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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 …

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 …

Should You Settle Your Slip and Fall Case On Your Own

a warning sign depicting a slippery floor

Many people think that handling their own accident settlement negotiation is a way to get more money for themselves after your injury in a slip-and-fall. This is not always the case. In fact, not having a lawyer might not increase your own proceeds, but it could jeopardize your settlement entirely. So you Should Settle Your Slip and Fall Case with a lawyer. Allow us to explain.  Attorneys Can Help When it Is Time to Determine Liability This question is phrasedRead More …

Escalator Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries – 2021

Escalators in a building

The constant moving parts and machinery in escalators can be dangerous for the people who ride on them. Escalator accidents happen more often than you think. When they do, one of our personal injury lawyers could work with you to try to obtain financial compensation. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has estimated that there are roughly 10,000 emergency room visits each year attributed to escalator accidents. While escalator deaths are rare, injuries are not. There are a number of injuriesRead More …

Negligence Per Se

Negligence Per Se

Negligence per se is a doctrine that provides that an action or conduct by a defendant is considered negligent because it violates a statute or regulation. Here, violation of the statute absents some valid excuse is automatically considered to be a breach of a duty of care owed to others, making it negligence as a matter of law.  Negligence per se creates a presumption that the defendant acted negligently, resulting in harm to the plaintiff. The presumption is rebuttable, meaningRead More …

Common Defenses to Negligence – Full Guidelines 2021

Common Defenses to Negligence

Common Defenses to Negligence Proving negligence and receiving compensation for the resulting harm requires a plaintiff to show that the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff to act reasonably, the defendant breached that duty, and the breach was a substantial factor in causing harm to the plaintiff. However, there may be situations in which the defendant offers some defense that mitigates or negates the plaintiff’s negligence claim.  Superseding Causes This defense is available to a defendant where an independentRead More …

Texting Is the Deadliest Distraction – Full Information 2021

Most of us lead very busy lives, and we’re happy for the odd distraction or two. Once behind the wheel of a car, however, distractions can become deadly, and texting (and other text-based activities with one’s smartphone) is the most dangerous distraction of them all. If a distracted driver leaves you or someone you care about injured in a car accident, consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney regarding how best to proceed. Distracted Driving Defined The CentersRead More …