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Preventing Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017

The relationship between dogs and mail carriers has been treated comedically many times in popular media. While the image of a dog chasing a mail carrier may be humorous in movies and television, it is a very serious risk in reality. Dog owners and mail carriers can both take steps to prevent dog attacks on… read more

How to Be a Safe Bicyclist on the Road

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017

Bicycling is an attractive activity for many reasons. Many Americans have opted for bicycling to work instead of driving to get more exercise and to reduce carbon emissions. Others simply bike for leisure or exercise in their spare time. Whatever your reasons are for bicycling, it’s vital to consider the dangers of sharing the road… read more

How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017

“Hydroplaning” describes any time a vehicle’s tires lose contact with a road surface and instead glide on top of the water on the road surface. This can happen during periods of heavy rain, but may also occur on roads that are damp from recent precipitation. Hydroplaning is terrifying and can cause car accidents or other… read more

Proving Liability for a Defective Product in California

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017

Product manufacturers have a duty to ensure the products they make perform as advertised and intended and pose no threat to the health or well-being of end users through normal use. Under California law, product manufacturers, and every other entity in a supply chain from production to consumer, can be liable for any damages to… read more

What to Do If You Are Injured in a Taxi Cab Accident

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017

Car accidents are harrowing experiences, and victims often wonder about their options for legal recourse following an accident. If an accident involves a taxi cab, victims typically have an easier time securing compensation for their damages, thanks to common carrier laws. A “common carrier” is any transportation service providing conveyance to the public for a… read more

How to Prevent Big Rig Accidents on the Freeway

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

An accident involving a big rig, semi, or other commercial vehicle can be devastating. Because of the sheer size difference involved, the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicle can sustain serious and even permanently disabling injury. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of being in one of these accidents…. read more

Head Trauma and CTE Overview

Posted in Personal Injury,Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

If you follow football, you might have heard a lot about CTE lately. Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, has been under fire in recent years because of a lawsuit alleging that he knew about the dangers of CTE, but didn’t take steps to protect his players. The case has become so infamous that… read more

What Do You Do if You’re the Victim of a Hit and Run Accident?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

Being involved in a hit and run accident can be scary. Not only do you have to contend with any medical bills or property damage, you also need to figure out how to deal with your insurance company in the hope that your insurance will cover your losses. Here’s what to do when you’re the… read more

Rainy Weather Driving Tips

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

When winter comes, we may not have to deal with blizzards or sub-zero temperatures, but San Diego does get its fair share of rain. Drivers in our area are not as accustomed to driving in inclement weather conditions, so rain can bring an increase in accidents and potential for injury. Observe the following rainy weather… read more

Holiday Safety Tips for 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2017

The holiday season is upon us once again. As your friends and neighbors pull out their Christmas lights, host holiday parties, and deck the halls, the chances for injury – whether through premises liability or auto accidents – increases. Here are some tips to keep your family safe and healthy all season long: 1. Be… read more

New California Bill Will Require DUI Prevention Training for Bartenders

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2017

When you hear about a drunk driving accident, your initial response is likely to blame the driver who got behind the wheel intoxicated. While you aren’t wrong, there could be another party at fault for the collision as well – the bartender who served alcoholic beverages to the intoxicated driver. California’s dram shop laws exist… read more

3 Ways to Avoid Halloween Injuries

Posted in Personal Injury,Uncategorized on October 13, 2017

Late night activities, flammable costumes, electric decorations, pumpkin carving, candy from strangers…there are many things that can pose hazards on Halloween. It’s a holiday for socializing and spooking, but it can also be a hotbed of potential personal injury accidents. Instead of shutting yourself in for the night, prevent Halloween injuries by preparing. A bit… read more

Top 5 Bicycle Safety Tips

Posted in Personal Injury,Uncategorized on October 13, 2017

Bicycling in Southern California is a great way to get around and enjoy the outdoors year-round. Yet whether you bike for your commute or for exercise, you must take caution in maneuvering alongside other motorists. In 2014, the most recent year data is available, there were 552 killed and injured bicyclists in San Diego County…. read more

What Is Loss of Consortium?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2017

During a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit in California, you may hear the phrase “loss of consortium.” These are damages a spouse or other family members could recover after the death of or injury to a loved one. The courts may award loss of consortium damages to a spouse or family member if someone… read more

Post-Traumatic Stress After a Traffic Accident

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2017

Everyone knows car accidents can result in serious physical injuries. Broken bones, head/brain injuries, spinal cord fractures – these are injuries that many people discuss after a bad collision. What many people don’t talk about are the emotional, mental, and psychological harms that can result from a car crash. Car accidents are highly traumatic events,… read more

High School Football Head Injuries

Posted in Personal Injury,Uncategorized on September 29, 2017

Football is a popular American high school sport. It encourages active lifestyles, builds teamwork, and looks great on college résumés. For some high school players, football becomes a college sport and adult career. For others, their love of the game ends when they suffer serious head injuries. Head and brain injuries pose greater risks to… read more

The Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries        

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2017

Bicycle accidents are unique events that result in very different injuries than car or truck collisions. Victims of bicycle accidents face myriad risks that other motorists do not, such as open exposure to the road and other objects. This can lead to injuries that you will almost exclusively find in bicycle accidents. Understanding these potential… read more

Is Uber Liable for Distraction-Related Accidents?

