Recent Posts in Negligence Category

  • How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?

    When you are injured in an accident and another party was negligent, you will typically be able to file for compensation. However, what happens if you were an unfortunate pedestrian who was hit by a negligent driver? What compensation can you receive for your injuries? There are many different situations that you may experience when you are involved in a pedestrian-driver incident. However, you ...
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  • Making an Insurance Claim for Uninsured Driver-Involved Accidents

    When drivers use the roadways without insurance, they put others at immediate risk. Yes, there are always careful drivers as well as reckless drivers. However, driving without insurance means that you could become involved in an accident at any time and risk the other driver having to pay for their own damages. This is why there are penalties for those who drive without insurance, such as having ...
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  • Personal Injury Issues Stemming From Commercial Trucking Accidents

    There are thousands of fatalities stemming from commercial truck accidents each and every year. In 2006 alone, large truck crashes accounted for an astounding 4,995 fatalities with over a hundred thousand injuries! One must remember that the size of these commercial vehicles are much larger than any four-door sedan driving along the roadways and so accidents can be both serious and deadly. ...
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  • Making an Injury Claim for Whiplash After an Accident

    When you have been injured in an accident, you may believe that every injury will be visible on the surface. However, symptoms of something known as whiplash do not occur immediately but instead over the course of a few days after a collision happens in many cases. This means that, no matter what kind of accident you were involved in when it comes to car accidents, you should always seek some sort ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

    Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
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  • The "Right" Medical Treatment Increases Your Settlement Value

    What are damages? This related to a sum of money that is claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be eligible for receiving damages to compensate for your losses. However, medical treatment plays a very large part in how much you are going to receive when it comes time for settlement. An injury damages ...
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  • How a Lawyer "Values" Your Case

    What happens if you become injured due to the negligence of another person – what compensation are you entitled to? Many personal injury cases are actually settled outside of court, believe it or not. Litigation for personal injury may lead to unsatisfying results and can be quite a costly proposition. How is a dollar value put on a personal injury case? Compensatory Damages in a Personal Injury ...
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  • Punitive Damages For Gross Negligence

    Let’s say you’re going for a very serious emergency surgery at the hospital. Consider there’s a surgeon there who seems “just not into” his job very much, but against better judgment, you let it slide. You wake up in recovery and go about your normal life for a few weeks until something doesn’t seem right. You become ill. Upon further inspection, it is found that the surgeon closed the wound with ...
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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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  • Bike Accidents

    With the high prices of gasoline today, many people have turned to bike riding, which is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable recreational sports in California today. However, there are inherent dangers to riding a bike, especially considering the lack of physical protection that a cyclist has. California law requires everyone who rides a bicycle to wear a helmet. Helmets can prevent a ...
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  • My Mother Has Gangrene

    How did my mother develop gangrene? She’s under the care of professionals in a local nursing home. Gangrene is the death of tissue caused by the lack of blood supply. It can affect a small area of skin or a finger or toe. Sometimes it can spread to an entire limb such as an arm, foot, or leg. Dry gangrene occurs when the blood supply has been decreased or completely cut off. It is a slow process ...
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  • Misleading Product Label Kills 13 Year Old Girl

    Every year, thousands of people suffer food allergy anaphylaxis due to an undisclosed allergen, misleading product label , or the negligent service of a food to which they are allergic. A 13-year old girl’s fun and adventure in summer camp stopped abruptly when she died in her father’s arms after eating a snack that contained peanuts. The young girl was always careful about what she ate. She was ...
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  • Women Dies On Roller Coaster Ride

    Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world come to sunny California to visit our theme parks – they have been places for fun family outings for generations. They come to ride roller coasters, eat lots of food and meet their favorite cartoon characters. Unfortunately, some of them are seriously injured in accidents at theme parks every year. Theme parks invest heavily in making bigger, ...
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  • I Fell At The Nail Salon

    Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property safe from hazards and dangerous conditions. If they do not, you run the risk of being hurt while on their property. Are these accidents preventable? Sadly, the answer is often yes. Slip and fall accidents in San Bernardino occur when someone trips, slips, falls or is otherwise injured on someone else’s property. They can happen on ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 ...