Posts From April, 2018

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Airplane Accident Cases in California?

  • Apr 30 2018

Much like an airline, lawsuits operate according to a schedule. However, if an airplane arrives late, it simply inconveniences the passengers. If a lawsuit arrives late, it will find itself with nowhere to land. That’s because of time limits set by a statute of limitations. For this reason, if you have been injured in an airplane accident, you have little time to delay in calling a personal injury attorney.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is simply a law (or “statute”) that establishes a timeline for lawsuits to be brought to court,

Car Crash with police at night

How Often Do Car Accident Cases Go To Trial in California?

  • Apr 24 2018

Most people have heard that the vast majority of lawsuits that are filed never go to trial.  That’s generally true, with one of the most common claims being that more than 90% of cases are resolved outside of a courtroom.  But the actual statistics can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including what kind of claims are involved and where the relevant incidents occurred.  These variables make pinning down exact statistics on how often car cases go to trial difficult, but California tracks and publishes data that can be helpful for creating an estimate.

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Wrong-Way Accidents in L.A.

  • Apr 20 2018

What causes wrong-way collisions?

Recently, four people were killed in two different wrong-way car accidents in Los Angeles.  The first accident occurred on the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.  Authorities report that a 30-year-old man was heading east in the westbound carpool lane after midnight.  He collided with another vehicle, killing the driver and critically injuring a passenger.

A short time later, another wrong-way crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway in Irwindale.  Officials report that a 35-year-old woman entered the freeway using the off-ramp and drove north,

Man feeling pain to the neck after a car crash

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

  • Apr 17 2018

Personal injury cases in California are traumatic experiences. Whether you have suffered injury as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice, if someone was negligent, you deserve compensation for your injuries both economic and none economic. But how do you figure out how much your case is worth? Is it a $100,000 case or a $1,000,000 case?

In truth, there are many factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury case. While many insurance adjusters like to use a formula of finding the total economic damages,

Bystanders describing the scene of an accident to the police officer

Harrison Ford Becomes Real Life Hero

  • Apr 10 2018

How can I help if I witness a car accident

Famed actor Harrison Ford recently became a hero in real life when he reacted quickly to assist a driver in distress.  Ford was driving east on a Freeway near Santa Barbara when the driver in front of him lost control of her vehicle and swerved off the road, hitting an embankment.  Ford stopped his vehicle and ran to the car. He and other good Samaritans pulled the driver from the car. Paramedics swiftly arrived and the driver was transported to the hospital.

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Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

  • Apr 4 2018

Although Los Angeles is known for its sunny weather, the city and the rest of California have occasional periods of heavy rain and rough weather which makes for dangerous driving. In short, rain reduces your visibility, response time, and ability to control your vehicle, which increases the risk of car accidents.

At J&Y Law, we are dedicated to keeping the roads and highways safe for all motorists. Here are some important safety tips for driving in the rain:

  1. Check the Tires

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