Author Archives: admin

How to Handle a Call with an Insurance Adjuster

Once you have notified the responsible parties that you have been injured in the accident they caused, you should expect a call from their insurance carrier. The initial conversation with the insurance adjuster can impact the outcome of your personal injury claim. Knowing what to expect and having tips about how to respond to the adjuster can help guide you in the claim process.  The main reason for this...
Read More

Do I Have a Case for My Accident?

Main Components of Your Accident Case: Liability, Coverage and Damages When you get into an accident, you expect the party at fault to compensate you for your injuries. Although the ideal situation is for the liable party, or their insurance carrier, to simply tender a check for their policy limits, it is rarely a case. In most accident claims, the injured party will need to successfully prove their case...
Read More

The Value of Practicing Good Vehicle Posture

According to Harvard Health Watch, the average person spends 101 minutes a day driving. That equals approximately 37,935 hours of driving in an average lifetime. With all that time sitting upright in a vehicle, it starts to take a toll on the body. Especially on longer trips, people begin to situate themselves to a comfortable position to make the drive more tolerable. However, most vehicles are not designed for...
Read More

New Year’s Eve: Celebrate Responsibly

On the last day of 2019,  millions of Americans will come together to countdown the start of the “twenty-twenties” era. It will be a night of commemorations and new resolutions.  As you prepare your New Year’s Eve (NYE) plans, be mindful of all possible dangers that may arise throughout the night. Whether you are spending a night out on the town or at home watching the ball drop on...
Read More

Holiday Accidents: ‘Tis the Season to be Safe

As the countdown inches closer to Christmas Day and New Years, millions of people across the globe will start to make their way home for the holidays. Eager to arrive in time to carve the holiday ham, the risk for accidents and injuries is at an unprecedented level. The excitement of holiday cheer tends to blindfold people from basic safety procedures. Majority of holiday accidents are due to negligence...
Read More

Truck’s Blind Spots: Areas to Avoid

The massive size and height of buses and semi-trucks make them easily visible to other vehicles on the road. However, the larger the size, the less visible average cars are to the driver. Semi-trucks contain much larger blind spots than the standard vehicles. Sharing the road with these enormous vehicles, comes at a great challenge.  You may not be able to completely avoid a catastrophic accident with a semi-truck,...
Read More

Vaping Death Toll Surpasses 50 in the U.S.

United States health officials have reported that the death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50. The 52 deaths in 26 states are among the 2,409 hospitalized cases that have been reported across the nation this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hospitalized cases have been most common in the Midwest, with some of the highest rates in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin....
Read More

The Most Dangerous Highways in Southern California

Everyone should always be practicing safe driving skills, whether it is on a winding highway, slippery asphalt, or calm street. Accidents can happen even when there are no hazardous road conditions. However, it is also important to be aware of the more difficult roads to better prepare for your trip. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,623 Californians died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. More than...
Read More

Mobile Apps that Promote Safe Driving

Distracted driving accounts for the majority of motor vehicle crashes. According to the US Department of Transportation, the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million motor vehicle collisions each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths. Technology has grown to become both a problem and solution in the automotive industry.  A survey uncovered that nearly 90 percent of drivers use their smartphone while behind...
Read More

Pre-Existing Conditions: The Eggshell Plaintiff

“I had a pre-existing injury before the accident, can I still get compensation for the injuries suffered in this incident?” When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. Even if you suffer from prior injuries before the accident, the injuries you sustained from the incident are no less important. Pre-existing conditions do not invalidate or...
Read More