Does California Have the Worst Drivers?
Drivers here in The Golden State rank among the country’s worst when it comes to bad driving habits. This is according to a recently released report from CarInsuranceComparison.com, an auto insurance comparison website that used statistics and other data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When comparing all fifty states plus Washington, D.C.,...
School districts have an obligation to keep their students safe. When a school fails to do this, and its actions result in an injury or death, the school district can be responsible for paying compensation to the student who was injured. This duty to care for the health and safety of students extends off of...
Could a vehicle passenger be responsible for paying damages in a car accident lawsuit? According to a recent California Court of Appeals case, the answer seems to be yes. In 2009, Brandon Coleman was driving a car with two passengers on the way to a drug store. As the car traveled over a hilly road...
Sometimes, receiving compensation for your medical bills or pain and suffering after an accident is simply not enough. When the person who caused your injury acted in an especially reckless or outrageous way, you may be able to punish them for their actions by seeking punitive damages in your personal injury lawsuit. What Are Punitive Damages?...
Spinal cord injuries have a profound effect on the lives of injured people and their families. Besides the physical and emotional toll that these injuries take, the financial costs of living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) are substantial. Most families cannot handle these costs by themselves; that is why personal injury lawsuits after an...
It is human nature to want to help people in an emergency. Whether you stumble upon an injured person or witness an accident, most people feel the need to help out in any way possible. For the average lay person without medical training, attempting to help someone who is injured is a scary prospect. While...
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a car accident occurs once every 60 seconds. According to drivers on the 405, the rate may actually be much higher. An accident on a busy freeway often leads to a messy pile-up.  With every car that adds to the collision, the possibility for injuries and deaths...
Many car accidents have a clear-cut cause—someone was not paying attention, or rear-ended another driver, or was driving while intoxicated. In these cases, it can be easy to determine who is to blame. However, when a driver has a medical emergency behind the wheel, like a heart attack or a stroke, is the driver to blame?...
Sure, you’ve been drinking, but just a little. You know for a fact that you’re under the legal limit. So you put your key in your car, confident that you’re not breaking the law. But exactly how much does the small amount of alcohol you’ve consumed, an amount that is under California’s 0.08% legal limit,...
Everyone knows the difference between a concussion and a neck injury, right? After all, concussions affect the head while neck injuries affect the neck. It seems pretty clear, but if you were diagnosed with a concussion and the symptoms you’re experiencing persist over several months, you might actually be suffering from a neck injury. A...
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