• October 02, 2019
  • Blog

Joint and several liability is a legal principle that is applicable in some states. The meaning of joint and several liability in California is simple. Two or more parties can be held independently responsible for the full amount of damages sustained by a personal injury plaintiff. This liability is regardless of their own respective degrees […]

  • October 02, 2019
  • Blog

Understanding the differences between comparative versus contributory negligence is important, as it’s fundamental to proving your personal injury claim. Our California personal injury attorneys will explain. California follows the legal principle of comparative negligence, which is dramatically different than contributory negligence. Only a handful of states still follow the rule of contributory negligence, which is […]

  • September 20, 2019
  • Blog
California NIED elements

Negligent infliction of emotional distress is a type of tort claim that a plaintiff can bring in California even if they did not actually suffer physical injuries. In other words, the injuries are purely emotional, which would, in many other circumstances, bar a lawsuit. However, California has recognized negligent infliction of emotional distress (called NIED) […]

  • September 03, 2019
  • Blog

Like other states, California gives injured victims a short amount of time to file a lawsuit for a car accident. You can find the amount of time in the state’s car accident statute of limitations. Meeting this deadline is critical, and one of the disadvantages of representing yourself in a lawsuit is that you might […]

  • August 22, 2019
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most dangerous highways in california

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were 3,304 fatal motor vehicle crashes in California in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available. The reason for any given accident always depends on a number of factors. But some California roads are more dangerous than others. They may be narrower, […]

  • July 31, 2019
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When Must You Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

After the death of a loved one, you might be in shock. As you scramble to schedule funeral and burial services, it is perfectly normal to worry about whether you will be able to pay your bills and continue to stay in your home. After all, the death of a loved one can have enormous […]

  • July 31, 2019
  • Blog
Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

One misconception many people have after a car accident is that they can handle a claim on their own. This may be true if the person only suffered minor property damage in the crash. However, if they suffered bodily injuries, then a lawsuit becomes much more complex. It is very easy to get in over your […]

  • June 28, 2019
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Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in our state, with multiple sources confirming that the number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities today is higher than it’s ever been. The problem can be blamed on a number of different factors, ranging from more distracted walkers and drivers to more cars on the road to larger vehicles […]

  • June 28, 2019
  • Blog

Being involved in a car accident can result in a range of injuries, some more serious than others. Indeed, while some people may walk away from a crash feeling a bit startled, and perhaps with a minor whiplash or bruise injury, others may not be able to walk away from a crash at all. If […]

  • June 28, 2019
  • Blog

Bicycle accidents are a serious problem in California – California often has the highest number of bicycle accident-related deaths when compared to other states. When a bicycle accident occurs and the involved cyclist is injured, recovering compensation for harm is of the utmost importance. At the offices of the Levinson Law Group, we can help […]