarily on maximizing safety for vehicle occupants; only recently have companies focused on pedestrian safety. Rear-view cameras and automatic brakes are just two of the innovative ways that auto manufacturers are improving the roads for pedestrians.
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