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Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics 2024 – Traffic Fatalities

Car accidents can happen for many possible reasons, and any accident has the potential to inflict life-changing losses on those involved. Los Angeles is one of the busiest cities on the planet, and each year Los Angeles County tops the countywide accident rates throughout California.… Read more

California Car Accident Statute of Limitations (2024)

Car accidents are a leading cause of accidental injuries and economic damages for residents each year. These incidents happen in many ways, and those involved are often left with many difficult questions regarding liability for their damages. If you believe another driver is responsible for… Read more

California Personal Injury Settlement Amounts Examples 2024

No one wants to be the victim of a personal injury. The outcome can cause physical and emotional suffering, and the process for pursuing compensation can be overwhelming. Often, victims give up pursuing payouts for their injuries because they either don’t know that they have… Read more

What to Do When Someone Hits a Parked Car and Leaves in California? (2024)

Finding your parked car damaged with no responsible party in sight is frustrating and unfortunate. The hit-and-run of a parked car can lead to many questions and concerns. Victims often wonder about what steps to take to ensure the most optimal outcome. It is vital… Read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in California? 2024

The Golden State is known for its sunny beaches, iconic Hollywood sign, and traffic. However, California has some of the busiest roads in the country. This means that motorcyclists often look for ways to navigate the congestion more efficiently. One such method is lane splitting,… Read more

What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Claims in Los Angeles, CA? (2024)

A personal injury is any incident in which one party’s negligence or intentional misbehavior causes physical harm and/or economic losses to a victim. Personal injuries happen in many ways, and each victim will face a unique series of legal proceedings as they strive to recover… Read more

What happens if you get hurt at a haunted house?

Halloween is a popular fall holiday. Many people seek thrills associated with Halloween-themed attractions, such as haunted houses. If you visit a haunted house and get injured, you might not recover damages from the purveyor of the attraction. Primary assumption of risk California courts have… Read more

What are nonunions?

With the modern medicine available today, almost every bone fracture or break will eventually end up mending. However, there are certain circumstances in which this may not occur, resulting in a nonunion. It is important to understand what a nonunion is, factors that contribute to… Read more

Is your neighbor’s pickup truck hazardous to your kids?

If you live in a suburban neighborhood, you undoubtedly love the kid-friendly environment. After all, your children can ride bicycles, play games and take walks on the quiet and safe suburban streets. Still, if one of your neighbors owns a full-size pickup truck, your kids… Read more

What to do if your child is in a school bus accident

When classes are in session, some parents often put kids on school buses, leaving them in the hands of others. They pray the adults in charge know how to keep their little ones safe. Receiving a call about a school bus accident is a nightmare… Read more

Your next step after a slip and fall incident is seeing a doctor

You may slip and fall but feel OK afterward if a bit shaken. The question is, could you actually have an injury? Perhaps there are no immediate symptoms after your fall, but it is important to seek medical attention anyway. Slip-and-fall incidents are a leading… Read more

Remember the VGB Act whenever your child enters a swimming pool

Drowning is a tragedy that takes mere seconds, but children become statistics every year. In California, kids can swim all year long. What is the VGB act and why should you bring it to mind when your child enters a pool? The issue Drowning is… Read more

Are you sitting in the safest airplane seat?

Even if you have an extensive travel history, you probably have stayed mostly at home during the last couple of years. Now that Americans are traveling again, you may be itching to book a flight and head to your favorite destination. While fatal aviation accidents… Read more

What are the lingering effects of a brain injury?

Not all injuries occur in the same way or affect people similarly. When it comes to a brain injury, the long-term prognosis often varies from person to person. When the brain sustains an injury, it disrupts other functions, some of which may prove more detrimental… Read more

How safe are backyard decks for young children?

If you have a child, you may love to spend time with him or her outdoors. After all, the weather in Southern California is perfect for year-round playing, learning and relaxing. Still, wooden decks can be dangerous or even deadly for the young ones in… Read more

How can you improve your driving confidence?

As you recover from a car accident in California, you may feel uncertain about driving again. Feelings of uneasiness and anxiety are likely after experiencing a traumatic situation. Preparing to drive for the first time after a car crash may make your experience more positive.… Read more

Understanding negligent entrustment

Many come to the team here at the Law Offices of Carl. D. Barnes following a car accident with largely the same plans; they simply want to move on from their accidents (regardless of any frustrations they may feel towards those responsible for their collisions).… Read more

What are some common causes of wintertime injuries?

Personal injuries happen any time of the year. That said, wintertime has many dangers, each with the ability to cause hospitalization. Cold weather accidents sometimes happen because premises are not maintained. Other times, unsafe behavior is to blame. Manufacturing errors exist as another possibility. Stay… Read more

Bone healing complications: What do you need to know?

Following a car or truck accident or a slip and fall incident, you may feel lucky to walk away with little more than a broken bone. After all, people deal with and recover from broken bones all the time, right? While it is true that… Read more

3 safety requirements for California apartment buildings

Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure that rental units are reasonably free from health and security hazards. Often, this means making certain that plumbing, heating and electrical systems are in good working order, stairways, railings and floors are free from defects, and grounds are… Read more

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