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March 2017 Archives

Alternative technologies to help drowsy drivers

Indeed, distracted driving (i.e. texting while driving) has long become a national safety issue, but drowsy driving can be equally as dangerous, yet it does not receive the same attention. Indeed, a number of technological advancements may help to prevent these types of accidents, but there are some who believe that the newest technologies may not be as helpful.

Could PTSD be important in determining car accident awards?

It is easy for people to focus on recovering from physical injuries after an accident. After all, there can be a recognized diagnosis for broken bones, damaged ligaments or tendons. But dealing with the emotional trauma from an accident may not be so easy to detect or treat.

What you should do after a dog bites you

When you're bitten by an animal, there are many laws in place that determine who is liable for your injuries. In most cases, it's the owner of the animal who can be held liable for any injuries you suffer. Your priority should be to get medical attention, but your attorney can begin a claim immediately following an attack.

How many car crashes happen every 24 hours?

When you look at car accident stats as they're usually reported, on a yearly basis, the numbers can be rather overwhelming. The National Safety Council has estimated that there are 10 million car accidents every single year, for instance. On an annual basis, around 37,000 people are killed in these crashes.

Will the public be safer with self-driving cars?

The newest Cadillac commercials being shown during the NCAA Tournament are a snapshot into the latest offerings from America's luxury automaker.  There are flashes of extended touch screens where nearly all the car's functions can be controlled with one touch, and there is even a glimpse of a driver taking their hands off the wheel while the car drives itself.

Avoid a roll-over accident with these tips

It was a shock when the vehicle next to you struck you, and it was made worse when the vehicle rolled over yours. Your roof collapsed, but you fortunately made it out of the vehicle with only some injuries. Rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous, and they're more likely for those driving SUVs or trucks.

New cycling bills head toward becoming law in California

Bicycling is great for your health, and it's a good way to get from place to place. New laws may change the way you ride, though. According to a Feb. 21 news report, new bicycle-related bills were introduced by Californian legislators shortly before the deadline.

Should doctors have to tell patients if they're on probation?

Each year, there are more than 8,000 complaints lodged against physicians for misconduct at the Medical Board of California. With the number growing annually, patients are complaining that they are unable to figure out easily if their doctor has been disciplined for serious infractions.

What really caused your accident with a trucker?

In just one year, nearly 300 Californians were killed in accidents involving large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Flat beds, 18-wheelers and semis are huge when compared to passenger vehicles. Driving them can be a challenge, even for professional drivers.

Who is responsible if you are injured during a crime?

In California, property owners have duties to provide safe conditions to people who are on their properties, whether they are visiting, living or working on the premises. These "premises liability" requirements include reasonable safeguards against slips and falls, dog bites, trips and falls and construction accidents.

Are you the victim of a construction accident?

According to OSHA, one in 10 U.S. workers will be injured on the job site this year. Around 13 deaths occur EACH DAY, in the workplace. In 2015, 21.4% of those workplace fatalities were in the construction industry- that is, more than one in five.

Rehab costs make some accident settlements higher than others

It is a common claim for personal injury attorneys to tout how much (in total) they have been able to recover for victims of car and truck accidents. Of course, large jury verdicts and settlements are a testament to how hard an attorney works to ensure that his or her clients are made whole after a huge accident. But these awards are more than just a message to be sent to drivers (and their employers) who may have been negligent

Could patient rudeness be a cause of doctor error?

Every day, doctors around the U.S. and globally are putting their training, experience and knowledge to practice, aiming to cure and care for patients. Especially in the U.S., they undergo rigorous study and training, spending years—if not decades—learning and perfecting their craft.

Southern California Gas Co. To Pay $8.5M To Gas Blowout Victims

The Southern California Gas Co., a major utility company in the state, has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) over a well blowout that leaked natural gas for months, according to the Associated Press.

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