Accidents

Common Summertime Accidents

All things we love about the weather warming up and summer approaching – longer days, social gatherings, bike rides – are the very same things that make it the most accident-prone time of the year. Below is a list of some of the most common summertime accidents. Swimming Pool Injuries There’s no better way to beat the heat during summer than by jumping into a cool swimming pool. However,...
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Passengers Injured After Log Ride Overturns at Castle Park Amusement Park in Riverside, California

Ride malfunction left three people injured, one in critical condition. Riverside, Calif. —  A log ride attraction encountered a malfunction that left three people injured, one in critical condition, at Castle Park amusement park on Saturday, May 25. At around 4:30 p.m., two adults and a child were ejected from the log-shaped car as the motor-operated cart approached the bottom of the water-slide. Officials reported the accident injured a...
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Calculating Pain and Suffering as Part of Your Accident Claim

When you are injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, you are entitled to compensation. There are many different factors that need to be considered to determine the amount of compensation you deserve. One factor is pain and suffering. Types of Damages When you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages in a...
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411 on Insurance Adjustors: What You Need to Know

After getting injured in an accident, the last thing you want to hear from anyone is that “you are not that injured and you do not deserve much money for your minor injuries.” These words are mostly heard from insurance adjustors who are assigned to your personal injury claim. These people can seem like nothing more than obstacles to you getting the full compensation you rightly deserve for the...
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Can a Parent Be Liable for an Accident Caused by Their Child?

Car crashes, especially those that result in serious injuries or fatalities, can have devastating consequences. Collisions caused by children are not exceptions. In addition, child car accidents can also be very taxing to deal with in a legal setting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crash injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2016, 732 children...
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FDA Strengthens Warning About Dangers & Risks of Sleeping Pills

Sleep deprivation causes over 100,000 car accidents and over 1,500 deaths per year, but that’s not to say sleeping aids are the answer to getting a good night’s sleep. Getting enough hours of sleep can save lives, but taking sleeping pills to prevent fewer car accidents is still risking a life… your own. Sleeping aids have become a reliant part of everyday society. With the long works days, hours...
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The Adjuster Requested a Recorded Statement: What Do I Do?

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. However, just because you are entitled to money damages does not necessarily mean that the liable party’s insurance carrier will hand you what you deserve on a silver platter. Insurance adjusters are trained to only care about the pockets of the insurance company, not about the...
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Electric Scooter Accidents In California

Southern California residents are debating whether to welcome electric scooters to their cities in force. While some say that electric scooters are a great way to decrease traffic and reduce reliance on cars, others argue that scooters come with their own risks and inconveniences. As electric scooters become more popular, the question of legality in the event of an accident involving these scooters becomes an increasingly common question. As...
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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A recent report published by Smart Growth America noted that between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Between 2005 and 2014, Americans were 7.2 times more likely to die as a pedestrian than from a natural...
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Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident

When a car hits you as a pedestrian, it can come as a total shock. You could have been on the cross walk minding your business when a car crashes into you. It can be a very scary experience. Your first instinct may be to file a claim against the driver who hit you. Although that may be the right instinct, you may also have a claim against the...
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