SAN DIEGO, CA – 2 Killed After Plane Crashes into Home on Chandler Drive near Cannington Drive

At Least 40 Killed, Thousands Displaced as Sonoma and Napa Counties Continue to Burn

As of Tuesday, wildfires continue to burn throughout Sonoma County in California, leaving over 5,700 homes charred, 245,000 acres in destruction and at least 40 casualties.   This year’s wildfire outbreak has become one of the deadliest in California’s history, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters maintain their exhaustive efforts in […]

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FONTANA, CA - One Killed in Big Rig Crash on 10 Freeway at Cherry Avenue

5 Common Reasons For Truck Accidents

Due to the sheer size and weight of a big rig, the fatality rate is high. Even when victims survive, they often suffer from permanent disabilities. Many truck accidents are caused by preventable factors, such as substance abuse and driver fatigue. Here are 5 common reasons for truck accidents. Substance Abuse Because of their size, […]

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Five Ways Whiplash Can Be Proven

“Whiplash” is a term for the injury resulting from an abrupt back-and-forth flexion of the neck, which is common in car accidents. When the victim is thrown against the back of the seat, the s-curvature of the spine can also be thrown out of alignment. Below are five ways whiplash can be proven.   Immediate […]

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Do People Who Kill Cops Always Get The Death Penalty?

Killing a police officer is one of nine capital felonies that is punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The law requires a separate sentencing hearing before a judge or jury to weigh aggravating and mitigating factors. The judge or jury cannot impose the death penalty, however. If the […]

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5 Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want Accident Victims To Know

For many of us, the insurance industry is a mystery. If you find yourself working with an insurer on your personal injury claim, know that the insurer, their adjuster, and attorney are working from a playbook that no one outside the industry will tell you about. Here are 5 secrets insurance companies don’t want accident […]

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BERKELEY, CA – Woman Dead Following 80 Freeway Pedestrian Crash near Ashby Avenue

Can You Be Prosecuted For Causing Someone’s Suicide?

After someone takes their own life, we look for reasons why. Often it’s because of unhappiness or mental illness, but not always. Sometimes it looks as though a person has been pushed to take their own life. But can you be prosecuted for causing someone’s suicide?   Wrongful Death A wrongful death lawsuit can only be […]

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Carlos Mendez Severely Injured in Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash on Olive Hill Road in Fallbrook

Who Is At Fault In A Pedestrian Accident?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents in 2015. From a legal standpoint, the old saying “the pedestrian has the right of way” is not always true. It’s ultimately an insurance adjuster or jurors who make the decision in a personal injury case. They look at the […]

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Can You Sue If You Get Food Poisoning?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 76 million people suffer from foodborne illnesses each year in America. Approximately 325,000 of these cases require hospitalization and about 5,000 per year result in death. Many food poisoning cases originate from restaurant food. But can you sue if you get food poisoning?   You […]

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What Happens If You Ignore Mandatory Evacuation Orders?

According to the Journal of Transportation Engineering, mandatory evacuation order increases the likelihood of evacuating by only 6 percent. Some who fail to evacuate include disabled people who lack assistance leaving, those who may not have heard enough warnings, and those who refuse to leave their pets. But what happens if you ignore mandatory evacuation […]

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Michael Wooten II Killed in Los Angeles Rear-End Crash on 110 Freeway

Who’s At Fault In A Rear-End Collision?

The state of California uses the comparative negligence system. This means that an injured victim may claim a percentage of damages based on what their exact involvement was in the crash, and a driver can be partially at fault for an accident. For example, if you rear-ended a car, but the other driver suddenly swerved […]

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