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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 Vicarious Liability in California?

Vicarious liability occurs when a third party is held liable for injuries caused by someone else. Vicarious liability means you can be held responsible for the actions of others, like employees or agents. In California, if you’re found vicariously liable, you might have to pay for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses. Knowing...

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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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Why You Should Say No To Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements

Your case will probably not go to trial when you file a personal injury lawsuit. More commonly, the parties to a personal injury lawsuit enter into a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is a contract that resolves all claims between the parties. The plaintiff agrees to release their claims against the defendant in exchange for some amount of compensation....

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Understanding Duty of Care: California Civil Code 1714(a)

Discussions of “duty of care” revolve almost exclusively around personal injury. The most common issue examined in these cases is whether a duty of care was owed by one person to another. A breach of a duty of care is synonymous with negligence. For this reason, cases examining duty of care are essentially cases examining whether a person was...

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Navigating California Motorcycle Insurance Laws and Requirements

Riding a motorcycle in the Golden State is a great way to get around. Whether on a long ride or your daily commute. In 2020, California had the most motorcycle registrations of any state, with 785,424. Of course, like any other vehicle transportation, riding a motorcycle is not without risk and anyone who owns or rides a motorcycle in...

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How Much Compensation Can You Receive for Burn and Rash Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident in CA?

When an unexpected motorcycle accident occurs, the motorcyclist is usually the most injured out of all parties involved. Motorcyclists are exposed and vulnerable to serious injury, as they don’t have the same protection as a driver in a car. The trauma you experience in a collision can be permanent. However, you have a right to recover compensation from the...

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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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10 Most Dangerous Vehicles in America

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 38,000 people in the U.S. died in car accidents in 2020. In California, the number tops 3,558 — five times the national average. Driver error causes the majority of these car accidents. However, the type of car a person drives is often responsible for whether they...

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What Are Noneconomic Damages in California? 

When you suffer injuries in an accident caused by someone else, you deserve to recover financial compensation for your losses. In California, these compensatory losses are divided into economic and noneconomic damages. Recovering the total value of your claim is vital to getting the compensation you and your family need to resume your lives. While it’s easy to identify...

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