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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, […]

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, […]

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. […]

Walking Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Travel by foot directly exposes pedestrians to traffic and leads to more serious injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. With the increased need for roadways to serve multiple modes of transportation, pedestrians are losing their health and sometimes their lives in the process. In August of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Hope for Head Injuries: New Funding for International Effort Administered Through UCSF

With more than 36 years in practice, my law firm pursues compensation for clients who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Along with spinal cord injuries (SCIs), serious TBIs are often disabling and considered a catastrophic injury. The work of an injury attorney in California is to help a client gain compensation to cover what often […]

California Wildfire Threatens San Francisco Power Grid

What legal options are there for those injured in a fire or explosion? When someone is hurt or killed as a result of a fire or explosion, damages may be recoverable.  The ability to recover depends on the specific situation and where the responsibility for the fire or explosion lies. For example, if a fire […]

New Rules for Truck Drivers Aimed at Preventing Accidents Caused by Drivers Falling Asleep at the Wheel

A driver of a pick-up truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a McDonald’s drive-through order board on Savi Ranch Parkway in Orange County. According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck sped off the westbound 91 Freeway through the Yorba Linda Boulevard off- ramp and ended up in the drive-through. The […]

Does Your Bicycle Helmet Protect You from Suffering a Concussion in an Accident?

The beautiful weather in California makes bicycle riding a popular mode of transportation and recreation. But biking can be dangerous, especially if you are not wearing a helmet. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 677 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, representing about two percent of all […]

How California Law Determines Liability in Multi-Vehicle Accidents

On June 8, 2013 a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Pomona caused the closure of all westbound lanes. Preliminary reports show that the accident started with a speeding Toyota Scion, which rear-ended a Cadillac.  The Cadillac swerved to the right shoulder, hitting the concrete wall, while the Toyota went spinning around in the left […]

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