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  • Animal Bites

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    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Car Accidents

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    • 4 Best Apps to Fight Distracted Driving

      Although distracted driving has become a common cause of car accidents in the United States, Americans generally cannot stop texting while driving . Unfortunately, taking your eyes off the road—for even a few seconds—can be dangerous. However, several app developers have created ways to help turn your phone into a tool for fighting against distracted driving, instead of causing it. With plenty of ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    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.
    • 5 Tips to Help Motorcyclists Avoid Accidents

      If you are a motorcyclist, one of the best ways you can help protect yourself on the road is to be aware of the dangers and risks associated with riding your motorcycle. Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the limited protection motorcyclists have compared to drivers of motor vehicles. In 2015, 4,976 people died in collisions involving motorcycles, which is ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
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