October 22, 2020

Fall Driving

The fall is upon us and one of the activities that has not been stymied by current events and the state of the world is scenic driving. Fall is prime time to drive through forests of color changing trees and beautiful sunsets. Winter is usually considered the most dangerous season to drive in because of rain and snow, but Fall has its own unique hazards to watch out for. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your family unharmed during this beautiful season. 1. Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. You should avoid braking hard on wet leaves because you can lose control of the vehicle. Leaves on the ground can also hide the painted lines […]
June 24, 2020

Dangerous Premises – Can I Sue My Landlord?

At the Law Offices of Laskin Balma we take all kinds of premises cases. There are slip and falls in grocery stores, trip and falls on city sidewalks, and even a case against a school with a dangerous field. But there is another type of case that we are focusing on today. It is not common, but we have come across a few cases where a client was injured in the home or apartment that they rent. We are finding that defense attorneys will argue that there is no liability because the dangerous condition was known to the tenant and they chose to continue to live there. This is a faulty argument and we will explain why. The owner of […]
April 30, 2020

Road Trip Safety

It’s summertime, and you’re headed out with your friends on a blissful journey to your favorite location. Taking a road trip requires a number of measures to make sure that everything moves smoothly. The Personal Injury Law Offices of Laskin Balma recommends a thorough check-up – changing the engine oil, checking fluids, checking the air filter, making sure all lights and signals are fully functional, check the battery, checking to make sure you have fully-functional auto emergency equipment, check tire wear using tread gauge, and of course, maximize the air in your tires. Unsafe vehicles are a primary cause for accidents. The driver has a responsibility to keep their vehicle in good working condition. They can be held liable for […]
April 30, 2020

What is the Made Whole Doctrine?

The Personal Injury Law Offices of Laskin Balma in Sacramento California has used this doctrine a couple of times lately. People don’t know this, but when you are injured by a third party, if your insurance companies provided medical benefits they have a right to get back what they spent on your care from the adverse party. This is a portion of money that comes out of the global settlement. So basically, they are taking money away from you to offset their costs of paying your medical bills. Many people think this system is not fair as members pay their premiums every month for the coverage and the money being paid to the health insurance company is coming out of […]