Personal Injury | Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Blog
by Jim Ballidis
You know you need to hire a lawyer! Some of you see a lawyer as an adversary, one you will control. This article is not for you. For everyone else, can you avoid being intimidated by your lawyer? Yes; by hiring the right lawyer – one that makes you feel important and listens to you.
In a recent study, a significant percentage of clients said they did not feel lawyers listened to their concerns or their opinions. Let my 35 years as a personal injury attorney suggest some strategies that can help you hire the right attorney for you.
When we send our children to school, we are relying on the educational system to keep them safe. Kids get hurt every day when negligent school systems fail to maintain a secure environment. What recourse do parents have when their children are injured at school? One option may be to hold the school district accountable through a premises liability claim.
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.
If you’ve been injured in an accident you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that means that some injury victims pick the first attorney they find rather than making an informed choice. Before you hire a personal injury attorney, it’s important to educate yourself and find the right fit for you and your case.
For anyone living in California, it is crucial to educate yourself on what happens to you in the case of a personal injury. Unexpected injuries can happen at any time and often they occur due to the negligence of others, causing you pain and suffering both physically and mentally.
If you are a California resident, there are strict personal injury laws you should be aware to protect you and your family and it is very important you understand the basics of these laws. In the article below, we’re going to take a “deep dive” and review each of these personal injury laws and the affect they could have on you and those you love.
John Wayne Airport in Orange County constitutes the primary airport serving Orange County and the surrounding areas of Southern California.The airport saw 4,584,147 people board planes during a recent one-year period, and massive amounts of cargo moved through the airport.The combination of TSA security screening delays, long lines at check-in counters, and gridlock traffic force many travelers to rush through the airport.Given that John Wayne Airport is the sole major airport servicing Orange County, millions of people face the risk of suffering an injury in a fall when proper maintenance and clean up precautions are not observed.The chaos and crowds create the risk of slipping on a puddle of spilled coffee or tripping on construction obstructions in walkways.
If a motorist rear-ends your car when you stop at a red light, you might assume that liability is so clear that you do not need to retain an attorney. However, many people learn that car accident claims which supposedly involve “clear liability” frequently become contentious disputes because insurance companies have extensive litigation resources at their disposal. When individuals injured in auto accidents attempt to pursue a civil lawsuit without legal representation, they often fail to realize how misguided this strategy is until it is too late.
The holidays are a festive and magical time of the year with over 76% of U.S. homeowners decorating their homes. However, you need to know that every year the hospital ER treats around 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks. The injuries are related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees.
The latest treatment being utilized by orthopedic surgeons, heart surgeons, and even plastic surgeons does not involve adding or taking anything away from the body—just rearranging it. Used by dentists since the 1970s, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) speeds up and enhances the healing process when injected into specific areas of the body, whether in tendons, ligaments, cartilage, or heart tissue. PRP is the product of a process called blood spinning, in which a physician takes a couple of ounces of blood from a patient, spins it in a centrifuge to extract the platelets, and then injects the platelet-rich plasma into the patient’s injury site. Responsible for the secretion of growth factors that promote healing, platelets—or blood concentrated with them—have become the favored method of injury recovery among athletes, as well as a growing percentage of the general population.
A few years ago, one of our California injury lawyer's clients was seriously injured while exiting a Jacuzzi owned by the hotel at which she was staying. Upon exiting the water, she reached for a handrail for support. She and the party responsible for managing the hotel were unaware that the handrail was broken. Instead of providing the assistance she had expected, the broken handrail caused her to fall.
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