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Who Is at Fault If I Fall on a Public Sidewalk in California?

Walking, jogging, or running on a public sidewalk should pose minimal risk, but sometimes it can result in major injuries. Unmaintained sidewalks can result in broken or missing pieces of concrete, uneven surfaces, vegetation overgrowth, and other dangerous conditions. Tripping over your own two feet is one thing. But you should not be held financially responsible for a sidewalk...

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How to Prove a Car Accident Was Caused By Distracted Driving in California

Distracted driving has always been a danger on the road. In 2020, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,142 people. However, distracted driving has never been as prevalent as it is today. While cell phones and dashboard technology are convenient, they also increase opportunities for distractions and collisions.  Every phone call, text message, GPS instruction, and music playlist change...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Wrongful Death

Does Insurance Cover Wrongful Death in California?

Depending on how an accident happens, insurance policies offer different types of wrongful death coverage in California. But even when an insurance policy does provide compensation, wrongful death insurance coverage amounts may not always restore a person’s total losses. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to work with insurance companies will help assure that you obtain a favorable settlement.  An...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accident

Average Settlement for Broken Leg After a Car Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported economic costs of $65,815 for a moderate crash injury to the lower extremity, including a broken leg. With a severe injury, the costs increase to $406,593. If you’re searching for the average settlement for a broken leg, the personal injury attorneys at Wells Call Injury Attorneys can help. Contact us today to...

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Considered Taxable in California?

As an accident victim, you’ve been through a lot. Hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, missed work, not to mention the pain, suffering, and uncertainty about the future you have endured. When you finally receive word that the insurance company agreed to settle your case, it is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, before you pay off all...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accident

Average Settlements for Shoulder Injuries After a Car Accident in California

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 5,250,837 police-reported car accidents occurred throughout the United States in 2020 alone. NHTSA also reported that approximately 2,282,015 suffered injuries in these accidents.  If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you are not alone. In fact, every single day in 2020, an average of 6,235 people suffered injuries...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Personal Injury

What Is the Average Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?

Realistically, there is no average settlement amount. For a pedestrian hit by a car, this may be difficult to hear. But keep in mind that your case is largely dependent on its own unique circumstances. There are several factors that affect the value of a settlement, including: The extent of your injuries; Comparative fault; and Insurance coverage. Since there...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Personal Injury

Brain and Head Injury Settlements in California

A brain injury after a car accident can cause lifelong disabilities and even death. Unfortunately, head injuries cause nearly 30% of injury deaths in the US. Moreover, the effects of head injuries after car accidents are long-lasting. A single head injury—even at a young age—can “lead to dementia later on in life.”  After car accidents, medical bills pile up,...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Car Accident

Broken Bones After a California Car Accident

Car accidents are physically and mentally traumatic for all the individuals involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 2,740,000 people were injured in car accidents. A car accident can cause many injuries, varying in severity, including broken bones. Broken bones from a car accident can take a great deal of time to heal. Depending on...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Personal Injury

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Gross Negligence in California?

Negligence is a legal concept that is the cornerstone of personal injury lawsuits. California law also recognizes gross negligence, which is related but not the same. If you have a personal injury case, it is important to understand the differences between gross negligence vs. negligence and how that distinction can affect your legal claim.  What Is Negligence? Negligence, in...

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