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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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  • What is Negligent Security?

    Whether you visit a private or public property, it is important to feel safe and secure. However, sometimes establishments fail to provide adequate security measures to protect their patrons. If you have been injured by a violent attack, the property owner may be held liable in a negligent security lawsuit. Often referred to as inadequate security, negligent security is an issue of premises ...
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  • How to Take Effective Car Accident Photos

    Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, whether it’s your first time or your fourth. It can be difficult to think clearly and rationally at the moment, or even in the following days and weeks. Instead of relying on your memory, witness accounts, and a police report to back up your story, photographs provide empirical evidence of what took place. After checking yourself for ...
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  • 4 Best Apps to Fight Distracted Driving

    Although distracted driving has become a common cause of car accidents in the United States, Americans generally cannot stop texting while driving . Unfortunately, taking your eyes off the road—for even a few seconds—can be dangerous. However, several app developers have created ways to help turn your phone into a tool for fighting against distracted driving, instead of causing it. With plenty of ...
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  • Fourth of July Safety Tips to Avoid Injury

    Each year, we Americans celebrate the independence of our great nation on the Fourth of July with great food, pool parties, fireworks, parades, and a whole bunch of red, white, and blue. Unfortunately, this fun summer holiday is associated with many dangers. Due to the increased risk of injury, our Sacramento personal injury lawyer wants to make sure you are aware of some of the common hazards and ...
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  • Common Reasons Why Car Accidents Are More Likely To Occur in the Summer

    Although summertime means enjoying the outdoors and embarking on road trips, the season is also associated with a spike in car accidents . According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), August and September are considered the peak months for auto collisions. The following are the main reasons why car accidents occur more often during the summer months: The summer heat can ...
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  • Is the Driver Always at Fault in a Car-Pedestrian Accident?

    When it comes to collisions involving cars and pedestrians , we initially assume that the driver of the motor vehicle is often at fault. One of the most common phrases we here regarding car-pedestrian accidents is “the pedestrian always has the right-of-way.” However, the old adage isn’t always correct from a legal standpoint. Sometimes, pedestrians can actually be wholly or partially to blame. An ...
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  • Common Causes of Boating Accidents

    Sacramento and the rest of Northern California benefit from ideal weather nearly all year-round. Furthermore, there are plenty of nearby waterways—such as bays, lakes, rivers, and even the Pacific Ocean—throughout the region where recreational boats are allowed. Unfortunately, many boating accidents happen every year. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, California reported a total of 1,981 boating ...
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  • Common Mistakes You Can Make After a Car Accident

    If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident , you understand how emotionally overwhelming the situation can be. When you are in panic mode and your adrenaline is pumping through your veins, it can be difficult to think rationally and do everything necessary to properly handle the accident, such as securing evidence for your claim. When you make a mistake in the aftermath of the accident, it can ...
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  • What to Prove to Win a Premises Liability Case

    Premises liability refers to a property owner’s potential legal responsibility for injuries suffered due to unsafe conditions on his/her property. Owners are required to ensure that their property, whether it’s a building or open space, is a secure environment for visitors. In order for the injured person (the plaintiff) to recover compensation from a premises liability claim, he/she will have to ...
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  • How to Calculate Pain & Suffering

    Whether you have been injured in a car accident or on someone else’s property, chances are you’ll file a personal injury claim. Your claim will include the cost of medical treatment as a result of the accident and lost wages if you were forced to miss work to recover from injury; however, you may also be entitled to pain and suffering as well. Pain and suffering represents the emotional distress, ...
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