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$1 Million Settlement for Pedestrian Hit by Dump Truck While Crossing Street in Carmel, California
The Allen Law Firm recently obtained a settlement of $1 million for a pedestrian, who was severely injured when he was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Juniper Street in Carmel. The man and his wife were visiting the Monterey peninsula from Florida. The incident occurred July 28,… Read More »
What Should I Do If I Am Injured Due to a Dangerous Roadway in California?
Not all dangerous roadway accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Some of these accidents result from hazardous roadway conditions caused by the negligence of municipal, county, and state agencies. It’s important to understand that you have rights when you suffer injuries due to a dangerous roadway. However, holding a government agency responsible for your… Read More »
Company-Owned Vehicle Accident Kills One, Injures Three; Company Pays Our Clients $9,850,000.00. It was mid-January in the Monterey Bay Area. Though late, around 11:30 pm, the weather was pleasant, clear and dry, for winter in northern California. Earlier that evening, Eugenio Vega, a young (31-year-old) pastor of a small community church, drove with his… Read More »
Police Officer’s High Speed Chase of Petty Criminal Causes Catastrophic Injuries To Client, An Innocent Bystander; Police Department Pays Client $2,000,000.00. According to statistics reported by USA Today, high speed police car chases injure over 7,400 people per year, about one person every hour. Every day, one person is killed as a result of… Read More »
Scholarship Winner 2022
Sophia’s essay was selected from dozens of very fine essays submitted by other applicants. We were impressed by the quality of Sophia’s essay and inspired by her personal story of learning to cope with a significant injury. Sophia will be a freshman at the University of Michigan this fall, which she describes as her… Read More »
What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement?
One of the many questions asked by people seriously injured in car accidents is how much money can they get in a lawsuit. It’s a fair question to ask. The way our judicial system is designed, paying someone money for pain and suffering caused by the negligence of another driver is the only way… Read More »
Scholarship Winner 2019
We are proud to announce this year’s winner for our annual scholarship contest: Kayddie Brito-Aisa! Kayddie is from Norfolk, Virginia and she will be attending Norfolk State University in the Fall. We wish her success as she moves on to the next exciting stage of her life! You may read about her personal battle… Read More »
Is California a No Fault State?
As explained by the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute, no fault laws require insurance companies to cover the medical expenses and loss of income for their insured driver “regardless of who was at fault.” While these laws vary from state-to-state, generally no fault insurance exists up to a certain threshold. In severe accidents,… Read More »
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When motorcycle crashes take place, the consequences can be devastating for everyone involved. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that around 5,200 motorcyclists are killed and another 90,000 are injured in highway collisions every year. Motorcycle accident injuries can come in a wide range of different forms — from relatively minor bumps and bruises… Read More »
Average Wrongful Death Settlement in California
Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the most gut wrenching and heartbreaking tragedies imaginable. Under California state law, close family members of the deceased have the legal right to hold the negligent parties liable for a fatal accident. While no amount of monetary compensation could ever account for such a… Read More »