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What You Need to Prove a Slip and Fall Case in California

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Slip and fall accidents can easily have very costly consequences. If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall that occurred while on another’s property, you may have an opportunity to recover compensation. Having a successful claim, however, does not come easy, as there are essential factors that must be proven [ read more ]

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Personal Injury Cases Involving Lacerations and Scarring

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When a person sustains scars, it is usually the direct result of a serious injury. The outcome of a scar injury is not only physically painful, but it can often lead to a lifetime of distress and emotional anguish. When scarring and disfigurement occur, these are continuous and daily reminders of the horrific accident [ read more ]

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Important Things to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries have the potential to change a person’s life in the blink of an eye. This is because spinal cord injuries can affect a person’s bodily movements, and a severe depreciation in mobility can quickly affect a person’s quality of life. According to data collected by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical [ read more ]

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Aviation Accidents in the State of California: Common Causes and Types

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Thousands of Californians use airline travel each year. For many travelers, the thought of an airline accident is terrifying. The development of airline technology, however, has considerably decreased aviation accidents. New and improving technology has made air travel to be one of the safest methods of transportation. Nonetheless, it is important to recognize that [ read more ]

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The Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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A bicycle accident involving a car will usually be caused by a driver’s lack of attention or even the decisive failure to yield the right of way to the bicyclist. The scenarios illustrated below describe some of the most common causes behind bicycle accidents. If you have been injured as a result of an [ read more ]

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Understanding the Implications of a Trip and Fall in California and Identifying Potential Liable Parties

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Southern California is typically known for being a very busy region, with many business and public areas filled with bustling people. Having congested and busy areas can easily foster places where people can suffer a trip and fall. If you have suffered a trip and fall accident, it is likely that you will experience [ read more ]

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Now that the warmer months are here, motorcycles are increasingly present on the roads. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in particular is encouraging education and awareness about roadway safety in an effort to reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists. According to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic [ read more ]

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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents: What You Need to Know

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Last year, lane splitting, the practice in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of traffic, was officially made legal in California. While lane splitting has been found to reduce certain types of injuries, motorcycle accidents involving lane splitting continue to occur. For example, a recent fatality occurred on Interstate 5 in Encinitas when a lane [ read more ]

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Causes of San Diego Commuter Highway and Freeway Accidents

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In San Diego, the current average length of a person’s commute is 26 minutes, which is the longest average commuting time for the city in the past 10 years. This time spent commuting can be a nuisance, but the potential for highway or freeway accidents makes it dangerous as well. According to a recent [ read more ]

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Falls Are a Leading Cause of Construction Worker Injury and Death

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In 2016, one in five worker deaths in the United States occurred in the construction industry. Outside of traffic accidents, falls were the leading cause of these deaths, accounting for 384 of 991 fatalities, or nearly 40 percent. In addition, the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that falls were the third most [ read more ]

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