Do I Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth the hassle of involving a lawyer. It can be a big mistake not to consult a lawyer after a motorcycle accident. When you don’t consult a lawyer, you might not know your rights or how much compensation you’re entitled to receive. […] Read more

What’s the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

Most people use the words “attorney” and “lawyer” interchangeably in California. In Bakersfield, residents may use these words to describe someone who represents them in a criminal case at the Kern County Superior Court, a contract dispute, an employment law matter, or after an accident.  Even Google uses these words synonymously. For example, if you […] Read more

What To Do If The Other Driver Doesn’t Report the Accident

When you are involved in a car accident that involves injuries or property damage, you are required to remain at the accident scene until police arrive. It can be difficult to know if your car has damage until you take it to a mechanic. The car may appear to have a few scratches, but the […] Read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in California? 

Over the years, many forms of public transportation have become less popular. The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to further this trend. Many people who are wary of infection or seeking a more private commute might be curious about alternative forms of travel. Therefore, the growing popularity of motor scooters should not come as a […] Read more

What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?

You might have heard the term “yielding the right of way.” You likely know that the term refers to the standard of conduct at traffic intersections. But what exactly is the right of way? Who has it and who does not? In this post, we’ll explore what it means yield the right away and when […] Read more

How Much Does an Employment Lawyer Make

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for lawyers is $126,930 per year. However, an attorney’s annual salary varies considerably based on many factors. For example, an attorney could earn $35,000 to $40,000 when first beginning their practice. However, many lawyers earn six-digit salaries, with some attorneys earning multi-million-dollar salaries.  […] Read more

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

When you sustain injuries in an accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. However, filing an injury claim could be a complicated, time-consuming, and expensive process. In addition, fighting an insurance company for the money you deserve can leave you emotionally overwhelmed and financially strained. Hiring a personal injury attorney […] Read more

Should You Replace Your Car Seat if You Were in an Accident?

A car accident may not solely result in personal injury. It can also cause damage to safety mechanisms that may render you or your passengers more vulnerable to injury if future accidents ever occur. For example, California law requires parents and caregivers to ensure children of certain ages and sizes sit in approved child car […] Read more

How California Statutes Affect Personal Injury Claims

Statutes are laws enacted by a legislature. There are statutes that set the deadlines for filing claims and lawsuits. There are also statutes governing who has standing to file a personal injury lawsuit and the damages they can pursue. The laws affecting personal injury claims vary by state. In California, several statutes have a significant […] Read more

Understanding the 3 Elements of Standing to Sue

Standing is a way to ensure that a party bringing a lawsuit has an injury that a court can redress. Without a redressable injury, a lawsuit wastes the court’s and parties’ time and resources. Legal standing also ensures that the parties involved in a lawsuit have the motivation to fight the case. If someone brings […] Read more

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