Understanding spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries most commonly result from car crashes, slip and fall accidents, sporting events, and gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, even with modern advances in medicine, spinal cord injuries are very serious and sometimes completely life altering. Because the extent of a spine injury isn’t always recognizable and can get progressively worse if left untreated, it is

How to drive in bad weather

Inclement weather conditions make the roads considerably less safe for drivers and passengers. While you cannot stop the rain, you can take precautions in order to drive more safely when you find yourself out on the road in hazardous weather. Consider the following safety tips for driving in bad weather: Maintain your vehicle. Your tires are

The best ways to prevent dog bites

Dog bites account for millions of injuries in the United States every year. In fact, it is such a big problem that the American Veterinary Medical Association holds an annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week in order to raise awareness and educate people about prevention strategies. By remaining aware of some of the following safety tips and

Bicycle safety tips

Not only is bicycling better for the environment than driving, it is a great form of exercise as well. However, with so many cars on the road these days, bicycling can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Consider the tips listed below for staying safe on your bicycle: Maintain your bike and

When injuries hurt in other ways

Most people think of personal injury lawsuits as involving physical wounds: bodily injuries from car wrecks, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice or dangerous products. But there are a number of personal injury claims that, while they do not involve broken bones or bleeding, can compensate you for other kinds of hurt inflicted by another person.

How to stay safe on a motorcycle

Driving a motorcycle can be a cheap, effective and exciting mode of transportation. However, accidents are bound to occur, and when they do such accidents almost always result in serious injuries and extensive medical bills because bikers have little protection. But by taking some safety precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk of being severely

Combating insurance company bad faith

In 2013, a California court ruled that insurers could be found to be acting in bad faith against their clients, even after they provided counsel for them and paid settlement funds to them. In California, insurance companies are subject to heavy state regulation designed to prevent insurer bad faith. Despite this, insurance company bad faith is prevalent. Your insurer

California products liability theories

There are many consumer products that can cause serious injury including, for example, defective children’s toys or auto parts. After you have suffered a serious injury, a product recall may be an insufficient remedy for you. An alternative may be a products liability lawsuit. Lawsuits involve intricate issues, many potential defendants, and focus on issues such as

Spinal cord injury sufferers new hope

Nearly one quarter of a million people suffer from the effects of spinal cord injuries. Auto accidents and workplace accidents account for over 50 percent of new cases. In some instances, these spinal cord injuries can cause permanent or temporary paralysis. Treatment for a spinal cord injury can be very expensive. The average treatment costs in the first couple