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February

Blog Posts in February, 2017

  • I Was Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident, What Are My Legal Options?

    || 28-Feb-2017

    Deaths in the construction industry are more common than in almost any other career or industry in the nation, with the leading cause of these deaths being falling. When someone falls and gets hurt on the job, usually workers’ compensation kicks in to cover the injury. However, this limits the amount of financial compensation you can receive. In certain circumstances of gross negligence or ...
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  • Road construction can cause some serious complications on major thoroughfares, which can lead to dangerous situations unless the proper precautions are taken. These precautions take the form of strict road construction regulations dictating proper practices for giving drivers notice and directing them safely through or around hazards. When construction crews fail to honor these regulations or ...
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  • Hit By a Semi Truck? Here's What to Do

    || 21-Feb-2017

    The state of California has 5.6 million registered commercial freight vehicles, and each of these tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 lbs loaded. If they hit a driver, they are very likely to cause serious injury or death. Yet, for all the danger these trucks pose, there is not always a clear path to obtaining compensation when hit by a semi-truck in California. Injury victims may be forced to ...
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  • 83 year old woman has foot crushed

    || 17-Feb-2017

    A San Jose resident was shopping at a counter top store when a slab of granite fell, landing on and crushing her foot. The insurance for the store argued the woman must have moved the 700-800 pound counter top slab causing it to fall on herself. They denied her claim. The woman turned to The Dunnion Law Firm for help. Dunnion hired a safety expert and convinced the insurance carrier the store had ...
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  • If You're Injured by a Coworker, What Can You Do?

    || 16-Feb-2017

    When you’re hurt at work, usually you are protected by workers’ compensation laws. These laws require your employer to carry insurance that protects you in case you get injured to the point where you’re unable to come back to work. They cover your medical bills and part of your lost wages, and don’t require you to prove fault. In some cases, however, you might get injured ...
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  • Nursing home negligence results in bad injuries

    || 16-Feb-2017

    A long time elderly Merced resident had a stroke and required the use of a nursing home. The woman’s was essentially confined to her bed and required significant assistance with her activities of daily living. The care plan developed by the facility for this woman required two people to be present whenever she was moved. One young CNA attempted to give the woman a bath alone and rolled the ...
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  • A disabled Oakland man was injured in a rear-end accident that occurred on a Downtown street near his home. While his shoulder harness kept him mostly restrained, his left shoulder was still jerked badly. He had previously hurt that shoulder, but now the accident forces had managed to tear the rotator cuff completely. He tried to handle the claim on his own and contacted the at-fault party’s ...
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  • Hurt at a Construction Site? Here's What You Should Know

    || 14-Feb-2017

    Construction sites are dangerous places. They’re also everywhere these days, it seems. On every block of the city it feels like you can’t walk down the street without encountering fences and orange signs. Of course, those warning signs and barriers are an important means of keeping people safe. But what happens when a construction worker or company makes a mistake, and a tragic ...
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  • The family of a man who was killed crossing the street, hired The Dunnion Law Firm to look into the circumstances of the death after the police indicated that the deceased was not only jaywalking in dark clothes at night, but also that he was intoxicated. While those facts did prove to be true, The Dunnion Law Firm was able to locate coverage for funeral expenses as well as obtain a $250,000 ...
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  • A 47 year old disabled mother and wife from Modesto did not anticipate that she would be in a three car rear end accident after grocery shopping in downtown Modesto. The impact she felt was not too great, and the damage to her car was minor. She exchanged information at the scene and no one even called the police. She thought she was fine. But after a day her neck and shoulder were bothering her. ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Bus Accidents

    || 10-Feb-2017

    Those who have been hurt on public transit actually have a more direct route to legal recourse than had they been injured in a typical transportation accident. Under California law, and in most other states, public transit entities are considered “common carriers” under the term’s legal definition. This designation means that transit operators have to uphold a higher standard of ...
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  • Our client, a 60 year old department store clerk, never caught a break early in life. When he was a very young child, he suffered a stroke that gave him a permanent limp and lifelong seizures. He managed to complete his college education, marry and raise a family despite these infirmities. He also managed to keep many jobs over his lifetime, including the one he had at the time of the accident, a ...
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  • Why You Must Have Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    || 8-Feb-2017

    Underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage (UI/UIM) ensures that if you get in an accident with with someone who has very little insurance coverage or no insurance coverage that your bodily injuries are still covered. This protection is so important that the state of California’s Insurance Code section 11580.2 mandates that all policies covering personal bodily injury also include the ...
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  • This past December, an intoxicated woman driving the wrong way on the interstate struck our client head on. The massive collision destroyed our client’s arm, as well as her dreams of becoming a graphic designer. The skilled surgeons at Stanford reconstructed our client’s elbow with plates and screws, but she permanently lost much of her range of motion. The drunk driver had no ...
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  • Woman Collects $50,000 in Solo Motorcycle Accident

    || 6-Feb-2017

    A 53 year old female motorcyclist was riding her XL1200C Harley Davidson motorcycle in the City of Auberry in rural Fresno County. She was en route to visit her aunt’s rural home but did not know the specific address. She was operating her motorcycle on a private rod up to the house. Suddenly, she observed a vehicle coming toward her down the rugged path. She veered to the right, avoided the ...
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  • Can a Bar Be Sued for an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?

    || 2-Feb-2017

    Being involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver can be the most stressful event that a person will experience. Drunk driving accidents often result in serious injuries and big medical bills, leaving you in a dire financial situation. If you’ve been thinking about filing a lawsuit after your drunk driving accident, then there are a few things you need to consider, including whether or ...
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  • Comparatively Negligent Bicyclist Collects $90,000.00

    || 1-Feb-2017

    A retired 77 year old would frequently ride his bicycle near his home in Visalia for fitness. He had been riding his bicycle for such purpose for 10 years since his retirement. Unfortunately, while on a ride last July, he made an unwise decision to attempt to cross a busy street diagonally to get back onto the bike route to his home. As he was crossing the street, a driver approached in a Toyota ...
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