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Understanding the purpose of product recalls

Every day, thousands of people in California purchase products for use in their homes, offices and for recreation. While a majority of these products undergo rigorous testing to verify their compliance with quality assurance guidelines, defective products still manage to make their way into the… Read more

What do you know about experiencing PTSD after an auto accident?

After your recent car collision, you thought only your vehicle sustained damage, but now you feel differently. Rather than physical harm, did the accident inflict psychological harm as post-traumatic stress disorder? The American Academy of Family Physicians explores how motor vehicle accidents may trigger PTSD. Find… Read more

Wrongful death compensation in California

If you lost a loved one in an unexpected accident, you may have questions about the circumstances of his or her death. If another person caused the incident, your family may be eligible for wrongful death benefits to cover final expenses. Learn how a California wrongful… Read more

What contributes to the lethality of drowsy driving?

Many drivers admit to driving drowsy before. There are no laws that specifically target the act of drowsy driving. So is it surprising that this act of reckless driving continues taking lives every year? In fact, the lethality of drowsy driving seems to grow annually.… Read more

Fatal collision in Newport Beach due to DUI

Many people in California may misunderstand the general purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit. While they might think that such an action looks to empower one to act in the role of law enforcement to mete out some sort of punitive action, yet that is… Read more

Common types of traumatic injuries

Traumatic injuries are quite common in accidents involving falls, motor vehicles, fires and other hazards. Unlike minor injuries that often require little medical intervention, catastrophic trauma often cause a major disruption to the victim’s lifestyle, i.e., disabilities, or disfigurement, the need for continuous medical care… Read more

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

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