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Why You Should Always Consider Road Rash a Serious Injury

By Joseph Low on March 18, 2020 - Comments off

Riding your motorcycle can be one of the most exciting and practical ways to get around Long Beach and LA, but riding in these areas comes with risks. As a rider, if you are in an accident, you are far more likely to be injured, even in a slow speed collision.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

$70.5M Awarded to Family Injured by Semi-Truck

By Joseph Low on February 3, 2020 - Comments off

In August of 2017, Tomasa Cuevas was driving to the store with her two of her children, Alex and Maritza, when their SUV was struck by a big-rig – owned by Rai Transport’s – that had run a red light.

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Posted in: Firm News

Avoiding Intersection Accidents

By Joseph Low on January 22, 2020 - Comments off

According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, intersection crashes account for almost 25% of auto fatalities in the state of California. Nationwide, intersection crashes account for nearly 50% of all auto accidents that result in injury or death, making intersections the most dangerous places on the road. With good sense and defensive driving, however, you can drastically reduce your risk of an accident when moving through an intersection.

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Posted in: Car Accident

$11M Awarded to Injured Client of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV

By Joseph Low on January 7, 2020 - Comments off

Here are the facts: our client, Norma, claimed that she entered the intersection from a left-turn lane on a green light – she was southbound and was going to turn east. When the light turned red, she maneuvered to complete her turn. The defendant, who was going north, claimed he had a green light and our client turned directly in front of him and other northbound traffic. The defendant T-boned our client’s car and her vehicle rolled over.

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How Comparative Negligence Can Affect My Personal Injury Case

By Joseph Low on October 30, 2019 - Comments off

Negligence is when an individual violates the duty of care owed to another person. For example, a driver who runs a red light and causes an accident is negligent because they breached the duty of care to other motorists by violating traffic laws and causing a traffic collision.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Is the City to Blame for a Bicycle Crash?

By Joseph Low on October 13, 2019 - Comments off

As reported by the Long Beach Post, a young man named Bradley Lembke is seeking to hold the City of Long Beach accountable for a bicycle accident that ultimately killed his father. Bryan Lembke, Bradley’s father, was rear-ended on his bicycle by a driver traveling at a high speed. The crash left Bryan Lembke brain-dead, and his son to face the tragic decision to take his father off life support. Bradley Lembke claims that the city neglected a dangerous stretch of roadway where his father’s accident occurred. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Long Beach Is Trying to Make the Streets Safer for Pedestrians

By Joseph Low on September 30, 2019 - Comments off

As stated in a recent Long Beach Post article, 31 people were killed in traffic crashes in Long Beach last year, including 11 pedestrians and bicyclists. To address this serious problem, city leaders have initiated the Safe Streets Long Beach Vision Zero Project, an action plan with the goal of eliminating severe and fatal traffic-related injuries by 2026. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Trial Lawyers College Congratulates Joseph Low

By Joseph Low on August 22, 2019 - Comments off

by John Joyce, Chicago area Alumni Local Working Groups
from
The WARRIOR magazine, alumni newsletter for Trial Lawyers College.

Being a REAL trial lawyer is hard, and increasingly rare. So many in our profession give in to cynicism and despair. The desire to “try and make a difference” gives way to the need to “try and make a living.” But there are a rare few among us who live by the romantic ideals that first inspired me to become a trial lawyer. We MUST honor them and celebrate their triumphs. Our profession needs heroes, now more than ever. Here is the story of some trial lawyer heroes who made a difference for one real-life war hero. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Do Brain Injuries Affect Our Servicemen More Than We Think?

By Joseph Low on August 15, 2019 - Comments off

Last year, NPR raised serious concerns about military personnel being put at risk every time they operated a shoulder-fired weapon. The author of the article, Jon Hamilton, based his report on findings commissioned by the Army from the Center for a New American Security. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV would like to examine this idea further. Read the rest »

Posted in: Military Defense

What Happens If You Hurt Yourself on the Queen Mary?

By Joseph Low on July 12, 2019 - Comments off

The RMS Queen Mary had a long and rich history as a premiere North Atlantic Ocean liner for more than 30 years. Since 1967, she’s been moored at Long Beach harbor in Long Beach, California. Since then, she’s become a popular tourist attraction, event space, and even a hotel! When the Queen Mary was purchased by the City of Long Beach, the ship underwent several renovations and changes to make the experience more appealing and accommodating for visitors. The owners removed the entire forward engine room, the boiler rooms, ship stabilizers, and other necessary components that any ship needs for it to travel long distances in the ocean. Thankfully, the Queen Mary wasn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon. Read the rest »

Posted in: Boating Accident

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