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Rideshare Injuries

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 28, 2023

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Do you know what happens if you’re in an accident while using a rideshare service? Rideshare injury cases are more complicated than typical car accident claims. Our team successfully settled a rideshare claim in which the rideshare driver caused an accident that led to significant injury. The confidential settlement was one of the largest our office has secured, and it could impact how future rideshare claims are handled.

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Premises Liability: Holding Property Owners Accountable

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 21, 2023

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Under California law, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their buildings and land in a safe condition. This means they must regularly inspect their properties to ensure it is free of hazards that could cause injury to visitors, patrons, or tenants. If a property owner fails to fulfill this duty, and someone is injured as a result, the property owner may be held liable for the damages.

This legal principle is known as premises liability and it applies to all types of properties, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and public spaces. Homeowners, property owners, and business owners all have a duty to make their property safe and to warn of any conditions that could foreseeably cause harm to others.

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Earth Day 2023 Safety Tips

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 20, 2023

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This Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day and marks a global celebration to raise environmental awareness. No matter how you choose to participate, stay safe and follow some of these tips:

🌎 Wear protective gloves and shoes when performing cleanup

🌎 Beware of dangerous litter – broken glass, used needles and other biohazards

🌎 Have a full understanding of the work you are volunteering to perform

🌎 Communicate with the organization if you have any limitations, allergies or safety concerns

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Investigator, Brian Lew, Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 13, 2023

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Congratulations to our firm’s investigator, Brian Lew, as we celebrate his 30th anniversary with Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie!

Brian’s work is crucial, and for over three decades he has been providing valuable information to help our clients achieve the very best outcomes. Brian interviews witnesses, reviews evidence, interacts with law enforcement agencies, adjusts property damage claims, and negotiates with insurance carriers. He is typically the first to interact with potential new clients, and Brian is consistently described as an excellent listener and a very patient person. When he’s not helping fight for our clients, he’s enjoying family time and traveling to his son’s basketball games. Happy 30th anniversary Brian!

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Everybody Knows Their Name: Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Offers Highly Personalized Service

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 4, 2023

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(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

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on April 3, 2023

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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.

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E-bike Accidents and Safety Reminders

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on March 27, 2023

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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


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2022 Traffic Fatality Report: Addressing the Alarming Rise of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths in Los Angeles and Orange County

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on March 25, 2023

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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.

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Do you drive a leased vehicle?

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on March 20, 2023

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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.

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on March 13, 2023

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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.


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