Injured In An Accident During Pregnancy, Now What?

Injured During Pregnancy, Now What? Any accident can carry the risk of significant injuries, especially for women expecting babies. Slips, falls, and car accidents could have far-reaching consequences. In many cases, the other party’s negligence caused the accident, leaving expectant mothers with serious injuries. If you have been involved in any type of accident while…

Filing Claims for Dental Injuries

Filing Claims for Dental Injuries Head and facial trauma sometimes occur in motor vehicle accidents or slips and falls. When someone sustains a forceful blow to the face during an accident, dental injuries sometimes result and can cause severe pain and disfigurement. Teeth are strong and resist damage. When a car accident breaks or knocks…

Blood Alcohol Monitoring Systems in New Vehicles

Blood Alcohol Monitoring Systems in New Vehicles According to the NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. Per the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed every day in a car accident because of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50…

Common Delayed Injuries Following a Car Accident

Common Delayed Injuries Following a Car Accident Car accidents are common and can happen to anyone, including you. A car accident can exert extreme physical force and movement on a person’s body. Depending on whether the person is a driver or passenger, whether they are wearing a seatbelt, and how they are positioned at impact…

What is Loss of Consortium?

What is Loss of Consortium? A personal injury can have a severely negative impact on more than the life of the injured party. Their loved ones also suffer. When those losses diminish the previous standards of a loving, stable relationship, California law refers to the situation with a specific legal term known as “loss of…

At-Fault vs. No-Fault States

At-Fault vs. No-Fault States The stats don’t lie; California consistently ranks as one of the top states for car accidents and related injuries or fatalities each and every year. If you have recently been involved in an accident in CA or another at-fault state, determining who is to blame or “at fault” in the accident…

Driving Tips for Seniors

Driving Tips for Seniors As many as 88% of men and 70% of women in their early 70s drive regularly. At the age of 85 or older, 55% of men and 22% of women continue to drive. Seniors today are often committed to remaining independent for as long as possible. Being able to drive to…

Tesla Malfunctions Increasing

Tesla Malfunctions Increasing Recent increases in malfunctions of the Tesla Autopilot have attracted national attention. Safety concerns led the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to open investigations into its computer system. Reflecting the potential dangers of autonomous vehicles, research shows that Self-Driving Vehicles had more than twice as many crashes as conventional vehicles. Looking at…

Exceptions to Proposition 213

How Proposition 213 Affects the Legal Rights of Drivers When California voters passed Proposition 213, also called the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996, they limited the right of uninsured drivers, inebriated drivers, and felons to sue and recover damages for injuries and harm caused by automobile accidents. Before this law was passed, any driver who…

How To Prepare for California Wildfires

How To Prepare for California Wildfires If you’ve spent any time in California, then you know that seasonal fires are no joke. They burn over a million hectares of land per year and destroy thousands of structures. While forest fires aren’t always avoidable, there are still steps that you can take to protect yourself. You…

What to do After a Boating Accident

What to do After a Boating Accident There are over 5,000 boating accidents nationwide per year, many happening during the summer months, vacation time and holiday season. These may occur more frequently in areas with more lakes and coastlines, such as Michigan, California and Florida, but boating in general carries a significant risk of some…

Back to School: Essential Safety Tips

Back to School: Essential Safety Tips The start of a new school year is an optimistic and exciting time. To keep it positive and create only good memories, it’s important to be aware of the season’s risks, especially hazardous situations on California roads. If you or your loved ones are involved in an accident, you…