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You need immediate legal help if you’re involved in a domestic violence situation

Domestic violence by any standard is an ugly part of society.  Many times, it goes unchecked for months and years at a time.  And unfortunately, sometimes those situations end tragically.

When people think of domestic violence, they think it only involves physical abuse between two family members, most times a husband and a wife.  But domestic violence can be defined more broadly than that.  All that is required is for there to be a victim; victims can be children, parents, siblings or an elderly relative.  And it is not limited to just physical abuse.  Domestic violence can include intimidation, threats, stalking, kidnapping, harassment or anything else that inflicts some sort of physical or emotional damage onto a family member.

Domestic violence often escalates over time as well. That’s why, at the first sign of abuse, it’s important to get law enforcement help and legal help.  In Palm Springs, an experienced domestic violence lawyer can help you put into place several legal devices that can protect you and maybe even save your life.

An attorney can help make clear-headed decisions based on facts, removing the emotional component that can cloud judgment and thinking about what is best for a particular situation.

One of the ways this can happen is by helping victims file an emergency protective order or a restraining order that can immediately keep a spouse or another family member from approaching the victim.  Doing so can result in an arrest.

An attorney can also help in the filing of custody or spousal support order to make sure family members such as children are protected as well, in addition to being financially taken care of.

No matter what the situation is, the most important thing to do is to take steps to de-escalate a situation using a variety of legal means to ensure everyone’s safety immediately and going forward.

Dale Gribow, Attorney at Law proudly serves Palm Springs and surrounding California communities.

For motorcycle riders, the love of the open road comes with increased risks

The love of the open road and the feeling of freedom that comes from riding a motorcycle have always been an allure for riders of all ages.  But with that sense of freedom, there are increased dangers to riding with minimal protection.  In fact, studies have shown that motorcycle riders are over thirty times more likely to die in an accident than people driving or riding in a car.

Despite enhanced safety measures in California, including laws that require all riders and their passengers to wear approved helmets, due to heavy volumes of traffic, motorcycle accidents are still a common occurrence in Palm Springs and throughout the state.

While motorcycle accidents can share many of the same characteristics as car accidents, there are also some major differences as to how motorcycle accidents and riders are treated.

Just as it is with a car accident, the job of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will be to prove that the accident was committed due to the negligent actions of the other party.  What is different is that because it is recognized that motorcycles provide much less protection than cars, courts often times will take into account the added risk of riding a motorcycle, holding car drivers more accountable for not being extra vigilant.  The courts also understand that motorcycle riders have taken extra safety courses and always ride under a flag of caution due to their added vulnerability.

All of these standards tend to place burdens more directly on the shoulders of car drivers who are involved in accidents with motorcycle riders.

Armed with these facts, an attorney representing a motorcycle rider can have the upper hand in court proceedings and when attempting to negotiate a settlement for medical bills, pain and suffering and related costs associated with an accident.

Dale Gribow, Attorney at Law proudly serves Palm Springs and surrounding California communities.

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