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Multiple Car Accident- Who is at fault?

Have you been injured in a 3, 4, or 5 car vehicle collision? More then 5? Can you not decide you is responsible for your injuries? Fear not! California Civil Code § 1431.2 (aka Prop. 51), states each defendant driver’s liability for “noneconomic damages” i.e. pain and suffering is several only, not joint and several, […]

California Comparative Fault Car Accident Jury Instruction

[Name of defendant] claims that [name of plaintiff]’s own negligence contributed to [his/her] harm. To succeed on this claim, [name of defendant] must prove both of the following: 1.That [name of plaintiff] was negligent; and 2.That [name of plaintiff]’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing [his/her] harm. If [name of defendant] proves the above, […]

Car Accident Lawyer- Who Is Responsible When You Hit Someone Pulling Out of Shopping Center?

We recently successfully handled a car accident whereby the defendant pulled out of shopping center on to a public road, hitting our client driving on the road. California Vehicle Code §21804(a) states, “The driver about to enter or cross a highway from any public or private property, or from an alley, shall yield the right-of-way […]