California Trial Lawyers Blog

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

The Most Common Types of Construction Site Accidents

By Joseph Low on September 20, 2023

Two construction workers in hard hats and safety vests. One in on the floor in pain and the other is tending to him.

Construction sites rank among the most hazardous workplaces. A total of 169,200 recorded workplace injuries and 1,008 worker deaths occurred in the construction industry in 2021, as reported by Procore. Construction accounts for 21% of all deaths among U.S. workers. It is important to understand the most common causes of construction accidents and injuries.

Posted in: Work Injury

Wrongful Death Damages: Economic and Non-Economic Losses

By Joseph Low on September 10, 2023

Man in black placing his hand on a casket and holding flowers in another hand at a funeral.

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies through the negligence or wrongdoing of another. Surviving family members may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim to hold the responsible party accountable and recover compensation for their family. It is important to understand damages in Long Beach wrongful death cases. They are somewhat different than in other types of personal injury lawsuits.

Posted in: Wrongful Death

The Impact of Wind Turbulence on Big-Rig Truck Stability

By Joseph Low on August 20, 2023

Semi truck speeding in front of Wind turbines

Bad weather, particularly high-speed winds, could have a major impact on big-rig truck stability and can be a factor in deadly truck accidents. Truck trailers have a massive surface area and a high center of gravity, making them prone to swaying and losing balance. When this happens, the driver could have trouble steering and ultimately lose control of the truck, creating a dangerous situation. If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, an experienced Long Beach personal injury attorney could help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Posted in: Truck Accident

Why Do So-Called “Wrong Way” Car Accidents Ever Occur?

By Joseph Low on August 10, 2023

DO NOT ENTER, WRONG WAY Warning Sign at the Exit of Interstate

Wrong-way accidents are some of the most catastrophic collisions on the road, often leading to terrible or fatal injuries. These crashes are typically caused by negligent driving, whether driver intoxication, driver error, or distraction.

Posted in: Car Accident

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