Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Humboldt State University Honors Accident Victims

    The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation of a head-on collision between a FedEx tractor-trailer and a tour bus carrying a group of high-school students en route to Humboldt State University on the 10th of April. The collision took place near the town of Orland in Northern California, when the driver of the FedEx truck lost control of his vehicle and entered the oncoming ...
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  • Several Injured in Anaheim School Bus Accident

    Anaheim students late friday afternoon were victims of a serious school bus accident, leaving many injured. According to the CHP first responder Officer John Latosquin said the school bus crashed just before 3:40pm on Nohl Rancho Road near Walnut Canyon Road. The bus was from the Orange Unified School District and was carrying students from El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim. The bus driver and ...
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  • Drowning, The Dangers of Back Yard Pools

    Drowning is a quick, silent event. Known as the silent killer, drowning happens quietly, quickly, and usually out of sight. When your child is in the water, someone should always be assigned to watch – be a lifeguard. What frequently happens is someone watching a child gets distracted and the child wanders off into the pool. By the time the caretaker notices, it’s too late. Make sure you and your ...
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  • Car Accident Fires

    Injuries sustained in an automobile accident can be debilitating or lethal. This is true, even at lower speeds. A car accident that occurs at a low speed, but can induce life-threatening injuries, is an explosion or care fire that follows the actual crash. Some vehicles have a defect in their fuel delivery system that can cause serious injuries from auto fires. Faulty design can contribute to ...
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  • Should I Report a Minor Vehicle Accident?

    Hundreds of minor vehicle accidents occur every day in the United States. In most cases a minor accident usually results in no injuries and very little damage, if any to the vehicles involved. Sometimes, the damage may be no more than a dent or a scratch. When these kinds of minor accidents happen, do you need to report them to your car insurance company? Many drivers do not report an auto ...
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  • Determining Legal Liability

    Most injuries caused from accidents occur because of the carelessness of another person. The basic rule most attorneys follow is “If one person in an accident was less careful than another, the less careful one is responsible for paying for at least a portion of the damages suffered by the more careful one.” Determining liability is essential to the success of any lawsuit and in most cases is ...
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  • Couple Injured in Dog Attack

    Although dogs are often labeled as “man’s best friend”, there are situations that can arise where this is certainly not the case. What started out as an average day for a family turned out to be a nightmare for a man and woman who were attacked by their son’s pit bull mix dog. According to the couple, their son rescued this dog, which showed aggressive behavior shortly after the son got it. The ...
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  • Determining Compensation for Pain & Suffering Claim

    When you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you are asking to be compensated for certain types of losses. Because pain & suffering is subjective, it varies greatly from case to case. The dollar amount put on pain and suffering depends on the victim, the available evidence, testimony, witnesses and the judge or jury making the decision. The amount awarded also depends on where the case is filed – ...
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  • Burn Injuries

    Thousands and thousands of people suffer burn injuries every year in the United States. Burn injuries are among the most traumatic and extremely serious personal injuries a person can suffer. In addition to the initial pain, which can be excruciating and intense, they sometimes require extensive, uncomfortable treatments such as skin grafts. They can leave victims with scars and loss of sensation ...
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  • Students Killed In Bus Crash

    A bus ride that started out as a fun-filled, exciting trip ended in a tragic, fatal time for mostly teenage victims and their families. Nine people (seven bus passengers, the truck driver and bus driver) were killed the other day and many injured in a fiery crash involving a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying Southern California high school students on a visit to a Northern California ...
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  • Liability of Day Care Provider- In Fatal Hit-and Run Accident

    For thousands of working parents, leaving their young children in the care of daycare providers is an everyday occurrence. When parents entrust their children into a daycare environment, they hope their children will be safe. No matter how carefully children are supervised, accidents can and do happen. This leaves the daycare owner open to liability exposure if a child is injured while under his ...
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  • Rancho Cucamonga man identified as first bus accident victim

    According to the Sacramento County Coroner, the first fatality identified from the tragic bus wreck in Northern California on Thursday was a 26 year old Rancho Cucamonga man, Arthur Arzola. Mr. Arzola was Humboldt State University admissions counselor traveling to the college in one of three charter buses carrying prospective students from Southern California for a tour of the Humboldt campus. ...
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  • Do you Own a Pit Bull?

