California Trial Lawyers Blog

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

The Different Types of Nursing Home Abuse

By Joseph Low on November 30, 2023

A grey hair elder woman sits on a couch with her head in her hands in sorrow.

Nursing home abuse is a deeply troubling reality that affects vulnerable elderly residents who should be receiving care and compassion. Nursing home abuse encompasses various forms of mistreatment, and it is crucial to shed light on this issue to protect the well-being and rights of our elderly population.

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

Understanding the Degrees of Burn Injuries and Their Impact

By Joseph Low on November 15, 2023

A gloved medical professional wraps a patients hand with gauze.

Burn injuries are not only physically devastating but can also have profound emotional and psychological effects on victims. In the realm of personal injury cases, burns are unfortunately prevalent, often resulting from accidents, fires, or hazardous conditions.

Posted in: Burn Injury

When Lane Splitting Contributes to a Bad Motorcycle Accident

By Joseph Low on October 20, 2023

A line of motorcycles lane splitting between cars on the highway.

Lane splitting occurs when a motorcyclist rides between two lanes of traffic or two rows of vehicles. Bikers often engage in lane splitting when traffic is at a standstill or moving slowly. Technically, this is known as lane filtering. Lane splitting reduces traffic congestion, helps riders stay in control of their bikes, and may reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Road Construction Zone Dangers and Safety Tips

By Joseph Low on October 10, 2023

A construction crew with heavy machinery working on the road.

Road construction work zones are among the most dangerous places to drive. In a recent year, 954 people were killed, and 42,151 were injured in work zone crashes, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). Fatalities in work zones occur among:

Posted in: Car Accident

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