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  • Premises Liability: Were You Trespassing and Suffered an Injury?

    Are Property Owners Responsible for Your Injury? The short answer: no. As a rule, property owners do not have to pay for medical expenses or injury expenses incurred by a trespasser. Property owners are generally not expected to be able to anticipate a trespasser, so you may not be able to seek compensation. With this in mind, every case is unique and if you believe that you are due compensation, ...
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  • Firearm Injuries: Accident or Negligence?

    Who to Hold Responsible for Firearm Accidents If you or a loved one was injured due to accidental shooting, you may be wondering who is responsible. You may be due compensation if negligence was involved in the accident. Your case is serious, and deserves to be handled by a qualified, experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney from Eliot Reiner, APLC. We know the steps to take to make sure ...
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  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage

    According to a fairly recent study I read by the Insurance Research Council, roughly 20% of all California drivers are uninsured. In 2015, Michigan, New Mexico, and Tennessee had an estimated 20% plus uninsured motorists on the road and Florida had over 25%. Those figures have likely not decreased. From my experience representing injury victims for nearly thirty (30) years, people rarely ...
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  • The Connection Between Medical Conditions & Car Accidents

    Can Drivers with Medical Conditions Be Found Negligent? It is not uncommon to hear news reports about drivers having medical emergencies on the road, causing accidents and injury to other drivers. If a driver knows that he or she has a medical condition that impairs driving abilities, is that an act of negligence? As Sacramento car accident attorneys , our team at Eliot Reiner, APLC can help you ...
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  • Our Feature in Sacramento Magazine

    Eliot Reiner Included in “Top Attorneys” Sacramento Magazine released their list of Top Attorneys 2018 Legal Profiles , a group of 27 lawyers who are selected by their peers to be honored as the 2018 Top Lawyers in their specific legal field. As one of the selected firms, we are excited to be among such an exceptional group of people. Sacramento Magazine has been an influential publication since ...
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  • Motorcyclists: Keep Safe in Rainy, Icy and Wet Weather

    Protect Yourself in Winter Months Stormy, rainy and icy weather means increased risk of accidents and dangerous road conditions. This is especially true for motorcyclists. When the road conditions deteriorate, you need to be especially cautious of how you ride, how your bike responds and how other drivers are handling the weather and road. If you do get into an accident, you will need the help of ...
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  • Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

    Complex Liability Requires Experienced Counsel A construction site can be one of the most dangerous places to work. From large moving vehicles, equipment from a variety of trades and numerous different tradesmen on the site, accidents can happen at any moment. If you are hurt on a construction site, you may be dealing with complexities of multiple at-fault parties and different insurance ...
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  • The Connection Between Mental Health & Car Accidents

    The Trauma of a Car Collision Is Not Always Physical If you’ve been in a traumatic car accident, you may be suffering from psychological trauma that lasts long after your physical wounds are healed. It is not uncommon for accident victims to have anxiety, depression, accident-related phobias and PTSD. These mental and emotional effects can persist and cost accident victims hundreds or thousands of ...
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  • 5 Most Common Winter Holiday Accidents

    Winter is a time for celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Whether it’s eating delicious meals or receiving generous gifts, the season is always associated with being merry and joyous. However, the period between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also comes with a rise in serious and fatal injuries. The first step to having an injury-free holiday season is knowing ...
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  • 2018 "10 Worst Toys" According to WATCH

    Earlier this month, Worlds Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) released its list of the 10 Worst Toys of the 2018 holiday season to prevent consumers from purchasing potentially hazardous toys for children. The non-profit organization has been warning the public for over 40 years about dangerous child products in an effort to reduce injuries to kids. Unfortunately, toys which cause harm ...
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  • How Personal Injury Settlements Are Divided in a California Divorce

    While divorce can be an emotionally overwhelming process, suffering a serious injury in an accident during proceedings can make matters more stressful and complicated. While it may be possible that your spouse may receive some of your personal injury settlement, the answer depends on the certain circumstances of your marriage. According to California Family Code § 780, if the injury occurred ...
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  • Attorney Eliot Reiner Featured in Sacramento Magazine

    Attorney Eliot Reiner is featured in the October 2018 edition of Sacramento Magazine in the “Faces of Sacramento” section. He has also been mentioned in the publication’s “Top Attorneys 2018 Legal Profiles” list after being selected by his peers in the personal injury field. Sacramento Magazine wrote: "Eliot Reiner is the lead attorney and founder of Eliot Reiner, APLC. He began his legal career ...
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  • 4 Dangers of Night-Time Driving

    Now that fall is here and Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end, most of us will be spending a lot of time driving in the evening. However, there are unique dangers on the road when the sun goes down. The National Safety Council (NSC) states that the risk of a deadly collision is three times higher when it is dark outside. Understanding the potential dangers and practicing safe driving ...
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  • Auto Accidents Caused by Defective Tires – Who is Responsible?

    Oftentimes, car accidents occur due to human error, such as distracted driving, speeding, or drinking and driving. That said, there are a multitude of other factors that can contribute to a motor vehicle accident, such as defective tires. In this case, you would not hold the other driver involved liable for your injuries or damages. Instead, you could potentially hold the tire manufacturer liable. ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Information for Surviving Family Members of a Fatal Car Accident

    Every state has its own laws regarding how wrongful death claims are to be handled. In California, a wrongful death claim can be filed when a person dies due to the wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity. If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you would be able to bring a wrongful death claim to court, depending on your relationship to the decedent. It is also ...
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