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Who Is Responsible When Your Child Is Seriously Injured in an Athletic Event?

Posted in Personal Injury on November 25, 2019

Enrolling your child in a sport can be a great way to teach him or her sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline. You might never expect your child to suffer a serious injury while on the field, track or court. Sadly, thousands of children and youth each year end up in hospitals throughout the U.S. with sports-related… read more

California’s Good Samaritan Law

Posted in Personal Injury on November 21, 2019

A good Samaritan helps others purely for the sake of helping others, not for rewards or praise. After witnessing a car accident, for example, a good Samaritan may pull over to assist injured victims. California, like many states, has a law that protects good Samaritans from liability if they accidentally injure someone while making a… read more

Five Ways to Get Injured on a Cruise Ship

Posted in Personal Injury on November 19, 2019

Taking a cruise out of California should be the start of a relaxing vacation – not a nightmare in which you or a loved one suffers a serious personal injury. Unfortunately, not all cruise lines take the safety of passengers seriously. Many different oversights, acts of negligence and attempts to save money could cause passenger… read more

Should I Share My Medical Records With the Insurance Company?

Posted in Personal Injury on November 14, 2019

Dealing with an insurance company can be the most difficult part of your personal injury claim. You might think that as a policyholder who has always made your payments on time, or the party that did not cause the accident, an insurance company will be on your side. Unfortunately, this is not always the case…. read more

Can Stress Lead to Car Accidents?

Posted in Car Accident on November 12, 2019

Auto accidents are a significant cause of death in California and throughout the U.S., with hundreds of traffic crash fatalities daily. In 2016, 3,623 people died in traffic accidents in California alone. Understanding what causes car accidents can ultimately help drivers prevent them. One factor that can cause auto accidents is stress. Driving while stressed… read more

Do Surgical Checklists Reduce Medical Error?

Posted in Personal Injury on November 7, 2019

Few industries are more heavily regulated than health care. With patients’ lives on the line, the health care industry is stringent in terms of procedures, guidelines, protocols and safety regulations. Unfortunately, medical errors still occur. Surgical mistakes can cause serious personal injuries, health complications and patient deaths. While industry standards do not ask that surgeons… read more

What Is the Inclined Sleeper Recall?

Posted in Product Defect on November 5, 2019

Product recalls occur daily, warning consumers away from items with known or potential defects. Product manufacturers may initiate recalls after recognizing an error or receiving consumer complaints, or a safety organization such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will step in to order a recall. Either way, recalls help keep customers safe from defective… read more

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

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