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Great risks come from falls, older Americans at an increased risk

Slip-and-fall accidents lead to severe injuries. Unfortunately, many different things can lead to this type of incident. No matter how old the person who falls is, they might suffer from broken bones. The risk of this happening is more significant for older people because of… Read more

What compensation comes from a wrongful death lawsuit?

California has robust laws in place to protect people who are the victims of corporate malfeasance, wrongful acts or neglect on the part of a business or an individual. Of course, you need to understand your rights before you can reasonably assert them. When someone… Read more

Falling merchandise and collapsing shelves are serious hazards

Stores want to ensure that they have the merchandise that its customers want. Unfortunately, some of these retailers don’t keep safety in mind when they are planning the storage of products. They may overload shelves, which can lead to very serious injuries to customers and… Read more

Know your options for dealing with catastrophic injuries

A catastrophic injury can change the course of your life. It will impact your ability to live as you always have. It might even mean that you are unable to work. Because of this, you might choose to seek compensation after the accident. Compensation can… Read more

Three hidden dangers could risk your child’s safety in pools

Most children love swimming and will play in the water with friends and neighbors whenever they get the chance. Parents of young children may enforce rules for swimming, such as requiring the children to wear life jackets or swim only when supervised. Rules like these… Read more

Third-party claims can arise from construction accidents

Construction workers count on specific tools to do their jobs every day. They should be able to use them without having to worry about the tools being defective. Unfortunately, there are times when a defective tool causes an injury on the job site. The interesting… Read more

Type of spinal cord injury can impact recovery

A spinal cord injury must be taken seriously so that you don’t make it any worse. You have to find out as much as you can about the injury you have because you might need the information in the future. One instance in which this… Read more

Big box stores should do more to protect customers

People who shop at stores think that the stores will work to ensure that they have a safe environment. While it is true that they will try to do some preventative measures, there are many they might miss. When a customer suffers an injury at… Read more

Why do little dogs seem more aggressive?

While large-breed dogs certainly can be aggressive, do you ever feel like it’s the small breeds that seem the most like they want to harm you? Do they show you these signs of aggressive behavior far more often than their larger counterparts? Some of it… Read more

Do you avoid risky behaviors when driving near semitrailers?

Collisions between semitrailers and passenger vehicles can cause significant damage and often result in the occupants of the smaller vehicle being severely injured. Truck drivers are held to high standards to help prevent these collisions. However, some collisions are unintentionally caused by other motorists who… Read more

Function recovery is possible in some spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are serious matters, but they aren’t all the same. There are two classifications of this type of injury that all damage falls into. The first is that you have a complete spinal cord injury. This means that the spinal cord is damaged… Read more

Safety protocol must be followed at construction sites

There are many different accidents that can come with construction work. One of the top priorities of construction companies must be reducing the risk of these hazards. It is imperative that they develop protocol and procedures that are clearly conveyed to the workers. This can… Read more

Carl D. Barnes Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a Two Years AIOPIA’S 10 Best in California For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Personal Injury Attorney Carl D. Barnes as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that… Read more

Are some dogs inherently inclined to attack or bite?

If you ask animal lovers this question, most of them would say no. However, the plethora of news reports detailing dog and animal bites appear to indicate that some dogs are predisposed to attacking humans. Since California is home to many different types of animals… Read more

Kids and adolescents most prone to electric shock accidents

When your kids were children, you probably took all the necessary precautions to keep them safe in your home. This likely including placing covers over electrical outlets and teaching your children to never put foreign objects into an open electrical socket. Making your children aware… Read more

Catastrophic injuries can be difficult to define

Just about any serious injury can feel catastrophic to the victim. However, no widely-accepted legal definition for catastrophic injuries exists at this time. Despite the lack of a definition, many lawyers view catastrophic injuries as those that have a long-lasting or permanent effect on the… Read more

What stair hazards can cause slip-and-fall accidents?

Stairs, stairwells and stairways seem quite safe to most users. When you grow up using stairs all of your life, you might not stop to think about any hazards they pose. However, thousands of Americans die from slip-and-fall accidents on stairways each year in America. Los Angeles… Read more

Two pit bulls attack and injure California animal control officer

Pit bulls have a reputation for injuring innocent victims and as such are often the main “suspect” in dozens of dog and animal bites. Many of these animals do not deserve such a reputation but at the same time, some pit bulls do indeed attack… Read more

Look to the future after negligent catastrophic injuries occur

Finding a definition of what makes injuries catastrophic is practically impossible. Some victims might be so grateful to have survived a car accident that they view serious injuries as minor compared with the possibility of death. On the other hand, parents caring for a child… Read more

Third-party liability in construction site accident injuries

Construction sites are inherently dangerous locations. Most construction workers employed in California understand these dangers and take steps to protect themselves. However, as we all know, mishaps can occur anyway, leaving workers suffering from construction site accident injuries. You probably know that federal programs allow… Read more

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