Car Accident

Oct 13 2023

National Teen Driver Safety Week

In October, we recognize National Teen Driver Safety Week. Consider these sobering statistics: Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens ages 15-18 in the United States. In 2021, 2,608 people were killed in crashes involving teen vehicle drivers, of which 861 of the deaths were the teen driver. Changing the Numbers Several factors put teens at risk for motor vehicle accidents. These include: Lack of experience Not using seatbelts Speeding Alcohol and Drug use Distraction Late-night driving Fortunately, the state of...

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Truck Accident

Oct 5 2023

4 Things Not to Say to a Truck Driver After an Accident

One of the scariest kinds of accidents you can have on the road involves a car and a truck. If you’re driving the car and suddenly in a crash with an 80,000-pound truck, you will be shaken up and maybe even in shock. In most truck accidents, the car drivers are severely injured. If you and the truck driver are both fortunate enough, however, to be able to walk out of your vehicle, it’s important that you limit your exchange with the truck driver to...

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Accident Injury

Sep 28 2023

Understanding Economic and Non-Economic Damages

At [firm-name], we assist those who have suffered personal injury by helping them understand their rights and determine the best course of action to successfully attain the damages they are entitled to. An area that may confuse our clients is the damages they can claim. California is one of the few states that has not put a cap or limit on the amount of damages a victim can be awarded for "pain and suffering." These are considered "non-economic" damages. Below is an explanation of economic...

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Bicycle Accident

Sep 21 2023

Complications of Bicycle Accidents

If you've been involved in a bicycle accident, you have a lot on your plate. Recovering from injuries, medical bills, and potentially lost wages are just a few of the stresses you may be dealing with. You are most likely eligible for damages from insurance and other sources, especially if negligence on the part of a driver was to blame for the accident. However, pursuing the compensation you’re entitled to in a bicycle accident is not straightforward. Below are some potential complications: If your accident...

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Car Accident

Sep 14 2023

3 Things Not to Do After an Accident

Whenever there’s an accident—whether you’re in a car, on a motorcycle or bike, or just walking—it’s traumatic. All of a sudden, your life is turned upside down. You most likely have serious injuries to recover from and emotional anxiety. You may also be faced with property damage and lost wages. What you don’t do after an accident can have as big an impact as what you do. Below are three “don’ts” if you’re the victim of an accident that may have been caused by negligence...

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Slip And Fall

Sep 7 2023

When a Fall Isn’t Your Fault

Falls Prevention Week happens each year in September. Falls result in serious injuries yearly, particularly among seniors, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. It's reported that over 3 million people are treated in emergency rooms every year for injuries caused by a slips and falls. This important health observance calls attention to several ways to reduce the risk of falls. But what about when a fall happens due to someone else's negligence? Help for Fall Victims Consider the following scenarios: Slipping on spilled food...

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Truck Accident

Aug 31 2023

When Cargo Issues Cause Truck Accidents

There have been a lot of trucks on the road lately, and that's good because it means our supply chain issues are improving. Americans rely on big rigs to transport many items and commodities nationwide. That cargo, however, can cause a truck accident with devastating consequences for other drivers on the road. Cargo Fowls Cargo must be loaded in a secure way that does not fall off the truck or affect the truck's drivability. This carries specific responsibilities for both the driver and the carrier,...

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Pedestrian Accident

Aug 25 2023

School’s in Session—Drivers Need to Take it Slow

Pedestrian vs. car accidents almost always result in devastating injuries, but it's even more tragic when the pedestrian is a child. As school resumes in our area, drivers will need to leave a little earlier in the morning to avoid speeding and compensate for the time they may have to wait behind a stopped school bus. CA School Zone and Bus Safety Laws Getting to and from school can be dangerous for children. Countless injuries and even fatalities occur as children walk to school or...

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Car Accident

Aug 17 2023

5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney if You’re in a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may wonder if you need to hire an attorney to represent you. Perhaps you think your case is cut and dried and that the other driver involved is clearly at fault. Or, you may have already been contacted by an insurance company and trust a fair settlement is forthcoming. However, there is much to consider in the aftermath of an accident. Here’s why hiring an experienced attorney is a good choice: Who’s Looking Out for You? -...

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Car Accident

Aug 9 2023

Distractions Tempt Teen Drivers

A hot debate is raging over whether "cell phone addiction" is real. It has not received a medical diagnosis, but many people, particularly young adults—22% of them-- express a concern that they are too dependent and attached to their phones. This poses an increased concern about car accidents where distracted driving is a factor. In 2019, a study showed that 39% of high school students reported texting or emailing while driving in the last month. In 2020, 7% of drivers aged 15-20 who were involved...

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