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Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are few things as frightening as a brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is an injury to a person’s brain that results from a violent jolt or blow to the head, neck, or body.
Summer Boating Safety Tips
Summer is right around the corner, which means boating season is on the way! We urge you to stay safe and recommend following these five tips when on the waterways:
May is National Bike Month
In celebration of National Bike Month, we’d like to remind all bicyclists, and those whose share the road, to remain vigilant in your personal safety. In recent years, Orange County has seen an increase in the number of fatal and injury accidents involving cyclists. With nothing but a helmet protecting riders from other motorists on the road, the likelihood of a bicyclist suffering a serious injury in a collision is significant. If this happens to you or someone you know, our experienced attorneys are here to help.
Contact us for more information: www.allenflatt.com/contact.html.
Law Day 2023
Today, May 1st is national Law Day – established by President Eisenhower in 1958 to celebrate the role of law in our society. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. Your team here at Allen Flat Ballidis & Leslie are passionate about the law and helping our clients in need.
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Earth Day 2023 Safety Tips
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
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!
To learn more about Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie and our team, visit www.allenflatt.com/team.
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.
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.
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