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Category Archives: Personal Injury

New Legislation Regarding Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

New Legislation Regarding Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

California recently enacted new legislation, SB 447, which has significantly changed the state’s wrongful death laws. This amendment to the California Code of Civil Procedure §377.34 now allows the recovery of damages for a decedent’s pain, suffering, or disfigurement in certain circumstances. How will this new legislation impact businesses, insurance companies, and the civil… Read More »

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Are All Personal Injury Lawyers the Same

Are All Personal Injury Lawyers the Same?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

When you or a loved one is dealing with an injury after an accident, selecting the right San Bernardino personal injury lawyer is crucial to rebuilding your life. It’s a decision that requires careful consideration, not just a response to the most persuasive advertisement. Aren’t all personal injury lawyers the same? NO! Personal injury… Read More »

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Can I Get Personal Injury Protection Insurance in California

Can I Get Personal Injury Protection Insurance in California?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

If you drive in California, you may wonder if you can purchase personal injury protection insurance to help pay for expenses after a crash. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance is a type of coverage that can help pay for certain costs after an accident, regardless of who is at fault. However, it’s important to… Read More »

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Is Uber Injury Protection Worth It?

Is Uber Injury Protection Worth It?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

Uber Injury Protection may be worth it if you are a full-time driver or someone with dependents at home. However, before you opt into this coverage, you must understand what you’re getting and what Uber is offering you if you get into an accident while driving. Whether or not Uber Injury Protection is worth… Read More »

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What Is a Landlord’s Responsibility in a Dog Bite Accident

What Is a Landlord’s Responsibility in a Dog Bite Accident?

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

After a dog bite accident in a rental property, injured accident victims must locate all liable parties to secure maximum compensation. Landlord-tenant relationships in California are complex, and in some cases, the landlord may also share liability for the incident. What is a landlord’s responsibility in dog bite incidents under California law? Dog Bite… 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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UberLyft Rights When You’re Injured as a Passenger

Uber/Lyft Rights When You’re Injured as a Passenger

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

In recent years, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have gained immense popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional taxis and public transportation. With just a few taps on a smartphone, you can easily request a ride and be picked up by a nearby driver within minutes. This revolution in transportation has provided countless individuals… Read More »

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Caution E-Cigarette Lithium Batteries Can Explode

Caution: E-Cigarette Lithium Batteries Can Explode

By William D. Shapiro Law, Inc. |

E-cigarette battery explosions have resulted in significant injury and property damage to those involved. While e-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco smoking, the lithium batteries powering these devices can pose a serious threat to users’ safety. Due to improper storage, use, and manufacturing defects, these explosions have resulted in… 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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