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Defective Products & Liability: Frequently Asked Questions 

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As a consumer, you may feel at ease to know that when it comes products, you may be protected if you are injured as a result of a defective product. Before filing a claim, however, it is important to understand basic elements that could hold a company’s products or the manufacturer responsible for the [ 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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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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Helmetless Bikes On San Diego Streets – Will More Bike Accidents Result?

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San Diego has had a sudden massive influx of “dockless” bikes and scooters dropped on its streets and sidewalks. From the Gaslamp Quarter to Hillcrest and La Jolla, bikes from different companies (LimeBike, Mobike, and Ofo) can be found for rent on almost every corner. Interestingly, the companies that have left the bikes have not [ 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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A Look at San Diego’s Most Dangerous School Zones

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As a parent, you want to believe that your child will be safe while walking, bicycling, or riding to school. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Drivers do not always follow the rules, and there are even instances of people driving through school zones while intoxicated. Parents should understand their child’s risk of [ read more ]

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Statute of Limitations in Cases Involving Military Personnel

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In cases involving active duty military personnel, such as a car accident or a barroom fight, a different analysis applies to review the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the period in which a lawsuit must be filed or the individual loses the ability to file a lawsuit for that action. The [ 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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Swimming Pool Accidents: Drownings Can Be Prevented

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Unintentional drownings are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 people die from unintentional drowning on a daily basis and unintentional drowning is the number one unintentional cause of death for children aged 1-4. For children aged 5-9 [ read more ]

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Burn Injury: The Case of the Exploding iPhone

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The iPhone has never been hotter as one man in New York recently found out after suffering a burn injury. Erik Johnson, of New York, was injured when his iPhone 5C spontaneously exploded in his pocket. “When I went to bend over, I heard a pop,” Johnson told reporters from CNN, “I heard a [ read more ]

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