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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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What Is the Punishment for Reckless Driving in California?

Many different behaviors can constitute reckless driving in California, such as: Law enforcement officers have wide discretion to charge a driver with reckless driving. In many cases, prosecutors add reckless driving charges on top of other criminal charges like driving under the influence (DUI).  Reckless driving punishment can include criminal penalties, costly financial penalties, and an increase in car...

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Broken Leg Settlement Compensation

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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California Motorcycle Passenger Laws Overview

Owning a motorcycle is a fun and exciting experience. California’s beautiful landscapes provide an avid motorcyclist with gorgeous views and adventure. Many riders hope to bring family or friends along on a ride but aren’t sure what the motorcycle passenger laws are in California. Before you take someone along with you on a ride, read on to learn more...

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The Difference Between Reckless Driving and Negligence in California 

Reckless driving and negligent driving are responsible for many accidents throughout California. Both driving behaviors often result in severe injuries and extensive property damage; however, they differ. If you suffered injuries in an accident, you might wonder, What is considered reckless driving or negligent driving? When someone else causes your injuries in a car accident, you deserve to recover...

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What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury in California? 

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in California and started looking for legal advice online, you may have come across the phrase “catastrophic injury” and want to know exactly what the catastrophic injury definition includes. Our team of experienced attorneys at Wells Call Injury Lawyers can give you the answers you need.  Since Wells Call Injury...

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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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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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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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