Independent Medical Examination

Your Rights and Responsibilities at an Independent Medical Examination Whenever any person puts his or her mental or physical condition at issue in any case in which compensation is sought, the insurance company or other responsible party defending the case has a right to have an “independent” physician examine the plaintiff. The request for an [...]


Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Headache After Car Accident Symptoms

After a car accident, it's not unusual to experience headaches. Even if you didn't suffer an impact injury to your head, a headache is usually a sign that something else is wrong. For example, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying problem, like whiplash or a neck injury. The force of stopping after [...]


Recovering Damages for Motorcycle Road Rash

Since motorcyclists don't wear safety belts or other restraints, a motorcycle accident can often result in severe injuries. If you were thrown off your bike and hit gravel or pavement, you may have suffered motorcycle road rash, which is a painful scrape or large bruise, often called road burn. Don't be fooled by mild-sounding name [...]


How to Determine Parking Lot Accident Fault

Most drivers do not anticipate getting into an accident in a parking lot. The good news is that these types of accidents typically aren't very serious, since cars are usually moving at lower speeds in parking lots. The bad news, however, is that since cars are going in every direction, it's difficult to determine parking [...]


How Is 3 Car Accident Fault Determined in Pile Up Wrecks?

Getting into an accident can be a scary affair if you happen to suffer an injury or experience heavy vehicle damage. And while navigating through the insurance process after an accident can cause a lot of headaches, trying to figure out what to do after a 3 car pile up can be even more confusing. Three-car accidents [...]


Suing for Pain and Suffering in a Car Accident

The aftermath of a car accident can be devastating. Injuries can range from relatively mild cuts and scrapes to grievous physical trauma that requires surgery, rehabilitation, and a long recovery process. In addition to visible wounds, victims can also walk away from an accident with non-tangible losses, including emotional pain and mental anguish. This can take [...]


How to Determine Side Swipe Collision Fault

Car accidents can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. And trying to establish who is at fault for a crash often makes things even more difficult. This is especially true when it comes to side swipe accident cases. If you were in a side swipe accident, an Orange County car accident lawyer at Russell & Lazarus APC can help. [...]


Motorcycle Lane Splitting: Is It Legal for Motorcycles to Split Lanes?

Since California doesn't have a formal law regarding lane splitting, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for a motorcycle lane splitting accident. Unfortunately, the answer to the question "Is it legal for motorcycles to split lanes?” is not quite clear-cut. If you were involved in a motorcycle lane splitting accident, it's best to speak [...]

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