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How Trucking Practices Place Drivers at Risk in Long Beach

By Joseph Low on June 20, 2022 - Comments off

More semi-trucks on the roads today make driving more hazardous for everyone – on some highways more than others. For example, the stretch of I-5 that runs through Orange County is particularly dangerous because of the number of big rigs traveling two and from Los Angeles. Much of the current truck traffic relates to shipping patterns and the ports of Long Beach and L.A. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Dangers Motorcyclists Face on Los Angeles Highways

By Joseph Low on June 8, 2022 - Comments off

Riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car under any circumstances. On Los Angeles highways, riders may face even greater dangers. Commuter traffic, road construction, semi tractor-trailers on the road, and unexpected driving conditions can increase the risk of a motorcycle crash. Certain roads and highways in and around LA can be hazardous for motorcyclists, including I-405 near Long Beach. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

How to Take Effective Traffic Accident Photos

By Joseph Low on May 30, 2022 - Comments off

California Car Accidents – Photo Evidence

The state of California is home to the largest population in the entire country. The highest number of people means that the more drivers there are on the roads the more accidents happen. If you have been in a car accident it is very likely you were injured or were left with damage to your vehicle. An experienced California car accident attorney may be able to help you in the aftermath of a wreck. In order to establish your case, it is helpful to be able to provide any photos you have from the accident. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Someone’s Dog Just Bit You—Should You Be Concerned About Rabies?

By Joseph Low on May 15, 2022 - Comments off

California Dog Bite Cases

The friendliest dogs can act out of character if they are startled or feel threatened in some way. When animal instinct takes over to defend or protect, the friendliest family dog can turn aggressive. A dog bite is painful, and the experience traumatic. The good news is that most domesticated dogs are vaccinated. The bad news is that not all pet owners are responsible for keeping their furry friends up to date with their shots. If a dog has bitten you, you should clean the wound as effectively as possible and head to the nearest healthcare facility. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Knowing Your Rights As a Cyclist in California

By Joseph Low on March 8, 2022 - Comments off

A man riding his bicycle in a downtown area where cars are parked.Bicyclists have responsibilities and rights to share the road, the same as motorists in California. They have a right to be in the roadway, provided they know and follow the rules of the road. Bicyclists are forced to share the road with large and dangerous trucks and cars, along with many drivers who do not understand bicycle right-of-way. A cyclist who is seriously injured by a negligent driver has a right to a fair recovery and to hold the at-fault driver accountable.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

How to React to Parking Lot Accidents

By Joseph Low on March 1, 2022 - Comments off

Cars in a parking lot.Many car accidents that happen in parking lots are minor, low-speed, low-impact collisions, causing property damage only. In some cases, however, people are seriously in parking lot wrecks, particularly in incidents involving children, pedestrians, or bicyclists. The National Safety Council found that, on average, 60,000 people are injured and 500 or more are killed in parking lot crashes every year, as reported on CBS News.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

When a Dog Bites Your Child

By Joseph Low on February 20, 2022 - Comments off

Some dogs bite when engaging in rough play that gets out of hand. Some aggressive dogs may attack a person without provocation. When a dog bites a child there can be bodily injuries along with emotional distress. It is incredibly traumatic. It is the responsibility of California dog owners to ensure their dog is under control. If you are the parent or caregiver of a child who has been bitten by a dog the first thing you must do is try to remain calm for the child’s sake. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

By Joseph Low on February 7, 2022 - Comments off

The actions you take in the aftermath of a personal injury will play an important role in the success of your claim. The right legal strategy can help ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible. Personal injury occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness by another party. If you or a loved one have been hurt, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all damages. A California personal injury attorney will be able to assess the damages in a case and file a lawsuit or claim to pursue fair compensation. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

How to Minimize Damage From a Multi-Car Pileup in CA

By Joseph Low on January 10, 2022 - Comments off

 

A woman driving on a freeway.

Multi-vehicle crashes are most likely to occur on freeways and highways where traffic is moving at higher speeds. They are often chain reaction situations, in which one wreck creates an obstacle in the road, the next driver fails to react in time, followed by a series of other drivers. Multi-car pileups occur more frequently with weather-related changes in driving conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, or icy roads. When drivers follow too closely in inclement weather, a chain reaction pileup is more likely to occur.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Skier/Snowboarder Fatalities Increased From 2020-2021

By Joseph Low on January 3, 2022 - Comments off

A skier flying down a snowy slope.

During the 2020-2021 season, 48 people were killed in skiing and snowboarding accidents, as reported by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA). These fatalities represented an increase of six incidents over the previous 2019-2020 season, which was shortened by the global pandemic. Most of these fatal accidents resulted from collisions with objects. The majority of the people who died were males between the ages of 21 and 30 who were skiing on more difficult terrain. Only approximately 79% of the snowboarders and skiers who suffered fatal accidents were wearing helmets. This falls below the national average for helmet usage, which is 87%.

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Posted in: Skiing Accident

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