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What To Do After A Pedestrian Accident in California

Pedestrian accidents happen unexpectedly, and they can lead to devastating injuries for victims. If a person is injured in a pedestrian accident that is caused by the negligence of somebody else, then they should be able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement or through a personal injury lawsuit. However, these cases can become complicated,… read more

COVID-19 Announcement

During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Harting, Simkins & Ryan, LLP is still here to assist you with your case. TO POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS:  Although we usually meet with potential clients in person, because of the precautions made necessary by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can let us know more about your… read more

When are you Liable for Another Person’s Driving?

The aftermath of any car accident can be confusing, particularly if you let somebody else drive your vehicle and they were involved in an accident. When this occurs, it is important to understand how insurance companies will handle these situations. Here, we will look at the liability of a vehicle owner when someone other than… read more

What Rights Do Passengers Have in a Car Accident?

Whether or not someone is driving a vehicle when an accident occurs has little to do with the injuries they sustain. Passengers inside of vehicles that are involved in accidents are injured every day on California roadways. It is important for passengers to know what rights and options they have when they have been involved… read more

Do I Need Rental Car Insurance In California?

Whether you are a California resident or visitor, there are various reasons you may rent a car in this state. When you rent a vehicle, you face an array of insurance choices, and they can all seem confusing. What is required? Do you need to purchase additional coverage? It is important to understand what California… read more

How Do I Prove Wrongful Death in California?

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience for anyone, and you should not have to do this alone. Proving a wrongful death case in California can be difficult, but an… read more

Do Most Car Accident Cases Go To Court?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may be wondering whether or not your case will need to go to court to secure the compensation you deserve. There are various factors that go into car accident claims. While some… read more

Can You Sue Someone For Causing A Car Accident in California?

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you may be wondering whether or not you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. There is no simple answer to this question, and there are various routes that a… read more

Is it Legal to Use a Cell Phone While Driving in California?

With the rise of technology, particularly smartphones, distracted driving has become more and more of a problem throughout the US and here in California. More and more states and local jurisdictions have passed laws regarding cell phone use while driving to avoid serious car accidents from occurring. California has several laws in place that regulate… read more

What Coverage Is Require Under California Insurance Laws?

Perhaps you have just moved to California. Maybe you bought a car for the first time. Whatever your driving situation is, you probably know that you have to have insurance coverage. Not only is this required by California law, but it offers you protection in the event you are involved in an accident. Understanding what… read more