Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Fire Pit Safety

    During the warm summer months, many families enjoy outdoor barbecues or barbecue pits at the beach. And, a blazing fire pit is a delightful comfort on cooler nights – unless the fire flares out of control. Keeping your children out of harm’s way and out of the emergency room doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Every year, local hospitals treat dozens of children and adults who step or fall into ...
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  • I Tripped & Fell On The Sidewalk

    In the county of San Bernardino, there are thousands and thousands of sidewalks surrounding buildings, structures, parks, etc. As a result of all these sidewalks, there are a large number of trips, slips and/or falls which occur. Many of these accidents result in serious injuries involving fractures of the wrist, arm, shoulder, ankle or knee. Many times surgery is required to fix the problem. ...
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  • Failure To Secure Swimming Pool Gate

    Drowning is a quick, silent event. It takes only a few minutes for a child to drown and often happens quietly when an unsupervised child is near water. Typically, drowning victims cannot cry for help or make any kind of sound. Swimming pools should be carefully monitored to ensure no one accidentally falls in and puts their self at risk of drowning. This is especially true if you have pets and ...
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  • Bike Accidents

    With the high prices of gasoline today, many people have turned to bike riding, which is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable recreational sports in California today. However, there are inherent dangers to riding a bike, especially considering the lack of physical protection that a cyclist has. California law requires everyone who rides a bicycle to wear a helmet. Helmets can prevent a ...
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  • My Mother Has Gangrene

    How did my mother develop gangrene? She’s under the care of professionals in a local nursing home. Gangrene is the death of tissue caused by the lack of blood supply. It can affect a small area of skin or a finger or toe. Sometimes it can spread to an entire limb such as an arm, foot, or leg. Dry gangrene occurs when the blood supply has been decreased or completely cut off. It is a slow process ...
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  • I Fell On An Electrical Cord

    Premises liability refers to the owner’s legal responsibility to persons injured on his or her property. Did you trip and fall on an electrical cord that was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Were you injured? Tripping and falling are common accidents that can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, fractured hips, spinal cord injury, brain injury, back injury and muscle and ligament ...
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  • Whiplash Injury

    Statistics show that 1 in 3 people will be involved in a motor vehicle accident in their lifetime. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in the United States each year. A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic event particularly when someone else is to blame. Not only do you have the shock of the accident, but you may sustain serious injuries ...
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  • Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

    Having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in the lives of two people. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are some cases where a child suffers a birth injury that is caused by an unnecessary procedureor as a result of incompetence or mistakes in using equipment such as forceps and vacuum extraction. Many birth injuries are immediately obvious at the time of delivery, ...
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  • Burn Injury

    A serious burn injury can affect your day-today life, as well as the lives of your family. There is a myriad of different types and degrees of burn injuries. A burn injury may result from too much heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation or friction. Common burns affect the skin and may be treated with first aid, but often burn injuries can be far more severe. Severe burn injuries that affect ...
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  • I Was Hurt On the Job

    A work injury is any injury which takes place while an employee is on the job, sometimes as a result of negligence. A victim may suffer from a range of minor to catastrophic injuries, including, but not limited to: Broken bones Amputations Paralysis Traumatic brain injuries Spinal cord injuries Burns Injured workers who are unable to perform their job duties depend on Workers’ Compensation ...
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  • Keep Your Family Safe From Food-Borne Illness

    With the beautiful Southern California weather upon us, picnics and grilling good food with family and friends are in full swing. Food poisoning is a distressing and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people every year. Unfortunately, cases of food-borne illness, an illness caused by eating contaminated food, rise with warmer temperatures. People infected with food-borne organisms ...
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  • Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

    Many motorcyclists get into serious accidents because other drivers simply fail to notice them in traffic or at night. When a driver fails to see a motorcycle and causes an accident, the injuries sustained are often serious and can be life-changing or worse. It was a beautiful morning when a Redlands man decided to take a ride on his motorcycle. It never entered his mind that he wouldn’t return ...
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  • FDA Sets New Standard For Apple Juice

    Are you aware that apple juice has been the trigger for a debate about arsenic in your food supply?How safe is apple juice for you and your family to drink? For those of you who watch Dr. Oz on television, you may remember when the subject appeared on his show back in 2011. He stated that “the results of lab tests on commercially available apple juices found higher levels of total arsenic than ...
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  • Man Killed In Accident

    A 49-year old Victorville man was killed by another driver who may have run a stop sign at an intersection. Police are investigating. According to reports, the man’s SUV was struck on the side by another vehicle. He and his passengers were taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after. The intersection where the accident occurred is controlled by a two-way stop sign. Apparently, the other ...
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  • Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Yes. If you’re in an accident and the other driver is uninsured or under-insured, you will be covered. In California, the law requires that every driver have insurance. However, unfortunately, not every driver does. What is uninsured/under-insured coverage, you ask? The California uninsured motorist law was created to provide coverage for people who are involved in automobile accident where the ...
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  • Motorcycle Accidents

    Many motorcycle accidents occur because of another driver’s negligence. Many drivers state, “I didn’t see him.” The most common motorcycle accident occurs when another driver impacts the front of the motorcycle in a head-on or turning left in front of the motorcycle scenario. Statistics show that front impact is responsible for about 25% of all motorcycle accidents and 375 of fatal motorcycle ...
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  • Premise Liability

    Have you ever fallen, looked around and found nothing to slip on? That happens so often and the only thing it hurts is maybe your pride. But what about a slip and fall accident that causes serious or even permanent injuries? Property owners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for people that enter their premises. Every year thousands of people are seriously injured by slip and fall ...
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  • I Was Injured On A Boating Accident

    Southern California’s beautiful, warm weather offers enticing opportunities for thousands of people to enjoy the outdoors and the many lakes and rivers around. Whether you enjoy sailing, kayaking, cruising in a motorboat or riding a jet ski, when a day of fun on a boat goes wrong, the results can be catastrophic. Recreational boating can be a great source of fun and enjoyment for you and your ...
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  • Watch Out For Those Big Trucks

    With all the high-traveled freeways and roads in Southern California, danger can lurk around every bend, especially when you share the roads with commercial trucks. One of these trucks can collide with you when you least expect it. A trucking accident can be a life-altering event that can change you forever. It can cause severe physical and catastrophic injuries that come at a high financial ...
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  • Do I Have A Case?

    A slip and fall accident can happen anytime, anywhere. Injuries can range from bruises and scrapes to broken bones. Did you recently slip and fall on another person’s property or perhaps at a retail store? If this is the case, you can seek legal damages from the owner of the property. Since you never know when you will get in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to know what to do in case you ...
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  • Chrysler Recalls Minivans

    Every day, consumers throughout the United States are seriously injured or killed by poorly designed products, especially automobiles. Too often, corporations prioritize their own profits over safe design and quality control. Virtually, any type of product with a manufacturing or design defect has the potential to cause serious injury or death. Motor vehicles, which almost every Californian owns ...
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