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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

    Complex Liability Requires Experienced Counsel A construction site can be one of the most dangerous places to work. From large moving vehicles, equipment from a variety of trades and numerous different tradesmen on the site, accidents can happen at any moment. If you are hurt on a construction site, you may be dealing with complexities of multiple at-fault parties and different insurance ...
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  • The Connection Between Mental Health & Car Accidents

    The Trauma of a Car Collision Is Not Always Physical If you’ve been in a traumatic car accident, you may be suffering from psychological trauma that lasts long after your physical wounds are healed. It is not uncommon for accident victims to have anxiety, depression, accident-related phobias and PTSD. These mental and emotional effects can persist and cost accident victims hundreds or thousands of ...
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  • 5 Most Common Winter Holiday Accidents

    Winter is a time for celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Whether it’s eating delicious meals or receiving generous gifts, the season is always associated with being merry and joyous. However, the period between the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also comes with a rise in serious and fatal injuries. The first step to having an injury-free holiday season is knowing ...
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  • 2018 "10 Worst Toys" According to WATCH

    Earlier this month, Worlds Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) released its list of the 10 Worst Toys of the 2018 holiday season to prevent consumers from purchasing potentially hazardous toys for children. The non-profit organization has been warning the public for over 40 years about dangerous child products in an effort to reduce injuries to kids. Unfortunately, toys which cause harm ...
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  • How Personal Injury Settlements Are Divided in a California Divorce

    While divorce can be an emotionally overwhelming process, suffering a serious injury in an accident during proceedings can make matters more stressful and complicated. While it may be possible that your spouse may receive some of your personal injury settlement, the answer depends on the certain circumstances of your marriage. According to California Family Code § 780, if the injury occurred ...
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  • Attorney Eliot Reiner Featured in Sacramento Magazine

    Attorney Eliot Reiner is featured in the October 2018 edition of Sacramento Magazine in the “Faces of Sacramento” section. He has also been mentioned in the publication’s “Top Attorneys 2018 Legal Profiles” list after being selected by his peers in the personal injury field. Sacramento Magazine wrote: "Eliot Reiner is the lead attorney and founder of Eliot Reiner, APLC. He began his legal career ...
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  • 4 Dangers of Night-Time Driving

    Now that fall is here and Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end, most of us will be spending a lot of time driving in the evening. However, there are unique dangers on the road when the sun goes down. The National Safety Council (NSC) states that the risk of a deadly collision is three times higher when it is dark outside. Understanding the potential dangers and practicing safe driving ...
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  • Auto Accidents Caused by Defective Tires – Who is Responsible?

    Oftentimes, car accidents occur due to human error, such as distracted driving, speeding, or drinking and driving. That said, there are a multitude of other factors that can contribute to a motor vehicle accident, such as defective tires. In this case, you would not hold the other driver involved liable for your injuries or damages. Instead, you could potentially hold the tire manufacturer liable. ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Information for Surviving Family Members of a Fatal Car Accident

    Every state has its own laws regarding how wrongful death claims are to be handled. In California, a wrongful death claim can be filed when a person dies due to the wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity. If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you would be able to bring a wrongful death claim to court, depending on your relationship to the decedent. It is also ...
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  • What is Negligent Security?

    Whether you visit a private or public property, it is important to feel safe and secure. However, sometimes establishments fail to provide adequate security measures to protect their patrons. If you have been injured by a violent attack, the property owner may be held liable in a negligent security lawsuit. Often referred to as inadequate security, negligent security is an issue of premises ...
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  • How to Take Effective Car Accident Photos

    Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, whether it’s your first time or your fourth. It can be difficult to think clearly and rationally at the moment, or even in the following days and weeks. Instead of relying on your memory, witness accounts, and a police report to back up your story, photographs provide empirical evidence of what took place. After checking yourself for ...
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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 ...
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  • 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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