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Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Motorcyclist Paralyzed After Hit-and-Run Road Rage Incident

On his way home from work as a building inspector, Rich Fletcher was riding his motorcycle on Highway 24 just west of Caldecott Tunnel in Oakland, California when his life was permanently altered by a hit-and-run driver. Prior to the accident, Mr. Fletcher was cut off by a motorist driving a silver Honda sedan while […]

Heads Up: Researchers See Link Between Orthopedic Injuries and Minor Brain Injuries

Lacerations and broken bones often occur as a result of a car accident or sports injury. A new article suggests doctors treating patients for orthopedic complaints should also investigate the possibility of minor brain injury. Mild brain injuries have been called a silent epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Frustratingly complex, […]

Just the Facts: Drunk Driving in California

Working with victims of drunk drivers in California, our firm fights hard to restore financial stability to those who suffer from choices made by people who drink and drive. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made recommendations to reduce drunk driving fatality rates in the United States. In October, the California Department of Alcohol […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Rise Across the Nation

We talked earlier about how the profile and handling ability of a motorcycle makes the vehicles inherently dangerous. Despite that danger, the ride and freedom offered by a motorcycle is unequaled. And each year, more people are considering using motorcycles to reduce their costs of transportation. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle […]

The Danger of a Dog Attack: Pit Bull Mix Types

In September, a two-year-old Colton boy was fatally mauled by pit bull mix dogs. In early October, a pit bull mix dog attacked two children before a neighbor fatally shot the dog. In late October in Antioch, four adults and two dogs were attacked by two pit bull mix dogs. While all dogs can bite, […]

Fatigued Driving Is Impaired Driving

At some time or another, most motorists have driven fatigued. Eyelids droop, attention flags and sensory input fails — it means you are falling asleep at the wheel. But whether you are driving a car or a truck, fatigued driving is impaired driving. For truckers, recent rule changes may reduce the number of deaths suffered […]

Crash Avoidance: The Way of the Future

While education campaigns and state legislatures work to create safe drivers, car manufacturers work to create safer driving technologies to help us stay out of the way of dangers on the road. Older safety technologies like airbags cushion impact during a collision. More recently, technology has been designed to alert us to impending danger and […]

Are You Concerned About the Care of an Elderly Loved One?

As baby boomers enter retirement, problems are appearing in the care provided to senior citizens in California nursing facilities. If you have an elderly loved one in nursing care, understanding elder abuse is important. In 2008, Auburn resident Joan Boice moved into the memory unit at Emerald Hills, an assisted living facility run by Emeritus. […]


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