Blog Posts in November, 2013

  • Eating While Driving is Distracted Driving

    A recent independent study stated that eating while driving is one of the worst forms of distracted driving. Out of approximately 1,000 drivers, more than 70 percent admitted to eating while behind the wheel and 83 percent said they were drinking beverages while they drove. In addition, a study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “concluded that those who eat and drive ...
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  • Lead Poisoning

    Did you know that every day in the United States people die as a result of unintentional poisoning? Poison is any substance that is harmful to your body if too much is eaten, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the skin. A recent study showed that more than 500,000 children in this country have unacceptably high levels of lead in their systems. The report goes on to state that “the number of ...
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  • Peventing Pedestrian Accidents

    Pedestrians need to be especially cautious on our roads because they are more vulnerable to injury or even death. According to the California Highway Patrol and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several hundred pedestrian are killed each year in San Bernardino County while thousands are injured. Are you aware that 72 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas and ...
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  • Motorcycles

    Motorcycle riding is a past time enjoyed by many. Unfortunately, motorcycles are not equipped with the standard safety features that are found in passenger vehicles. Due to a lack of seatbelts, air bags, and steel frames, they offer little protection in the event of an accident. More than 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death – due to alcohol and drugs, not using a ...
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  • Bicyclist, Beware!

    With gas prices being as high as they are today, more and more people are turning to bicycles as a means of transportation. Bicyclists have as much of a right to travel safely on the roads as motor vehicle drivers. Have you ever noticed that bicycling road hazards sometimes seem to be everywhere: pedestrians, squirrels, other bikes, and car and truck doors – to name a few? In addition, there are ...
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  • Do I Have A Product Liability Claim?

    Product liability cases consist of negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty: Negligence – you must show that the bus company, in this example, had a duty to its passengers to keep them safe Strict liability – you must show that the bus was not safe and caused injury and death Breach of warranty – you must show that the bus caused injury and death through a failure, such as the brakes ...
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  • What To Do After An Accident

    Year after year, car accidents are consistently reported as the leading cause of injuries and deaths in the United States. People often underestimate the amount of concentration it takes to safely operate a motor vehicle and, in some cases these accidents may be the most preventable. Do you know what to do in the aftermath of a collision? How you react can prevent further injuries, reduce costs ...
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  • The Danger Of Distracted Driving

    Distracted drivers are one of the biggest hazards on the roads today. It ranks up there with drunk drivers. No matter in what way they are distracted or what form their distraction takes (from eating to texting to talking on the phone), this distraction causes the driver to not properly pay attention to the task at hand – which is driving. When they can’t concentrate, they can’t react to the ...
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  • Violation Of The Standard Of Care

    Not every mistake is medical malpractice. Medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and radiologists are human beings and mistakes happen. Only under specific circumstances are mistakes considered medical malpractice. In California, medical malpractice can involve any licensed healthcare provider. It occurs when the provider does not live up to the standard of care for treating a patient and ...
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  • Are You The Victim Of A Dog Bite?

    Each year millions of people are bitten by animals, especially dogs. While some bites are minor, many victims suffer painful injuries and emotional scars. They can result in serious and disfiguring injuries in the most extreme attacks. Children are especially prone to getting bitten because they have not yet learned how to act around dogs. A significant majority of dog-bite injuries treated in an ...
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  • Motorcycle Accident, Am I At Fault?

    Drivers of motorcycles are at a higher risk of injury and death than those of passenger vehicles. They must take extra care and precautions to ensure that they are visible to other motorists. More often than not, motorcycle accidents happen when the driver of another vehicle does not recognize the motorcyclist as an oncoming vehicle. The vast majority of accidents between a motorcycle and another ...
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  • Who Is At Fault In A Trucking Accident?

    Every time you enter your vehicle, get behind the wheel and drive onto a freeway, you place yourself at risk for being involved in an accident. This is a risk many choose to accept as a natural part of their daily lives. An inherent part of this risk includes the chance that you might be involved in a truck accident. An accident involving 18-wheelers, big-rigs or any other large commercial truck ...
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  • Injured While Serving In The Military

    Working in the military naturally involves more hazardous activities than most other occupations. It is unfortunate, but too often we hear about a roadside explosion that throws a solider against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Or, did you hear about the solider on his way to work when his head got thrown forward into the windshield of his vehicle? At ...
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  • Distracted Driving Can Kill You!

    In the time it takes you to make one phone call from behind the wheel of your vehicle, someone could be killed. Driving a vehicle in California is a privilege, not a right. If you have the privilege of driving a vehicle, you also have the responsibility to pay attention and stay focused when driving. However, today, too many people allow themselves to get distracted when driving, and more often, ...
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  • Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

    How many times have you heard about someone who visited their doctor for their annual physical, felt fine, but left there worried? Even if you feel healthy, you know that the doctor could find something that is serious going on with your body. Doctors save lives and catch problems every day before they have a chance to become life-threatening issues. When an individual seeks treatment from a ...
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  • Who's To Blame In A Truck Accident?

    Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, most often affecting the occupants of the smaller vehicle involved in the collision. Are you aware that a big-rig truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while passenger vehicles average about 4,000 pounds? In the event that a truck crashes into a passenger vehicle, it is highly unlikely that the passengers in the car will escape uninjured. In ...
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  • Fatal Motorcycle Collision

    In the news the other day there was an article about a 46-year old man who was killed in a motorcycle accident. As he approached a major intersection, he used his brakes at the last second rather than casually slowing down, according to the Highway Patrol officer. Suffering from severe head and torso injuries, the victim wasn’t wearing a helmet… The motorcyclist skidded into the middle of the ...
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  • Obamacare May Affect Injury Claims

    Do you have questions regarding Obamacare? You are not alone. Would you be surprised to learn that Obamacare might have a big effect on your injury claims? Presently, hospitals have at least two tiers of rates they charge patients – one for uninsured peopleand the other for those who have health insurance. Beginning on January 1, 2014, Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...
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  • 2014 Best Law Firms Tier 1 Recognition

    Welebir | Tierney is pleased to announce that it has received Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News- Best Lawyers ” “Best Law Firms.” For more than 45 years Welebir | Tierney, APLC has dedicated their firm to representing people with serious injuries in Southern California. We are extremely grateful and humbled by this award, excellence in personal injury litigation is our goal and what ...
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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 ...