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Who is most likely to drive while distracted?

California readers know that distracted driving is a serious issue, and it is a direct threat to the health and well-being of every individual on the roads. Even one moment of distraction can lead to serious consequences, yet despite the clear dangers of this behavior, many people continue to drive while distracted.

When can I sue my employer?

A workplace injury can bring your world to a crashing halt. Even a minor injury may hamper your ability to work and cause you pain and suffering that interferes with your daily life. In the hours and days following your injury, you may replay the accident in your mind, allowing your emotions to take over.

Are your headaches a sign of traumatic brain injury?

When you heard the impact of the other car smashing into yours on a California highway, you may have thought it was the end. Thankfully, you survived, and rescue workers got you to the nearest hospital in the nick of time for treatment of your injuries. Since then, you have spent weeks working your way back to good health and have been thankful for the many people who are part of your support network. It's the headaches that have you worried.

Did another driver's smoking habit lead to your injuries?

If you navigate California highways on a regular basis, you surely have your work cut out for you. Heavy traffic and reckless drivers may put your life at risk. It can be downright terrifying to be traveling along uneventfully and suddenly notice a car in your rear view mirror barreling up behind you, dangerously close to your bumper. You've likely also experienced what it's like to feel the gust of wind a speeding tractor-trailer causes as it passes.

Unsecured loads and road debris can cause deadly accidents

Every person behind the wheel of a vehicle has the responsibility to properly attach and secure any load that he or she is carrying, whether it is a privately owned vehicle or a commercial vehicle. From furniture to small pieces of trash, there can be deadly consequences when something falls off a moving vehicle.

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. 

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