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What Are the Degrees of Burn Injuries?

Posted in Personal Injury on October 22, 2019

A burn is an injury from contact between the skin and sources of thermal, electrical, chemical or radiation energies. Exposure to hazardous energy can damage or permanently destroy the skin, as well as affect underlying tissues such as muscles and tendons. The more serious the burn injury, the greater its impact on the victim. A… read more

Rainy Day Boating Tips

Posted in Personal Injury on October 17, 2019

Boating in fall in California can mean some of the state’s rainiest and foggiest days on the water. The weather plays a key role in boating safety. Understanding how the weather can change your day on the water, and how to compensate for those changes, can help you prevent an accident. In 2016, the California… read more

How Will I Pay for a Funeral Following a Wrongful Death?

Posted in Wrongful Death on October 15, 2019

Losing a loved one through suspicious, wrongful or criminal means is a terrible tragedy. Your family may already feel overwhelmed with grief and turmoil over the loss without the added pressure of trying to pay for a funeral. The average cost of a funeral is $8,000 to $10,000. If you believe someone else negligently or… read more

Who Is At Fault in a Jaywalking Accident?

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents on October 10, 2019

Jaywalking is the practice of a pedestrian crossing the street at a place with no crosswalk or intersection. Jaywalking is often dangerous since drivers may not be expecting to see pedestrians in the road at these locations. While most drivers know to stop and yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and marked intersections, pedestrians jaywalking can… read more

Do Higher Speed Limits Result in More Fatal Crashes?

Posted in Car Accident on October 8, 2019

Speeding is one of the most common causes of serious and fatal accidents. Speeding can increase the seriousness of a motor vehicle collision and related injuries. With these facts in mind, it is easy to conclude higher speed limits would result in more fatal crashes. Find out if research supports this conclusion, and whether California… read more

What to Do if Your Car Is Recalled

Posted in Car Accident on October 3, 2019

A vehicle recall means something is wrong with the car that could put consumers in danger. Issues often come to the vehicle manufacturer’s attention when consumers begin to report incidents and accidents involving defective vehicle parts, such as airbags that fail to deploy or bad brakes. Once the manufacturer hears of the problem, it must… read more

Tips for Staying Visible While Running

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents on October 1, 2019

A jog around your neighborhood in California should not end in tragedy. Unfortunately, drivers engage in dangerous habits such as texting and driving all too often. Distracted and negligent drivers can easily cause deadly pedestrian collisions. In 2016, 867 pedestrians in California lost their lives in traffic accidents. This was about a 6% increase from… read more

How Do Pool Drain Accidents Happen?

Posted in Swimming Pool Accident on September 24, 2019

Pool maintenance is no small matter. It is incredibly important to the overall safety of the pool and its swimmers. Proper pool maintenance could reduce the risk of serious drowning incidents. Drowning is one of the most common causes of unintentional injury deaths in the U.S., taking about 10 lives daily. Two of these deaths… read more

What Are the 5 Most Common Types of Back Surgery After a Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accident on September 19, 2019

Back, neck and spinal cord injuries are common outcomes of car accidents in California. Even a seemingly minor car accident could cause an injury such as whiplash or a herniated spinal disk. The spinal cord is a sensitive bundle of nerves and vertebrae that affect every other part of the body. An injury to the… read more

3 Signs of Drowsy Driving You May Not Recognize

Posted in Car Accident on September 17, 2019

Drowsy driving is one of the predominant causes of deadly car accidents in California. Stressed, overworked and overtired drivers may be unable to safely control their vehicles. The National Sleep Foundation says drowsy driving is equivalent to drunk driving in terms of driver impairment. Driving after 18 hours awake is the same as driving with… read more

Are Roundabouts Safer Than Intersections?

Posted in Car Accident on September 12, 2019

Most drivers either love or hate roundabouts. Either way, the roundabout is becoming a more commonplace intersection design around the country due to proven safety advantages. National road safety organizations, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), support roundabouts as a safer alternative to conventional intersections. Roundabouts are circular intersections rather than typical cross intersections…. read more

Catastrophic Dangers of Improper High Beam Use

Posted in Car Accident on September 10, 2019

During driving tests and written exams when getting a driver’s license, drivers learn when it is appropriate to use high-beam headlights. Turning them on at the wrong time is not only rude; it could also be extremely dangerous. Improper high beam use could blind, stun or confuse another driver, resulting in a tragic car accident… read more

Safety Tips for Merging Onto the Freeway

Posted in Car Accident on September 5, 2019

Unsafe merges and lane changes are common causes of catastrophic car accidents in California. Thousands of people get into accidents – many of which are fatal – while trying to merge. Merging onto the freeway is especially dangerous. The speeds of merging vehicles often do not match the speeds of vehicles already on the freeway…. read more

I Fell at the Gym. Who Is Liable?

