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A delay in symptoms doesn't mean a decrease in pain and suffering

A car accident can occur at any moment, and preparing for such a potentially traumatic even can be difficult at best. Perhaps you consider your safety paramount and strictly adhere to California state traffic laws and safe driving procedures; unfortunately, your well-being may also be in the hands of others while on the road.

California medical malpractice damages: Economic vs. non-economic

You've probably heard the term "medical malpractice," but even if you have experienced it, you might be uncertain just what it entails. There are many different types of medical errors, ranging from dangerous to fatal. "Mistakes happen" is almost never acceptable when your life or the life of a loved one is at stake, especially not when these mistakes were avoidable had the medical staff followed the precautions and procedures established to prevent just such dangerous or even potentially fatal errors.

Did excessive speeding play a role in your car accident?

Many drivers speed. It is an extremely common, seemingly benign behavior, yet it is one of the leading causes of car accidents in California and across the country. If you suffered injuries in a car accident, there is a good chance that excessive speeds were a factor in what happened to you.

What is involved in a train accident claim?

Traveling by train can often help you and many other California residents get to their desired destinations. You may consider this form of travel relatively safe and give little thought to potentially suffering injuries due to an accident. Unfortunately, train accidents can occur at any time for a number of reasons, and you may find yourself among those passengers who suffer as a result.

Is my injury covered by workers' compensation insurance?

If you suffered an injury at work, you know how important it is to get workers' compensation benefits in order to cover your medical needs, lost wages and other accident-related losses. However, it is not always easy to actually obtain benefits, even when you believe you have a rightful claim. 

What type of damages can be sought after an auto accident?

You may have heard the sound of crunching metal, felt the jarring of your body from the impact and felt the pain of your injuries (if you didn't lose consciousness). In the chaos that followed, emergency personnel stabilized you for transport to the hospital. You may have ended up staying in the hospital and needing extensive recovery time even after you left.

Spinal cord injuries and your emotional health

Whether you have no memory of the accident that injured your spinal cord or you remember every excruciating moment, there is no doubt that your hours and days are now filled with the consequences of that incident. The life you knew is gone, and your family is now responsible for your care.

Whiplash is more than just a pain in the neck

Are you suffering from whiplash after a car accident in California? This is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents, but that does not mean that what you are currently experiencing is not serious, painful and overwhelming. It is particularly frustrating when the accident that left you injured is the result of the actions of another person or party.

Rate of motorcycle accidents on the rise, study finds

As the season slowly turns to summer, motorcycle enthusiasts are likely tuning their bikes and prepping for months of riding time. Although this form of transportation can provide both a fun and effective means to get from Point A to Point B, there are some risks. These risks may add to the excitement of the journey if taken wisely.

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