Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • Protect Yourself Against Salmonella

    Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 42,000 cases of Salmonella are reported in the United States every year. A Salmonella infection usually occurs when a person eats food that has been contaminated with the feces of animals or humans carrying the bacteria. Such outbreaks are ...
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  • What is Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Coping with the death of a loved one can be emotionally devastating, especially when the loss occurred as a result of another person’s negligence. Wrongful death is a term used to describe a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice or inaction of another person. A wrongful death can happen in an instant. Examples include, but are not limited to: Car accidents – people are killed ...
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  • What to do after an Accident?

    There are many ways to avoid a motor vehicle accident, but once one happens and emotions are running high, it is important that the right steps are taken. Motor vehicle accidents can include automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians. No matter what type of accident caused your pain and suffering, you could be eligible for financial compensation if another driver caused it. Accidents can ...
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  • Who is Liable for my Accident?

    Every winter, thousands of people hit the slopes on their skis and snowboards in search of excitement and adventure. With this in mind, how many recreational skiers and snowboarders are aware that these sports can be dangerous? How many recognize the extent of the inherent dangers involved? Skiing and snowboarding has become very popular in Southern California mountain areas over the last decade. ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries

    An injury to the spinal cord can have a devastating and permanent impact on a person’s life, changing it forever. It can happen in a split second. The spinal cord contains the nerves that send messages between your brain and your body. When it is injured, that communication process is drastically compromised, and often results in loss of movement below the injury site. No one can predict when an ...
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  • Were you Injured on an Airplane during your Flight?

    It has been said that air travel is safer than riding in an automobile – and in most cases that is true. However, injuries do occasionally occur, especially when there is air turbulence. While turbulence causes a great deal of injuries, injuries have also been reported from baggage falling from overhead bins and encounters with moving food carts. Determining who will be held accountable from these ...
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  • Can I Sue for Wrongful Death?

    here is nothing more personally and emotionally devastating than the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident that could have been prevented. When someone dies due to the fault of another person the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the survivors’ loss, including lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship and funeral expenses. The laws for ...
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  • Tragedy Strikes Four Friends

    There are few experiences in life as painful as the death of a loved one, and when a loved one is killed by the negligent or willful acts of another person, the pain can be even deeper. Injuries caused by any type of motor vehicle accident can change your life – in an instant. What started out as a fun-filled evening for four friends in San Bernardino, ended as a tragedy for them when a violent ...
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  • Nursing Home Abuse

    More than 2.5 million Americans live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and every year too many of these vulnerable people die from preventable conditions, such as malnutrition, dehydration, or infections caused by bedsores. Thousands more are injured, exploited or maltreated. It’s hard enough to put your loved one in a care facility, but when you hear about nursing home abuse, it can ...
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  • Did you Slip & Fall at a Store?

    Slip and fall accidents happen every day. A spilled drink, a cracked walkway or sidewalk, debris that hasn’t been clean up as yet – all can cause a life-changing injury. We’ve all fallen at one time or another. Most of the time we get right back up and get on with our day. But what happens if you cannot get up? Did you know that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of emergency room ...
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  • Southern California Feels 4.4 magnitude Earthquake

    Monday morning’s 4.4 magnitude earthquake has given the citizens of Los Angeles a fresh reminder of the risks of seismic activity under their fair city. The largest earthquake that L.A. has seen in a decade has renewed the public interest in earthquake safety, no small part of which is the inspection and retrofit of older buildings in the L.A. area. There are currently more than 1,000 concrete ...
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  • The Playground can be Dangerous

    Every year thousands of children in the United States are treated in emergency rooms for playground injuries. Playground injuries occur in public playgrounds, schools and daycare centers. Injuries sustained in the playground can range from severe bone fractures, concussions, internal injuries, amputation, or dislocation to a simple bruise or scratch. Falls account for many accidents while some ...
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  • Look Out for New Labeling

    A lot has changed in the way people eat today – most people are diet conscious, watch what they eat and how much they eat. For the safety of consumers and to address the need for information on all food products, the food labeling law was created. The process of food labeling is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as well as the United States Department of Agriculture. For the first time ...
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  • Beware of Bread!

    Those of you who eat in fast food restaurants need to ask yourself some questions. What is azodicarbonamide (ADA)? Why is it in my bread? Why should I avoid it? Why does the FDA allow this chemical to be used? ADA is a chemical that is used in the production of foamed plastics. However, in the United States, it is also used as a food additive and flour bleaching agent – used in the making and ...
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  • At what age can children walk to school by themselves?

    A little 7-year old girl was killed while on her way to school in Hesperia on March 6, 2014 Police responded to a 911 call the other morning and discovered that while crossing the street to go to a nearby school bus stop, a young girl was struck by a vehicle. The little girl suffered major injuries and was taken by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. ...
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  • How much time do i have to file a Lawsuit?

    A statute of limitations is a law which places a time limit on pursuing a legal remedy in relation to wrongful conduct. It restricts the time period that a person can file a lawsuit. These statutes not only vary by state, but they also vary by cause of action. After the expiration of the statutory period, unless a legal exception applies, the injured person loses his or her right to file a lawsuit ...
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  • Stop Using This Product

    For those who enjoy climbing mountains, please read on. Crevasse rescue is the process of retrieving a climber from a crevasse in a glacier. Because of the frequency with which climbers break through the snow over a crevasse and fall in, crevasse rescue technique is a standard part of climbing education. Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mammut Sports Group, Inc. published a ...
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  • Bicyclist Injured by Negligent Drivers

    Bicycles are some of the easiest modes of transportation for those living in Southern California. The warm weather, abundant sunshine and bicycle-friendly lanes on most roads, makes for a great place to commute or bicycle recreationally. In some highly unfortunate cases, however, individuals may bestruck by negligent drivers on their bikes, causing serious injuries to the cyclist. Each year, ...
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  • Safe and Sound at School

    All across the United States parents send their children off to school in the morning with the expectation that they will be in a safe and secure learning environment for the day. However, in light of recent events, including shootings at various schools, that expectation has come into question. School is also a time when children are at increased risk of transportation-related injuries from ...
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  • The Type of Injuries you risk at Amusement Parks

    Behind the bright lights, exhilarating rides and loud sounds of an amusement park are the issues of safety. Amusement parks have the same responsibility for the safety of their guests as any other property owner – despite the inherent danger of the activities they provide. Although amusement parks can be a fun and enjoyable place to visit, amusement park accidents can be serious, resulting in ...
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  • Statutes of Limitations in California

    Do You know the statutes of limitations pertaining to your case? Statutes of limitations are laws that set specific time limits for when someone may file a lawsuit. These legal time limits tend to differ for certain cases, but the time period usually begins on the date that a claim arises, such as the day of an auto accident. Once the time period has expired, however, the right to sue and recover ...
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  • Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV Reports Faulty Brakes

    Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. When an automobile is manufactured with the utmost care, the driver and the passengers can remain safe and free from harm. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Recently, U. S. safety regulators were investigating problems with the power brakes in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV. Vehicles that are ...
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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 ...