Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • Interstate 5: Trucking Accidents

    Due to the tremendous size and heavy weights, trucks can cause serious damage and death, should they be involved in an accident. The traffic on California freeways is overwhelming due to the goods being transported all over the state and out of state. Statistics show: There are more than 15 million trucks on roads all over the country – nearly 13 percent are semi big-rigs, 18 wheelers and ...
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  • What is a Take-Down Notice?

    What happens if something you created shows up on another person’s website? You ask, “How do I get rid of it”? “How do I write an Internet takedown notice”? A take-down notice allows you to notify the infringing user of his or her unlawful use of your work or photos. Users who fail to remove this material could face legal liability . In case you weren’t aware, there are laws to protect your ...
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  • What happens if you have been injured in a car accident and the other driver has no insurance?

    Regardless of how safe and careful you are behind the wheel, there is no way to control other drivers and their actions. Accidents happen all the time on California roads and freeways. However, they can become more complicated and costly when one or more of the involved parties does not carry insurance. If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver, the chances of recouping damages from him or her can ...
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  • Defective High-Chair Injuries

    It can happen in the blink of an eye. One second your child is eating Cheerios in his high chair, and the next second he’s on the ground. Did you know that more than 9,400 children are treated every year in emergency rooms for injuries caused by high chairs? That’s one child every hour. According to a study from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the number of children under ...
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  • Don't Use That Cell Phone!

    What do you have to say that can’t wait until you are out of your vehicle? Do yourself and others on the road a favor and wait until you are at your final destination to use your cell phone. Driving on New Jersey roads is dangerous enough without the added risk of cell phone usage. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, 25 percent of all car accidents are caused by ...
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  • The American Society of Legal Advocates

    ASLA Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of California for 2014 The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Read More About ASLA “I am deeply ...
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  • Social Media & Illness Outbreak

    Food poisoning is a term used to describe a wide variety of viruses and bacteria typically found in mishandled food. Millions of people in the United States are affected every year by some kind of food poisoning or food borne illness. It is as unpleasant an experience as a person is likely to ever have. How many of these people rush to their Twitter account to tell their friends? There was a time ...
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  • Elevator Disaster!

    Millions of people use elevators and escalators every day in skyscrapers, hotels, office buildings, airports, sporting facilities, malls and apartment buildings – to name a few. They rarely consider that they could cause harm. Unfortunately, people do end up seriously injured in elevators or on escalators due to equipment failures, design flaws, poorly maintained equipment and lack of routine ...
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  • Injured On The Job

    Regardless of whether you work in an office or out in the fields, every worker is at risk for an injury on-the-job. The injury may involve a delivery person involved in an auto accident or a construction worker slipping and falling from a scaffold. The injury may occur over time with repetition, such as a warehouse person suffering back sprains from heavy lifting or an office worker being ...
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  • How Much Can My Settlement Be?

    Automobile accidents are an everyday occurrence, injuring and killing thousands of people. Automobile accidents are something we don’t have control over. Every year thousands of people are involved in an accident that leaves them badly injured and financially ruined. There is nothing worse than getting injured, having a lot of damage done, not being able to work and having medical bills pile up – ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Today, more people are turning to walking as their primary mode of transportation. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 5,000 pedestrians die every year after being hit by a motor vehicle and almost 80,000 more suffer injury due to accidents with a car, truck or motorcycle. Many of these accidents are avoidable and caused by driver ...
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  • How Can I Protect My Child?

    From the day you become a parent, you want your child to have a wonderful life – filled with joy and happiness. You are completely focused on protecting him or her from misfortune, which is why you have invested in a safe car and an age-appropriate car seat. This will definitely help protect your child from harm, but as a parent, you should be aware about other dangers and how to prevent them as ...
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  • My Child Was Injured At School

    All property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure that people on their property are safe. This applies to schools as well. In order for a school to be held responsible for a student’s injuries, the injured party must prove that the school failed to exercise reasonable care by its negligence or carelessness. Injuries on school grounds are fairly common. A study conducted by the ...
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  • Injury Facts

    Top Personal Injury Attorneys Welebir | Tierney For more than 40 years Welebir | Tierney have focused on personal injury litigation.Acquire the knowledge needed to give their clients all the legal options available to them, in order to get the outcome the gives the most compensation for the injuries suffered, covering medical expenses as well as any other financial losses. A successful lawsuit ...
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  • Before An Accident Happens Know This.....

    Automobile accidents affect countless lives each and every day in Southern California, and the majority of these accidents are preventable. According to national statistics, approximately seven million people are seriously injured or killed in auto accidents every year. Unfortunately, very few people walk away from auto accidents unharmed. They can suffer anywhere from sprained muscles to neck ...
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  • Alcohol Advertising

    The Effects Of Alcohol Advertising In Teenagers Increased Drunk Driving Accidents Research clearly indicates that in addition to parents and peers, alcohol advertising has made a significant impact on a youth’s decision to drink. Today, more and more teenagers are drinking alcohol; this has become a major problem in the United States. In a survey taken at Georgetown University, almost ...
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  • Common Surgical Errors

    When a patient requires a surgical procedure, they are informed about the inherent risks associated with any surgical procedure. Virtually all surgeries carry a small risk of anesthesia reactions, blood clots, infection, cardiovascular complications and healing complications, that risk is amplified when doctors and other medical professionals are not careful. Patients who undergo surgery, however, ...
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  • Who's At Fault?

    Trucking accidents can be devastating. These large, fast-moving vehicles can cause serious accidents that may leave you with severe injuries and a destroyed vehicle. Sometimes they result in death. There are many reasons a trucking accident happens. In some cases, the fault may rest completely with the driver, in other cases the accident may be caused by a manufacturing defect. This is why there ...
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  • Is My Electric Car Safe?

    Americans use thousands of different products every day. Each of these products could potentially be defective, and some defects cause injury. A defective product could be a car, infant safety seat, child’s swing set, food item, prescription drug or a tool. Tesla Motors reported that their Model S electric car has suffered its third fire in six weeks. This recent fire occurred in Tennessee; the ...
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  • Seatbelts Enforced For Tour Buses

    Bus accidents can cause serious devastation to passengers as well as to drivers of other vehicles, pedestrians or motorcycle riders. Because buses are so large and often carry multiple passengers, the potential for injury is great when a bus accident occurs, and often serious injury results. New tour buses and regular buses that provide service between cities must be equipped with seat belts ...
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  • Don't Eat That Chicken!

    Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries are held accountable due to the product liability laws in this country. Seek legal counsel grilled chicken salad sandwich if you may have been affected by this recall, contact a personal injury attorney for questions or concerns. Before you ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...