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February 24, 2017
Truck drivers cause serious accidents when driving while fatigued

Truck drivers cause serious accidents when driving while fatigued Truck driving is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In response to a large number of fatigue-related crashes, the FMCSA revised regulations governing the number of hours truck drivers are permitted to drive on the road. Truck drivers are limited to 11 hours […]

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February 21, 2017
What types of injuries do you sustain in a car accident? Part 1

What types of injuries do you sustain in a car accident? Part 1 Car accidents occur every day by the thousands which is probably why people do not appreciate the extreme danger they are in every time they get into a car. Cars and trucks are several tons when they crash into one another; huge […]

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February 19, 2017
Family receives $19.3 million for birth injury

Family receives $19.3 million for birth injury A family was awarded a huge settlement earlier this year, $19.3 million, for birth injuries suffered by their daughter in 2012. The parents filed the lawsuit in 2015 alleging that their daughter had suffered severe brain damage (and as a result, debilitating cerebral palsy) due to injuries suffered […]

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February 16, 2017
Fatal accident in Riverside blamed on airbag

Fatal accident in Riverside blamed on airbag When we think of fatal car accidents, the image that comes to mind is usually a negligent, distracted or drunk driver. However, there are times when these factors play little or no role in a car accident. Oftentimes, car part manufacturers fail to catch a defect or don't […]

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February 13, 2017
Alert: Maserati recall for 39,381 vehicles in North America

Alert: Maserati recall for 39,381 vehicles in North America Maserati, a luxury car manufacturer from Italy, issued a recall to its North American division. Maserati is known for designing luxury cars with the sport-car bent in function, design, and output. Maserati issued the recall after it discovered two separate defects that could result in fires. […]

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February 7, 2017
Commercial truck accident causes by the numbers

Commercial truck accident causes by the numbers Commercial trucks are responsible for a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities, relative to their number of vehicles on the road. To study the causes of these accidents (and hopefully reduce or prevent them), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) studied 963 trucking accidents in 17 states […]

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February 2, 2017
How should you react after a car accident?

How should you react after a car accident? A car accident is a traumatic event that can send you into a state of confusion and/or anger. When you are confused and/or angry, then you may do things that you wouldn't normally do when you are calm and prepared. As a result, angry drivers that have […]

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February 1, 2017
California aims to reduce distracted driving with new law

California aims to reduce distracted driving with new law The state of California has taken many steps to prevent distracted driving in recent years. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 80 percent of motor vehicle accidents involve inattentive drivers. Driver distraction may be caused by a variety of factors, including interacting with passengers […]

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January 31, 2017
Surgical blankets cause surgical site infections

Surgical blankets cause surgical site infections Bair Hugger is a manufacturer that produces heating blankets for patients. The blankets work by forcing hot air under a disposable blanket, keeping the patient warm. Unfortunately, over 900 plaintiffs allege that this process is easily contaminated and resulted in numerous surgical site infections. This post will go over […]

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January 25, 2017
Myths about slip and fall claims reviewed, Part 2

Myths about slip and fall claims reviewed, Part 2 Premises liability refers to the class of cases in which liability arises because a person incurred an injury on the premises of another. Unfortunately, premises liability is subject to a variety of misconceptions and myths. A previous post sought to dispel those myths. This post will […]

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