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Can an Accident Cause Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a condition characterized by intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial trauma. Nerve impulses ...
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Quietness of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Poses Hazard to Pedestrians

My husband (and firm partner) and I purchased a Prius last week, and my first question after driving it was: why is there a beeping sound inside the vehicle when it is backing up, instead of outside ...
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Can A Car Accident Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Insurance adjusters will tell you that carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury and that it cannot by caused be a car accident. Baloney. Car accidents can absolutely cause carpal tunnel ...
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Insurance Company Offered the Policy Limit on my Auto Accident Claim - Do I Need an Attorney?

If you suffer serious injuries in an auto accident which was the fault of another driver, that driver's insurance company may offer you the policy limit, even if you don't have an attorney ...
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High Incidence of Hit and Run Car Accidents in Santa Monica

Comparing Santa Monica to other California cities of similar size in 2009, Santa Monica had the second most hit and run accidents, according to the most recently available statistics from California's ...
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I was in a Car Accident. Will I get Reimbursed on a Rental Car?

If you're in a car accident, you're going to need a rental car. If your vehicle is repairable, you'll need a rental car while yours is in the shop. If your car is a total loss, you'll need a rental ...
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After an Accident, Should I Treat with my Health Insurance Doctor or the Attorney's Doctor?

If you were injured in an auto accident in Los Angeles, and you have health insurance, you may be wondering whether you should treat with a doctor through your health insurance, or instead treat with ...
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Need a Spanish Speaking Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm?

Have you or a family member been injured in an accident in Los Angeles and you need a Los Angeles personal injury law firm that speaks Spanish? At McGee, Lerer and Associates, we have Spanish speaking ...
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Should I go to the Emergency Room right after an Accident?

If you were injured in an accident, you should go directly from the scene to the emergency room, preferably by ambulance. Whether it was an auto accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, slip ...
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A Car Accident Aggravated my Prior Back Pain. How will that Affect my new Case?

Most clients of our Los Angeles personal injury law firm come to us with a history of some prior injury or accident. The prior accident may have happened long ago and the client has long since ...
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Bitten by a Relative's Dog. Should I Sue?

Most often, dog bites are caused by a relative's dog, a neighbor's dog, or a friend's dog. You may be reluctant to sue your relative (neighbor, friend), even if you suffered serious injury in a dog ...
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Santa Monica - Dangerous for Motorcycle Drivers, Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Comparing Santa Monica to other California cities of similar size in 2009, Santa Monica had the most motorcycle accidents, the most bicycle accidents, and the most pedestrian accidents, according to ...
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Compensation The Insurance Company Won't Tell You You're Entitled To

If you've been injured in a car accident in California, you are entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering. ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION THE ...
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Can I Find out the Defendant's Policy Limit?

You were injured in an accident in California and your medical bills are piling up fast. An ambulance bill...an emergency room bill...x-rays. You may want to see an orthopedist, or get physical ...
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What Type of Doctor Should I see after an Accident?

You've been injured in an auto accident in Los Angeles and want to know what type of doctor you should see. Many factors go into determining the type of doctor you should treat with after a car ...
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Suffered a Dog Bite and Need Plastic Surgery?

Dog bites can leave ugly scars, particularly dog bites to the face. We have represented many children and adults over the years who have suffered vicious facial lacerations due to a dog attack. When ...
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Safe Driving in the Rain

Looking out my office window, I see the rain clouds approaching. Heavy rain is expected this weekend in Los Angeles. The number of car crashes during storms skyrockets. Here are some tips for safe ...
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I Slipped at a Market. Do I have a Case?

You slipped on liquid on a grocery store floor, or you may have tripped on the curled edge of a store's entrance mat. You were injured and want to know if you have a personal injury case. The property ...
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Danger of Debris on the Roadway

Couches, ladders, refrigerators, tire tread, mattresses...all items that can fall off a vehicle and become deadly hazards on the roadway. At McGee, Lerer & Associates, a Los Angeles personal injury ...
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Don't Trust the Insurance Adjuster

If you were injured in an accident and are making a personal injury claim, do not trust the insurance adjuster. Just after an accident, whether it's a car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, or any ...
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Police Department records show that bicyclists and pedestrians reported almost 1,000 collisions between February 2006 and February 2011. Eight of the collisions were fatal, killing seven ...
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Unhappy with your Personal Injury Attorney? Get a Free Second Opinion.

Over the years, we've taken on many Los Angeles personal injury cases where the client already had an attorney, but was unhappy with him and chose to change attorneys. The complaints we heard from ...
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Should you have Epidural Steroid Injections Before or After your Personal Injury Case Settles?

If you have suffered a serious neck or back injury due to an accident, your doctor may recommend epidural steroid injections. Epidural steroid injections are injections of corticosteroid medication ...
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Your Facebook Page Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Two years ago, I learned the hard way of the disastrous consequences a social networking site (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn) can have on a personal injury case. My client testified at ...
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Will Hiring an Attorney for my Injury Claim Pay Off?

The insurance adjuster wants you to believe that you're better off not hiring an attorney. Why? Because they know that if you hire an attorney, they'll have to pay you more money. Simple as that. ...
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