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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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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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Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and they account for 16% of all deaths in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the San Diego area is no exception; San Diego County ranked seventh highest in pedestrian traffic deaths in the nation, according to a 2016 report by the [ read more ]

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Could Your Child’s Day Care Injury Have Been Prevented?

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For parents, child care can be an essential resource. Upon hearing that a child was injured at a day care facility, a parent may feel a variety of emotions, such as fear, confusion, and anger. Having placed their trust and hard-earned money into a day care center, parents expect their child to be protected. [ read more ]

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Driving While Drowsy Can Be As Dangerous As Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence of alcohol is a well-known cause of serious injuries and fatalities. However, driving without adequate sleep is a lesser known cause of similar tragic accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that going 24 hours without sleep is equivalent to having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 [ read more ]

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Highway 94 – Is this San Diego Road More Dangerous After Opening of Hollywood Casino?

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The Hollywood Casino recently opened in Jamul, California.  The local community fought long and hard for years to stop this Casino from disrupting this small town and bringing increased traffic to an already dangerous roadway – Highway 94. According to the San Diego Union Tribune: “Driving rural State Route 94 can be deadly.”  Partner, [ read more ]

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Premise Liability: Bodily Injury or Death from Security Guard Excessive Force

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Death and bodily injury resulting from security guards misuse of force has been making headlines around San Diego. In the last month, there have been two cases in which a bar patron died as a result of security guard using force. Our San Diego premise liability attorneys explore the liability of these bar and [ read more ]

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Liability of Dog Owner for Dog Bites: Pit Bull Attacks on the Rise

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There has been a recent spike in new stories surrounding pit bull attacks in Southern California.  The owners of these dogs bear substantial responsibility when their dog bites and injures another person or fatally attacks and kills and may face criminal liability when the dog has previously attacked others or has a history of [ read more ]

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