Blog Posts in 2017

  • Truck Driver Fatigue is Contributing to More Accidents Than Ever Before

    In a study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a leading cause of semi truck crashes is overworked and fatigued drivers. These accidents can lead to severe injuries or even be fatal, which is why regulations dictating the amount of time drivers may work are critical to enforce. FMCSA has set our regulations that ...
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  • Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    In this connected age, it seems that many of us use at least one form of social media to keep in touch with friends and family, share updates, play games, and preserve memories and ideas. After an accident, it may be easy to share information about your injuries and accident on social media to keep your loved ones up-to-date. Sharing this information can threaten your claim, however. Find out how ...
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  • 4 Reasons Why Night is the Most Dangerous Time to Drive

    Although we only do a quarter of our driving at night, approximately 50% of car accident fatalities happen in the evenings. Based on a report by the National Safety Council (NSC), the risk of a fatal traffic-related crash is three times greater at night. Below are the four common reasons why driving at night is the most dangerous. Darkness Many people find themselves spending more time driving in ...
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  • Employer Liability in Distracted Driving Accidents

    What happens when someone is in a car accident with a distracted driver who is using his or her vehicle for work-related reasons? Is the driver’s employer responsible for providing the victim with compensation for their injuries? The answer is yes. There are two primary legal concerns for employers who require their employees to drive: vicarious liability and negligent entrustment. Through ...
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  • How Fatigue Can Lead to Workplace Injuries

    As of late, worker’s fatigue is a serious problem due to high-demand jobs, long work hours, disruption of circadian rhythms, and an increasing debt of sleep which are common on the job. Unfortunately, fatigue has been the blame for a plethora of industrial disasters and catastrophic injuries every day. According to an annual Sleep Health Index by the National Sleep Foundation, 35% of Americans ...
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  • 5 Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries

    Every year, thousands of workers are injured on the job. While some of these injuries are minor and associated with speedy recoveries, there are others that are serious and life-threatening. Reducing the occurrence of workplace injuries is the main objective of U.S. safety and health professionals. The following are five helpful tips to create a safe working environment and assist with injury ...
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  • Types of Visitors in Premises Liability Law

    Originally, California law held landlords and property owners to a different standard based on the reason why an injured individual entered the defendant’s property. There were three types of categories for visitors: invitees, licensees, and trespassers . Traditionally, trespassers were not protected under premises liability law. But in 1958, the California Supreme Court entitled Rowland v. ...
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  • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

    Millions of Americans flock to private and public swimming pools once the summer season has arrived. However, there are many dangers present in and around swimming pools which can lead to accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Children are considered the most vulnerable to catastrophic and fatal swimming pool accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in ...
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  • What to Do if You Were Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident

    Despite the immense social pressure and negative stigma associated with driving drunk, and not to mention the severe criminal penalties for doing so, thousands of people choose to get behind the wheel of a car after enjoying too much alcohol. Every year these drivers cause thousands of accidents and countless numbers of serious, even life-changing injuries to otherwise innocent victims. It’s no ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Distracted Driving Accidents

    When you jump behind the wheel of a car, you enter a world where many different things are all competing for your attention at any given time. Between the prominence of cell phones, “convenience” features in modern-day cars, increased ability for advertisements to pull your attention away, and many other factors, today’s drivers have perhaps never been more distracted. As a result, distracted ...
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  • Can I Sue My Landlord After Being Bitten by a Tenant's Dog?

    More than 6.5 million people are living in apartments in California alone. That’s more than 17% of the state population. Considering the cost of owning a home, more and more people opt for renting their living space. Because people are living in closer quarters in an apartment than in an owned-residency neighborhood, there also tend to be more incidents related to contact with fellow apartment ...
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  • A Bouncer Injured Me. Can I Sue?

    Bouncers, or people hired to guard the door of a bar, club, or concert, make their living by refusing entry, checking legal age, and enforcing their employers’ rules. Occasionally, enforcement requires bouncers to physically remove people from the premises. However, unlike some jobs, not all states require background checks for hired bouncers. If someone has a history of violent behavior, they ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

    A car was rear-ended at high speed on a freeway exit, causing the bumper to be pushed into back seat where a 22-year- old ...

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...