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Is New Technology Making Distracted Driving Worse

Is New Technology Making Distracted Driving Worse?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

In today’s technology-obsessed world, it’s hardly shocking that distracted driving has become a growing epidemic. With smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart cars all vying for our attention, it’s getting harder and harder to keep our eyes on the road and our hands on the wheel. But just how big of an impact is technology… Read More »

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Types of Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Types of Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

Each year, roughly five million car accidents occur in the United States. Roughly 1.6 million of those accidents will result in serious injury. While some walk away with mere scratches, others are not as fortunate, sustaining catastrophic injuries that alter lives in an instant. A catastrophic injury has severe consequences, often leading to permanent… Read More »

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California Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations

California Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

A Statute of Limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. The Statute of Limitations for personal injury claims in California generally range from 6 months to 2 years depending on various circumstances, as discussed below. It is absolutely critical that you take appropriate steps and file a written complaint meeting legal requirements with… Read More »

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Remember Road Safety This Labor Day Weekend

Remember Road Safety This Labor Day Weekend

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

As Labor Day weekend approaches, most Americans will try to enjoy the last few days of summer. Whether you plan to hit the road for a long weekend getaway or stay close to home, road safety should be a priority. With increased road traffic, it’s crucial to be aware of your surroundings and take… Read More »

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California Written Discovery

California Written Discovery

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit in California, you may hear your lawyer use the phrase: written discovery. Written discovery is essential in any California personal injury case because it helps legal teams identify key facts, documents, and witnesses that may be relevant to the case. The process can also help… Read More »

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The Common Types of Personal Injury Cases and What You Need to Know

The Common Types of Personal Injury Cases and What You Need to Know

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

It is not easy to recover from a serious accident. It’s even harder when you have to negotiate with insurance companies, try to get your car repaired, and get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Dealing with physical pain, medical bills, and insurance companies can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to… Read More »

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Are Punitive Damages the Same As Pain and Suffering?

Are Punitive Damages the Same As Pain and Suffering?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you may wonder what types of damages you can seek. After all, when someone else’s intentional or negligent actions cause you harm, you have a right to seek compensation. Injured accident victims can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. These are known as compensatory… Read More »

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Defective Products Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Defective Products Cause Catastrophic Injuries

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

In today’s consumer-driven society, the purchase and use of products have become an integral part of our daily lives. We trust that the products we buy will function as intended and not pose any harm to us or our loved ones. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Unscrupulous product manufacturers can put profits over… Read More »

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Is There Really a Difference Between Lawyers Aren

Is There Really a Difference Between Lawyers? Aren’t All Lawyers The Same?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need to contact an attorney to help you through the legal process of filing a claim or lawsuit. However, there are so many to choose from. You might not know where to start. Does it even really matter who you choose? After all, they’re all lawyers…. Read More »

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Will the New California Laws in 2023 Affect You?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

In 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed many different bills into law. In 2023, those laws will take effect, and California residents should know how they might affect their lives. From official holiday changes to workplace laws, 2023 will be an interesting year for Californians and their families. How will these new California 2023… Read More »

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