Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, a personal injury law firm in Newport Beach, CA, we recently represented a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident and sustained an injury to his back. Our client was an avid cyclist, who regularly enjoyed hiking and other outdoor activities, but he was unable to work for an extended period and had many months of medical care. Unfortunately, he did not make a full recovery from his back injury, and he claimed he was unable to participate in previous and normal outdoor activities.
This client’s case did not settle outside the courts, so our experienced attorneys filed a lawsuit against the adverse party. During litigation the defense counsel, on behalf of the insurance company, did a thorough investigation of our client.
Sometimes it just takes “rolling up our shirt sleeves” to uncover favorable evidence for our clients’ when they have been involved in a personal injury incident. For example, our office recently settled a case for a client referred to as “C.R.” who was involved in a motor vehicle accident, when another driver ran a red light and broadsided her vehicle. The reason this accident occurred, according to the opposing driver, was that our client C.R. ran the red light. However, there were no independent witnesses in this situation, and the police were unable to determine which driver was at fault.
The adverse insurance carrier denied C.R.’s property damage claim, arguing that the accident was C.R.’s fault. Following the accident, our client was left without the use of her car and an outstanding loan on the vehicle. In addition to her property damage, C.R. sustained injuries that required emergency medical treatment, follow-up, and ongoing medical attention.
At Allen Flatt Ballidis and Leslie, a personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach, CA, we were recently referred a female client who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and who had a long history of back issues.
Following her accident, our client contacted her physician to set up an appointment and they refused to see her since her increased back pain was due to a motor vehicle accident. Having received zero support from her own doctor who she turned to, she then contacted another physician and omitted telling them that her back injury was related to her accident. This second physician, and many others who treated our client along the way, recommended she have a very necessary back surgery. On a related note and during the last several years, our attorneys are finding these types of situations are becoming more common in the medical field, considering many physicians no longer want to “be involved” in medical legal cases.
With a fresh year now in full motion, if you’re like most of us, you’ve made several new year resolutions you whole-heartedly planned and expect to keep. From increased fitness programs and debt resolution—to more time spent with family and frequent vacations—the list can be endless. But some of the smartest and most important resolutions—that could actually extend your life—are about being safer on the roads.
As personal injury attorneys Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we see first-hand the life-changing devastation car accidents can cause. So our attorneys at have put together a list of eight, new year driving resolutions we hope you find thought-provoking.
We have found through the years that many accidents are caused by young, inexperienced drivers. National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17 -23. Some thoughts on teaching your teens to drive.
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 is when a child unexpectedly darts out into the path of a moving vehicle. Who is at fault in this situation?
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.
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