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Drunk Drivers around the Holidays

All drunk driving accidents and deaths are preventable, and unfortunately, serious injuries and deaths from DUI crashes around the holidays have become predictable. Based on estimates by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), arrests of suspected DUI drivers this 2021 Thanksgiving period increased by 17% when compared to last year’s DUI arrests over the same period.  The CHP arrested 1,019 drivers during this year’s Thanksgiving period, which started on Wednesday at 6 pm and ended on Sunday at midnight. Fifty-seven peopleRead More …

3 Common Injuries Pedestrian Accident Victims Can Suffer

When motor vehicles crash into pedestrians, the consequences are usually life-changing and Catastrophic Injuries. Some pedestrian accident victims do not even survive. Those that survive severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic amputations, often face ongoing medical bills and months to years of being incapable of working if they do manage to go back to work at all. 972 Pedestrians were killed in California in 2019. Traumatic Brain Injury TBI or traumatic brain injury isRead More …

Hotel Accident and Premises Liability – Details 2021

Hotel Accident

The most common hotel accident in hotel is a slip and fall. The hotel’s legal obligation is to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. This extends both to your room and the common areas. They are subject to the same legal standard as any property owner who invites the public onto their premises. As a hotel guest, you expect the premises to be safe. After all, you are paying top dollar for a room at area hotels. ThisRead More …

Fall Hazards: How to Prevent in Your Workplace in 2021?

Fall Hazards are events. In fact, fall accidents are responsible for many injury-related deaths every year. These accidents can occur in your home or in your workplace. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Organization, construction workers are at an especially high risk of experiencing a fall accident. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent fall hazards in your workplace while focusing on fall safety. Prevent Falls by Assessing Job-Site Hazards There are a number of steps youRead More …

Is Your Landlord Responsible for Common Outdoor Areas?

Is Your Landlord Responsible

Is Your Landlord Responsible? One of the advantages of renting a property over buying or owning one is that the property owner is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of your home or office. If there are outdoor areas that are used by multiple units, such as a garden, a backyard, a swimming pool, or simply a stairwell or walkway, it is the landlord’s responsibility to keep those areas in good repair and free of debris or obstacles. If the propertyRead More …

Spinal Cord Injuries Can Result in a Lifetime of Damage

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries You may require significant medical care for the rest of your life if you sustain a spinal cord injury. These injuries are often caused by accidents. Any injury that results in damage to your spinal cord or spinal nerves can leave you in need of immediate medical treatment. These injuries can result in paralysis, pain, numbness, and other symptoms. Medical science has made major strides in treating spinal cord injuries in recent years. However, you should stillRead More …

Slip and Falls in Grocery Stores: What Causes in 2021?

Slip and Falls in Grocery Stores

Grocery stores are common sites for Slip and Falls in Grocery Store’s accidents. While the cartoon banana peel comes quickly to mind, there are a number of other causes of these embarrassing and potentially painful accidents. Common Grocery Store Hazards As soon as you get out of your car, you could slip and fall on snow or ice that has not been properly removed or sanded. There also could be soapy water from a recent clean-up or a spill thatRead More …

Slip and Fall Accident: 4 Things to Do – Full Guidelines 2021

A Slip and Fall accident – when a person slips, falls, and suffers an injury while on the property of another – could be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. If all of the conditions for liability are met, your chances are good that you will win your case. A slip and fall accident case must meet these four criteria: •Someone had a duty to keep the area safe •Someone was negligent in that duty •The negligence caused the accidentRead More …

Pedestrian Accidents Can End in Catastrophic Injuries

In the contest between a pedestrian and a car, there is no question as to who is going to end up injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents each year. In those pedestrian accidents that are not fatal, many results in extremely serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injury – or TBI – is a seriousRead More …

School Bus Accidents Can Leave Children Severely Injured

Children getting a school bus

The big yellow bus is an iconic symbol of transporting children to and from school. Fortunately, riding a school bus is relatively safe for children. According to NHTSA statistics, of the approximately 300 school-age children who die in school transportation-related accidents each year, only about one-sixth of them are passengers at the time. The remaining children are passengers in other cars, pedestrians, or bystander/cyclists. Unfortunately, children involved in school bus accidents – whether on the bus or not – oftenRead More …