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  • Animal Bites

    The latest posts for Animal Bites are listed below.
    • Have You Been Injured in a Cat Attack?

      When many people think of animal attacks, their first thought is usually of an unleashed dog or a larger animal becoming violent. But what about cats? Cat bites and attacks can be just as serious as those from dogs, causing severe puncture wounds, scratches, and bacterial infections which can sometimes require hospitalization. As such, cat owners can often be held liable for any damages that their ...
    • Looking at California's strict liability dog bite statute, P.2

      In our last post, we began speaking about California’s strict liability dog bite statute, particularly the elements a plaintiff must prove when pursuing a case under the law. As we pointed out, the elements which are necessary to prove under the law do not include any reference to negligence. Because the strict liability statute does not involve the issue of negligence, it does not matter whether ...
    • Looking at California's strict liability dog bite statute, P.1

      When an individual is attacked by a dog, the first order of concern is always their safety and health. Once the medical consequences of the attack have begun to be addressed, most attack victims turn their attention to the question of compensation. In some cases, dog attacks can result in serious wounds with permanent scarring and loss of mobility or function. In such cases, seeking just ...

    Bicycle Accidents

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    • Tips to Prevent "Dooring" Bicycle Accidents

      Some say that Sacramento is a bike-friendly city. Others argue that this statement is far from true. Whatever the case may be, cyclists in any city run the risk of being “doored” by a negligent driver when the driver exits their car without checking for oncoming traffic. Read on to learn what this means, how to avoid and prevent these bicycle accidents , and what to do if you were “doored” in ...
    • Bicyclists and distracted riding: a legislative focus

      Bicyclists in California and nationally obviously need to be protected while out on the road. Do they need to be protected from themselves, though? That is one material tangent focused upon in a recent media look spotlighting distracted bicycling across the country . Perhaps some of our readers have seen a bicyclist in or around Sacramento with one hand on the handlebars and the other firmly ...
    • Who is at risk for getting into a bicycle accident?

      Riding your bike can be great, from both a transportation standpoint, as well as a fitness one. Many people like knowing they are getting their heart rate up and getting around, without having to get into a car. Given the fact that bike riding is a rather positive activity, it is particularly troubling to learn just how many people are hurt or killed in bicycle accidents each year. According to ...

    Brain Injuries

    The latest posts for Brain Injuries are listed below.
    • Why Should All Brain Injuries Be Taken Seriously?

      After taking a blow to the head, being in a car accident , slipping and falling, or even suffering from a persistent high fever, a full medical examination is crucial. Even if you are feeling fine and vigorous after such a dangerous incident, your brain’s health could be in jeopardy. Due to the subtly of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), it is important to take any situation that could have caused ...
    • Can a falling TV cause a brain injury in a child? Some say yes

      Think back to your childhood and the television set you had. If you're like many of our readers, it was probably clunky and rather heavy. If you bumped into it, it likely didn't move much. With advancements in technology though, this isn't the case anymore. Large tube televisions have given way to sleek-and-slim LCD screens that weigh a fraction of their older counterparts. The cost of larger ...
    • Are you at risk of developing SIS?

      As some of our more regular readers know, we are not strangers to the topic of brain injuries. In fact, we've written dozens of posts on the subject, talking with our readers about everything from the situations in which a brain injury may be suffered to the effects a brain injury can have on an individual over the course of their life. In one particular post written last December, we even touched ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • Air Bags & Seat Belts: What Saves Your Life Can Still Hurt You

      We’ve all seen the commercials. Cars with crash-test dummies smashing into solid walls in slow motion, showing the air bags as they stop the crash-test dummy from smashing into the dashboard. Those videos are intended to show us how air bags and seat belts save lives – and they do! – but what they don’t show are the bruises and the lasting neck and back pain that the car accident victim still ...
    • How to Be a Defensive Driver

      Distracted driving and aggressive driving are the two main causes of car accidents . The best way to counteract these drivers on the road is to increase the number of defensive drivers – drivers who are aware and prepared for anything. “Defensive driving” simply refers to driving in a way that gives the person the best possible chance of preventing and avoiding collisions. There are many defensive ...
    • Is Texting & Driving Illegal in California?

      Texting and driving is universally understood to be dangerous. Some states have outlawed texting while driving, while others have not. California is one of the former, having outlawed texting and driving in 2009. But the law has tightened even further regarding cell phones and driving with the implementation of another law on January 1, 2017 – a law against using a handheld wireless device in any ...

