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  • Common Mistakes You Can Make After a Car Accident

    If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident , you understand how emotionally overwhelming the situation can be. When you are in panic mode and your adrenaline is pumping through your veins, it can be difficult to think rationally and do everything necessary to properly handle the accident, such as securing evidence for your claim. When you make a mistake in the aftermath of the accident, it can ...
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  • What to Prove to Win a Premises Liability Case

    Premises liability refers to a property owner’s potential legal responsibility for injuries suffered due to unsafe conditions on his/her property. Owners are required to ensure that their property, whether it’s a building or open space, is a secure environment for visitors. In order for the injured person (the plaintiff) to recover compensation from a premises liability claim, he/she will have to ...
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  • How to Calculate Pain & Suffering

    Whether you have been injured in a car accident or on someone else’s property, chances are you’ll file a personal injury claim. Your claim will include the cost of medical treatment as a result of the accident and lost wages if you were forced to miss work to recover from injury; however, you may also be entitled to pain and suffering as well. Pain and suffering represents the emotional distress, ...
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  • Signs of Concussion After a Car Accident

    Car accidents , as common as they may be, are incredibly dangerous depending on the circumstances. One of the most common injuries incurred in a car accident is a concussion, which is a mild brain injury. This type of injury generally occurs after a blow to the head, and it results in serious aftereffects such as possible internal bleeding, bruising, or tearing of the nerve fibers. Concussions are ...
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  • Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    While it may feel like second nature to share the details of your injury on social media, it is absolutely advised against to do so. This is so for a number of important reasons, the primary one being the lack of privacy of anything you post online. Even if you feel you trust your friends implicitly, you cannot be sure what you post will not be found by the opposition and thus used against you. No ...
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  • 6 Steps for Dealing with an Accident Caused by an Uninsured Motorist

    All serious car accidents are emotionally overwhelming. However, learning that you were struck by an uninsured motorist or underinsured driver can make a stressful situation even worse. While it may seem natural to think about who’s going to pay for car repairs and how you’re going to pay your medical bills, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure you will obtain the most favorable ...
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  • 6 Common Child Injuries & Their Legal Ramifications

    As much as parents would like to control their child’s interactions with others and surroundings, the reality is that accidents and injuries occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries are the leading cause of fatality among children in the United States. Each year, among those less than a year old to 19 years of age, over 12,000 people die from ...
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  • Slip & Fall Accidents

    Despite taking the necessary precautions, countless people will suffer a slip and fall accident this year. This is often due to neglect, misconduct, or poor construction. Consequences of a slip and fall accident include bruises and bumps in minor instances, and concussions, head or brain injuries, or broken bones in the most severe accidents. In slip and fall accident cases, there is a question of ...
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  • What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

    Sometimes, accidents result in horrific injuries beyond simple repair. This is known as a catastrophic injury , in which victims suffer from permanent and life-altering damages. These injuries generally include those affecting one’s brain or spine, as they are sure to leave the victim mentally or physically handicapped. These injuries are common in serious car or truck accidents, construction ...
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  • What You Need to Know About CA Statute of Limitations

    In California and every state in the country, there are time limits for filing lawsuits and other civil actions known as “statutes of limitations.” The statute of limitations laws are designed to create general practicability and fairness when filing lawsuits—since it is never fair to hang an unfinished legal matter over a person indefinitely. Hence, these laws attempt to create a distinct end to ...
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  • Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    Accidents happen on a daily basis, and the more serious of them require litigation. While you may feel your injury was not severe enough to pursue the help of a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, this could not be further from the truth. While you may not be sold on the idea of involving a legal team for fear it will complicate or lengthen an already stressful process, we at Eliot Reiner, APLC ...
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  • Lifeguard Liability & Swimming Pool Accidents

    When you go to a public swimming pool that is supervised by a lifeguard, you expect that the lifeguard on duty will attentive and responsive to emergencies. However, many lifeguards fail to uphold their duty, resulting in accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. When a lifeguard is on duty, they are obligated to ensure that there are not too many people in the pool and nobody is engaging in ...
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  • Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident?

    Construction sites can be hazardous environments, resulting in many accidents and injuries each year. Contractors and many other parties involved in a construction project can create dangers throughout the site. If you have suffered an injury on a construction site, it is critical to identify who is responsible for the accident. While your injury will be covered by workers’ compensation regardless ...
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  • Is It Dangerous to Drive in Flip Flops?

    Did you know that wearing flip-flops or sandals while driving a car can be dangerous for you and other motorists? According to several studies, approximately 1.4 million car accidents occurred when a driver’s sandals blocked them from pressing the brake, gas, or clutch pedals. While a driver wearing the proper footwear, driving under normal conditions, can react within 0.02 seconds, a driver ...
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  • Common Tips to Prevent Car Accidents

    Whenever you get behind the wheel, it is important to ensure that you are driving safely and obey all traffic laws to avoid being involved in a car accident . However, sometimes crashes are unavoidable. Fortunately, most accidents are easily preventable. To help become a safer driver, here are several tips to help avoid the possibility of a collision. Each time you get into a vehicle, remember the ...
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