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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

Will your head injury alter your marriage?

Getting into a crash will alter your life in many ways, with some of these changes being less immediately noticeable than others. For example, if you suffer from brain damage due to the crash, you may also suffer from changes in your relationships. In particular,… Read more

Eight symptoms you should watch for after an accident

Like virtually every driver, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, your impulse is to say you are “all right.” Indeed, your body becomes charged with adrenaline during a crash. You may not even know you have been injured. However, it is the… Read more

How do you identify skull fractures?

When you take a blow to the head, it often results in some form of injury to the brain or skull. In particular, with enough force behind a blow, you can actually end up dealing with a fractured skull. How can you identify skull fractures… Read more

What is compartment syndrome?

Serious car accidents can cause a wide range of effects. Along with head injuries and spinal cord damage, you can also experience significant muscle injuries. According to Healthline, compartment syndrome occurs because of intense pressure within muscle compartments, which are groupings of tissues covered by fascia. Because… Read more

What do I do after a hit-and-run?

No matter how minor the fender-bender is, it is a nuisance. However, even the most minor fender-bender can turn into a complete nightmare if the other person involved in the accident decides to flee the scene. Now, what was originally an insurance snafu has turned… Read more

What are common signs of a spinal cord injury?

A slip and fall in a store can leave you feeling sore for weeks afterward. Your spine and back may prevent you from doing daily chores or even driving. A spinal cord injury is a serious health concern, and knowing the symptoms can help you… Read more

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