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How the Statute of Limitations Affects My PI Case

By Halpern Law Firm |

There’s an encyclopedia of legal terms and phrases that get thrown around, and outside of the legal community, many people who are generally aware of the terms might still be uncertain precisely what they mean, how they work, and when they apply. Many personal injury victims have heard of a “statute of limitations,” but… Read More »

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Can I Sue the City for Tripping on Uneven Sidewalks?

By Halpern Law Firm |

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, whether inside a store, in an office building, or even outside on the sidewalk or street. If you tripped and fell on a cracked or uneven sidewalk, who is to blame? Do you have any right to sue for your injuries, or are you left to cover… Read More »

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Can I Sue Uber for a Car Accident?

By Halpern Law Firm |

Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft are all over the roads. Unfortunately, many of these drivers are no more qualified to drive professionally than your average motorist, despite being on the road for long stretches of time. If you are hit by a negligent Uber driver, what are your options? Can you sue Uber,… Read More »

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What are the Regulations for E-scooters in Los Angeles?

By Halpern Law Firm |

E-scooters have blown up in popularity over the last few years. Especially in cities like Los Angeles that have many tourist areas and promenades for foot traffic, e-scooter rental companies like Lime and Bird are everywhere. As with any new technology, a number of unexpected (or expected) hazards have arisen. Below, we discuss the… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Landlord For Premises Liability?

By Halpern Law Firm |

Accidents can happen anywhere. You can be hurt in a car crash by a negligent driver, trip on an exposed wire at the office, or step through a broken staircase in your apartment building. Many people are even injured in their own homes. When you are injured in your rented home or apartment building,… Read More »

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What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash From a Rear-End Collision?

By Halpern Law Firm |

If you’ve ever been rear-ended by another driver, you might have experienced neck pain, headaches, and other symptoms. One of the most common injuries suffered by victims of rear-end collisions is known as whiplash syndrome. Although common, whiplash can be extremely painful, limiting, and debilitating. Below, we discuss the symptoms commonly associated with whiplash… Read More »

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How to Prevent Distracted Driving

By Halpern Law Firm |

Distracted driving has rapidly become as serious a danger to motorists, if not greater, as drunk driving. Over 3,100 people were killed in distracted driving accidents across the country in 2019 alone. Thousands more are injured every year. Distracted driving accidents are unnecessary, avoidable, and preventable. Continue reading for a few tips on how… Read More »

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Lane Splitting in California

By Halpern Law Firm |

Motorcycles have significantly more maneuverability and freedom than passenger cars. Many auto drivers enviously watch bikers dart in between lanes of stopped cars during rush hour, shaving significant time off of their commute. The practice can, however, appear dangerous. Are bikers allowed to zip around slow or stopped vehicles? What are the restrictions on… Read More »

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At Least Five Mushroom Producers Forced to Recall Food Product Due to Risk of Dangerous Contamination

By Halpern Law Firm |

Defective products can take many forms. A car engine can be susceptible to spontaneous combustion, a power drill may be sold with insufficient safety features, or a pharmaceutical drug can carry undisclosed side effects. Often, food products are sold to distributors and customers after spoiling or exposure to dangerous contamination. Recently, there has been… Read More »

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What If I Might Have Been Partly at Fault in Causing The Wreck?

By Halpern Law Firm |

If you were injured in a car crash by a negligent driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. You may be eligible for repayment of your medical bills and any wages lost due to your injuries, as well as additional damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by… Read More »

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