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What should you do for someone who has had an electric shock?

It can be very frightening to witness someone else experiencing an electric shock. You may see them shake uncontrollably due to involuntary muscle contractions. Injuries resulting from an electric shock can range in severity depending on factors such as the voltage and the type of… Read more

Texting, distractions and driver negligence

Navigating California roadways can be tedious and hazardous at times, especially in heavy traffic situations. It is critical that all drivers keep their focus on the road to minimize the risk of a deadly car accident. Yet, motorists continue to use cellphones to text, email… Read more

In what workplace am I most likely to fall?

Premise liability is not limited to public commercial areas or residential landlords. While you are at work, your workplace has the responsibility to ensure that your surroundings are as safe as possible. When most people imagine a “dangerous workplace,” it is likely they do not… Read more

Red-light traffic deaths reach a 10-year high

You may make every effort to slow down and abide by California traffic signals, but recent research shows that many other motorists across the nation fail to do the same. The number of people dying as a result of drivers running red lights is at… Read more

Falls the leading cause of injury and death among older adults

California’s property and business owners have an obligation to keep their properties in good condition. When they fail to clear obstacles or otherwise exercise negligence and you fall as a result, you may be able to hold them accountable for your medical and other associated… Read more

Floor cleaner may be the reason for a fall in a public area

Perhaps you are planning to visit with relatives over the holidays and already have reservations at the hotel chosen as the site of your family dinner. Excitement is in the air but exercise caution when moving about the hotel. You do not want a slip-and-fall… Read more

How do traumatic brain injuries impact your life?

California residents like you who get involved in an accident may suffer from brain injury. Head, back and neck injuries are among the most common that impact victims. All three types of injuries can have lasting, life-long impacts, too. Brain injuries – especially traumatic brain… Read more

What duty of care does a property owner owe you?

When you sustain an injury after slipping and falling on another person’s property, you might immediately assume that the property owner is liable for your injury expenses. Yet is that truly the case? In many situations, that assumption holds true. Yet the extent a property… Read more

Is drowsy driving dangerous?

California drivers like you want to stay safe on the road. To that end, you often avoid obviously dangerous behaviors. This includes driving while under the influence or paying attention to electronics on the road. But what about drowsy driving? This is a surprisingly common… Read more

What electric shock can do to the body

Part of what makes an electric shock injury so dangerous is that the signs may not show up for days afterward. This can make it difficult to know the full extent of the injury. An electric shock can disrupt the functioning in more than one… Read more

Motorcycle passengers more prone to TBIs than drivers

Common sense might tell you that you run a greater risk of suffering a serious head injury when you are the person driving a motorcycle, as opposed to riding on the back of it. However, research suggests otherwise. According to Reuters, your risk of suffering… Read more

3 safety tips for holiday weekend travel

As summer draws to a close, many families take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to make one last road trip before cold weather sets in. The greater volume of vehicles on the road can put you at risk for traffic accidents. With careful… Read more

Is that post-crash concussion a health risk?

California drivers like you may end up injured in a wreck. The most common areas of injury focus on the neck, back and head. If you get a head injury, you are most likely to suffer through a concussion. What should you know about these… Read more

Should you rely on hands-free tech for safety?

California drivers like you do everything to protect your safety on the road. You know distractions create a lot of the dangers you face. You work hard to focus and overcome them. You may even use things like hands-free tech to help you operate your… Read more

A shopping cart may leave your child with a serious injury

As a parent, you want to expose your child to as many experiences as possible. While there are a variety of ways to accomplish this objective, your local supermarket or big-box store provides many learning opportunities. Unfortunately, though, the young one in your family may… Read more

Recovering from a car crash on your own

Often, when people are involved in motor vehicle collisions, they turn to loved ones for support and guidance. However, if you live alone and do not have any close friends or family members in your life, we realize the additional hardships that you will likely… Read more

Is inattentional blindness dangerous to drivers?

California drivers like you often share the road with many other people. At times, these other drivers do unpredictable or dangerous things. Many dangerous driving behaviors fall into the category of distracted driving. When people discuss distracted driving, they often refer to drowsy driving. Texting… Read more

How driver exhaustion leads to crashes

California drivers like you face many dangers on the road. Some of these dangers are surprising and unavoidable. They come out of nowhere. Others are avoidable but still put lives at risk. Distracted driving falls under this category. Drowsy driving falls under the distracted driving… Read more

Dog bites often lead to infections, complications

Dog owners have legal and ethical obligations to control their dogs and keep them away from other parties. When they fail to do so and the dog attacks and bites you, you run the risk of suffering serious infections and complications in the aftermath. According… Read more

What are torts and how do they factor in premises liability?

“Tort” is a legal term for a wrongful action or inaction that brings harm to a person, according to FindLaw. If you have sustained an injury on a California property, you can generally seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and sometimes pain and suffering.… Read more

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