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Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI Definition & Causes

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Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a number of different events. While a brain injury may seem minimal, they can present lifelong medical health issues. If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s carelessness, seek the legal advice of a personal injury attorney who [ read more ]

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San Diego Lawsuits Blame Street Conditions for Bicycle Accidents

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For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The warmer weather brings more people outside, meaning there are more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways. Now that we are heading full speed into summer, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings when you are biking on San Diego streets. Many [ 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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Negligent Entrustment: Can I be liable for the person who borrows my car?

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The general rule in car accidents, is the driver who caused the accident is responsible and therefore, legally liable for the ensuing damage. However, in cases where the owner and the driver are two different people, the owner of the car may also be liable. Under the theory of negligent entrustment, the owner of [ read more ]

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Personal Injury Settlements: What Does It Mean to Settle a Case?

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(1) What does it mean to settle a personal injury case? Settling a case simply means resolving the case without having to go to trial. When a personal injury case is settled, it means the injured party will accept money in exchange for not continuing with the lawsuit. (2) Who decides to settle a case? [ read more ]

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What are Future Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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In the event that you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligent act of another, you may be able to recover future damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Damages are simply monetary compensation for that injury. Damages play a major part in civil personal injury lawsuits; they work to compensate the party [ read more ]

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Understanding Causation in a Personal Injury Case

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One of the most important concepts in any personal injury case is the element of causation. In the most basic sense, cause is something that produces a certain outcome. In a case where you have been injured by the actions (or omissions) of another and want to recover compensation from this injury, you must prove [ read more ]

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When to Contact an Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury is defined as a physical injury inflicted on a person’s body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation.  It is the legal phrase used to describe the physical and mental injuries that result from someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional acts. Negligence means the other party failed to take proper care in doing [ read more ]

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Small Children at Serious Risk of Suffering Personal Injuries from Window Falls

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As summer is at its peak, hospitals and emergency rooms see a sizeable increase in the number of children seeking medical treatment for personal injuries due to a fall from an open window or balcony. For example, on Monday, July 21, 2014, a local 8-year old girl fell from the balcony at a Mission [ read more ]

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Common Questions Regarding Personal Injury Lawsuits

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We are often asked questions regarding personal injury lawsuits.  This blog will explore some of the most common questions attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP receive as it relates to personal injury claims. What is the value of my personal injury case? This is one of the most difficult questions for a personal injury [ read more ]

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