Pedestrian Accidents

 Numbers do not lie, and they are frightening when it comes to pedestrian accidents. According to statistics gathered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2015. This averages to one car-related...

Protecting yourself against Truck Accidents

 According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), 3,986 people died in large truck accidents in 2016. Sixty-six percent (66%) were occupants of passenger vehicles, and 16% were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. This was an increase of 27% as...

Construction Site and Scaffolding Accidents

Construction site and scaffolding accidents are generally serious.  Imagine a site where different subcontractors come in every day and work side by side.  Subcontractors may include:  plasterer, plumber, concrete/flat work, framer, roofer, sheet metal, masonry,...

Motorcycle and injuries – Protect yourself

Motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or death.  In fact, statistics reveal that for every mile traveled, there are about 35 times more deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents.  Injuries are more severe in motorcycle accidents...

Facts About Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 4,860,000 burn victims receive medical treatment every year.  From this total, about 40,000 victims are hospitalized, including 30,000 at hospital burn centers. Burns are generally caused when the skin is...

Pedestrian Accidents

Statistics show that about 4,300 pedestrians are killed each year in traffic accidents, and another 69,000 pedestrians are injured.  Most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas (72 percent), at non-intersection locations (76 percent), in normal weather conditions...

Bicycle Safety and Avoiding Accidents

 Summer is almost here and with that, more and more cyclists will be out enjoying the weather.  Unfortunately, statistics show that over 48,000 cyclists are injured every year.  So, if you plan on taking your bicycle out, please take some extra precaution to protect...

Are Settlements in Personal Injury Cases Taxable?

 Ever wonder: “If I am injured in an accident or slip and fall, and receive compensation for those injuries, do I pay taxes on the money I receive?”  Simple answer: “most likely – no.” The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addresses the issue of recovery in personal...

Facts About Burn Injuries

 According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 4,860,000 burn victims receive medical treatment every year.  From this total, about 40,000 victims are hospitalized, including 30,000 at hospital burn centers. Burns are generally caused when the skin is...

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

 In the United States, the legal weight for an eighteen-wheeler is 80,000 lbs, while the average passenger vehicle weighs somewhere around 5,000 pounds.  So, it is clear to see why this gross difference in weight accounts for most of the serious injuries and...

Do You Know What to do Following an Accident?

Getting into an accident is not a common event.  So, when it happens, people often panic and do not know what to do.  Below is a guideline of what you should do following an accident. 1. Stay calm.  Take a deep breath and collect yourself.  Be civil.  Do not argue...

Bicycle Safety and Avoiding Accidents

 Summer is coming and with that, more and more bicyclists will be out enjoying the weather.  That being said, statistics unfortunately reveal that over 48,000 bicyclists are injured every year.  So, if you plan on taking your bike out, please take some extra...

Common Carriers, Uber, and Lyft

 What are “Common Carriers”?  Under California law, a “common carrier” is defined as anyone who offers transportation to the general public for profit.  In the past, Common Carriers have been limited to buses, transportation vans, taxicabs, trains, and airplanes.  In...

A Few Words About Spinal Cord Injuries

 Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord.  Such an injury usually occurs because of a sudden and traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae, resulting in displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments that bruise or tear into...

Motorcycle and Injuries – Protect yourself

 Motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or death.  In fact, statistics reveal that for every mile traveled, there are about 35 times more deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents.  Injuries are more severe in motorcycle accidents...