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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.

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How Electric Vehicles Threaten Buildings and Structures

By Joseph Low on June 30, 2023

Electric car charging.

Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in California, which sells more electric cars than any other state. Although poised for even more growth, these vehicles pose a danger to structures. Spontaneous fires occur while these vehicles are parked or charging. Adding to the risk, the fires caused by electric vehicles burn hotter and are more challenging to put out than those caused by conventional vehicles. They also burn faster, and fire departments may not be prepared to extinguish them.

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Independence Day Injury Risks and Safety Tips

By Joseph Low on May 30, 2023

Young girl in a had waves an American flag at a independence day celebration.

Celebrating our country’s independence on the Fourth of July is part of being an American. This holiday is filled with fireworks, backyard barbecues, pool parties, and family and friends celebrating together. Many enjoy Independence Day on the water, with boating, swimming, and water sports.

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What If My Case Goes to Trial?

By Joseph Low on April 30, 2023

faceless judge signing a paper behind a gavel

Most of us hope to never have to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, for those who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent or reckless individuals, filing a personal injury lawsuit is necessary. Although many of these cases settle out of court, a small percentage of them go to trial. It is crucial that you understand the process, so you are prepared if your case ends up having to be tried in court before a judge and a jury.

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How Injuries Can Lead to Expressive Aphasia

By Joseph Low on April 15, 2023

blonde man sitting confused rubbing his temples

Brain injuries are incredibly severe and could result in a number of chronic conditions that could affect the ability to live the life you once enjoyed. One condition that could potentially develop due to a brain injury is expressive aphasia. Those with expressive aphasia may have difficulty communicating, problems understanding words or sentences, and are unable to use or comprehend proper grammar. If your condition is particularly extensive, you may need speech therapy or other forms of treatment to address it.

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What Aspects of Personal Injury Cases Are Most Expensive?

By Joseph Low on February 20, 2023

Female doctor is rewinding knee bandage to man.

Injuries caused by the reckless or negligent act of another party, such as car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other incidents, a personal injury claim or lawsuit can be filed. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you could potentially hold the responsible party accountable and ultimately obtain compensation for your injuries, which is especially important when extensive medical care is necessary.

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The Most Common Forms of Police Misconduct

By Joseph Low on August 5, 2022

police officer with handcuffs

Police misconduct is a problem that has been around for decades, with the most recent reforms taking place in the 1960s. Police misconduct is generally defined as “the failure of a police officer to perform his or her duty in a lawful and competent manner.”

This definition encompasses a wide range of behavior, including brutality and abuse, discrimination, falsification of records, corruption, sexual harassment and assault, false arrest or imprisonment, failure to provide medical care or trauma care when needed, and other violations of constitutional rights or law.

Someone’s Dog Just Bit You—Should You Be Concerned About Rabies?

By Joseph Low on May 15, 2022

person petting cute corgi dog

California Dog Bite Cases

The friendliest dogs can act out of character if they are startled or feel threatened in some way. When animal instinct takes over to defend or protect, the friendliest family dog can turn aggressive. A dog bite is painful, and the experience traumatic. The good news is that most domesticated dogs are vaccinated. The bad news is that not all pet owners are responsible for keeping their furry friends up to date with their shots. If a dog has bitten you, you should clean the wound as effectively as possible and head to the nearest healthcare facility.

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How to React to Parking Lot Accidents

By Joseph Low on March 1, 2022

Cars in a parking lot.

Many car accidents that happen in parking lots are minor, low-speed, low-impact collisions, causing property damage only. In some cases, however, people are seriously in parking lot wrecks, particularly in incidents involving children, pedestrians, or bicyclists. The National Safety Council found that, on average, 60,000 people are injured and 500 or more are killed in parking lot crashes every year, as reported on CBS News.

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What Happens in Mediation for a Personal Injury Claim?

By Joseph Low on September 20, 2021

A meeting room for mediation.

In California, civil cases may go to mediation if the court so orders, when the case involves more than $50,000 in damages or if the parties stipulate to mediation at least 90 days before the trial date. “Mediation brings people in conflict together with a neutral third person who assists them in reaching a voluntary agreement,” as stated by the American Bar Association (ABA). The purpose of the mediator is to help the parties clarify the issues, consider their options, and reach a workable agreement.

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