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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Fourth of July Safety Tips to Avoid Injury

    Each year, we Americans celebrate the independence of our great nation on the Fourth of July with great food, pool parties, fireworks, parades, and a whole bunch of red, white, and blue. Unfortunately, this fun summer holiday is associated with many dangers. Due to the increased risk of injury, our Sacramento personal injury lawyer wants to make sure you are aware of some of the common hazards and ...
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  • Common Reasons Why Car Accidents Are More Likely To Occur in the Summer

    Although summertime means enjoying the outdoors and embarking on road trips, the season is also associated with a spike in car accidents . According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), August and September are considered the peak months for auto collisions. The following are the main reasons why car accidents occur more often during the summer months: The summer heat can ...
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  • Is the Driver Always at Fault in a Car-Pedestrian Accident?

    When it comes to collisions involving cars and pedestrians , we initially assume that the driver of the motor vehicle is often at fault. One of the most common phrases we here regarding car-pedestrian accidents is “the pedestrian always has the right-of-way.” However, the old adage isn’t always correct from a legal standpoint. Sometimes, pedestrians can actually be wholly or partially to blame. An ...
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  • Common Causes of Boating Accidents

    Sacramento and the rest of Northern California benefit from ideal weather nearly all year-round. Furthermore, there are plenty of nearby waterways—such as bays, lakes, rivers, and even the Pacific Ocean—throughout the region where recreational boats are allowed. Unfortunately, many boating accidents happen every year. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, California reported a total of 1,981 boating ...
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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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