J&Y Law Firm discusses whether or not pot increases the rate of car accidents in California

Does Pot Increase the Rate of Car Accidents in California?

  • Jul 18 2019

The answer to the question depends on the source you review. Some studies claim that legalized pot increases the rate of car accidents. Other studies state that there is little to no increase in car accidents that can be directly attributed to the legalization of marijuana. One thing is for certain. If an impaired driver causes an accident, victims of the accident can protect their right to recover compensation by discussing their case with a California car accident attorney.

Studies Related to Pot Use and Car Accidents

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J&Y Law Firm discusses how you can appeal a verdict on a personal injury case.

Can I Appeal a Verdict in my Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 15 2019

While most injury cases settle without going to court, a few cases proceed to trial. At the end of the trial, a jury decides the case based on the facts presented at trial and the law as explained to the jury by the judge. If you do not agree with the jury verdict, your California personal injury attorney discusses options with you for appealing the verdict.

Who Can Appeal a Personal Injury Verdict?

Both the plaintiff (the person who filed the lawsuit) and the defendant (the party sued) can appeal a verdict in a personal injury case.


J&Y Law Firm discusses the new distracted driving laws in California.

California Distracted Driving Laws

  • Jul 10 2019

Distracted driving continues to be a problem throughout the United States. Thousands of people die or sustain severe injuries in distracted driving accidents each year. Many states have enacted distracted driving laws, including California, to reduce the number of traffic accidents caused by a distracted driver. Victims injured by distracted drivers can seek the assistance of a California car accident attorney. The attorney investigates the crash and files a claim seeking compensation for damages and losses.


J&Y Law discuss the best ways to settle on a personal injury case.

How Do You Reach a Settlement in a Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 8 2019

When you are injured, you are usually not focused on a personal injury claim. You are focused on receiving medical care and discussing the possibility of permanent impairment with your physicians. However, at some point, your focus will turn to recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. A California personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to calculate the value of your injury claim and explain your legal rights. An attorney can also help you settle your personal injury claim for a fair amount.


What Does a Typical Personal Injury Case Look Like?

  • Jun 30 2019

Each personal injury case is unique; however, there are several similarities in cases involving personal injuries. One of the most common similarities is that the deadlines to file a claim involving personal injury is restricted by law. Because the statutes of limitations (deadlines) for personal injury claims vary by claim, it is wise to seek the advice of a California personal injury attorney as soon as possible to avoid losing the right to file a claim against the party who caused your injury.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in California

There are several different types of personal injury cases that may be filed in California.


white flowers on the side of a highway marking the location where a person has died

What Can I Do If I’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident?

  • Jun 24 2019

Being in a car accident caused by another driver is frustrating. However, when that driver “hits and runs,” the frustration increases. Not only do you need to deal with the consequences of the accident, but you also bear the cost of repairing your car and medical expenses. Is there anything you can do after a hit and run accident to recover compensation or injuries? You can contact a California car accident attorney to discuss your options for filing an uninsured injury claim to help recover the money you lost because of a hit and run driver.


Seven Common Amusement-Park Injuries

  • Jun 18 2019

Amusement parks are popular year-round in most of California. Children, teenagers, and adults love amusement park rides, including roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, water slides, and a variety of spinning, twirling, and flying attractions. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries are common. Visitors sustain injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to serious brain injuries and broken bones. In some cases, amusement park injuries may result in death.

When an injury at an amusement park is the result of negligence or wrongdoing, one or more parties may be held liable for damages.


Walking in LA – Five Things to Understand About Pedestrian Accident Injuries

  • Jun 17 2019

Walking in Los Angeles can be extremely dangerous. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times last year, while over traffic deaths decreased slightly, the number of pedestrian deaths increased substantially. During 2017, 134 pedestrians died in accidents involving motor vehicles, which was the highest number of pedestrian deaths in 15 years. While LA is taking steps to make streets safer for pedestrians, pedestrians continue to sustain catastrophic injuries and fatal injuries on LA streets.

It is important to know certain steps you should take after a pedestrian accident,


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California Car Accident Attorney – What Types of Evidence are Needed in a Car Accident Case?

  • Jun 10 2019

California is an at-fault insurance state for car accident claims. You must prove that the other driver caused the collision to recover money for an injury claim. Therefore, collecting evidence for your car accident case is a critical step in receiving money for your medical bills, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages. A California car accident attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash.

Evidence Used to Prove Fault in a California Car Accident Case

Many forms of evidence may be used to prove the cause of a car accident.


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Waivers and School-Related Injuries – Know Your Rights

  • Jun 2 2019

If you have a school-age child, you have probably already signed a waiver of liability or assumption of risk waiver for your child to go on a field trip, participate in a school sport, or take part in another school activity. Schools and businesses use liability waivers to limit their liability for a variety of activities. However, do these waivers prevent lawsuits for all school-related injuries? The best way to know for sure is to consult a California personal injury attorney.

Are You Required to Sign a Waiver of Liability?



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