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How does drowsiness impact safety?

When a driver hits the road, it is up to them to maintain safety precautions in order to keep themselves and other drivers from getting into crashes. Some dangers seem easier to avoid than others, though. For example, many drivers do not even seem aware… 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

What is wrongful death?

The loss of a loved one due to the negligence acts of another person is the general basis for a wrongful death claim. According to FindLaw, wrongful death is a civil court process wherein you can request monetary damages for your loss. If you have a situation… Read more

What is the American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale?

Certain workplaces pose a higher risk of injury to staff, whether on a construction site or working within an industrial plant. In the event a spinal cord injury takes place at work, immediate medical attention is a must to mitigate worsening effects. Doctors use the American… Read more

Speeding increases the severity of traffic accidents

If you encounter a speeding driver, you could become seriously injured in a collision. Unfortunately, accidents that take place at high speeds are more likely to result in serious injuries, and even the loss of life. Drivers speed for various reasons, but there is no… 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

Are there different levels of TBI severity?

Depending on numerous factors, serious accidents can lead to a broad range of injuries. From broken bones and spinal cord damage to head trauma and paralysis, slip-and-falls and motor vehicle collisions could ultimately require medical treatment, hospital stays, surgery and physical therapy. Based on the… 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

How should you treat blood spots and bruising?

After a car accident, you sustained a few bruises and blood spots under your skin. While exploring your legal options, you must treat your injuries. The University of Michigan Health Symptoms explains how to treat bruises and blood spots. Learn how to take care of yourself while… Read more

What do you have to prove in a California slip-and-fall case?

When someone else’s negligence caused you to fall and suffer an injury in California, you may look to that party to cover your medical and other expenses relating to the event. For example, if a wet floor, pothole or something similar made you fall, you… Read more

Supermarkets and the need for consumer safety

Many people think of a trip to the supermarket in California as something efficient and enjoyable. What many may not consider is the chance of getting hurt because staff failed to mitigate hazards. Slipping, tripping and falling can have detrimental consequences, particularly for vulnerable individuals.… Read more

What makes a manufacturer not liable for a defective product?

In general, if a product has a defect, the manufacturer is liable for any injuries that occur to you when using the product. However, product defect law is not completely black and white. Every injury you sustain from using a product does not immediately entitle… 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

Should you worry about your concussion?

When drivers like you get involved in crashes, it is almost impossible to walk away without taking at least some damage. Head injuries often end up one of the more common injuries you may suffer from in an accident, and concussions surface often in crash… Read more

What is inattentional blindness?

When driving, it is important to multitask. Your focus should extend across many different points of interest at the same time, as this helps you predict potential dangers you may face. But there is a natural phenomenon that might just get in your way. It… Read more

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