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A shopping cart may leave your child with a serious injury

As a parent, you want to expose your child to as many experiences as possible. While there are a variety of ways to accomplish this objective, your local supermarket or big-box store provides many learning opportunities. Unfortunately, though, the young one in your family may… Read more

Recovering from a car crash on your own

Often, when people are involved in motor vehicle collisions, they turn to loved ones for support and guidance. However, if you live alone and do not have any close friends or family members in your life, we realize the additional hardships that you will likely… Read more

Is inattentional blindness dangerous to drivers?

California drivers like you often share the road with many other people. At times, these other drivers do unpredictable or dangerous things. Many dangerous driving behaviors fall into the category of distracted driving. When people discuss distracted driving, they often refer to drowsy driving. Texting… Read more

How driver exhaustion leads to crashes

California drivers like you face many dangers on the road. Some of these dangers are surprising and unavoidable. They come out of nowhere. Others are avoidable but still put lives at risk. Distracted driving falls under this category. Drowsy driving falls under the distracted driving… Read more

Dog bites often lead to infections, complications

Dog owners have legal and ethical obligations to control their dogs and keep them away from other parties. When they fail to do so and the dog attacks and bites you, you run the risk of suffering serious infections and complications in the aftermath. According… Read more

What are torts and how do they factor in premises liability?

“Tort” is a legal term for a wrongful action or inaction that brings harm to a person, according to FindLaw. If you have sustained an injury on a California property, you can generally seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and sometimes pain and suffering.… Read more

Navigating changes in relationships with a TBI

Victims of a traumatic brain injury in California may experience side effects in multiple areas of their life including their career, physical activity, lifestyle and relationships. People who have a TBI may notice changes in their relationships including the roles that each contributor takes. Understanding… Read more

What to do after a dog bite

One moment, a cute canine seems playful and happy. The next moment, the dog attacks, leaving you with serious injuries. The steps you take following a dog bite are crucial for several reasons. Major medical, legal and financial consequences can follow an attack. Your first steps… Read more

Breaking down the Glasgow Coma Scale

Anytime you have a loved one that suffers through a serious accident in Pasadena, you are no doubt grateful for the fact that they survive. That gratitude might be slightly tempered, however, if you learn that they have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Many in… Read more

Are you liable for underage drinking in your home?

Many states have enacted social host liability laws that hold parents and/or legal guardians responsible for any underage drinking events that occur in their homes. California has no such state statute, but The Center for the Study of Law and Enforcement Policy warns that this does… Read more

How can pool owners reduce risk?

With summer right around the corner, owners of swimming pools will be opening them up for the season. While a home pool is a great feature to have, it also entails quite a few risks. That is why it is crucial that swimming pool owners… Read more

At the amusement park, be on the lookout for safety risks

From lazy river raft rides to gravity-defying roller coasters, amusement parks offer vacationers thrills of all sorts. Unfortunately, these rides are not always as safe as one might assume—even when parkgoers follow all the rules. According to a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety… Read more

What happens in a spinal cord injury?

If you are like most people, you have heard references to the spinal cord, but you may not fully know what it is or what an injury to the spinal cord entails. Contrary to its name, the spinal cord is not just one cord or… Read more

Explaining an accident to young children

Motor vehicle crashes are tough for parents for many reasons. Not only do injuries prevent many from taking care of daily responsibilities (especially when a victim is hospitalized or immobilized for a period of time), but the financial problems that arise in the wake of… Read more

Some construction accidents lead to third-party lawsuits

Construction workers face many dangers on a daily basis when they head to a job site. They face enough challenges when they’re on the job that they don’t need any additional risks. Unfortunately, there are some non-job-related factors that can be problematic for construction workers.… Read more

Third-party claims hold manufacturers liable for equipment defect

When you grab a tool at a construction site, you expect that it is going to work as intended. Unfortunately, defects and issues can occur with equipment. There is a chance that this will lead to an incident causing an injury. Injuries from power tools… Read more

Spinal cord injuries: Depression can make life more complicated

A spinal cord injury has various impacts on the victim. One that most people won’t think about is the mental effect that a catastrophic injury has on them. Dealing with this impact can be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible as long as you are… Read more

Safety must be a priority for all businesses

A trip to your local store should never entail having to fight for your life. However, hazards can exist when retailers don’t use proper safety procedures. When a shopper suffers an injury at one of these businesses, a lawsuit can follow. The victim has the… Read more

What dangers exist while shopping sales at big box stores?

The winter holiday season is slowly winding down. While the thought of heading out to the mall or a big box store to go shopping is likely the last thing on your mind right now, it will soon be Valentine’s Day and then Easter. Countless… Read more

Scaffolding used in construction creates injury risks

Construction often requires workers to do their job far above the ground. Instead of teetering on top of ladders, it is common practice for workers to use scaffolding to reach the worksite. Scaffolding is better than ladders in a number of ways. A single scaffolding… Read more

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