Personal Injury

Video Interview Regarding Personal Injury Law

Posted on November 6, 2016 by Matthew Paré

Eastlake Chula Vista personal injury attorney interview. This is a discussion regarding the basics of personal injury law in California and advice from a local accident attorney.

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Receiving Legal Help as a Pedestrian in an Auto Collision

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Matthew Paré

In the late evening on July 24, 2016, a young woman was walking across the street at the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Fairlomas Road in National City, California, when the driver of a Honda Civic hit her. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the young woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. While there was no crosswalk, the woman was crossing at an intersection when the driver of the Civic collided with her.

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Recovering from a Hit and Run Accident

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Matthew Paré

California law requires that all parties to an auto collision stay at the scene of the incident in order to exchange insurance information. Leaving the scene of the collision in a case where an injury has occurred is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and jail time. Yet despite these consequences, hit and run crashes are surprisingly common and generally involve pedestrians. In fact, according to the California Highway Patrol, 60 percent of the victims of a hit and run are pedestrians.

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Personal Injury Representation in a Multivehicle Collision

Posted on August 13, 2016 by Matthew Paré

In the late morning on July 18, 2016, a charter bus was heading east along Willows Road in Alpine, California, when it collided with a car ahead of it which was attempting an illegal U-Turn into the westbound lane. As CBS News noted, after the initial collision, the Ford Escort which was attempting the turn was struck by an oncoming Toyota 4Runner which could not avoid the collision. The collision also started a small brush fire. The Escort’s two occupants were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. One passenger in the charter bus received more minor injuries.

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The Basics of a Slip-and-Fall Case

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Matthew Paré

There is a common misconception that just because you fell and were hurt at a store, for example, the business where you fell will be liable. The truth is that in order to establish liability (or legal responsibility) for an injury, in the context of a premises liability case, the plaintiff must establish negligence on the part of the owner of the premises (or its tenant). There are two basic ways of doing that in a slip-and-fall case.

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How to Maximize Your Recovery in an Auto Accident Case

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Matthew Paré

Insurance companies want to resolve your personal injury claim for the smallest amount of money possible. However, by knowing some of the common ways in which insurance companies, their adjusters, and the defense attorneys attempt to devalue an auto accident claim you will be in a better position to ensure that your case is strong and will settle for the maximum value. In this article some of the common criticisms of auto accident claims will be discussed. This information should be considered by everyone involved in an auto accident case. The same basic principles apply to all types of personal injury cases as well, although these issues most often come up in an auto accident case.

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