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Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?

Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?

Truck Accident
While many people shopped online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online orders surged as retail stores shut down, or people avoided going in public as much as possible. This means that while there might be fewer cars on the roads, there are certainly more delivery trucks right in our own neighborhoods. While we rely on delivery drivers to get packages to our doors, they can also cause serious accidents and injuries. Delivery vehicles come in different shapes and sizes, such as box trucks, articulated trucks, or even large vans. They all have one thing in common, however - they can be more difficult to maneuver in residential areas than smaller passenger vehicles. Delivery trucks have certain risks, including: Needing more room for turnsNeeding more time to slow down or stopHigher…
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Possible Wrongful Death Claims from COVID-19

Possible Wrongful Death Claims from COVID-19

Wrongful death
The extent of legal claims that might result from the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis is unknown, though many people might have a right to take legal action for various reasons. If you lost a close family member who contracted the novel coronavirus, and you believe another party was to blame, you might have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is true that not every death stemming from COVID-19 will be legally actionable. However, some people contracted the virus due to the negligence of others, or they did not receive the testing or treatment they needed to survive the virus. Some examples of wrongful death claims that have been filed already are as follows: Against a nursing home - Nursing homes have been particularly high-risk facilities for COVID-19…
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Car Accidents Can Still Happen during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Car Accidents Can Still Happen during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Auto Accident
In recent weeks, most of our thoughts and concerns have been consumed by the COVID-19 threats in California, across the United States, and across the world. However, the spread of the coronavirus does not negate the chances of other types of medical issues arising. Car accidents can still occur during a pandemic, and they can still result in serious injuries. Even with strict stay-at-home orders in California, many people are considered to be essential employees and need to go to work on a regular basis. Other people still need to buy groceries, visit the pharmacy, or attend medical appointments for other issues. In addition, commercial drivers are still working to keep our stores stocked and deliver packages to our homes. Many people are still delivering food, so others do not…
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A Brain Injury Can Keep You from Working

A Brain Injury Can Keep You from Working

Personal Injury
Many accidents can result in brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur when you hit your head or suffer a violent jolt, which can rattle your brain. These injuries range from mild (such as a concussion) to severe, and any degree of brain injury can have numerous symptoms and effects. Individuals with severe brain injuries might have permanent impairments that prevent them from returning to their previous jobs. The effects of a brain injury will vary depending on which part of the brain sustained damage and the severity of the damage. Some effects of a serious brain injury can include: Trouble with written or verbal communicationSignificantly slower reading speed Difficulty processing informationMemory issuesDifficulty following directionsLoss of coordination and balanceSlurred speech For many people, being able to quickly comprehend instructions…
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Do You Have Recalled Products in Your Home?

Do You Have Recalled Products in Your Home?

Product Liability
We all purchase numerous products for our households on a regular - and sometimes daily - basis. Whether it is food, cleaning supplies, replacement appliances, new electronics, or toys for your child, we rely on products for our daily life at home. Unfortunately, manufacturers regularly sell defective or unreasonably dangerous household products, and unsuspecting consumers can be seriously injured. If you have already sustained injuries due to a defective product, you should speak with a products liability lawyer in Beverly Hills right away. In the meantime, it can help to know whether you have any recalled products in your home. Product Recalls The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports all recalls due to potentially harmful defects in household products. Some recently recalled products include the following: Desk chairs from Pier…
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Slip and Falls in Stores

Slip and Falls in Stores

Slip and Fall
Even with the rise of online shopping, most of us visit stores for groceries, clothing, and other items on a regular basis. Many stores are large and have many different types of merchandise on shelves, racks, and displays. It is all too easy for spills or other messes to occur, creating dangerous conditions that cause customers to slip and fall. Slip and falls can turn a simple trip to the store into several hours in the emergency room. Some fall victims then face weeks or months of recovery time from fractures, soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. The losses stemming from a slip and fall can be extensive, and if a store was responsible for causing the fall, the company should be fully liable for your losses. Store…
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Drunk Driving Accidents Can Ruin Your Holiday Season

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Ruin Your Holiday Season

Personal Injury
When you think of the holidays, you likely think of gift-giving, decorations, and gatherings of loved ones. You likely do not think of serious injuries and hospital rooms, though these are realities for people involved in drunk driving crashes during this time. With holiday parties and people on vacation often come drivers who have had too much to drink, which leads to a significant increase in drunk driving accidents. If you or someone you love is injured in a crash, discuss your rights with a car accident lawyer in Beverly Hills as soon as possible. Effects of Drunk Driving Crashes Alcohol can result in serious impairments for drivers, which can lead to head-on collisions, rollover crashes, sideswipes, and more. These crashes regularly result in devastating injuries to victims, who then…
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School Bus Crashes

School Bus Crashes

Personal Injury
Many children get to and from school by riding the bus during the school year. Buses are largely considered to be one of the safest methods of transportation, though accidents still happen. When a school bus crashes and has passengers aboard, serious injuries can result. School bus crashes can be highly dangerous for children for many different reasons, including the following. Lack of Safety Features First, many school bus riders might not wear seat belts - or they might not have access to seat belts. This means that when the bus crashes, there is nothing to restrain the passengers in their seats. Buses also do not have airbags or other important features that work to keep passengers safe in a crash. Rollover Crashes Buses are one type of vehicle that…
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Drunk Driving Rates Spike Over Labor Day

Drunk Driving Rates Spike Over Labor Day

Personal Injury
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and many people take the opportunity for a family outing or social gathering over the long holiday weekend. In many cases, days on a boat, a camping trip, or a BBQ involve relaxing by drinking some alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, many people then decide to get into their cars and drive while they are under the influence of alcohol. For an idea of the dangers of drunk driving over holiday weekends, we can take a look at statistics regarding this past Memorial Day weekend in California: 1,099 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI)About 14 people were arrested each hour over the long weekendAt least 34 people died in alcohol-related crashesMany more people suffered injuries in alcohol-related crashes While…
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Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents

Truck Accident
There are almost 269 million commercial vehicles registered in the United States and, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), about 541,000 traffic crashes involved one or more commercial vehicles in a single year. These large semi-trucks can crash in many ways, and the following are only some of the common types of truck crashes. Rollovers Semi-trucks are extremely tall vehicles with a relatively narrow wheelbase, which means they are highly prone to rolling over on their sides. Trucks can roll over for many reasons, including: Hitting a curbOvercorrectingTaking a turn too fastHigh winds Jackknifes Tractor-trailers are articulated vehicles, which means the cab of the truck is connected to the trailer by a coupling device. This device allows the truck to turn while keeping the trailer steady when…
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