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Accidents Happen and When Negligence Plays a Role a Personal Injury Attorney Is Needed

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Here is a piece from my friend out in Bakersfield. They have a lot of high speed big rig and car accidents there quite a bit.  According to attorney Michael Ehline, accidents happen and when negligence plays a role the  personal injury attorney is needed, since this is the lawyer that is experienced in  injury law and harm settlements. This can be a car or motorcycle accident, a pedestrian slip and fall or any other type of accident that resulted in personal injuries. These are accidents that could have been avoided if the actions or inaction of the party responsible had not acted negligently.

Although the laws very state by state there are common denominators in all cases were someone is harmed by the fault of another.

A  lawyer will use a personal injury calculator of sorts to determine what the victim can recover in compensation and in using this personal injury settlement calculator they will include bodily injury, medical costs, damages and financial losses, such as wages. This is personal injury insurance for the injured victim, which they will recover a fair settlement and not one that the insurance company comes out the winner. The case that will be prepared will include a full investigation of all the elements of the accident in order to hold all negligent parties responsible and it will help in the preparation of the case. The personal injury insurance that the victim has, when being represented by the Bakersfield personal injury attorney is that their rights are protected and the personal injury definition of the case will be made clear to the negligent party, the insurance company and the court.


Personal injury settlements are not something that the injured victim and their family can attempt on their own and come out the winner, since the insurance company or the manufacturer does not offer fair settlements and in court the litigation can be complex, especially if there is more than one negligent party. This is due to the extent of the injuries that can be suffered, such as traumatic head injuries, broken or fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, severe neck and back injuries, along with serious cuts and gashes. This means a lengthy time for healing and usually it will mean loss of wages for the injured victim, which can put financial stress on the victim and their family, which was caused by the negligence of another party. An experienced advocate  can help to alleviate the stress and protect the injured victims rights to obtain a fair settlement.

   Ehline Law Firm PC  for more information about his firm
4900 Tower Way, Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 846-2775   (888) 400-9721 ‎

For Trucking accidents and any type of motor vehicle accident in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus or Cleveland throughout Ohio contact Anthony Castelli Attorney at 513-621-2345 or 1-800-447-6549


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Hiring the Right Long Beach Bus Accident Attorneys

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Many of you know, California vacations are a real treat.  And many will choose to sight see on a public or private bus.  So I got to thinking.  Who would I hire in California, if I was injured in a bus accident, in a tourist city like Long Beach. Here is some great information from a company I found when Googling ” Long Beach Personal Injury Attorneys.   It gave me the results for Ehline Law Firm PC in Long Beach.  Now we are social friends on Google Plus.  He wrote this educational article below to help vacation accident victims injured in California cities like Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance. Ehline says that hiring the right Long Beach accident attorneys will mean being able to let them guide the injured victim through the legal process and recover fair compensation after being injured in a bus accident. Bus accidents in this city include Mega bus accidents, tour bus accidents, school bus accidents and Chinatown bus accidents.

The an accident attorney like Michael Ehline with experience will conduct an investigation into the bus crash with the use of experts and using the latest technology. They will also use bus accident statistics in preparing the legal claim, which will seek recovery of  compensation for the injured victim in the amount that they deserve. Bus accidents are caused by one of several reasons, the first is the bus driver error, inexperience, fatigue or aggressive driving, the next reason is the lack of proper maintenance by the bus company, owner or mechanic. Another reason is the defective part or design that the manufacturer is responsible for and the last cause is the motor vehicle driver that is careless or reckless; whose actions cause the bus accident.  Only a thorough investigation is it possible to determine the negligent parties, after a bus accident.

Passengers that are involved in bus accidents suffer severe injuries, since they have no restraints like seatbelts to keep them in their seat during the impact or in the event of a rollover crash. Buses have a low center of gravity and that means they are more prone to rollover during a bus accident. The injuries in some cases are fatal and when they are not the passenger can suffer traumatic head injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractured or broken bones, severe neck and back injuries, cuts and gashes. We know from experience that these injuries will mean that the injured victim will require hospitalization, possible surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy and ongoing medical care for an extended amount of time.

This will also mean that the injured victim is unable to work and that can be financially stressful for them and their family. The injuries and the financial stress has been caused by negligence and that means with the type of legal representation  this can change with the recovery of compensation for the damages and injuries. Thanks to  Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC: for this post.

For Ohio residents injured in out of state accidents it is often important to find the right lawyer in that place where the accident occurred . Through our continued association we are continuing to develop a nationwide group of lawyers we can trust to refer our clients to.


Ehline Law Firm PC

6700 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 342-9092

For Ohio Residents injured in California or California Residents injured in Ohio you can contact Anthony Castelli at 1-800-447-6549 or locally at 513-621-2345 for a free consultation. Practicing Ohio Law and Licensed in Ohio

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Auto Crash Lawyer NO FEE Guarantee Means What

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

You say ” I have been injured in an auto accident. What does this lawyer mean when they say, NO FEE Guarantee. ” You see this on many web sites of car wreck lawyers, car crash, auto accident or whatever the lawyer happens to be calling themselves. What this generally means is that unless the attorney recovers money for you, (or gets you a settlement) you do not owe them a fee.

Auto accident lawyers call this a contingency fee. That means that you do not have to pay a lawyer a fee unless they recover money. ( The fee depends or is contingent on the recovery of money. Most attorneys working on a contingency fee charge anywhere from 25%-40%. In some cases the fee could be higher or lower depending on the ease or complexity, the risk and other factors.

In addition there are expenses of litigation. These can occur even before filing a lawsuit. The evidence has to be gathered and doctor’s reports are often necessary to fully detail the injury. This costs money to obtain. Money that many clients do not have. Some lawyers do not have it. So lawyers that are capable will often advance these expenses with the expectation they be paid back. In Ohio the lawyer can agree to recover or not recover those expenses from you in the event there is no recovery.

In the event there is a recovery the lawyer should be paid back their expenses. These expenses should be clearly spelled out in the lawyer’s fee agreement that must be in writing. The fact that expenses will be paid back in the event of a recovery and whether or not the lawyer expects to be paid back if there is no recovery should also be clearly spelled out. This is important because sometimes expenses can run up quite a bit in serious injury cases.

My practice is to advance expenses . But I may sometimes require the client to advance expenses. This rarely happens that the client is asked to advance expenses, but if they clearly are not understanding the value of their case and a good offer is on the table they need to see the reality of the situation by putting their own money at risk.

I realize the vast majority of my clients do not have the money to pay a lawyer hourly , let alone advance expenses. So I typically have no problem working on a contingency fee and agreeing that expenses have to be repaid only in the event of a recovery.

So that gives you some idea of the no fee guarantee. Know that when a lawyer advertises that , you are probably not getting any more than you would get from any other personal injury auto accident lawyers.
The questions you really want to ask are:
1. What is the percentage you take for a fee?
2. Will you advance the expenses of litigation?
3. If I do not recover will I have to pay you back?

If you have any questions about this for an injury in Ohio I welcome your call at 1-800-447-6549. I do not charge you to answer your questions or to evaluate your case regading do I have a case and what is it that you car wreck accident injury case may be worth.

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