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Determining fault auto collision

Even for the most seasoned Aurora Grande traffic attorney, it can be difficult to identify exactly who is at fault in some collisions. Although it is in your best interest to seek competent legal representation after an auto accident, even if you think you are at fault, there are a few quick tips to help identify fault in most crashes:

1) Traffic violations can make all the difference. No matter what directly caused the accident, if one driver violated a traffic law leading up to or immediately before the accident, that driver will typically be considered at fault.

2) Rear-end collisions and left-hand turns are common indicators. In many instances, drivers who were taking a left-hand turn are found at fault for collisions, as is the case with vehicles that strike other drivers from the rear. If you rear-end another driver, the blame is most likely to be placed on you.

3) What you say after the accident can come back to haunt you. It’s common for drivers to apologize after an accident. Phrases like, “I didn’t see you there,” or “I’m sorry for that,” may be used in court to establish fault. If you get into an accident, the best thing you can do is keep your mouth shut.

4) Witnesses can make or break your case. Directly following an accident, you should gather the contact information of anyone who can help establish exactly what happened. An eyewitness account can go a long way to proving the fault of the other driver.

If you’re in an accident on a California road, keep these tips in mind. Then, be sure to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney.

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Did negligence and mismanagement lead to boxers disability?

A few months ago, boxer Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov was a WBC champ on his way to a chance at the world heavyweight title. Today, the 33-year-old husband and father of three little girls is helpless in a hospital bed, struggling to follow simple commands. He may never walk or talk again.

Mago’s family doesn’t blame Mike Perez, the opponent who delivered punishing blows in a brutal 10 rounds at Madison Square Garden. They blame commission officials, medical personnel and others for “negligence and medical mismanagement” that nearly cost Mago his life. They have filed a civil lawsuit in light of the following:

  • The referee and ring doctors failed to stop the fight as Mago was “unreasonably and violently beaten.”
  • “Improper, untimely and inadequate medical care” by boxing commission doctors exacerbated Mago’s condition. After a rudimentary neurological check, and despite complaints of head pain, they stitched a gash over his eye, noted his broken nose and advised him to see a doctor “in a day or two.” It was not until an athletic commission inspector observed blood in Mago’s urine — suggesting internal bleeding — that his handlers were advised to take him to the nearest hospital.
  • Two ambulances were stationed at the Garden for the fight — yet none was provided. As his condition worsened and he began vomiting, Mago’s team was finally able to flag down a cab which dropped them at the ER waiting room. By the time he was examined, he could barely speak. A CT scan revealed a blood clot causing severe pressure in his brain, and at 1:33 AM — nearly three critical hours after the fight ended — doctors began surgery. Mago Abdusalamov’s life was spared, but he had several strokes and was left in a coma.

In a violent sport like boxing, can an ambitious young man be solely accountable for his own safety? Or are officials and medical personnel required to exercise reasonable care and judgment? If the carelessness or negligence of others has harmed you or a loved one, a California personal injury attorney can help you seek justice.