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School Injuries and Child Safety

By Joseph Low on September 6, 2016 - Comments off

safety-firstMost schools have rules and procedures for creating safe environments for students. However, injuries sometimes occur at schools through faulty equipment, bullying, inattentive staff, and facility flaws. Knowing your rights and the rights of your child can help you recover damages from school injuries.

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Mobile Devices Creating Dangerous Long Beach Intersections

By Joseph Low on August 2, 2016 - Comments off

text-drivingAccording to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent agency devoted to vehicle safety, the State of California had 3,074 deaths that were a result of a car crash in their most recent study based on 2014. This tragic statistic placed California as the second-leading state for that year, exceeded only by Texas in the category. Approximately 28% of these crashes involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level, and over 60% of these occurred in urban areas such as the majority of regions in LA, Orange and San Diego Counties. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Student Injured at Pep Rally Wins $10.5 Million

By Joseph Low on July 15, 2016 - Comments off

gavel-justiceBret Mitchell Carter, the Bakersfield High School senior who was seriously injured while taking part in a pep rally, has been awarded a settlement of $10.5 million. The money will go toward the costs of Mitchell “Mitch’s” lifetime of medical needs, which include daily growth hormone injections because, among other injuries, his pituitary gland was severely damaged.

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Attorney Joseph Low Representing Injured Bakersfield High School Student

By Joseph Low on June 27, 2016 - Comments off

Attorney Joseph LowAttorney Joseph Low is currently representing a young man who was injured during a Bakersfield High School pep rally six years ago, when the man was still a student at the high school. The suit alleges that the man was injured during a “dog pile” attack by several members of the Bakersfield High School football team during the December 2010 rally. Read the rest »

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Injuries Commonly Suffered in Long Beach Drunk Driving Accidents

By Joseph Low on June 21, 2016 - Comments off

Long Beach drunk driving accidentWhile nearly 30 million American have admitted to driving intoxicated, and drunk driving accidents kill 27 people per day, it’s an undeniable fact that drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. With roughly 1 million DUI arrests per year, law enforcement does its best to protect the public from drunk drivers. With as many as 1 thousand DUI arrests per day, the city of Long Beach is no exception. Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI

Top Causes of Long Beach Burn Injuries

By Joseph Low on June 9, 2016 - Comments off

According to the American Burn Association (ABA) each year, an estimated 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention. A serious burn injury can seriously affect you for the rest of your life in many ways. Not only can it cause chronic long-term pain, it can also result in scarring and deformity as well as severe emotional trauma.

Top Causes of Serious Burn Injuries

The main cause of serious burns is building fires. These can cause serious thermal burns due to contact with flames, hot surfaces and hot liquids. The severity of thermal burns is associated with a number of factors, including: the circumstances surrounding the fire, the victim’s response to the fire and the role that clothes play in the injury. Read the rest »

Posted in: Burn Injury

Rear End Car Accident FAQ In Southern California

By Joseph Low on March 25, 2016 - Comments off

Rear end car accidents are the most common car accident type, accounting for 28 percent of all car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents are frequently the result of distraction, carelessness, or negligence on the part of the driver of the rear car. Here’s are some common questions we hear about rear end accidents.

Whose fault is a rear end accident?

In most rear end accidents, the driver of the rear vehicle is considered partly or totally at fault. This has led to a myth that the rear driver is always at fault. However, this may not be the case. For example, if the front driver reverses suddenly, has non-working brake lights, or stops in the middle of the road without turning on hazard lights, the rear end accident may be determined not to be the rear driver’s fault. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

Common Causes of Long Beach Child Wrongful Death

By Joseph Low on March 14, 2016 - Comments off

Unfortunately, accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. Thousands of children die in accidents nationwide each year. What makes these situations even more tragic is that many of accidents that lead to wrongful deaths are preventable. A wrongful death claim may hold the negligent parties accountable for your loss.

Causes of Child Wrongful Death

Over the years, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has helped many families grieving after the loss of a child. Here are the most common causes of wrongful deaths involving children we’ve seen: Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

What Are Some Common Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Causes?

By Joseph Low on February 28, 2016 - Comments off

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define a catastrophic injury in part as one that causes ongoing disabilities or other challenges even after it has fully healed.  Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, compound bone fractures, and crush injuries are all examples of catastrophic injuries.

While nearly any serious accident can cause a catastrophic injury, these injuries are more likely to occur in some accident scenarios than others. Here are some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries: Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Uber Finally Forms Safety Board

By Joseph Low on February 21, 2016 - Comments off

In the last couple years, the ridesharing company Uber has become popular here in Southern California. And it’s easy to see why. Uber offers a fast, convenient way to travel that’s cheaper than taking a taxi and easier than taking a bus or a train. You open up an app, press a button, and a car is on the way to pick you up. But, Uber has had its problems, namely with safety.

Uber operates under an insurance gray area. Because Uber is a ridesharing company and not a taxi company, its drivers don’t have the same commercial coverage for passengers that taxi companies require for their cars. In many accident cases, Uber declared it wasn’t liable for their drivers because people who drive for Uber aren’t employees, but independent contractors. This puts the responsibility for an accident on the driver and their insurance. And, we’re guessing most people don’t get commercial driving licenses before signing up with Uber. Read the rest »

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