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Everybody Knows Their Name: Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Offers Highly Personalized Service
(The Los Angeles Daily Journal – January 2023)
Just like in the hit series, Cheers, at our Law Firm of Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, everyone knows your name!
Featured in the Monday, January 30th edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal by Shane Nelson, the firm’s owner attorney, Suzanne Leslie, shared about the extraordinary level of attention she and her team offer clients.
Suzanne said of her Orange County-based law firm, “Considering the pervasiveness of TV advertising that implies all personal injury firms are basically “mill firms,” I always knew I wanted to build a completely different kind of experience for our clients. I wanted it to be like Cheers, where whenever someone comes through our doors, they can count on everybody knowing who they are and they feel like family.”
What makes the our client experience different that others? Read the full article.
Premise Liability and What This Means to You
Under California law, homeowners, landlords, and business owners have a duty to make their property safe and warn of any conditions that could foreseeably cause harm to others – this is called premises liability.
Property owners must regularly inspect their buildings and land to ensure it is safe to visit.
They can be held accountable for any injuries caused by their failure to provide reasonably safe conditions for lawful guests, patrons, or tenants.
Our team at Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie has won large settlements for many clients who experienced a slip and fall, been injured due to unsafe or broken stairs, tripped over raised sidewalks, or drowned in pools that were not properly fenced.
Learn more at www.allenflatt.com/premise-liability.
E-bike Accidents and Safety Reminders
E-bike accidents continue to rise in all cities throughout Orange County, according to current hospital records. Excessive speed and unsafe riding are the primary causes of these accidents. Minors are riding e-bikes without knowing the rules of the road. Here are some basic reminders to keep you safe:
🚲 Ride your e-bike in the same direction as traffic
🚲 Wear a helmet
🚲 Passengers must be in a designated seat, do not share seats
🚲 Watch your speed, e-bikes go much faster than regular bikes and can cause significant injuries
Learn more at www.allenflatt.com/bicycle-accidents.
2022 Traffic Fatality Report: Addressing the Alarming Rise of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths in Los Angeles and Orange County
The year 2022 was one of the deadliest years in two decades in terms of traffic fatalities, with over 300 people killed in auto accidents in Los Angeles and another 375 pedestrians killed by vehicles in Orange County. according to the OC Register. Pedestrians and bicyclists were the most vulnerable, with the majority of the fatalities being in these categories. Considering the number one reason for pedestrian accidents was cited as “distracted driving,” it is clear that something needs to be done to reduce this high volume of driving fatalities.
One potential cause for concern is the new Freedom to Walk Act in California, that allows pedestrians to legally jaywalk “with caution.” While the intent behind this law may have been to give pedestrians more freedom, experts fear this new legislation could lead to more accidents on the roads.
Do you drive a leased vehicle?
What happens to your loan if your leased vehicle is involved in an accident and is a total loss? Previously, as the leasor of the vehicle, you would be entitled to keep any equity the vehicle may have when the total loss loan is paid to the lien holder. However, finance companies are now writing into their contracts that they get to keep any equity in the vehicle, leaving you without a car or a down payment to put into a new car. What do you think? Are these new practices fair?
2022 Was One of the Deadliest Years in Two Decades in Terms of Traffic Fatalities.
2022 was one of the deadliest years in two decades in terms of traffic fatalities. 300+ people were killed in auto accidents in Los Angeles alone.
Most of the fatalities were pedestrians and bicyclists. Distractedness was listed as the number one reason for pedestrian accidents.
This year, experts expect these numbers to increase due to California’s new Freedom to Walk Act, which allows pedestrians to legally jaywalk “with caution.”
Please always remain alert and exercise caution when on the road.
If you know anyone who is hit by a car as a pedestrian or cyclist, our team is ready to assistant them. Contact us today.
Suzanne Leslie is This Week’s Orange County Women Lawyers Association’s featured member
We are excited to share our owner and attorney, Suzanne Leslie, will be this week’s Orange County Women Lawyers Association’s featured member. OCWLA, an affiliate organization of the Orange County Bar Association, supports the advancement of women in the legal profession and diversity, both on the bench and in law firm partnerships.
View the post here.
Overwhelmed by a Recent Accident? We’re Here to Help.
Have you recently been in an accident and feeling overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that come with it? You’re not alone. From medical bills to insurance claims and vehicle repairs – the aftermath of an accident can feel like too much to handle, and why seeking the help of a personal injury attorney can be your best decision.
We can help reduce your stress by contacting the insurance company on your behalf, obtain traffic collision reports, investigate the accident, handle property damage claims, and set up medical appointments. We manage everything for you, so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Many accident victims lose out on the compensation they deserve because they don’t have a lawyer on their side. Let Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie be on your side, contact us today.
How a Black Box Can Help After an Accident
How can a black box from a car or truck help following an accident? More and more vehicles now contain black boxes or onboard computers.
The boxes can show speed immediately before an accident, braking activity, and even if the driver had their seatbelt on, along with other relevant information before impact. The onboard computer can be helpful in providing speed and evasive maneuvers after a wreck – which is helpful specifically in truck accidents.
It is important to preserve this evidence as soon as possible following an accident.
To learn more, visit www.allenflatt.com/auto-accidents.
Injuries Happen that Could Have Been Prevented
We are genuinely sorry when injuries happen that could have been prevented. That’s why we do what we do and go after justice for people who were injured by someone else.
You are not alone, and with our clients – it’s personal.
Contact us to learn more about our unique and personal approach backed by a team of award-winning lawyers with over 40 years of legal experience: https://www.allenflatt.com/contact.html.
Even if you aren't sure you have a case, give us a call at (888) 752-7474, or fill out our Free Case Review below.
We are here to help.