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You Need to Know This Before You Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company

The California Department of Insurance Fraud Division estimates that automobile insurance fraud crimes cost the industry about $149,224,681 for the fiscal year 2010 to 2011.  Automobile fraud includes staged accidents, false claims, medical mills and motor vehicle thefts. The Fraud Division receives almost 17,000 suspected fraudulent claims a year and makes over 200 arrests. Unfortunately, […]

When a Tree Falls At a Summer Camp, Who is Responsible?

A tragic accident happened on July 3 — a camp counselor was killed when a tree fell on her.  Annais Rittenberg was an art instructor at Camp Tawonga, a sleepaway camp located in Tuolumne County, outside of Groveland and near Highway 120 and Yosemite National Park. She was outside the dining hall on Wednesday morning […]

Who Is At Fault For a Car Accident When There Was Nobody Driving?

Now that Google is developing and testing driverless cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is scrambling to draft new regulations to handle the questions raised by the new technology. Driverless cars use sophisticated recording software to allow the vehicle to drive itself. The technology may open up great new possibilities in giving blind people […]

Television Actress Claims She Was Disfigured and Disabled in a Tour Bus Accident

Twenty-year-old actress and pop singer Miranda Cosgrove has filed a personal injury lawsuit stemming from the 2011 traffic crash of her tour bus in Illinois. The star of TV’s iCarly and her mother claim they were “disfigured and disabled” because of the accident, which occurred when their tour bus struck a tractor-trailer that had overturned […]

California Dreaming Can Become a Nightmare

A driver of a truck fell asleep at the wheel while driving from California to Colorado, killing his four relatives who were passengers. The accident occurred on I-70 in Salina, Utah when the truck swerved across lanes of traffic and rolled off the shoulder of the road, ejecting the passengers who were not wearing seatbelts. […]

Sometimes Minor Injuries Can Cause Major Pain

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) is a nervous system disease. RSD can develop from a traumatic physical event, such as a motor vehicle accident. It can also be triggered by non-traumatic soft tissue injuries, like sprains, burns, strains or tears where there is no obvious nerve injury. Symptoms of RSD are nonstop, extreme pain — […]

When Bigger Meets Smaller on the Road

California authorities are still investigating a fatal collision between a tractor-trailer and a much smaller pickup truck that took place in Southern California in late April. The accident killed the pickup truck’s front seat passenger. The tragic accident took place when the tractor-trailer was traveling towards an intersection. Early reports show that the pickup truck […]

Researchers Optimistic About New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

After a federal clinical trial was approved in 2012, doctors at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis performed their first human cell transplant with a spinal cord injury patient. The transplant was the first of eight scheduled procedures. The second procedure has already commenced. Doctors harvested Schwann cells from nerve tissue in the patient’s leg, […]

Motorcycle FAQs

A fatal crash involving former Ms. magazine editor Mary Thom highlights the perils bikers face on the road. A longtime motorcyclist, Ms. Thom, 68, was hit by a car and died at the scene. Motorcyclists are demonstrably more vulnerable to serious injuries — like head and spinal cord injuries — than drivers of closed vehicles.  […]

Who is Responsible in a Bicycle Accident Case?

Higher fuel costs have forced more Californians to exchange their gas-guzzling cars for bicycles on the road. Unfortunately, this may increase the risk of bicycle accidents, which are are some of the most dangerous incidents on California roadways. Bicyclists, unprotected by the safety devices car drivers have, often suffer a disproportionate and underreported amount of […]

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