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  • Can I claim lost income due to my car being out of commission?
    Can I claim lost income due to my car being out of commission?

    Answer: Yes, Uber and Lyft drivers can demand that the at-fault driver's insurance company pay them for lost income, also referred to as a "downtime claim." You will have to provide documentation of ...

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  • I Jogged into a Crosswalk and Was Hit by a Car
    I Jogged into a Crosswalk and Was Hit by a Car

    Being hit by a right-turning vehicle is one of the most common ways that pedestrians get hit, and one of the most common causes of the pedestrian accidents that we see at our firm. If you had a green ...

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  • Insurance Adjuster Won't Return My Calls
    Insurance Adjuster Won't Return My Calls

    Question: Car accident. Insurance adjuster won’t return my calls. What should I do? Answer: An insurance adjuster's failure to return calls is not uncommon. In fact, it's the norm. An adjuster's MO is ...

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  • Motorcycle Accident but No Motorcycle Insurance
    Motorcycle Accident but No Motorcycle Insurance

    Question: I was injured in a motorcycle accident. I have liability insurance on my car but not on my motorcycle. Can I still make an injury claim? Answer: If the other driver was at fault for the ...

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  • Multi-car crash. Why won't the adjuster settle?
    Multi-car crash. Why won't the adjuster settle?

    Question: I was injured in a 3-car rear-end accident. I finished treating months ago, but the adjuster says she can’t settle with me until the other accident victims are done treating. Do I need a ...

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  • CHP report not ready. What do I do about my car?
    CHP report not ready. What do I do about my car?

    Question: The police report for my car accident isn’t ready yet. My car is sitting at a tow yard in Pasadena. I have no information on the other driver. What do I do about my car? Answer: If you have ...

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  • Child Bitten by Dog on School Property
    Child Bitten by Dog on School Property

    Question: My child was bitten by a dog on school property. A parent had tied the dog’s leash to a pole. Can I sue the school? Answer: There are two possible defendants: the dog owner and the school. ...

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  • Friend Crashed My Car Driving Drunk
    Friend Crashed My Car Driving Drunk

    Question: My friend crashed my car driving drunk. She totaled my car and another car and I was injured. Can I sue her? Answer: If she was at fault for the accident, which I'm assuming she was if she ...

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  • Insurance Company Accepts Fault for Accident
    Insurance Company Accepts Fault for Accident

    Question: I was injured in a car accident. The other driver’s insurance company accepts fault and said they will pay for my medical treatment. How does that work? Will they refer me to a doctor? ...

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  • Recovering Damages After a Dog Attack
    Recovering Damages After a Dog Attack

    Question: Can I sue for the mental anguish I suffered as the result of witnessing a neighbor’s dog attack and kill my dog? I was not physically injured, but I was emotionally injured. Answer: ...

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  • Driver Does Not Have Enough Insurance
    Driver Does Not Have Enough Insurance

    Question: I was hit by a car and the driver who hit me doesn’t have enough insurance to pay my bills. Am I screwed? Hiring a lawyer will only cost me more money. What should I do? Answer: We get calls ...

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  • Car Accident - Don't Want to Be Out-of-Pocket
    Car Accident - Don't Want to Be Out-of-Pocket

    Question: I was in an auto accident. I was not at fault and don’t want to end up out-of-pocket. Do I need a lawyer? Answer: If the accident was not your fault, you should not be forced to suffer the ...

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  • How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?
    How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?

    Answer: Most new clients want to know: how long will this take? That's a fair question. As much as we would like to provide certainty to you at a time when you are likely dealing with chaos in the ...

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  • Parking Lot Accidents
    Parking Lot Accidents

    Question: I was driving in a parking lot when another car hit me. The other driver’s insurance company claims the impact was too minor for me to be injured. Do I have a case? Answer: Insurance ...

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  • What type of doctor should I see?
    What type of doctor should I see?

    Question: I was in a car accident when a driver tried to do a U-turn from the lane to my right here in Pasadena. What type of doctor should I see? Answer: The type of doctor you should see after an ...

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  • Dog Bite Liability for Rental Property
    Dog Bite Liability for Rental Property

    Question: I was bitten by a dog that lives in my condo complex. The dog’s owner is a renter and says he has no renter’s insurance. Can I sue his landlord? What about the homeowner’s association? ...

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  • Car Repairs
    Car Repairs

    Question: Should I go through my auto insurance or the other driver’s auto insurance to repair my car? Answer: If you have collision coverage under your own auto insurance policy, and the other ...

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  • Are school buses in Pasadena required to have seatbelts?
    Are school buses in Pasadena required to have seatbelts?

    Yes. School buses in Pasadena are required to have seat belts installed if the bus was manufactured from 2004 - present. CA Vehicle Code Section 27316 outlines the seat belt requirements for school ...

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  • What Type of Doctor to See after an Accident
    What Type of Doctor to See after an Accident

    Question: I was hit by a drunk driver last night. It was a minor accident, but I’m in pain. What type of doctor should I see? Answer: If you're in pain, I recommend that you get in to see a medical ...

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  • Proving Negligence in an Accident
    Proving Negligence in an Accident

    Have you been recently involved in a car accident and are now suffering from various injures as a result of the collision? Did you recently suffer from a slip and fall injury while visiting a hotel ...

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