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Accidents Involving First Responders

Accidents Involving First Responders

Filing a personal injury claim for an accident involving a first responder, such as an ambulance or fire truck, can be complicated. Accidents involving first responders or emergency vehicles in California have specific rules and exceptions with regard to civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death. Public policy is to allow paramedics, firemen and the police to quickly respond in emergency situations, especially cases involving life threatening scenarios....

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Importance of a Police Report for a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident can be scary and confusing, especially if it is your first accident and you were seriously injured. It’s normal to feel shaken when trying to sort all the difficult emotions. The first step to properly dealing with an accident and protecting your legal rights is to complete all the necessary steps involved in the claims process. The first thing you should do after a...

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Traumatic Brain Injury

The 411 on Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave both the victim and their loved ones physically and emotionally crippled. The effects of TBI can be either temporary or impact the rest of the victim’s life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year 1.5 million Americans suffer a TBI and approximately 80,000 to 90,000 of these cases result in long-term effects. If you or a loved...

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Important Steps to Take After a Serious Car Accident

According to the Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway (IIHS) Loss Data Institute, 37,133 motor vehicle fatalities were reported in 2017. The three states with the highest number of fatalities were California, Texas and Florida. The majority of fatal collisions involved a single vehicle rather than multiple vehicles. Most of the crashes involving fatalities, involve a drunk driver. The reality is that every time you get behind the wheel, there...

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Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

As a Passenger Involved in a Car Accident, You Have Rights! Passengers who get injured in a car accident generally have an easier time than drivers when making an injury claim. The main reason for this is that as a passenger, you generally do not have to worry about proving liability because someone else (usually one or more drivers) is going to be at fault for the crash. This article...

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Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

Holding the Right Parties Liable After a Truck Accident  Truck accidents often involve serious injuries – especially to the passengers and drivers of the cars involved in the collision. These types of accidents are also typically more complicated than those involving only passenger vehicles. It can be harder to determine whether a truck driver or trucking company is at fault and who should be held liable for the resulting...

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Get into an Accident with a Pizza Delivery Driver?

What You Need To Know About Crashes Involving a Pizza Delivery Driver Getting into an accident caused by a pizza delivery driver can prove to be a tricky situation. Delivery drivers, more often than not, are considered independent contractors. Although employers are responsible for the actions of their employees, they are not generally responsible for the actions of independent contractors – who are not considered to be employees. Pizza delivery companies,...

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Use Tesla Dash Cam to Prove Liability

Not all motor vehicle accidents involve clear cut liability. In some cases, drivers point fingers to each other for the cause of the crash. Getting neutral or unbiased facts as to how the accident happened can be difficult, especially if there are no eye witnesses. Dash cams on vehicles, especially Tesla models, are becoming a more popular method to providing authorities and insurance companies a clear, objective account of...

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Los Angeles County Reports First Vape-Related Death

Los Angeles, Calif. — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning on September 6 urging people to stop using e-cigarettes products. This warning is a reflection of the first death stemming from the use of e-cigarettes or “vaping” in Los Angeles County. This death is believed to be the fourth related deaths nationwide. Authorities in Indiana recently announced a vaping-related death, and relevant fatalities were...

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Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Many motorists are not comfortable driving at night, even those who do not have a vision problem. When less visibility is combined with other factors, such as poor weather conditions or exhaustion, it can increase the risk of accidents. However, even though night driving is generally more dangerous, you can reduce the risks if you practice certain tips when getting behind the wheel. Always use headlights. It is always a...

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