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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

3 tips for documenting your injuries after a car accident

Every time you get in the car to drive, you are at risk for involvement in a car accident. Although some accidents result in injuries, other car accidents are deadly. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, in 2019, 3,606 died in car accidents in California.… Read more

Multiple fatalities caused by wrong-way driver in Fontana

Every time motorists in California climb behind the wheels of their vehicles, they accept the inherent risks that come with traveling on the state’s roads and highways. Most, however, accept this risk assuming that the state’s other motorists care as much about avoiding accidents as… Read more

How can stores be a source of slip and falls?

When you imagine a place you could get a slip and fall injury, you may not first think of a supermarket or other store. However, poor conditions in these places can lead to severe spine and head trauma. Whenever business owners neglect to keep a… 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

Who is responsible for injuries in a hotel pool?

The use of any swimming pool comes with inherent risks. However, property owners must comply with the requirements of California law to keep their property free of dangerous conditions. A person who suffers an injury in a hotel pool may receive compensation if the property… Read more

Defective combat earplugs lead to a $6.3 million jury award

A federal jury found an American manufacturer of combat earplugs liable for hearing loss caused by its defective product. Three veterans filed a lawsuit claiming that the manufacturer knew of the design flaw and the company covered it up before supplying the earplugs to the… Read more

Did a homeowner owe you a duty of care?

If you sustain an injury at a person’s home, you may wonder if you can sue said person for compensation. The answer really depends on the type of visitor you were and whether the homeowner owed you a duty of care. According to FindLaw, visitors… Read more

The average cost of your SCI

Spinal cord injuries leave a serious, often permanent impact on you if you suffer one. The surgery, recovery and rehabilitation come with costs in both monetary and emotional terms. If you suffer an SCI due to negligence, it may help to know the average costs… Read more

What are signs of traumatic brain injuries?

Brain damage and trauma can manifest in different ways after a crash. No matter how a victim feels, they should seek medical attention quickly. This is the only way to ensure that no permanent damage happened. But you should also keep an eye out for… Read more

Wrongful death statute of limitations explained

When one person causes the death of another person through negligence, the state’s wrongful death statute gives the surviving family the right to sue for damages. Anyone making a claim under this statute needs to be aware of the statute of limitations. Statute of limitations… Read more

A slippery floor can change a pleasant stay into a nightmare

Many out-of-towners enjoy the hospitality of a resort hotel during their vacation or while they attend a special event such as a wedding. The gleaming floors in the main lobby or along the corridor to a ballroom can pose danger in disguise to those unaware… Read more

Why are attractive nuisances dangerous?

While surveying your property, you may notice some items or areas that naturally draw curious children in. To a young mind, they may seem like fun places to play or equipment that they could easily use or climb onto. Those areas or pieces of equipment… Read more

What are the signs of a skull fracture?

If you suffer any break to your cranial bone, it is a skull fracture. The most common cause of a skull fracture is a blow to the head. Car accidents often cause enough force upon impact to crack the skull. Sometimes, a skull fracture can… Read more

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