California Trial Lawyers Blog

Pedestrian Accident Logistics: Nighttime Walkers and Runners

By Joseph Low on April 30, 2024

Three runners at night with a headlight in the background.

As the sun sets, driving becomes challenging as drivers maneuver through a shifting landscape of shadows. Each moment behind the wheel requires drivers to strike a balance between caution and urgency, as a single misstep could spell disaster.

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

Ways Alcohol Affects Driving Ability to Dangerous Levels

By Joseph Low on April 15, 2024

Clear liquor dripping onto car keys.

Alcohol impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction time, dramatically increasing the risk of accidents while driving. In the U.S. alone, alcohol-related crashes account for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities. Beyond fatalities, countless injuries and disabilities result from these types of accidents, leaving lasting emotional and financial burdens on victims and their families. The societal cost extends to strained healthcare systems and legal proceedings.

Posted in: Car Accident

Child Injuries: Playground Accident Liability

By Joseph Low on March 30, 2024

A childrens playground in a park.

Children get scrapes and bruises all the time. But suppose your child suffered a serious playground injury due to unsafe equipment or lack of supervision. In that case, you have a right to seek compensation to cover your medical bills and other expenses.

Posted in: Child Injury

Common Causes of Boating Accidents and How to Prevent Them

By Joseph Low on March 15, 2024

A boat from a birds eye view going through the water.

You’ll probably love boating if you like fresh air, water, and sunshine. There’s nothing like being out on a boat, whether on the lake, river, or ocean. And there are many enjoyable boating-related activities — fishing, sailing, water skiing, paddling a canoe, or just lounging on the deck.

Posted in: Boating Accident

Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents: Legal Recourse for Victims

By Joseph Low on February 20, 2024

A Young man on the street in pain after falling off his bike

Cyclists on any road are far more vulnerable than motorists, even when protective equipment is worn and bike lanes are provided. The term “hit-and-run” describes a motor accident in which the vehicle involved does not stop but drives away after the collision. When a “hit-and-run” involves a bicyclist, the injuries can be devastating or even fatal.

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents and Avoiding Them

By Joseph Low on February 10, 2024

A wet floor sign

Over three million individuals are hospitalized or require emergency care for slip-and-fall injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Older adults are statistically more likely to experience a dangerous fall, but it can happen to anyone. Whether they occur on private or publicly owned property, slip-and-fall injuries can have a profound impact on an individual’s physical and mental health as well as their ability to work.

Posted in: Premises Liability

How Negligent Security Accidents Happen

By Joseph Low on January 30, 2024

A close up of a security badge on a yellow safety coat.

In our daily lives, we place implicit trust in the safety of the spaces we inhabit, be they public or private. However, negligent security disrupts this sense of safety, exposing individuals to significant risks. Negligent security accidents rupture the fundamental expectation of safety in our everyday environments. Grasping the legal implications, obligations, and potential liabilities involved in these types of accidents is imperative for individuals who have suffered harm due to inadequate security.

Posted in: Premises Liability

Understanding Permanent Vision Loss: Legal Options

By Joseph Low on January 15, 2024

A woman rubbing her eyes holding her glasses.

Vision is a fundamental aspect of daily life, influencing how we navigate the world and engage with our surroundings. Its significance becomes even more apparent when one faces the harrowing experience of permanent vision loss. Permanent vision loss can have profound implications on someone’s life. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the legal options available for seeking compensation. It’s best to consult with an experienced Long Beach eye injury lawyer when pursuing a claim for compensation who can provide legal protection, knowledge, and guidance.

Posted in: Personal Injury

California Civil Jury Instructions 3920: Loss of Consortium

By Joseph Low on December 30, 2023

A man sits in anguish folded up on himself with his head in his hands.

California Civil Jury Instruction 3920 holds significant weight in personal injury law, specifically in cases involving the complex and delicate concept of “loss of consortium.” This legal instruction provides a framework for understanding and addressing the emotional and relational impact on a spouse or family member resulting from the injury of the plaintiff.

Posted in: Wrongful Death

The Most Common Causes of Accidents at the Airport

By Joseph Low on December 15, 2023

A man with a suitcase walking in an airport. A plane is taking off in the near distance can be seen through the windows.

Some of the most active hubs of human activity across the world are airports, serving as gateways to destinations worldwide. While they are essential for travel and commerce, airports also pose potential hazards that can lead to accidents and injuries. Understanding premises liability is crucial for individuals who have suffered injuries at airports, as it establishes the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain a safe environment for visitors.

Posted in: Premises Liability

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