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Experienced California Lawyer WILLIAM MARGOLIN Handles Accident Injury Cases

Aggressive California Attorney William Margolin pursues relief for crash victims

Since 1995, William Mitchell Margolin, Attorney at Law, A Professional Law Corporation has delivered aggressive advocacy on behalf of people who have been hurt in car crashes and other motor vehicle accidents. We have obtained millions of dollars for victims to compensate for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages available under the law. In wrongful death cases and catastrophic injury cases, our firm has delivered exceptional results at trial and favorable settlements.

William Margolin Is The Go-To Attorney For Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Car, and Truck Accidents

Once you’ve been involved in a car accident, the injuries and resulting financial pressure can be overwhelming. Attorney William Margolin and his firm give you knowledgeable advice and formidable advocacy to help you deal with issues such as:

  • Insurance claims — California uses a traditional fault-based insurance system that allows auto accident victims to file a claim against the driver who caused the crash with either the driver’s insurance company or even your own insurance company, if necessary, for full compensation. If a dispute exists regarding liability, we have the resources and network of experts to develop the strongest possible case against the negligent and careless party and force them to pay in a court of law.
  • Settlement negotiations — Insurance companies and defense lawyers try to take advantage of accident victims by persuading them to accept lowball settlements. In every case, it’s always best to wait until consulting with our office before settling with insurers. We know how much a claim is approximately or actually worth and will skillfully negotiate to secure a proper settlement whenever possible.
  • Litigation — When a favorable agreement cannot be reached, our firm is always prepared to take a case to court by suing the careless parties.
  • In complex matters regarding special types of advocacy, we are able to bring in our associate attorneys who are accomplished in those areas, with no additional cost to the client. This feature of our firm sets us apart from all others.

Our firm’s reputation for exceptional counsel and service is based on our commitment to asserting clients’ rights and focusing on results that provide you with the greatest recovery available.

Attorney William Margolin helps Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and motorcyclists hit by other vehicles

Careless drivers hit people walking across the street or riding bicycles on a daily basis. Cell phone use has caused more accidents today than drivers under the influence. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists who are hit by negligent vehicles are not protected within the cabin of a car. A bicycle or motorcycle rider may be going between cars when a car hits them. We help them recover for their injuries. All the facts need to be discussed, however automobile drivers are usually liable for not seeing the pedestrian or bicyclist or motorcyclist. Our office has handled many successful pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle cases. We do our best to ensure that these difficult cases come out in your favor. In motorcycle cases in particular, the law is clear. Though a driver may allegedly signal to change lanes, he/she cannot change lanes into that of another vehicle that has the right of way. If a large motorcycle is next to you or coming, there is no way to change lanes with reasonable safety. CVC 21658. Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic in one direction, the following rules apply: (a) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. Additionally, the act of changing lanes into a motorcycle violates CVC 22400 in part stating: Intentionally blocking or impeding a motorcyclist in a way that could cause harm to the rider is illegal. In 2016 the California Legislature insured the legality of lane splitting as follows: AB 51 now CVC  sec. 21658.1. (a) For the purposes of this section, “lane splitting” means driving a motorcycle, as defined in Section 400, that has two wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, including on both divided and undivided streets, roads, or highways. (b) The Department of the California Highway Patrol may develop educational guidelines relating to lane splitting in a manner that would ensure the safety of the motorcyclist and the drivers and passengers of the surrounding vehicles.

Attorney William Margolin handles truck accident claims

In a crash, large trucks do much more damage than standard passenger cars, which is why specific safety regulations exist for commercial vehicles and their drivers. If you’ve been hurt in a collision with an 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, or some other type of big rig, we’ll investigate which individuals and businesses are responsible for the crash. From there, our firm will determine whether regulations on driver rest, speed, load weight, or other safety measures were violated in order to give you the best chance at a fair result.

 

For all injuries and other legal needs, please contact our office to discuss your situation. We return ALL calls! Please call 818-999-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

 

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  • William Mitchell Margolin, Attorney at Law, A Professional Law Corporation
    23548 Calabasas Road
    Suite 202
    Calabasas, California 91302
    Phone: 818-999-4LAW (4529)
    Fax: 818-999-1956
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