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[Study] High-Collision Intersections in East County San Diego

Posted in Car Accident on January 7, 2020

Home to more than 700,000 residents, East County San Diego may seem like a quieter alternative to the bustling urban San Diego lifestyle. However, the region has its share of heavy traffic and serious accidents, especially in the busier areas. We wanted to determine streets with the highest amount of car crashes, so we worked… read more

Can I Still File a Lawsuit After Accepting a Settlement?

Posted in Personal Injury on December 19, 2019

Most injured accident victims have the goal of avoiding injury trials. Trials can be lengthy and expensive processes with no guarantees of winning a monetary award. Most people instead settle their claims with insurance companies before filing lawsuits and taking their cases to court. Settlement values are often smaller than awards during injury trials, but… read more

Will Your Injury Claim Cover Chiropractic Treatment?

Posted in Personal Injury on December 17, 2019

An injury claim in California seeks to hold the at-fault party financially responsible for accident-related damages such as medical care and lost wages. A successful claim could end in a compensatory award that covers all past and future economic and noneconomic damages. Whether it will cover chiropractic treatment, however, depends on the circumstances. Most insurance… read more

Is Distracted Walking Dangerous?

Posted in Slip and Fall on December 12, 2019

You may be aware of the dangers of distracted driving, but not distracted walking. Distracted walking is behind thousands of pedestrian accidents, injuries and deaths each year. In 2016, 867 pedestrians died in traffic incidents in California alone. Over 14,000 others suffered injuries. If every pedestrian watched where he or she was walking, these numbers… read more

Who’s At Fault in a Rear-End Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accident on December 10, 2019

Rear-end collisions are common types of car accidents in California. They can cause injuries to the back and neck, such as whiplash, as well as other parts of the body. A rear-end accident can also cause expensive damage to both vehicles. In California, it is necessary to identify fault for a car accident before filing… read more

San Diego Winter Weather Driving Tips

Posted in Car Accident on December 5, 2019

You do not have to live in a city that regularly sees snow to face increased winter weather driving risks. As a resident of sunny San Diego, you could still be at risk of serious accidents even if it does not snow. Paying special attention to winter-related roadway hazards could help you prevent a car… read more

What Parents Should Know About Vaping

Posted in San Diego News on December 3, 2019

Vaping is a phenomenon that quickly took off on a global scale. Using electronic devices to inhale nicotine vapors is something millions of people currently do – including tens of thousands of teenagers. According to a 2018 survey of more than 44,000 high school students, 37% of seniors admitted to vaping. While dishonest marketing tactics… read more

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

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