    Pit bulls are no more aggressive than any other breed. Pit bull attacks are often highly publicized because of the extensive damages these powerful dogs can do. Every dog has its own temperament, depending on genetics plus the amount of positive training and socialization it receives. The public has a bad perception when it comes to pit bulls; most believe the dogs are mean and cannot be trusted. ...
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  • 10 killed in bus accident with FedEx truck

    Ten lives were lost in a fiery crash involving a FedEx truck and a chartered bus full of students from Southern California. The fatal bus accident occurred yesterday, shortly after 5:30pm near Orland, CA. The bus was one of three chartered to bring students from Southern California to visit the Humboldt State University. While traveling on Interstate 5, a FedEx freight truck crossed the center ...
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  • Nursing Home Injuries are Preventable

    The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home might be one of the most difficult you ever make. Once you make the decision, you want to know that your family member is being taken care of and is safe. What happens when your phone rings early in the morning or late at night – just to hear that your mother has fallen out of bed and is on the way to the emergency room? Nursing home ...
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  • Injured in a Boating Accident

    People rush to the lakes, rivers and seaside paradises in beautiful Southern California every year to play in the water and under the sunshine. Boating, jet skiing and all types of water sports are enjoyed by many residents and visitors throughout Southern California almost every single day. With the warm weather upon Southern California, those lucky enough to own a boat are taking advantage of ...
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  • Am I at Fault for an Accident if I was making a Left-Hand turn?

    A driver should only make a left-hand turn if and when it is safe. A vehicle making a left-hand turn is almost always at fault if an accident occurs. However, there are some exceptions to this, such as: If the non-turning driver was going above the speed limit If the non-turning driver ran a red light or went through a stop sign Or if an unexpected event occurs causing the left-turn driver to slow ...
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  • I Wasn't Wearing a Helmet

    Motorcycles are incredibly popular in Southern California. If you ride one, the odds of you being involved in an accident and traumatically hurt are much greater than your odds of being injured in a car accident. Hundreds of people are injured and killed every day due to motorcycle accidents. What happens if you get into a motorcycle accident and you weren’t wearing a helmet? Can you still get ...
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  • Car & Bicycle Accident- Who's at Fault?

    Bicycles are a popular method of transportation in Southern California, with many riders opting to cycle to escape traffic or to enjoy the nice weather in the fall, spring and summer. Bicycle accidents put everyone at risk. When one happens, the bicycle rider may suffer many different types of injuries due to the impact of the car crash. Injuries can be severe because it is common for the bicycle ...
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  • Fontana Woman Killed

    In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and big-rigs on U. S. roads, especially Southern California freeways. Concurrently, there has also been a significant increase in accidents and fatalities related to these trucks. An accident involving a semi-truck can be extremely devastating, even at low speeds. Truckers and truck companies must ...
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  • In 3 Months General Motors Co. has Recalled 4.8 Million Vehicles

    No one sets out to purchase a lemon or defective vehicle. A motor vehicle is recalled when it or one of its parts could pose a serious threat to passengers and those around them. Some recalls are voluntary efforts by a manufacturer, while others are mandatory recalls imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While some of these recalls are minor or regulatory compliance issues ...
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  • Risks Associated with Surgery

    If you are planning to have surgery, your biggest concern should be the final outcome. Ask yourself, “Will your life be improved by the procedure or do the risks outweigh the rewards.” No surgery is risk free, but understanding the possible complications can help you make a better decision. Immediately before your surgery, your doctor will discuss and explain the potential risks associated with ...
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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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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 ...