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Drunk Driving Rates Spike Over Labor Day

Drunk Driving Rates Spike Over Labor Day

Personal Injury
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and many people take the opportunity for a family outing or social gathering over the long holiday weekend. In many cases, days on a boat, a camping trip, or a BBQ involve relaxing by drinking some alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, many people then decide to get into their cars and drive while they are under the influence of alcohol. For an idea of the dangers of drunk driving over holiday weekends, we can take a look at statistics regarding this past Memorial Day weekend in California: 1,099 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI)About 14 people were arrested each hour over the long weekendAt least 34 people died in alcohol-related crashesMany more people suffered injuries in alcohol-related crashes While…
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Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck Accident
There are almost 269 million commercial vehicles registered in the United States and, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about 541,000 traffic crashes involved one or more commercial vehicles in a single year. These large semi-trucks can crash in many ways, and the following are only some of the common types of truck crashes. Rollovers Semi-trucks are extremely tall vehicles with a relatively narrow wheelbase, which means they are highly prone to rolling over on their sides. Trucks can roll over for many reasons, including: Hitting a curbOvercorrectingTaking a turn too fastHigh winds Jackknifes Tractor-trailers are articulated vehicles, which means the cab of the truck is connected to the trailer by a coupling device. This device allows the truck to turn while keeping the trailer steady when…
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Real Estate Law FAQ

Real Estate Law FAQ

Real Estate
Purchasing or selling real estate can be a complicated though lucrative transaction for every party involved. On the other hand, if something goes wrong, there is often the potential for parties to incur serious financial losses. It is important to seek help from an experienced real estate lawyer in Beverly Hills if you are getting involved in a real estate deal or if you face a real estate-related dispute. The following are some common questions about the real estate law services at Jalilvand Law. What clients do you represent? Our firm represents many types of clients on all sides of real estate matters. Some common clients include: Real estate purchasersReal estate sellersResidential and commercial landlordsResidential and commercial tenantsDevelopers What kinds of real estate matters do you address? Property-related legal issues…
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Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

Personal Injury
Accidents and injuries happen every day throughout Southern California. The time following a serious injury can be difficult and confusing, as you may not be familiar with your rights or the legal process. Always discuss your options with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Beverly Hills. In the meantime, the following are some frequently asked questions about injury claims. What types of accidents can lead to a personal injury claim? Personal injury claims may involve any accident caused by someone’s negligence that leads to injuries and losses. Our firm regularly handles the following cases, among others: Car accidentsBoat accidentsTruck accidentsBus accidentsPedestrian accidentsBicycle accidentsMotorcycle accidentsSlip and fallsDog bitesProduct liability No matter what caused your accident, you should always discuss whether you might have a valid claim with an experienced attorney. Who…
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4 Critical Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

4 Critical Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

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If you were injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the at-fault party may be liable for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Unfortunately, large motor carriers and their insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom line—and that means scrutinizing every claim that comes their way. It’s important that you’re careful about what you do and say after the accident because the opposing party will be looking for reasons to dispute liability and damages. Here are four steps you can take to protect your case: 1. Visit a Doctor for an Official Diagnosis You should seek medical attention right away, even if you think your injuries aren’t serious. If you delay treatment, the insurance company might say that your own…
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Important Evidence to Strengthen Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Important Evidence to Strengthen Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

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Broken bones, road rash, disfigurement—the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic. Medical bills and lost wages can add up quickly, but if your collision was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. The success of your claim will ultimately hinge on the strength of your evidence. This is where a Beverly Hills motorcycle accident attorney from Jalilvand Law may be able to help. Our injury lawyers know the tactics used by insurance companies to deny and undervalue claims, and we’ll make sure you aren’t bullied into accepting an unfair settlement. Call us today at 310-478-5800 to schedule a consultation. Types of Evidence to Strengthen Your Beverly Hills Motorcycle Accident Claim The types of evidence your personal injury attorney will…
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4 Steps Uber & Lyft Drivers Should Take After an Accident

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If you were involved in a crash while driving for Uber or Lyft, you probably have a lot of questions about your claim. Will the rideshare company’s insurance policy cover the damages? Will I have to pay anything out of pocket? What can I do to strengthen my case? Fortunately, both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that cover their drivers when they are on the clock. There are, however, circumstances when this coverage does not apply. And even if you have a valid claim, you can expect the insurance adjuster to search for reasons to dispute liability. In this blog, we’ll explain a few steps Uber and Lyft drivers can take to increase their chances of filing a successful accident claim: 1. Get the Passenger’s Phone Number One of…
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CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNER BILL OF RIGHTS

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The California Homeowner Bill of Rights became law on January 1, 2013 to protect California homeowners from the wrongful foreclosure. This law was a direct response to the many homes that were wrongfully foreclosed upon while homeowners were processing a loan modification and/or short sale with the mortgage servicers. The laws are designed to guarantee basic fairness and transparency for homeowners in the foreclosure process. Key provisions include: Restriction on dual track foreclosure:Mortgage servicers are restricted from advancing the foreclosure process if the homeowner is working on securing a loan modification. When a homeowner completes an application for a loan modification, the foreclosure process is essentially paused until the complete application has been fully reviewed.Guaranteed single point of contact:Homeowners are guaranteed a single point of contact as they navigate the…
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CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU / DODD FRANK ACT IMPOSES STRICTER REQUIREMENTS ON SERVICERS

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On January 10, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued new mortgage servicing rules designed to protect borrowers when it comes to mortgage loans. The new rules require servicers to send period billing statements containing specific information, promptly credit mortgage payments, respond quickly to pay off requests, provide options to avoid forced-placed insurance, quickly resolve errors and respond to requests for information. These rules prohibit the servicer from rejecting partial payment. For instance, the servicer is required to place partial payment into a special account called a suspense account. Once the suspense account has sufficient funds to make a full payment the servicer must credit the account. The partial payment must be included in the monthly mortgage statement. The new rules also require servicers to send notice at least…
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FORECLOSURE FILINGS FALL TO LOWS

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In April 2011, Foreclosure filings in California fell to lows not seen since the fall of 2008. Notice of Default filings dropped 25.8 percent, and Notice of Trustee Sale filings fell 10.9 percent from March. Is this an indicator that the US Economy is improving? The Obama administration is making Iranian students eligible to enter the U.S. for up to two years in an effort to improve relations between Americans and Iranians. Previously, Iranian students and individuals enrolled in academic or professional exchange program.
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