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Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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  • What is a Split Liability Agreement?

    If you are pursuing a claim after suffering an injury in an accident, you can hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries. However, if the other party disputes this by claiming you were partly to blame, then both of you can be held liable for the accident. So how are you able to recover damages if you share some of the blame? Split Liability Agreements A split liability agreement is ...
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  • Brain Injuries Resulting in Memory Loss

    When it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) , one of the most common symptoms is memory loss. TBI can damage parts of the brain which handle learning and remembering, affecting short-term and long-term memory. A person suffering from a brain injury can have a difficult time remembering new information, recent events, and what’s happening day to day. Additionally, TBI may also affect ...
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  • Personal Injury Myths

    If you have suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover monetary damages or financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to file claims because of several myths associated with personal injury lawsuits and ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

    Summer is in full swing, which means friends and families will be flocking to swimming pools to cool down and enjoy a day of fun. As you enjoy this favored season, it is important to keep certain safety precautions in mind to avoid a preventable disaster. Drowning accidents are a major problem in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accounting for ...
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  • Daycare Injuries

    Thousands of parents rely on daycare centers to take care of their children, relinquishing temporary custody of their kids to the daycare center employees. Although most children in daycare centers do not experience any sort of harm, there are instances where an injury occurs due to negligence. The elements of a daycare personal injury claim include: The daycare center had a duty of care to ...
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  • Let's Prevent Injuries & Deaths during National Safety Month 2017

    Most people who die because of preventable injuries are typically in the prime of their lives – succeeding in their careers, raising families, and having active lifestyles. Since June is National Safety Month, it is our chance to help prevent these unnecessary injuries and fatalities on the job, on the roads, in our homes and communities. The theme for this year is “Keep Each Other Safe.” The ...
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  • Are Spinal Cord Injuries Permanent?

    A spinal cord injury involves damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots. Common causes of spinal cord injury include car accidents , falls , violent acts, and non-traumatic disorders. This type of injury temporarily or permanently stops or alters the brain’s ability to communicate with other body parts. Common types of spinal cord injury include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord), compression ...
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  • Federal Trucking Regulations

    Since 1939, the federal government has attempted to oversee and manage the interstate trucking industry in order to make sure operating commercial vehicles and trucks are done in the safest manner possible. Because of this purpose, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set forth various regulations and requirements which all trucking companies and drivers need to follow. The ...
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