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Colton Truck Accident Causes Havoc on the 215 Freeway

A big rig collided with a passenger vehicle on the northbound Interstate 215 Freeway, shutting down all northbound lanes on February 14, 2018. A SigAlert just north of the border between Riverside and San Bernardino counties was at approximately 7 p.m.  Although the fiery collision was expected to close lanes for only 1.5 hours, most lanes remained closed throughout most of the night. Colton police and firefighter worked to...
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When a Death Becomes a Wrongful Death

Death is always heartbreaking. However, in some situations, a death happens because of another person’s wrongdoing or negligence. When a preventable accident happens and someone is killed, the individual who caused the accident can be held responsible. This is called a wrongful death. Under California law, the loved ones of a deceased victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold a person or company legally accountable for causing...
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Punitive Damages in Construction Site Accident Claims

Construction sites can be a hotbed for serious accidents and injuries. When an accident happens, employers generally cannot be sued. Instead, injured workers have to seek benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation provides for payment of certain losses, including medical bills and disability income. It does not, however, pay for punitive damages. If a construction worker is able to sue a party other than their employer, they...
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Identifying a Traumatic Brain Injury

Head injuries can significantly impact all aspects of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Approximately 1.4 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) every year. These injuries result in life altering conditions for the victims and their loved ones. Head injuries, including TBIs, happen as a result of different types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. If you suffered a head injury...
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Alcohol: Leading Cause of Boating Accidents

Warm summer months are a perfect way to enjoy water sports and activities. Boating is a wonderful water activity that everyone can enjoy. However, when you mix boating with the use of alcohol, it can become dangerous and even deadly. Most people do not realize how dangerous boating while intoxicated can be. It can be more dangerous than driving intoxicated. Like motor vehicles, boats are heavy and can travel...
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Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Injuries are apparent right away after a serious car accident. You may have broken bones or lose consciousness indicating a serious head injury. However, not all injuries may become apparent immediately after a car crash. If you have suffered serious internal injuries or pain, you may not realize the full extent of the injury or pain until hours or even days after the collision. Although this is very common...
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Do “Warning Signs” Protect Property Owners?

Property owners have a duty to provide safe premises to anyone who is legally on their property. Individuals who are injured on another person’s property may have the right to seek compensation. However, slip and fall victims generally have several hurdles to clear before they can recover any monetary damages for their injuries. Property owners assert many defenses in order to avoid liability for any accidents on their property....
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Multiple Lawsuits Against USC Regarding Alleged Sexual Assault By Campus Doctor

Much like the sexual assault case against Michigan State University and Dr. Larry Nassar, the University of Southern California is facing a similar situation regarding long-time campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. Employed by the school for three decades, Dr. Tyndall has come under fire by former and current female students at the school regarding alleged sexual abuse during pelvic exams. Currently, more than 200 women have filed lawsuits against...
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Proving Fault In a Motor Vehicle Crash

When you are injured in an accident, you may have the right to file a claim against the party who caused the accident. Although the facts may seem clear to you as to who caused the accident, you will nevertheless have the burden of proving that the other driver was at fault for the crash. Proving fault is generally the same thing as proving “negligence.” You will need to...
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5 Unexpected Repercussions of a Car Accident

Car crashes are not something most of us look forward to. From injuries and medical bills to the prospect of having to find a new set of wheels on short notice, it tends to involve a whole lot of things we like to stay away from. But these are only the obvious results of an accident. For those who have been involved in a fender-bender, high-speed highway collision, or...
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