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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Defective Products: The GM Ignition Switch Recall

The news has contained many stories recently related to the General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall that is getting under way now, years after GM first learned of the problem with certain models it manufactured that posed a serious risk of injury or death.  Defects like the ignition switch defect pose a serious risk of… Read More »

The Danger of Saws

On the job or in the home, saws may be an essential construction tool, but they pose real danger to users.  According to the National Consumers League, about 40,000 people are injured each year in the United States in saw accidents. Approximately 4,000 of those injuries involve amputations.  Saws are designed to cut materials. When… Read More »

Premises Liability Claims Against a Government Agency in California

If you have suffered an injury while you were on public property, you may wonder if you can sue the government. Many people think it’s impossible to sue a governmental entity because of governmental immunity. However, although special rules do apply, you can bring a premises liability claim against a government agency in certain cases. … Read More »

Who May Qualify to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Suffering the loss of a loved one is painful, and learning that the death was the result of the negligence of another can be even more devastating. No amount of money will bring your loved one back to you. However, you may be entitled to receive compensation that helps cover the cost of medical bills… Read More »

When Work Accidents Are Caused by Machines or Equipment

Many workers rely on machines — from electronic equipment to power tools — to perform their jobs. When these machines malfunction, the results can be disastrous or even deadly. According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries and abrasions each year,… Read More »

Would Proper Security Have Prevented Your Injury?

Hotels, shopping malls, nightclubs, parking garages, college campuses and ATM kiosks should be safe places for patrons. However, assaults and other criminal activity are increasingly common. Under California premises liability laws, such as Calif. Civil Code section 1714(a), property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their property does not pose undue risks to… Read More »

What Makes Products Defective?

Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are legally obligated to ensure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers. Yet thousands of dangerous products still end up on store shelves. In 2012 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission completed over 400 voluntary product recalls. Examples include toys that posed choking hazards for small children, construction equipment… Read More »

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when sudden trauma, such as a blow or strike to the head, causes damage to the brain. This type of injury can occur in motor vehicle accidents, violent acts, sports injuries, workplace accidents and serious falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer… Read More »

More than Meets the Eye: Third-Party Injury Claims

Workers who are injured in construction accidents caused by another person or company’s negligence deserve compensation. If the accident was caused by more than just the injured worker’s direct employer, it is possible to lodge a third-party injury claim. Workers injured on the job can claim workers’ compensation from their employer. However, in California, an… Read More »