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What is Whiplash and is it Serious?

Whiplash has been made something of a joke in television and media. People often think of whiplash as a fake claim made by someone who was not really injured in an accident but wants to claim damages. In fact, whiplash is not only real, it can be terribly painful and difficult to diagnose and treat. …

How to Prepare For an Auto Accident Claim

Car accidents are disorienting, terrifying events. After you get into an accident is not the time to give your first thought to what to do if you get in an accident. You want to have an advance plan. And, if you have been in an accident recently, you may find that some of this information …

Toyota Faces First of Many Wrongful Death Claims

A trial has begun in California Superior Court that promises to test laws pertaining to wrongful death because of a product defect. The family of Noriko Uno is suing Toyota over a 2009 fatal accident in Upland, CA after Uno’s Camry suddenly accelerated to over 100 miles per hour, eventually striking a telephone pole. The …

How Dangerous Is It To Be Near a MUNI Bus?

Earlier this summer, an accident caused by a MUNI bus caused injuries to four people, sending all of them to the hospital. MUNI has maintained a fairly stable accident rate over the last two years but, with 934 people injured between 2006 and 2011, accidents are far from rare. Fatal accidents are most likely to …

How Can You Tell If Your Landlord Has Created a Dangerous Situation?

You and your landlord divide responsibilities for your property. Both of you are obligated to keep the property safe, though some safety requirements are your landlord’s obligation and some are yours. In general, as long as you do not cause damage to the property and keep it clean and well cared for, maintaining a safe …

Will a Ballot Initiative Reform Malpractice Claims?

California is a tough state for anyone claiming medical malpractice against a physician. The difficulty stems from a state law passed in 1975, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), which capped medical malpractice judgments at a very low level. This law has made it difficult for claimants to recoup their full damages in the …

How Can You Assess Liability in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycles can make for dangerous driving ― but not always because of the motorcyclists themselves. Frequently, other drivers pose a major risk to a motorcyclist. Since motorcycle accidents often result in injury or even death, it is important to assess liability. Whether an injured motorcyclist can recover damages for pain, suffering, loss of work or …

Five Ways to Cycle Safer

In 2011, fully 48,000 cyclists were injured in collisions with motor vehicles in the United States. That substantial number does not include the nearly 700 fatalities. Bikes and cars sharing the road have an inherently dangerous relationship. What can cyclists do to protect themselves? Do not drink and bike. More than one-fourth of the cyclists …

What Makes Trucks More Dangerous Than Cars?

Large truck crashes used to be a constant feature of American highways. Those numbers have generally declined over the last 30 years, though not uniformly. In 2010, for instance, fatalities in large truck crashes increased by almost nine percent over the year before, an increase seen not only in the occupants of the trucks themselves …

The Top Ten Things to Do After a Car Accident

If you have just been in a car accident, you will definitely be shaken up. Nevertheless, there are certain steps you must take to protect the evidence and collect the maximum amount possible for your damages. Keep calm.  If you get out of the car and blurt out, “I’m sorry, I just didn’t see you,” …

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