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Hit-and-Run Capital of the Nation

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on September 19, 2023

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Los Angeles is the hit-and-run capital of the nation, and Orange County also sees thousands of these accidents every year.

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Liability in a School Bus Accident

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on September 5, 2023

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There are many laws surrounding school buses that affect the behavior of other cars on the road. Unfortunately, accidents with school buses still happen.

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Time Limits to File a Lawsuit Over an Accident

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on July 11, 2023

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Did you know there are time limits to file a lawsuit over any car, truck, or motorcycle accident – especially if a government vehicle is involved? Generally, in California, you have two years from the time of the accident to file a claim, but in some cases the deadline could be as soon as 180 days. Don’t miss these critical time limits and risk waiving all your rights to collect damages! Your best bet is to contact our legal experts for a free consultation as soon as possible at or call (949) 752-7474.

Five Things To Do If You’re In a Car Accident

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on June 28, 2023

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Do you know what to do if you’re in a collision? You may be too shocked or shaken up to think and react clearly following an auto accident.

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Helping Clients Recover from Auto Accidents since 1974

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on June 21, 2023

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At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our Orange County car accident attorneys have been helping clients recover from auto accidents since 1974.

In addition to legal expertise, we offer you the depth of experience that comes from over 40 years of investigating wrecks, arranging treatment with doctors and medical specialists in the area, and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.

We know the local insurance companies, and they know us, too. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we urge you to contact us immediately:

Why Semi-truck Accidents are More Complicated

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on June 14, 2023

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Crashes involving semi-trucks, also called 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and big rigs, are more complicated than run-of-the-mill car accident cases:

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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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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?


How a Black Box Can Help After an Accident

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on February 20, 2023

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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.

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The Smartest New Year’s Resolutions You Might Ever Make!

By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie on January 11, 2022

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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.

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