Recent Blog Posts
Who Is Liable if Someone Breaks Into My Gated Community?
When you move into a gated community, you have a reasonable expectation not only of privacy but of safety as well. You pay a premium to live in a gated community to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe from criminal elements, trespassers, and others who might do you harm. If someone… Read More »
Why You Need a Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash because of another driver’s actions, you might be eligible for a substantial recovery. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. In order to collect the compensation you are owed, however, you need to take all… Read More »
Slip and Fall Accidents vs. Trip and Fall Accidents: Here’s What to Know
Slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents are common types of personal injury cases. Although common, they are different in nature and both result in different types of injuries. Because of this, they are looked at with different legal considerations if a victim decides to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. At Machtinger… Read More »
Reasons to Avoid Posting About a Car Accident on Social Media
If you’ve been in a serious car accident and someone else was to blame, you might have a substantial claim for relief. It’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, before you start discussing the case with anyone else, and especially before you start posting on social media. Posting… Read More »
Suing a Business in a Slip and Fall
If you slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant, grocery store, or other business, you may have a claim for damages against the business. In order to collect compensation, you’ll need to satisfy certain legal obligations and prove that the business is indeed to blame for your injuries. Below, we discuss the key… Read More »
Can a Trespasser Sue for Premises Liability in California?
Premises liability is the area of law regarding the liability of a property owner when someone gets hurt on their property, such as in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or even an assault. In many states, the law imposes different obligations and liability on property owners depending on whether the victim was… Read More »
Consequences of Using a Cell Phone While Driving in CA
California, like every state, has restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. State law recognizes the dangers of distracted driving, and cell phone use in particular. Texting while driving has become one of the leading causes of car crashes in California and across the country. Continue reading to learn about the dangers… Read More »
Elements of a Premises Liability Case
Slip and fall injuries, swimming pool accidents, dog bites, elevator collapses, or any other accident that happens on someone else’s property may give rise to a premises liability claim. Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that is appropriate when an accident victim was hurt on property owned or operated by another… Read More »
Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise whenever someone’s wrongful act or omission causes someone else physical harm. The majority of personal injury claims result from negligence or recklessness–meaning unintentional harm. Victims of intentional harm, such as criminal assault, can also sue for damages. Below, we discuss the most common types of personal injury cases that… Read More »
Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?
Accidents involving commercial vehicles tend to result in more complex legal proceedings than accidents involving privately-owned autos. If you were hit by a long-haul trucker in a semi, tractor-trailer, eighteen-wheeler, delivery truck, or other large commercial truck, it’s important to identify all parties who may be responsible for your medical bills and other damages…. Read More »