In many ways, California exemplifies modern car culture with its system of modern freeways and parking facilities. Although most Californians cannot imagine life without a car, more and more people are using bicycles for daily transportation, exercise and recreation. Unfortunately, many drivers have not yet learned how to safely share the road with bicycles and
Insurance companies have the right to examine the validity of a claim before they pay any compensation to an injured person, but they are not allowed to deny legitimate claims. This does not stop aggressive insurance agents from attempting to minimize the liability of their at-fault client by arguing that your injury existed before the
One of the more contentious areas of premises liability law involves public recreational facilities such as swimming pools, water parks and now, trampoline parks. What constitutes reasonable safety precautions for activities that are inherently risky? According to State Senator Ted Lieu, trampoline parks are not doing enough to prevent patrons from potentially serious injuries. He
How much do you usually spend when you go out for a meal? Thirty dollars? Fifty dollars? Most people, even in their wildest dreams, cannot imagine a restaurant bill for $30,000 or more, but this is the typical expense for a slip-and-fall accident. Insurance companies covering the restaurant industry expect to pay out for numerous personal
When you are in an accident and suffer a head injury, it is possible you have suffered a brain injury. The consequences may affect the rest of your life. The most common form of brain injury is a concussion, a condition created when the brain is bruised or injured. To suffer a concussion, you need not lose
You weren’t comfortable when your neighbor in San Luis Obispo, California decided to get herself a Pit Bull for protection. It was cute as a puppy but it grew to about 85 pounds and became very intimidating. Finally, it happened. Your discomfort became horror when the dog got loose and bit your son while playing
If you have health insurance through your employer and are in relatively good health, you probably take for granted how simple it is to have your medical needs paid for. Most likely, all you have to do is show an ID card, pay a co-payment, and the rest just seems to be taken care of.
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
A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere, but some of the more common locations or situations include the following: Nursing homes — Older people in nursing homes are at greater risk of a slip and fall accident. Sometimes these accidents occur because of neglect or negligence on the part of the nursing home staff, such as
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
Given the various media outlets available, there is a lot of inaccurate information floating around about injury law. If you have recently been involved in a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of accident in California, you no doubt want to know if you are entitled to receive some form of compensation. The first thing
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.