April 18, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Pedestrian Accidents

Who is Liable when a Bicycle Hits a Pedestrian?

Los Angeles, California is a relatively dangerous place for pedestrians, compared to the rest of the country. A University of Michigan study on all types of traffic collisions found that 32 percent of fatal crashes in LA involved pedestrians – 10 percent higher than the national average. Most serious pedestrian accidents involve collisions with motor…

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April 12, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

How Are Pain & Suffering Damages Calculated?

A personal injury settlement or jury award is meant to compensate the victim for losses suffered because of the accident – those losses are not always clearly measured. Pain and suffering is not easy to quantify the way medical bills are. There are some general practices that can help you understand how a pain and…

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March 30, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Inadequate Highway Markings Caused 2016 Fatal San Jose Bus Crash

A report presented Tuesday by The National Transportation Safety Board stated that the absence of reflective warning markers caused the bus driver to think he was in a connector lane, causing him to head directly into a concrete barrier.  The accident, which occurred in January 2016, was preventable according to official comment. The crash upended…

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March 16, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Thanks to the efforts of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), March is once again being widely recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month. With an overarching campaign theme of “Not Alone,” the advocacy organization and those who support it will seek to increase awareness and conduct outreach related to the millions of individuals affected…

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March 3, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

How Pre-Existing Conditions Impact Auto Accident Lawsuits

Pursuing compensation in an auto accident lawsuit can be challenging for plaintiffs who have pre-existing conditions. Although having a pre-existing medical condition does not bar a plaintiff from seeking legal recovery through the courts, it can reduce the amount of the settlement or verdict. In many cases, legal counsel for the defendant will try and…

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February 21, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Toddlers Suffer Eye Burn Injuries Due To Laundry Pods

Laundry detergent in the form of concentrated pods have been on the market since 2012. The product has been in the news often in the last few years due to concerns of safety experts and parents alike questioning how safe they are for children. Reports say that some children mistake the brightly colored packets for…

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February 15, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

How Do I Appeal a Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury lawsuits settle before trial and there is no crystal ball to predict precisely how the trial will go for those few cases that remain. Even if an injured plaintiff has a strong case, an error in a ruling can unfairly benefit the other side and prejudice the jury. But if the personal injury…

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