Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list

    Welebir | Tierney founder Douglas Welebir is a member of the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list, marking his ninth-straight selection for the prestigious list of attorneys. The selection process for the Super Lawyers list is extremely selective, using a combination of peer nominations, third-party research, and peer evaluations. Welebir’s practice was evaluated on 12 components of peer ...
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  • GM Recall: Do You Need a Lawyer?

    Last year automaker General Motors continued to deal with the aftermath of a massive recall of over 2 million vehicles that were possibly equipped with a defective ignition switch. Nearly half of the defective vehicles remained unrepaired nine months after the recall was issued. Towards the end of last year, GM began issuing $25 gift cards to vehicle owners who brought their cars in for recall ...
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  • 3 Common Medical Mistakes That Can Lead to Malpractice Lawsuits

    Most people are under the impression that medical mistakes rarely occur, or that they are usually fairly harmless. In reality medical mistakes are common. and they are considered medical malpractice. In fact, medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in America . Victims of medical malpractice have the right to sue for injuries caused by these errors. Some medical mistakes are more ...
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  • Injured in Another State? What Are Your Legal Options?

    What do you do when you are out of state on vacation, visiting family, or working, and you suffer injury? Filing for a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated o it’s own. If the injury occurs out of your home state, you may not know how to proceed. You can still pursue an out-of-state injury claim, however, when you are injured in another state the process might be different in a few ways. When ...
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  • 5 Bad Winter Driving Habits That Can Lead to Injuries, Lawsuits

    This time of year can bring some of the worst winter weather for America. Ice and snow means treacherous driving conditions, and drivers should exercise extreme caution when driving in inclement weather. Failure to drive as safely as possible could cause you to be at fault for an accident, which could lead to liability for damages or injuries. Poor winter driving could also affect your ability to ...
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  • Slip and Fall at School: How Do You Sue?

    Children spend almost as much time at school as they do at their homes, so it is inevitable that they may receive minor injury. In more serious cases, a child might suffer a slip and fall accident that warrants a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to note that when bringing a lawsuit against a school, there are additional steps necessary since a public school district is a government agency. ...
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  • Workers' Comp and Medicare: Can You Get Both?

    Medicare is a federal health care program which provides medical benefits to adults 65 years of age or older. It also provides medical care for those under 65 who are on disability. Medicare is an entitlement program that is paid for by individuals through Social Security contributions. On the other hand, there is workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a program provided by employers ...
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  • Doctor Removes Wrong Kidney: A Reminder About Wrong-Site Surgeries

    In December, 2014, a California surgeon was placed on probation after removing the wrong kidney from a federal inmate. In 2012, surgeon Dr. Charles Coonan Streit of St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California, made the mistake of moving the functional kidney from a 59-year-old incarcerated man. Dr. Streit had the assignment of removing a tumor-ridden kidney from the patient, reported the ...
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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 ...