Ventura County Personal Injury Lawyer – Conejo Valley Personal Injury Law Firm

Ventura County Personal Injury Attorney

Conejo Valley Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Ventura County CaliforniaThe Law Offices of Stuart Sherman is a personal injury law firm that provides legal representation to individuals located throughout Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, and the Conejo Valley.

For over 20 years our law firm has been helping people obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys are extremely well-versed in California personal injury law, and work relentlessly to obtain a favorable outcome for our clients. At the Law Offices of Stuart Sherman, we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and best interest, and making sure legal justice is served.

When an individual suffers an injury or wrongful death as the result of another person’s negligence, he or she is entitled to monetary damages. Personal injury laws were established so accident victims could receive compensation for their pain, suffering, emotional trauma, medical expenses, and lost wages. Read More »

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Are Street Lights Required to Make A Street Safe?

First, the city is liable to the public if there exists a dangerous, as opposed to a trivial, defect on its property and either the defect was caused by an employee of the city or the city was aware of the defect or existed for a long enough period of time that it should have discovered the defect.  The general rule in California is that a municipality is under no duty to light its streets even though it is given the power to do so, and hence, that its failure to light them is not actionable negligence, and will not render it liable in damages to a traveler who is injured solely by reason thereof.

However, there is an exception to this general rule.  A duty to light, and the consequent liability for failure to do so, may, however, arise from some peculiar condition rendering lighting necessary in order to make the streets safe for travel.

In essence, there must exist a “peculiar” condition making lighting necessary in order for safe travel on the streets.

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Auto Accident Attorney In Moorpark, CA

Stuart Sherman Personal Injury AttorneyAuto Accident Attorney  in Moorpark, CA

The law office of Stuart Sherman specialize in auto accident injury law in Moorpark for the last 20 years and have settled hundreds of cases. At our office we pride ourselves on having affective strategies and achieve successful results. If you have been injured in an auto accident and would like help , you could be entitled to compensation . The offices of Stuart sherman is passionate about helping other people and figting for the just cause of his clients.We would provide the  assistance you deserve. I would love to meet with you and discuss your personal injury case and financial loss.

How we can help you recover from your injuries

Here at Stuart Sherman we pride ourselves on getting you the maximum settlement for your auto accident injuries.

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Financial support
  • Household assistance

Schedule free consultation

The law office of Stuart Sherman in Moorpark, CA is available to meet with you for a consultation regarding your injuries from your auto accident,  Lets see how we can get you the compensated and justice you deserve regarding your auto accident .

Address

30961 W. Agoura Rd. Suite 103
Westlake Village, California 91361
Phone: (818) 706-3790
FAX: (877) 706-3795
Email: info@stuartshermanlawfirm.com

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Dog Bite Liability vs. Other Animal Liability

Domestic pets are very common in California.  What if one a pet injures a person in a home or out on the street.  Is the owner liable?  The answer depends on the type of animal that bit or attacked the victim.  If the animal is a dog, California has a strict liability statute.  Civil Code Section 3342 holds the owner liable for any bite caused their dog in any private or public place.  The owner is liable even though it may be the first time the dog ever bit anyone or even if the owner was not aware of the dog’s propensity to bite.  Keep in mind that California has this strict liability statute for dogs only.  Other types of domestic animals, such as cats, horses, etc…, strict liability does not apply.  Hence, if a horse bites an individual, the owner would not be liable unless it can be shown that the particular horse has bit someone in the the past or the owner was previously aware of the horse’s propensity to bite.  This will be very difficult to show as the owner usually will never admit that he or she is aware of their horse’s propensity to bite.  Thus, unless there is some record (i.e. animal control report) or a witness who can confirm past vicious conduct, liability would be very difficult to prove.

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Is Medical Payments A Necessary Coverage?

Medical Payments, also known as simply med-pay, is coverage on the automobile policy where the automobile insurance company will pay for all reasonable medical expenses incurred following an accident up to the coverage amount.  For example, if the medical payments on the policy shows $5,000.00, the automobile insurance company will pay up to $5,000.00 for each person injured in the accident.  If one does not have private health insurance, it may be a good idea to have medical payments coverage on the policy to cover these expenses.

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Is Collision Coverage Necessary?

Collision coverage pays for the damages to your vehicle regardless of who was at fault for the accident.  If the other party is at fault and uninsured, then good luck trying to collect against that individual.  In this circumstance, it is good to have collision coverage, especially if you do not have uninsured motorist property damage coverage.  Since there are many people who still drive without insurance and if the vehicle you are operating is relatively expensive to repair, given it’s age, make, and model, it may be a good idea to have collision coverage on your vehicle.

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Top Five Motorcycle Laws You Should Know

1.  Motorcycles can drive in Carpool Lanes pursuant to Calif. Vehicle Code 21655.5(b) and 21712(h).

2.  When parking, one wheel must be touching the curb pursuant to Calif. Vehicle Code 22502(a).

3.  Lane sharing is not addressed in the vehicle code but if one is going in and out of lanes, it is a violation of Calif. Vehicle Code 22107.

4.  Headphones can be used but only in one ear pursuant to Calif. Vehicle Code 27400.

5.  Handle bars cannot be more than 6 inches above the shoulders pursuant to Calif. Vehicle Code 27801(b).

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