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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Christmas Tree Safety Guide

    || 13-Dec-2017

    One of the most exciting parts of the holiday season is finding the perfect Christmas tree for your living room. The smell of pine, strings of lights and colorful ornaments do wonders to light up a room and make all your guests feel at home. You would be remiss to leave this important detail out of your holiday decorations, so make sure you’re being being safe. Like most other winter ...
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  • Winter Safety Guide

    || 29-Nov-2017

    Winter is a great season for family gatherings by the fire, where you can enjoy each other’s company and maybe even see white sheets of snow blanketing the ground outside. With the beauty and family fun of winter comes some increased risks, however, so you need to make sure everyone stays safe. Snow can be fun to play in with your kids, but a nightmare to drive through. Holiday decorations ...
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  • Thanksgiving Safety Guide

    || 15-Nov-2017

    When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably think of delicious food, spending time with family and eating leftover turkey every day for the following week. However, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. If you or your family members plan on traveling this Thanksgiving, make sure you know how to stay safe. If you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner, you need to make sure ...
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  • Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

    || 1-Nov-2017

    Just because you have somewhere important to be doesn’t mean the weather is going to cooperate. Driving in adverse weather conditions may be an unavoidable part of your life, so you need to know how to do it properly. Your ability to see is most hindered which could have disastrous results if you’re not careful. Here, we will take a look at some tips for driving in adverse weather ...
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  • Motorcycle Accidents: The Most Common Causes

    || 18-Oct-2017

    Riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable experience. It’s a reason there are so many riders throughout California. However, there can be problems, especially when it comes to accidents. While the frequency of collisions from motorcycles are on the same level of frequency as other kinds of accidents, they can be more likely to lead to injuries or even death. In fact, the federal government in ...
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  • The crash happened on election day. Our client had just picked up his 6-year-old daughter from school and was on his way to vote. He wanted his daughter to participate in this important civic duty. A tractor trailer ran a red light and t-boned our client on the driver’s side. The force of the impact crushed the driver’s side door and trapped our client inside his car. Thankfully his ...
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  • Many people have heard the old adage that a personal injury case is worth three times the medical bills. That is simply not true. Each case—just like each person and each injury—is unique. The value of a case depends primarily on two factors, how long the injuries last and how severely they disrupt the person’s life. We recently forced an insurance company to pay the full ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Preventable Mistakes During Surgery

    || 4-Oct-2017

    If you are having surgery done, the expectation is that the procedure will be done successfully by your doctor and their team. However, this is not always the case. While no one wants to hear that an error occurred during the process, it can happen. And in these instances, it can be easy to call it medical malpractice. The problem is that it is complicated to determine what is considered medical ...
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  • Legal Options After Being Hurt on the Job

    || 20-Sep-2017

    When it comes to work, every company makes safety a priority. However, there are times when accidents can occur, even at businesses where employers take every precaution available. Any injury, such as broken bones, illness or inflammation of a pre-existing condition can happen on the job. The good news is that every state has a type of system that helps employees deal with incidents that happen at ...
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  • Defective Motorcyle: What You Need to Know After Your Accident

    || 6-Sep-2017

    While riding a motorcycle can be a fun experience, there are dangers that can lead to accidents and serious harm to the driver. However, what happens when the cause of bike issues is the motorcycle itself? There have been instances where a claim has been filed due to the bike wobbling at high speeds, leading to an accident. This guide will outline when to call a motorcycle accident lawyer for ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Suing a Pharmaceutical Company

    || 23-Aug-2017

    Millions of Americans rely on prescription drugs every year to treat illnesses that can be temporary or ongoing. We use prescriptions for everything from the common cold or the flu to HIV and cancer. What happens when you become the victim of an unexpected side effect of a drug you thought was safe? In some cases, you can file a product liability claim to recover damages for the additional ...
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  • How Pedestrians Can Avoid Accidents at a Festival

    || 16-Aug-2017

    When you’re headed to a festival with friends and family, all you want to do is enjoy some great food, fine local culture, good music, friends, and fun. It’s basically a chance to go to a giant community party and forget about life for a day or so. Unfortunately, it’s also a place that’s ripe for accidents and injury and a lot of people get hit by cars at festivals every ...
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  • Disabled Man Relies Upon Dash Cam to Prove Liability.

    || 7-Aug-2017

    After sustaining a significant head injury in a motor vehicle accident, a Walnut Creek man installed a dash cam on his car so he would have evidence to prove who was at fault if he ever had another accident. In 2014, the man’s luck ran out again and a negligent driver ran a red light pulling right in front of the man as he drove through an intersection. It was all caught on tape. The woman ...
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  • Woman Hit by Commercial Vehicle Gets $125,000

    || 3-Aug-2017

    Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her god-daughter. They were in Bakersfield and stopped in traffic when a box truck slammed them from behind causing them serious injuries. Our client was shaken up and taken to the hospital. She followed up with her regular doctor and underwent a course of physical therapy. She underwent an MRI because her symptoms would not subside, and an MRI of ...
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  • We represented a woman who was working as a security guard when a negligent driver struck her. Because our client was on the job when she was hit, she had both a workers’ compensation claim and a liability claim against the at-fault driver. Although a workers’ compensation and a third party injury cases are separate, there are important and complicated interactions between the two. For ...
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