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What to Do After A Hit and Run Accident in California

By Ian Silverthorne |

Any car accident can be traumatic, but if a vehicle hits your car and then leaves the scene of the accident, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Left alone—without acknowledgement or assistance from the other driver—can be a terrifying experience. Following these necessary steps will help to ensure that you protect… Read More »

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Can A Passenger Sue a Driver After a California Accident?

By Ian Silverthorne |

As a passenger in a car, you expect that the driver will act appropriately and safely. However, accidents happen, and as a passenger involved in a car accident, you are just as likely to be injured as a driver. Typically, in most cases, a passenger will be absolved of all liability with respect to… Read More »

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California Car Accident Case Timeline: What to Expect

By Ian Silverthorne |

The time immediately following a car accident can be stressful, full of anxiety and uncertainty. If there are personal injuries that need medical care, it only exacerbates the overwhelm. Knowing the basic progression of a car accident case timeline in California will help you know what to expect, where you are in the process,… Read More »

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5 Tips for Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries in California

By Ian Silverthorne |

If you are a motorcycle rider, the statistics are harrowing. As a motorcyclist, you are 35 times more likely to die in an accident versus a car driver or passenger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of motorcycle deaths occur each year. Even when a motorcycle rider does not die from… Read More »

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When Vehicle Defects Cause an Accident

By Ian Silverthorne |

Approximately 44,000 car accidents occur each year due to vehicle-related issues, according to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Millions of vehicles are recalled every single year due to design and manufacturing defects. While safety is paramount to the NHTSA, oftentimes hundreds of serious injuries… Read More »

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School Bus Injuries: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Ian Silverthorne |

When you send your child off to school on a school bus, the last thing you expect is for them to be in an accident. School buses are actually the most regulated vehicles according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, while 23.5 million children ride a school bus every day, over… Read More »

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Pharmaceutical Errors and Your Legal Rights

By Ian Silverthorne |

Almost 7,000 different types of prescription medications are available in the United States. A medication or pharmaceutical error is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer,” according to the National… Read More »

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Injured in an Uber Accident in Orange County? Determining Who is at Fault

By Ian Silverthorne |

Jumping in a car with a complete stranger is not only common now, but its commonplace and even expected when you are in a new city or need a ride to an airport. Millions of people utilize the services of Uber as a quick way to get to their destination. Other companies have now… Read More »

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How to Recover Lost Wages After an Injury

By Ian Silverthorne |

Sustaining an injury due to another person’s negligence in and of itself can be enough of a stressful and emotional situation. But combine that with the frustration of trying to recover lost wages, and the experience can feel like it is morphing into nothing short of a complete disaster. Dealing with the complicated combination… Read More »

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Determining Fault in a No Contact Accident

By Ian Silverthorne |

Most of the time, when people think of motor vehicle accidents, they think of dramatic, head-on car crashes, or at least the idea of one or more vehicles colliding into one another. While this is the most commonly recognized type of accident, vehicle-to-vehicle contact or vehicle-to-pedestrian contact is not always necessary to cause an… Read More »

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