Posted in Slip and Fall on September 3, 2019

Going to the gym should not mean returning home with a personal injury. If you slip and/or trip and fall, however, you could suffer injuries ranging from muscle sprains to broken bones. A fall at the gym could point to the gym corporation or private owner’s liability in certain situations. Your attorney would have to… read more

What Is a Sweep Log?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 26, 2019

Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but one of the most common settings in California is a store. Retail outlets, shopping malls and grocery stores can contain property defects such as slippery floors or items in the walkway that could cause customer fall accidents. A bad fall can result in injuries such as… read more

What Is an IME Exam?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 21, 2019

Workplace accidents happen every day in California. Despite the state’s employee-friendly laws, many workplaces can contain hazards that put workers at undue risk of accidents and injuries. Employers may ignore injury risks to save time or cut costs. When an accident happens, injured employees have the right to file workers’ compensation claims for monetary damages…. read more

How To Handle Aggressive Drivers on the Road

Posted in Personal Injury on August 19, 2019

Every driver must conduct himself or herself with care on the road. Even a minor, unintentional mistake could snowball into a catastrophic car accident. When a driver engages in reckless behaviors such as aggressive driving or road rage, the results can be disastrous. Aggressive drivers are more likely to speed, make unsafe lane changes, cut… read more

Who Is Responsible When a Pothole Causes an Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 14, 2019

A pothole is a common roadway defect that occurs when the groundwater beneath the road contracts and expands in different seasons. Over time, this natural phenomenon can cause the pavement to crack, break and crumble – forming holes in the road that can be dangerous to drivers. Striking a pothole with a car, motorcycle or… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Dog Bite Case?

Posted in Personal Injury on August 12, 2019

A dog bite can cause injuries such as lacerations, deep puncture wounds, and trauma to the face and head. When dogs attack, the damages can be severe and life threatening. It is up to a dog’s owner to reasonably prevent attacks. Holding a pet owner responsible after a dog bite could provide important compensation to… read more

How To Choose the Right Car Seat

Posted in Personal Injury on August 7, 2019

Child safety seats are critical pieces of equipment that save thousands of young lives each year. Car accidents are a leading cause of childhood death in the U.S. It is against the law in all 50 states to transport a child in a vehicle without using the proper safety restraint system. Car seats can increase… read more

Utility Worker Safety Tips

Posted in Personal Injury on August 5, 2019

Utility work comes with dozens of inherent hazards. Working from heights, working near electricity, using power tools and working near the road can all expose a utility worker to significant health and safety risks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recorded 4,674 worker deaths in the U.S. in 2017. The construction industry was the… read more

10 Things Individuals Must Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident in San Diego

Posted in Slip and Fall on July 10, 2019

A slip-and-fall accident in San Diego could cause injuries such as a broken hip, sprained wrist or serious head injury. Recovering from these injuries could take weeks of rehabilitation and thousands of dollars in medical bills – not to mention lost wages from missing work. If you suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at work,… read more

Senior Citizen Driving Checklist – Updated for 2019

Posted in Car Accident on July 8, 2019

Certain abilities naturally decline over time. The skills required to drive, for example, can deteriorate with age. A person’s vision, hearing, strength, reflexes and reaction times could diminish in old age, leading to a driver that may need certain accommodations to drive safely – or perhaps should no longer be on the road at all…. read more

Stress: Distracted Minds May Lead to Car Accidents

Posted in Car Accident on July 3, 2019

You may know about the dangers of distracted driving, but did you know a driver does not have to be visually or manually distracted to cause a related car accident? Cognitive distractions can be enough to impair the driver’s ability to make sound judgments and react to changing roadway situations. Driving while angry, sad, stressed,… read more

4 Major Reasons that You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted in Personal Injury on June 20, 2019

Accidents are rarely clear-cut. Oftentimes, several factors at play that dictate the trajectory of an accident that neither driver is truly aware of. Though filing a claim through your insurance is not rocket science, different situational factors associated with accidents might call for the help of an attorney. Especially when an accident requires some level… read more

California Scooter Laws 2018

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,California Law,Personal Injury on June 17, 2019

Scooter riding has boomed in popularity in the state of California since state lawmakers allowed scooter rideshare companies to debut their rentable dockless electric scooters. Companies such as Bird, Lime, and Spin have released thousands of electric scooters in different cities across California for riders to rent. The increase in scooters in California have led… read more

California Bike Laws 2018

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,California Law on June 15, 2019

Riding a bicycle safely in California takes complying with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations. It is up to all bikers to understand and obey traffic rules that apply to them before hitting the road. It is up to motor vehicle drivers to respect bicyclists and to operate safely around them according to state laws…. read more

Steps To Take After a Hit-and-Run in California

Posted in California Law,Car Accident,Personal Injury on June 13, 2019

In California, it is against the law to leave the scene of a car accident without fulfilling a driver’s duties of care. These duties include stopping at the scene, swapping information with the other driver, and calling the police to report the accident, if applicable. To breach these duties is to commit the crime of… read more

Can I Receive Compensation if I Was a Party at Fault?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 13, 2019

Though there are many accidents that are straightforward in who caused the incident, there are just as many situations that fall under a gray area. Accidents are messy – sometimes both parties are at fault in creating the conditions that caused it. Some drivers might worry that their potential involvement in an accident diminishes their… read more

How To Prove Wrongful Death in California?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 11, 2019

Wrongful death occurs when someone’s neglect or wrongful act causes another person’s death, according to the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60. As in a personal injury case, it will be the claimant’s responsibility to prove wrongful death through a preponderance of evidence in a civil claim. Proving wrongful death in California will take presenting… read more

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