Posts From October, 2016

Dan Pedro Reservoir Hit and Run Accident Kills Three

  • Oct 31 2016

What are my rights if I am injured in a hit and run accident?

Automobile accidents often lead to serious physical injuries and emotional pain, and the consequences can become far worse if you are involved in a hit and run. These accidents occur when a motorist is involved in an accident and flees without stopping to identify himself or herself or offering aid and assistance to others involved in the crash.

Such was the case in a recent accident on La Grange Road near Don Pedro Reservoir.

Building a Safer Bike Helmet

  • Oct 30 2016

Is bicycling a leading cause of sports-related brain injuries?

Bicycling in Northern and Southern California is a popular exercise and recreational activity, and most cyclists ride with bike helmets – even though the state’s law only mandates helmets for riders who are under the age of 18. While helmets offer some degree of protection, and are obviously better than no helmet at all, accidents and head injuries can still occur.

Now, a bioengineer at Stanford University is testing new helmets that are designed to be safer than foam helmets.

Another Deadly Bus Crash Kills 13 Near Palm Springs

  • Oct 29 2016

How common are charter bus accidents in California?

In our last blog post, we reported on new safety measures for charter bus companies that were recently signed onto law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Last week came the stunning news of another deadly charter bus accident near Palm Springs.

This time, a tour bus that was headed to L.A. from a casino crashed into the back of big rig on Interstate 10 at Canyon Drive. Apparently, work was being done on I-10 and construction crews has been slowing traffic down.

High School Football Player Suffers Head Injury

  • Oct 29 2016

What are the concussion risks for high school football players?

The high risk of concussions that football players face has widely been reported, particularly at the professional level. In response to growing concerns about the long-term consequences of head injuries, the National Football League has implemented new protocols when players appear to suffer concussions. Obviously, professional players assume some of the risk since the game is a dangerous contact sport; but football also poses a threat to teenagers who play at the high school level.

This was the case for a California teen,

Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding With Metro Train in Downtown L.A.  

  • Oct 29 2016

How can motorcyclists avoid fatal accidents?

More and more people are enjoying the freedom and thrills of riding motorcycles. Unfortunately, accidents involving motorcycles can turn that thrill into trauma with devastating consequences.

Motorcyclists Crashes Into Metro Train

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles in the early morning hours just a few weeks ago. Witnesses say that the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was travelling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. 

California Pedestrian Statistics & Safety Tips

  • Oct 28 2016

Los Angeles Pedestrian Attorney InfographicAt J&Y we take all personal injury cases seriously. Those that affect pedestrians are of special concern to our staff of skilled attorneys, each of whom is dedicated to defending the rights of vulnerable victims. At J&Y we have your back, providing you with vigorous defense and obtaining the highest possible compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Remember: however traumatic your pedestrian accident has been, we are here to help you through.

Construction worker killed in downtown accident

  • Oct 28 2016

What are the top safety hazards at construction sites?

Construction workers spend their days in some of the most hazardous conditions known to man. Despite heavy OSHA regulation, construction accidents are far too common and fatalities among the construction occupations are the highest of any industry in California.

Construction Worker Fatality in San Diego

A construction worker in San Diego died at the scene of a construction accident in San Diego late last month when a column fell on him. 

Woman’s mysterious pain solved after foreign object discovered in her body 

  • Oct 28 2016

What are the most common medical malpractice claims?

No one starts their day hoping that they will be injured in some sort of accident. Unfortunately, too often, we are faced with sometimes life-changing injuries.  Even more shocking is when these accidents happen during surgery.  Surgical errors are one of the top medical malpractice claims in the US.

Woman Finds Surgical Probe Left in Her Body

Michelle Doig-Collins underwent surgery for a uterine ablation procedure a few months ago.

Three New Bus Safety Bills in California Aim to Make Buses Safer

  • Oct 24 2016

What causes tour bus accidents in California?

After a string of high-profile charter and school bus accidents across California, the governor has signed three bus safety bills that aim to cut the number of bus crashes in the future.  Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the following three bus safety related laws:

  1. A bill setting new safety standards for all charter bus companies, including emergency lighting installation and mandatory passenger safety briefings, similar to airlines, prior to departure;
  2. A bill mandating school buses carry safety equipment to prevent any children from being left unattended;

Construction Accidents in Los Angeles

  • Oct 24 2016

What are my rights if I am injured in a construction accident in California?

Construction seems to be occurring everywhere in and around Los Angeles.  The booming construction industry is good news for the economy and the public, but it can present hazards for construction workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 49 construction workers in the state of California were killed in 2014 while on the job.  Nationally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that close to 4,000 workers are killed annually,

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