Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • I Was Severely Injured While On the Job!

    Have you been injured while on-the-job? Has it left you not being able to work? If you are about to file a work injury claim, there are several steps to ensure your right to compensation. What you don’t need now is dealing with red tape. To make sure you are successful on your claim, don’t make the following mistakes: Delaying medical treatment – It is important to see a doctor immediately. ...
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  • Costco Berries Contaminated with Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to “Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend” Frozen Berry and Pomegranate Mix Has Now Sickened 120 State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A that may stem from frozen mixed berries sold at Costco. At least 120 people in eight states including 61 cases in California are now sick with acute hepatitis A in an outbreak tied to Townsend ...
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  • Pursuing A Lawsuit : Riverside Courts Budget Boost

    Good news for the San Bernardino and Riverside County courts and those that file cases there. A proposal increasing state allocations for courts in the future was approved by the California Judicial Council. The new formula to determine the amount will be introduced over the next five years. It is based on each court’s workload and the number of case filings. The purpose of this proposal is to ...
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  • Don't Stand For Elder Abuse

    ere you at the point where you could no longer take care of your ailing father? Does he need extra help with the everyday tasks of living? Did you need to put him in a nursing home? When you took him to the facility, you did so because you wanted the best for him – and expected that the staff would provide caring and compassionate assistance and treatment. Did you trust that nursing home to care ...
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  • Tires And Your Safety

    Did you know that three out of four drivers wash their car every month while only one out of seven drivers actually checks their tire pressure? How about the fact that a significant number of people are driving on bald tires? Reports indicate that driving on under-inflated, over-inflated, or bald tires can lead to injury to both the vehicle and its occupants. Using under-inflated tires reduces ...
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  • San Bernardino Swimming Pool Accidents

    Serving Victims of Swimming Pool Accidents all Over Southern California Swimming pools provide countless hours of refreshing recreation for people throughout California. Unfortunately, negligence in the construction, maintenance and supervision of swimming pools also provides countless dangers to participants. Every day, about ten people die from drowning, and on average two of those are children ...
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  • Distracted Driving: Calling While Driving Accident

    Cell phone usage while driving is a common occurrence even though there are laws prohibiting it. You often see people, not only talking, but texting as well. When you are concentrating on something other than driving, your negligent distraction can cause negative and possibly deadly consequences. California Vehicle Code Section 23123(a) states, “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using ...
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  • Can I Seek Wrongful Death Damages?

    A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity. The surviving dependents are entitled to monetary damages. Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of deaths occur due to wrongful deaths that include, but are not limited to, slip and fall, vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, defective products and dog ...
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  • Negotiating a Permanent Injury Settlement

    Hearing news that an injury you sustained due to the negligent actions of another person and is going to leave you with a permanent problem can be devastating. A permanent injury settlement refers to compensation that the court awards to you. The injury becomes permanent when your doctor diagnoses your condition and deems that you will need continued medical care for the sustained injuries for an ...
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  • Bicycle Helmets are Recalled

    Did you know that approximately 14 percent of people harmed in a traffic accident are on a bicycle? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 69 percent of all bike accident deaths occur in urban areas while 64 percent occur at non-intersection locations. I wonder what percentage were wearing safe bicycle helmets. However, not all bicycle helmets are safe. Attention all bike ...
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  • General Motors Company Recall Timeline

    General Motors Company has recalled more than 20 million vehicles this year due to a variety of safety concerns. 17.7 million of these defective vehicles were sold in the U.S., posing a safety hazard for an incredibly large number of drivers. GM alleges that the defective car parts have led to 31 crashes and 13 deaths, but the death toll is likely to rise. Reuters estimated the death toll was as ...
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  • Providing Emotional Distress

    Proving that you suffer emotional distress in a court of law can be extremely difficult. After all, it’s not like you have broken bones that can be proven with an x-ray. Emotional distress is mostly psychological. Emotional distress can consist of many things, including mental anguish, fear, grief, humiliation and shock. This is not enough to recover money damages in court. You must prove that it ...
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  • Theme Park Injuries Cause More Than 6000 Injuries a Year

    Southern California is home to many amusement parks, water parks and public attractions. With the start of summer vacation and warm weather in the forecast, many residents flock to amusement parks for fun & thrills. While many people attend amusement & water parks without any incident – an unacceptable number of park visitors suffer serious or fatal injuries resulting from the negligence of theme ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

    A car was rear-ended at high speed on a freeway exit, causing the bumper to be pushed into back seat where a 22-year- old ...

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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 ...