    DUI

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    • Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

      Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous times to be out on the road? Millions of Americans get behind the wheel to visit relatives each year and the surge in traffic often brings with it dangerous driving conditions. If you plan on traveling, whether across town or across state lines, it is important to stay safe. Below, we have compiled a list of the top four driving tips to ...
    • Can I Hold Alcohol Providers Accountable for Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

      When people choose to drive under the influence (DUI), it greatly increases the risk of an accident for everyone on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in every three traffic deaths in the U.S. involves a drunk driver. With the great potential for harm associated with DUI, can alcohol providers and sellers, such as barkeeps, be held ...

    Firm News

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    • Keep in Contact with Eliot Reiner APLC

      Eliot Reiner APLC has successfully represented injury claims that range from car and bicycle accidents to dog bites and catastrophic injuries. There is no claim too complex for our law firm to handle, and we make it our aim to maximize the value of a claim. As a former insurance defense lawyer, our lead attorney, Eliot Reiner, knows the insurance industry inside and out and uses that knowledge to ...

    In the News

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    • Beware of Swimming Pool Accidents This Summer

      September has officially arrived and many people are looking to get in a few more pool days before the summer season comes to an end. While going for a swim can be a great way to relax and cool off in the heat, the use of public pools also comes with a risk. The warmest months of the year are also when the greatest number of pool-related injuries occur. Issues such as overcrowding and the ...
    • Why are Takata Airbags Being Placed in New Cars?

      If you are starting to get frustrated with how often Takata Corporation of Japan ends up on front pages for its dangerous defective airbags, you are not alone. Upset motorists all across the country and the world have found themselves in even more danger due to the company’s handling, or lack thereof, of its wide scale recall. It has recently been discovered that rather than putting a different ...

    Motorcycle Accidents

    The latest posts for Motorcycle Accidents are listed below.
    • Recent Motorcycle Accident Statistics in California

      There are hundreds of thousands of motorcycles registered in California, giving the state the largest capita of riders in the nation. Due to this vast volume of motorcycle owners and riders, it is no surprise to find that California is often the top state in the country for the largest amount of motorcycle accidents in a given year. According to 2013 statistics – the most recent year with ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Should I Say "Sorry" after an Accident?

      Two vehicles collide in an intersection after a truck driver runs a red light. The motorist who was following the law gets out of their vehicle and says that they are sorry to the trucker. Even though the driver who ran the red light may be 100% at fault for the car accident , the act of apologizing may end up hurting or lengthening the other driver’s injury case. How Can Saying “I’m Sorry” Affect ...
    • What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents?

      Driving can be dangerous. While you may practice good driving habits, there is no guarantee that the other drivers on the road will be doing the same. In fact, there are numerous factors which are often beyond your control that may lead to a car accident. Below, our blog outlines several of the common causes of car accidents as well as what you should do if you are involved in a wreck. Distracted ...
    • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

      Whiplash typically refers to the soft-tissue injuries to the back and neck suffered when a victim’s head is suddenly and violently thrown back and forth. No two injuries are the same and whiplash affects each victim differently. With less severe cases, symptoms may clear up in as little as six weeks. Other times, a person may be left to live with the condition for years, even while receiving care ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Why are Takata Airbags Being Placed in New Cars?

      If you are starting to get frustrated with how often Takata Corporation of Japan ends up on front pages for its dangerous defective airbags, you are not alone. Upset motorists all across the country and the world have found themselves in even more danger due to the company’s handling, or lack thereof, of its wide scale recall. It has recently been discovered that rather than putting a different ...

    Truck Accidents

    The latest posts for Truck Accidents are listed below.
    • Should I Say "Sorry" after an Accident?

      Two vehicles collide in an intersection after a truck driver runs a red light. The motorist who was following the law gets out of their vehicle and says that they are sorry to the trucker. Even though the driver who ran the red light may be 100% at fault for the car accident , the act of apologizing may end up hurting or lengthening the other driver’s injury case. How Can Saying “I’m Sorry” Affect ...
    • FMCSA: commercial vehicles an outsized roadway risk nationally

      Here are two quick takeaways from accident-related data concerning commercial vehicles that was released last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. For starters, those vehicles -- large trucks and buses -- are noted by a national media article discussing the FMCSA findings as being "disproportionately involved in crashes on the road." And, second, given that commercial vehicles ...
    • Safety regulators working to reduce fatigue among truck drivers

      Study after study continues to confirm what has been intuitively known for most of human history: Adequate sleep is very important. Lack of sleep can have both immediate and long-term negative consequences. It impairs our ability to learn, to regulate body functions and to pay attention to our surroundings. When work suffers as a result of fatigue, most people fear getting fired or disciplined. ...
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