Category: Beverly Hills Personal Injury Lawyer

What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 20, 2010

Is my case worth $1 million? $10 million? We’ve all heard the stories. “My friend broke her fingernail and got $150,000.” “My brother-in-law’s friend’s cousin’s son’s wife got $4 million when she fell at the A & P and broke her wrist.” “Bob Hartman got $2.7 million because he was rear-ended by a drunk driver and the drunk’s insurance company was afraid to go to court.”  How are these crash-to-riches cases possible?  Well, in a word, they’re not! Are there multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements? Of course there are but they are based on major injuries, good liability and deep pockets. Click here for… Read More

What To Do If You’re In A Car Accident

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 6, 2009

Things to Do If You’re Involved in an Auto Accident CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY TO SUMMON POLICE and/or PARAMEDICS Then get the following information: Name, address and phone number of other driver(s) involved in the accident Driver’s license number of other driver(s) involved in the accident Insurance information of other driver(s) involved in the accident, name of insurance company, policy number Registered owner information of other vehicles involved in the accident If any of the other drivers appears to be on the job for a company, get the name of that company Passengers in other vehicles? Get their names, addresses, phone numbers Actual location… Read More

3 Boys Killed in Car Crash After Fleeing From Police

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 29, 2009

Twitter Address Folks, today tragedy struck when a 14 year old boy went joyriding along with two passengers aged 11 and 6. According to a Fox News Report, the event happened in Fontana, California as follows: A CHP officer pulled over the Nissan Maxima for running a red light on a Fontana street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the driver sped off as the officer walked toward the car, the statement said. In a chase that lasted less than a minute, the driver ran several red lights and reached 90 mph on city streets before losing control and hitting the… Read More

Lawyer Talk with Super Pat on Thai Television Network NAT TV

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 24, 2009

I have had the distinct pleasure of twice being the invited guest on Lawyer Talk with Super Pat on the Thai Television Network, NAT TV. Super Pat, whose full name is Pashree Sripipat, is a Thai celebrity whose vivacious and probing interview style provides her viewers with education and knowledge in a very entertaining fashion. Super Pat, the lovely lady on the right, is a renowned journalist, talk show and variety show host within the Thai community. She first asked me to appear on her show in December 2008 to discuss personal injury matters. What an incredible experience. Her focus and… Read More

Megan Meier: Myspace Hoax Leads to Teen Girl’s Suicide, Lori Drew Indicted

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 16, 2008

This story of the tragic teen suicide of Megan Meier is taken straight from the Associated Press article below. This beautiful young girl, full of life and promise, killed herself as a result of a MySpace hoax allegedly crafted by Lori Drew, the mother of an ex-friend who wanted to see what Megan was saying about her daughter. It is alleged that Lori Drew created the persona of “Josh” on MySpace to lure Megan into a false sense of budding romance, to gain her trust, raise her hopes and then destroy her. Evil, just plain evil. Born November 6, 1992, Died… Read More

New Cell Phone Laws for California as of July 1, 2008: Watch the Video and Read the Text

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 8, 2008

Well folks, here’s the low down on the new California cell phone laws that go into effect on July 1, 2008 taken directly from the DMV Website. Whatever you do, do NOT drive while holding your cell phone – you need to be using hands free technology. And please, please don’t text while driving. Watch the DMV Video by Clicking Here Update: 2009 Law Bans Text Messaging while Driving – See Video Two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving go into effect July 1, 2008. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning these new laws. Q: When do the… Read More

Gas Saving Tips: Video, Links, More

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 20, 2008

It’s no secret that gas prices are climbing up, up and away! So I’ve done a little research and have found some links and a video with gas saving tips — the most common sense tip, of course, is slow down! Yahoo! published a report from Kiplinger which lists 5 gas saving tips: Find the Lowest Gas Prices by searching or by zip code or city and state to get the lowest prices in your area. Target the Best Time of Day to Buy Gas: The best time of day to fill up your tank is before dawn or late at night, when the sun… Read More

Work Injuries Resulting From Negligent Third Party (Someone Other Than Your Employer)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 20, 2008

Through California’s Worker’s Compensation Laws injured employees are able to recover from the limited benefits of their employer’s insurance. But what happens in cases where an employee has sustained an on-the-job injury caused by someone other than the employer? Simply put, in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim, the injured employee may sue this third party (i.e., other person or entity) in tort law. Third party cases may fall into categories such as traffic accidents, slip & fall incidents, defective products, defective equipment or the exposure to toxic substances and any number of other situations. If a worker suffers a significant injury,… Read More

Foreclosure “Rescue” Scams

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 19, 2008

Yahoo! News published a fascinating article by Nick Carey entitled “Troubled Homeowners Fall Prey to ‘Rescue’ Scams.” Among the byproducts of the U.S. housing crisis is a surge in scams that cheat people out of their money, their homes, or both, under the guise of offering to rescue them from foreclosure. “There is a lot of money to be made if you are good at committing fraud,” said Debra Zimmerman, an attorney at Los Angeles-based Bet Tzedek Legal Services, which provides free legal assistance to stricken home owners. “Foreclosure rescue scams are big business right now.” Groups like Zimmerman’s say that… Read More

Exploding Gas Can Injures Child: Wal-Mart May Be On The Hook

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 13, 2008

I read a fascinating story in the Torts Law Blog wherein Wal-Mart, based on their own training videos, knew or should have known of the potential danger of explosion in a particular gas can sold by them. Ultimately, that gas can exploded when a 12 year old boy “poured gasoline from the container onto a pile of wet wood he had been trying to light, and the can exploded.” From my perspective as a personal injury attorney who has handled many cases where injuries occur as a result of a faulty product (see, for example, The Case of the Exploding Wine Bottle), it… Read More

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