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A concussion can happen from any intense trauma that damages tissues or blood vessels in the brain, whether sustained during a car crash, slip and fall or any other type of accident. Although concussions are commonly referred to as a mild type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and may not be deemed life threatening, it can nevertheless have serious impacts on the victim’s life.

There are more than one million active forklifts in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents each year. Statistically, that means that approximately 11% of forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year.

Defective roadways may seem like a natural part of the driving experience, but they need not be. If a defective roadway caused your accident, you will need to file a claim against the government entity responsible for the design or maintenance of the road where the accident happened. These cases, however, are most often more complicated in regard to taking legal action.

  • September 2020
  • By Samer Habbas, Esq
  • In Accidents,

During the hot summer months, lake vacations become quite a popular getaway for many families and groups. Boat rentals are a great, inexpensive way to get cool down and engage in various boating activities. However, with all the excitement, intoxication and loud music, lake safety has become less of a priority, thus causing many horrific boating accidents—some leading in fatalities.

  • August 2020
  • By Samer Habbas, Esq
  • In Dog Bites,

In California, homeowners insurance can cover a dog bite. However, it does not always cover one. Some insurance carriers require homeowners to opt into dog bite coverage. Some carriers deny coverage of certain dog breeds altogether. To determine if the owner’s homeowners insurance policy covers your dog bite, an experienced dog bite attorney will need to review the language of the policy.

Construction sites are a hotbed for serious injuries – especially sites that have scaffolding erected on them. Most employees accept the risk of suffering injuries in construction site accidents. However, what happens when these accidents occur due to third-party negligence? One common type of construction site accident involves defective or improperly stalled scaffolding.

Because of the ongoing quarantine in California, RVs are actually an ideal getaway option this summer. In June 2020, RV sales were up 11% from the year prior. As RVs are being purchased, and also rented, at a higher rate, they are also being driven at a higher rate. This can only mean one thing: RV accidents and injuries are on the rise.

4th July Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as the “Fourth of July”, is a nationally recognized holiday that hosts many cookouts and fun in the sun activities. People usually will get together with close friends and family; spending their day-off eating, drinking and watching the celebratory fireworks. Traditional Fourth of July plans may be a bit different this year in lieu of the COVID-19 global pandemic.