Most motorcycle riders respect the laws and proceed with caution when riding their bikes. The problem with motorcycles in general is that they are less visible and hence more vulnerable. And although one can take every precaution, motorcycle accidents and deaths are more and more common every day in America. There are more than 75% more motorcycles registered in America in the last 10 years. In 20…Read More

  2. Were You Injured While Away From Home?

    Since you spend the majority of your time at home and at work, the possibility of being injured in one of those places is higher than in some random spot around the city. When an injury happens at home or work, you have protocols in place to get help quickly. If you have to break your normal routine to go somewhere else, and you’re injured while you’re there, you might not be sure what to do. …Read More

  3. Wrongful Death Cases Are Handled In Civil Court

    When a person files a wrongful death suit following the passing of a loved one, the case will be handled in civil court. When you contact a wrongful death attorney at Halpern & Associates in Los Angeles, we will help you understand the difference between civil and criminal proceedings. Your loved one may have died as a result of a criminal act, but the civil case can begin before the accused p…Read More

  4. Distracted Driving Can Lead to Dangerous Driving

    By now, hopefully everyone knows that distracted driving, such as texting or talking on the phone while you’re behind the wheel, can lead to extremely dangerous situations. Distracted drivers can miss stop signs, run red lights, and fail to yield, all because what is on their smartphone is more important than what’s happening on the road in front of them. If you’ve been injured in an auto ac…Read More

  5. Did a Wet Floor Cause You to Slip and Fall?

    In any slip and fall case, it must be proven that the property owner or management knew that a dangerous condition existed and did not act appropriately to remove the risk of a slip or trip. Everything from uneven sidewalks to wet floors can pose serious risks, and if a manager or owner doesn’t post the proper signage or clean up a spill in a timely manner, they leave the door open to someone be…Read More

  6. Live a Normal Life Following a Serious Injury

    Serious injuries that cause disfigurements, internal bodily damage, and lead to amputations are certainly going to have lifelong consequences for the affected person or persons. While it is unpleasant to think about, those that have suffered a serious injury face a very long, very hard uphill battle. At Halpern & Associates, we want to help personal injury victims live a normal and comfortable…Read More

  7. It’s Important To Understand How a Wrongful Death Claim Works

    In the past, when someone died due to the negligence or irresponsibility of another person, there could be no legal action taken by the family, because the tort could only be brought before the court by the injured person, but since the injured person had ultimately passed away, their claim died with them. Fortunately, every state now has a wrongful death statute so that family members and heirs c…Read More

  8. Be Alert on the Roads This Holiday Season

    Traffic in the Los Angeles area is already thick enough during the first 11 months of the year, but when December arrives and holiday travelers hit the roads, it becomes even more of an issue. As you drive to and from houses of friends and family, it’s important to be alert and aware of all that is going on around you. Unfortunately, you can’t control what other drivers do, or what decisions t…Read More

  9. Crowded Shopping Malls Pose Definite Slip and Fall Hazards

    Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and the December holidays are fast approaching, more and more people will be heading to their local mall to find those perfect gifts. Stores are decorated with festive lights and colors, and people are hurrying here and there to find that next present. While the holidays are supposed to be fun and bright, there is an increased risk of slip and fall accidents duri…Read More

  10. Don’t Face an Uncertain Future Because of an Injury

    A serious injury that has left a person disfigured, impaired, or with internal organ issues, will often create uncertainty for that person’s future. They’re not sure if they’ll ever walk or drive again, or enjoy the things they loved to do. At Halpern & Associates, we don’t want any of our clients to face an uncertain future and that’s why, as a personal injury attorney, we do all we…Read More