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Law Office of Michael D. Waks
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There are lots of ways to save money on your car insurance, but is it always the right thing to do? As a Long Beach car accident lawyer, I have seen that some savings are not worth it.

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Are you worried your personal injury case won’t settle? Although the vast majority of lawsuits settle, some do not. If yours is one of those cases, you have a decision to make. Litigation can be expensive, time consuming and emotionally draining. That is why, as a personal injury attorney, when appropriate, I recommend alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation. 

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No one expects to be in a car accident, but knowing what to do if one occurs, can help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially. 

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Victims who discover they have a pre-existing condition need to understand it’s impact on their injury case. In California, a 1977 case called Ng v. Hudson explains how pre-existing conditions should be handled in a personal injury case. According to Ng, a victim can obtain compensation for injuries “to the full extent that his condition has worsened as a result of a defendant’s” actions.

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Experts say drowsy driving can be every bit as dangerous as drunk driving, yet it is not getting much public attention. As a personal injury attorney who sees the horrible results of drowsy driving car accidents, I know this needs to change.

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A Long Beach car accident lawyer explains the top causes of distracted teenage driving and ways to prevent your teen from becoming a victim. Read more! 

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Auto accidents are sometimes caused by more than one driver. When two or more people are responsible for a crash, California comparative negligence laws kick in. These laws allow you to hold another driver accountable for your damages, even when you are partially to blame. But as a car accident attorney, I can tell you that cases involving multiple at-fault drivers are complicated.

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Whiplash can happen after a car accident and can sometimes cause chronic pain. A Long Beach car accident lawyer explains the risks of developing whiplash when a collision occurs.

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Long Beach, CA was named the 10th most walkable city in the United States. According to the City’s press release, Long Beach is the only city in Southern California to make the top 10. This is great news for the City since it invested heavily in the needs of pedestrians. But as a Long Beach personal injury lawyer, I have seen the number of pedestrian accidents rise.
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