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Category: Personal Injury

Defenses to Dog Bite Claims in California

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 05 March, 2021

When someone is bitten by a dog in California, it is common that the dog’s owners will be held strictly liable for any injuries which result from the bite. There are, however, a number of exceptions which exist that may decrease the liability of the owner.   If you have been involved in a dog […]

Personal Injury Claims Against CALTRANS

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 26 February, 2021

The state of California has both its own pathway and repair construction agency, commonly known as “Caltrans.” Caltrans falls underneath the California Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and manages California’s highway system, including both the Expressway System and California Freeway. Caltrans is also involved in the state’s public transportation systems.   Of the many automobile accidents […]

Open and Obvious Defense in Trip and Fall Injury Cases

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 23 February, 2021

In a personal injury case, a defendant may attempt to use what is called the “open and obvious” rule as a defense. The “open and obvious” rule is an exception to premises liability law, which can be utilized as a defense by a property owner in order to explain why they should not be held […]

What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in California?

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 20 February, 2021

There are numerous reasons why a person would hire a personal injury attorney to represent them in California. With accidents being one of the leading causes of both injury and death throughout the United States, there are over 400,000 personal injury claims filed each year.   The most common personal injury claims throughout California include […]

Comparative Fault in California Motorcycle Accident Cases

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 17 February, 2021

If you have been involved in an accident while driving your motorcycle, it is likely that the insurance companies and adjusters will attempt to defeat any claims you have through comparative fault. In order to overcome this, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney at Silva Injury Law.   COMPARITIVE FAULT IN CALIFORNIA   […]

Trivial Defect Defense in Trip and Fall Injury Case

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 14 February, 2021

It is unfortunately common for trip and fall incidents to cause serious and lasting injuries. When the tripping and falling has occurred on someone’s property, and it results in injury, there is a potential premises liability case. In the process of determining liability, the court may apply what is called the “trivial defect” doctrine.   […]

California Dog Bite Law: When Bite Occurs on Private vs. Public Property

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 11 February, 2021

According to the California Department of Public Health, there are around five million people who suffer a dog bite injury every single year in the United States. While some dog bites are minor, some bites are serious and can require treatment. When children are involved in a dog bite incident it may become fatal.   […]

Intersection and Left Turn Car Accidents Injury Claims in California

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 08 February, 2021

If you have been involved in a left turn or intersection automobile accident, reach out to the attorneys at Silva Injury Law who can assess your case and help you obtain any compensation you deserve.   PREVALENCE OF LEFT-HAND TURN ACCIDENTS   A significant number of motorist accidents occur when a driver is making a […]

Weather-Related Car Accident Injury in California

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 05 February, 2021

An average of 5,000 people are killed and another 418,000 people injured in weather-related crashes according to the Federal Highway Administration. Heavy rain, ice, snow, fog and other poor weather conditions contribute to car crashes. Despite driving safely, bad weather causes a significant increase in the likelihood of being in a car accident. Poor weather […]

California Grocery Store Injury Lawyer

By Silva Injury Law, Inc. 01 February, 2021

While no one expects to sustain an injury while doing their weekly grocery shopping, it unfortunately happens. The most common injury in grocery stores is slip and fall accidents. These types of accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as stray produce and other products that have fallen of shelfs, a wet […]

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