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How To Discuss Chronic Pain In Car Accident Claims

By Joseph Low on September 15, 2022 - Comments off

It is hard enough to sustain a short-term injury during a car accident and even worse to have ongoing chronic pain in the weeks and months that follow.

Chronic pain following a car accident can occur in all parts of the body, however, it is more common in certain places. Often, victims find themselves with long-term neck, shoulder, and back pain that is a result of the impact of the crash itself. Another body part in which chronic pain is common is the limbs, as they are easily broken during an accident. If a limb break does not heal correctly, this can cause long-term pain for the victim. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Do ‘Beware of Dog’ Signs Affect Liability For Dog Bites?

By Joseph Low on September 5, 2022 - Comments off

You might think that using a ‘beware of dog’ sign might offset any liability for the behaviors of the dog. The owner can argue that the sign indicated that the dog posed a risk, and the victim took the risk and interacted with it regardless. However, in the state of California, this is not the case. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

What If You’re Injured as a Passenger in Your Friend’s Car?

By Joseph Low on August 15, 2022 - Comments off

Undoubtedly one of the most horrific and terrifying experiences you can have in life is being a passenger in an automobile accident.

You can make a compensation claim for your damages or injuries, which will probably be made against the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage. You can do this if the collision was caused by that driver’s carelessness. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

The Most Common Forms of Police Misconduct

By Joseph Low on August 5, 2022 - Comments off

Police misconduct is a problem that has been around for decades, with the most recent reforms taking place in the 1960s. Police misconduct is generally defined as “the failure of a police officer to perform his or her duty in a lawful and competent manner.”

This definition encompasses a wide range of behavior, including brutality and abuse, discrimination, falsification of records, corruption, sexual harassment and assault, false arrest or imprisonment, failure to provide medical care or trauma care when needed, and other violations of constitutional rights or law. Read the rest »

Does a Big Rig Truck Have a Black Box?

By Joseph Low on July 30, 2022 - Comments off

What is a Black Box?

A black box refers to a safety mechanism historically used in the aviation industry to track data during flights. Black boxes have now expanded outside the aviation industry to include the commercial trucking industry.

Most big rig trucks now have this device to track the likely causes of accidents and improve safety measures. However, whilst the majority of trucks have a black box, not every commercial truck does.

Black boxes, also known as event data recorders, enable governmental regulators to ensure safety of the trucking industry. They also serve a retrospective purpose, allowing crash victims to determine the causes of their accidents. Read the rest »

The Hazards of Road Rash

By Joseph Low on July 1, 2022 - Comments off

Causes of Road Rash

Road rash occurs where the driver or passenger falls from the motorcycle onto the road and is dragged for a distance along the road. The risk and effects of road rash is well known in motorcycling communities due to how frequently it happens.

Protective measures are often undertaken, however, leather and even additional padding cannot always prevent the skin from coming into contact with the road and other surfaces. Other accidents causing road rash also include skateboarding, cycling, walking or jogging outdoors, and treadmill use. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

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

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