California Trial Lawyers Blog

Don’t Ring in the New Year with a DUI

By Joseph Low on December 30, 2016 - Comments off

drunk-truck-driverFind out what California law says about DUIs, so you don’t ring in the New Year with one. More importantly, learn what to do if you’re charged.

The holiday season is a time of celebrating with friends and ringing in the New Year, often with libations and refreshments. While it may seem innocent enough at the time, it can be too easy after a good holiday party to get behind the wheel of your car – even if you’ve had one too many to drink.

Fines and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) have become much harsher in California than they were in the past. And judges have been known to bring down strict penalties for even first-time offenders. For these reasons, and for the safety of yourself and others on the road, it’s important to understand what California law says about drinking and driving.
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Four Ways Your Life Can Change Forever After a Catastrophic Car Accident

By Joseph Low on November 28, 2016 - Comments off

car-accident-damagedBeing involved in a catastrophic car accident can be especially traumatizing for all involved. Whether it is a single-vehicle or a multi-vehicle collision, the effects of these accidents can result in long-term consequences for the injured party. Car accidents can be caused by any number of factors from intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued drivers, to hazardous road conditions. In the event that there is a catastrophic car accident, here are four ways in which the victims’ lives can be dramatically changed.

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Attorney Joseph Low to Speak at UC Berkeley School of Law

By Joseph Low on November 14, 2016 - Comments off

Attorney Joseph LowOur very own Joseph Low will be speaking at Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30pm. Attorney Low brings his years of experience to the lecture series, and will discuss law related topics he’s dealt with as a trial attorney.

One of the most prestigious law schools in the nation, Berkeley Law boasts a top ten ranking according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Law Schools list. The school, also known as Boalt Hall, has produced leaders in both law and government sectors, and has a host of distinguished alumni who have gone on to help shape the United States. For more information about events hosted by the school, please visit https://www.law.berkeley.edu/events-calendar/.

Trial attorney Joseph Low has been recognized by the American Board of Trial Attorneys and Order of the Barristers. A recipient of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medallion for Excellence in Trial Advocacy by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Joseph Low calls on his experience to help shape the face of trial law in America as an instructor at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. No stranger to the speaking circuit, Attorney Joseph Low spends his free time traveling across the country to deliver lectures to not only students, but licensed attorneys and judges.

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Look Out For Bicycle Riders And Share The Road

By Joseph Low on October 13, 2016 - Comments off

bike-riderPeople in the city of Long Beach love their bicycles – and with good reason! Southern California boasts a wonderful climate year-round, and riding a bike is an efficient way to travel around town and also to get some exercise. There is a downside though, and that is that bicyclists face a great deal of more risk to their safety than other motorists on the road.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

School Injuries and Child Safety

By Joseph Low on September 6, 2016 - Comments off

safety-firstMost schools have rules and procedures for creating safe environments for students. However, injuries sometimes occur at schools through faulty equipment, bullying, inattentive staff, and facility flaws. Knowing your rights and the rights of your child can help you recover damages from school injuries.

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Posted in: Child Injury

Mobile Devices Creating Dangerous Long Beach Intersections

By Joseph Low on August 2, 2016 - Comments off

text-drivingAccording to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent agency devoted to vehicle safety, the State of California had 3,074 deaths that were a result of a car crash in their most recent study based on 2014. This tragic statistic placed California as the second-leading state for that year, exceeded only by Texas in the category. Approximately 28% of these crashes involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level, and over 60% of these occurred in urban areas such as the majority of regions in LA, Orange and San Diego Counties. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Student Injured at Pep Rally Wins $10.5 Million

By Joseph Low on July 15, 2016 - Comments off

gavel-justiceBret Mitchell Carter, the Bakersfield High School senior who was seriously injured while taking part in a pep rally, has been awarded a settlement of $10.5 million. The money will go toward the costs of Mitchell “Mitch’s” lifetime of medical needs, which include daily growth hormone injections because, among other injuries, his pituitary gland was severely damaged.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Attorney Joseph Low Representing Injured Bakersfield High School Student

By Joseph Low on June 27, 2016 - Comments off

Attorney Joseph LowAttorney Joseph Low is currently representing a young man who was injured during a Bakersfield High School pep rally six years ago, when the man was still a student at the high school. The suit alleges that the man was injured during a “dog pile” attack by several members of the Bakersfield High School football team during the December 2010 rally. Read the rest »

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Injuries Commonly Suffered in Long Beach Drunk Driving Accidents

By Joseph Low on June 21, 2016 - Comments off

Long Beach drunk driving accidentWhile nearly 30 million American have admitted to driving intoxicated, and drunk driving accidents kill 27 people per day, it’s an undeniable fact that drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. With roughly 1 million DUI arrests per year, law enforcement does its best to protect the public from drunk drivers. With as many as 1 thousand DUI arrests per day, the city of Long Beach is no exception. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI

Top Causes of Long Beach Burn Injuries

By Joseph Low on June 9, 2016 - Comments off

According to the American Burn Association (ABA) each year, an estimated 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention. A serious burn injury can seriously affect you for the rest of your life in many ways. Not only can it cause chronic long-term pain, it can also result in scarring and deformity as well as severe emotional trauma.

Top Causes of Serious Burn Injuries

The main cause of serious burns is building fires. These can cause serious thermal burns due to contact with flames, hot surfaces and hot liquids. The severity of thermal burns is associated with a number of factors, including: the circumstances surrounding the fire, the victim’s response to the fire and the role that clothes play in the injury. Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

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