Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Blog
It doesn’t matter if you are riding Thunder Mountain at Disneyland or a Tilt-A-Whirl at a local fair; accidents happen from time to time. While massive amusement parks like Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm have an entire staff of people making sure the rides are operating safely and efficiently, places like the OC Fair and Balboa Fun Zone do not have the same resources to dedicate to the safety of their rides.
When you are out biking on the wide-open roads of Orange County, a major hazard that you must look out for is suddenly-opening car doors.
It does not matter who you are – if someone else hurt you, our firm believes they should pay for it. It does not matter how powerful your opponent is – justice is on the side of the wronged, not the wealthy.
The first year of running the Rise To Shine Scholarship has been wonderful for us! Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie reviewed over 200 essays to come up with five finalists. Then, we re-read essays and reviewed the transcripts of our finalists to come up with the undisputed winner:
Let’s pretend you’re heading to the store for some last-minute supplies—your aunt and uncle just dropped in, and you want to have a nice meal at home. You manage to squeeze your SUV into the last row at Corona Del Mar Plaza and you slip out the door, intent on your shopping list. But as you step into the lane, you hear an engine that sounds close—way too close. Next thing you know, something cold and hard hits your legs from behind and you fall face-first on the asphalt.
As a late summer heat wave flattens the Southland, we at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie are still thankful for California. Why? Because California is the only state in the U.S. that ever encouraged motorcyclists to lane-split!
It’s time! We closed our scholarship on July 31st, and now, we’re ready to name names—our finalists’ names, that is! Please join us in celebrating:
If you’re the kind of person who visits dog parks, Orange County has some of the best!
Here in Newport Beach, where our law office is located, we’re not too far away from the dog park at Avocado Avenue and San Miguel Drive, across from Civic Center Park. It’s just over 4 miles away – a 15-minute drive (12 on a good day). It has an lovely ocean view and plenty of parking.
Most of us carry various types of insurance including auto, health, life, homeowners, and some more unusual polices for GAP that covers the balance of a loan when your vehicle is declared a total loss. Or if you are Jennifer Lopez, you can actually insure your ASSets!
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, an average of 10 people are killed in tractor-trailer accidents each day in America. And over 80% of those killed are not occupants of the semi-truck—they’re pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.
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