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.,...
California Ranks Low Hospital Safety
Approximately two months ago, The Leapfrog Group released their biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This study uses a combination of surveys and an objective evaluation system to assign letter grades (A through F) to hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C. The evaluation system looks at rates of medical errors, including the rates at which...
When a doctor or health care professional injures you, starting a lawsuit is not as simple as just hiring an attorney and filing the paperwork in the court. First, a plaintiff must follow specific steps to make sure that the doctor has had sufficient notice of the claim.   90-Day Rule In California, the state’s...
Almost four in ten California hospitals have received a C grade or lower for patient safety according to a new report released by Leapfrog, a non-profit organization focused on the quality of health care around the country. The organization has been grading hospitals since 2012 based on how safe hospitals keep their patients from errors,...
Are you aware of the dangerous ingredients that your over-the-counter medications may contain? The warnings and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals and over the counter medication include possible liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding, but certainly do not end there. Thankfully for unsuspecting consumers, hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller remedies will be receiving changes to their labels...
In the confusion and mayhem following a serious car accident in Los Angeles, the last thing on many accident victims’ minds is protecting their legal rights. However, if you or your loved one intend to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver and recover financial damages for injuries suffered, it is important that...
Each year, thousands of children throughout the United States suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic burn accidents occur due to a third party’s negligence or carelessness, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights....
Car accidents happen with such regularity in Southern California that having recently witnessed or been involved in one isn’t surprising.  But California is not alone. A recent U.S. Census report shows that there were 10.9 million car accidents in the United States, resulting in between 32,000 and 34,000 deaths. If you suffered serious injuries in...
Generally speaking, if you let someone borrow your car, you are also lending that person your car insurance (car insurance typically follows the car and not the driver). Therefore, if your friend gets in a car accident in Los Angeles while driving your car, even if your friend has his/her own amazing insurance coverage, your...
Accidents can happen at any time and at any place, even at work. If you were injured on the job or while performing work duties, it is crucial that you understand your legal rights and options. Safe Working Conditions In California, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, every Los Angeles employer must...
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