Posted in Personal Injury,Uncategorized on September 29, 2017

Part of what has made ridesharing apps like Uber so popular among modern users is the speed at which drivers can arrive at the desired pickup location. Many passengers have traded traditional taxis for rideshare vehicles because of how quickly an Uber or Lyft can arrive from the time of the request. What makes this… read more

California Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

Lane-splitting might be legal in California, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the safest practice. There are debates about the safety and dangers of lane-splitting, with those against it citing issues such as startling other motorists, speeding, and drivers merging on top of motorcyclists. There are certain injuries that lane-splitting might increase the risk of,… read more

What to Do After a Car Accident: A 5-Step Guide

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

Knowing what to do after a car accident that involves personal injury can go a long way toward your overall health, happiness, and financial security. Californians who suffer crash-related injuries must take certain steps to protect themselves. It can be difficult to think with a level head after suffering personal injuries. Keep this checklist handy… read more

San Diego Ride Sharing Accidents: What To Do

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

Despite operating through national companies, rideshare vehicles are at just as much a risk of car accidents as other vehicles on San Diego’s roadways. Uber and Lyft cannot guarantee the safety of drivers or passengers. Unlike traditional taxicab companies, rideshares do not have to abide by strict standards or regulations. This potentially increases the risk… read more

Chula Vista Auto Accidents

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2017

In a buzzing metropolis like San Diego, dozens of motor vehicle accidents occur every day. Some are minor while others result in catastrophic injuries. Since 1995, the number of fatal accidents in Chula Vista has averaged between 2.9 and 8.8 per 100,000 population, sometimes exceeding California’s statewide average. Motor vehicle accidents occur in a split… read more

How Can Medicare Affect a Personal Injury Case/Settlement?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2016

Medicare is a federal health insurance program used by people 65 years of age or older, individuals with certain disabilities, and those with permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis (end-stage renal disease). Medicare helps patients cover certain health care services, such as hospital stays, hospice care, medical supplies, and some home health care. Millions of Americas… read more

Who Is Liable if I’m Injured Hiking?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2016

Hiking by yourself, with family, or with a group can be a fun and exciting way to explore the great outdoors and get exercise. California offers a plethora of gorgeous hiking locations, including Yosemite National Park and Pine Ridge Trail. Safety first is the number one rule during any hike, but sometimes accidents happen regardless… read more

Where Do Most Car Accidents Occur?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 17, 2016

Driving in the U.S. is more than just a way to commute to work. Traveling by car is often how we vacation with our families. This is especially true in 2016, as gas prices plummeted and stayed relatively low across the nation. As we become more dependent on our vehicles, we face an increased likelihood… read more

How Dangerous Is Construction Work?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15, 2016

When you see signs on the roadway cautioning you to slow down in construction zones, it is not just for your own safety; it is for the safety of roadside construction workers who face myriad life-threatening dangers every day. Construction workers regularly expose themselves to falls from great heights, getting caught between pieces of machinery,… read more

Is it Illegal to Carry Pepper Spray in California?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2016

Pepper spray is a chemical derived from hot chili plants. When someone uses pepper spray against an attacker or vicious animal, it can debilitate the victim—immediately causing pain to his or her eyes and lungs. Pepper spray can cause tightening in the chest and mucus secretions, and it is incredibly uncomfortable. Although effects are temporary,… read more

Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Legal in California? 

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2016

Physician-assisted suicide is a hot topic across the nation, with debates heating up after recent legislations in other states have made the practice legal. End-of-life issues are emotional by nature and can lead to many complicated questions. California’s End of Life Option Act California is one of only five states in the U.S. to approve… read more

Is it Legal to Ride in the Back of a Truck in California?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016

We call California the Golden State for a reason. Year-round mild weather and endless sunshine encourages outdoor events and fair-weather activities—including riding around in the back of a friend’s pickup truck. While the wind in your hair and the sun on your face may be tempting, make sure you are doing it legally. The Dangers… read more

San Diego Area Lyft and Uber Accidents: Who is Liable?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2016

A few years ago, we did not even know what “ridesharing” was, but now it is a popular way for San Diego (and El Cajon, Chula Vista, and La Mesa) area citizens to get around. Uber and Lyft employ everyday citizens to chauffer clients in their own vehicles, all for a fraction of the cost… read more

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