Accidents

Injured in an Accident Outside of California?

Injured in an Accident Outside of California? Even when you are traveling, whether for business or for pleasure, the risks of getting into an accident are just as high as when you are home. In fact, the risk of accidents are slightly higher due to the factors of unfamiliar roads and highways, different driving laws, and more frequent Uber/Lyft trips. No matter how cautious you may be, unfortunately, the...
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Common Causes of Construction Accidents

The construction industry has grown exponentially over the past several years. It seems as though there are construction projects every street you turn onto. Although the projects provide a big economic support, they can also be a hotbed for serious construction accident injuries and fatalities. These dangers are present for both workers and bystanders at construction sites. If you or a loved one is a victim of a construction...
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

The third week of October is “National Teen Driver Safety Week”! Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teen drivers. A total of 2,820 teenagers, ages 13 to 19, died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016.  Parental involvement does not end when a child gets a license. Teen drivers who continue to practice safe driving with their parents reduce the likelihood of getting into a serious...
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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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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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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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