There are several things that an individual should do after a motor vehicle accident in California. Calling 911 to report the traffic accident, seeking medical attention, and reporting the crash to their insurance company are just three of the steps that accident victims should take after a car accident. However, what should a person do if the other driver’s insurance provider contacts the person after an accident? Should an accident victim talk to the insurance adjuster or a California car accident lawyer first?
You Are Not Obligated to Talk to the Insurance Company
You are required to report the accident to your insurance provider and cooperate with your insurance company,
Honda has had a few claims against it for defective or faulty seat belts. In one case, a woman drowned because she could not get her seat belt undone after a car accident. That case was reversed on appeal. In another recent case involving a seat belt, a jury awarded a woman who was paralyzed during a crash $37 million. Honda has vowed to appeal the decision. Now another case has been filed against Honda related to an issue with the vehicle’s rear center seat belt.
Pedestrian fatalities experienced a steady decline from 1990 through 2009, according to a report by the GHSA. However, after 2009, the number of pedestrian deaths began to rise again. The number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2018 is expected to be the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in one year since 1990. Unfortunately, California ranks highest for the number of pedestrian accident deaths. The state has consistently ranked first for the number of pedestrian-vehicle deaths year after year.
Our California pedestrian accident attorneys give some potential reasons for an increase in pedestrian deaths and how you can protect yourself.
Vaping devices and e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular, especially among teens and young adults. However, these devices can cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. Some of the problems arise from defects in the design of the product, batteries used in the products, or the potential harm to a person’s health. Below are three potentially harmful and deadly issues with e-cigarettes that might require the assistance of a California personal injury or wrongful death lawyer if an injury occurs.
1. Problems with the lithium-ion batteries used in vaping devices.
You may have seen electric scooters around your city and wondered why these scooters are just lying around in random places throughout town. These rideshare scooters are becoming increasingly popular in cities throughout the United States, including California. Unfortunately, because injuries and deaths associated with these electric scooter accidents appear to be increasing, our California personal injury lawyer is looking closely at who is liable for a rideshare scooter injury.
What is a Rideshare Scooter?
Building on the trend of rideshare bicycles,
PSB OBTAINS $1.9 MILLION VERDICT FOR MOTORIST INJURED IN DISTRACTED DRIVER COLLISION
A San Diego County Superior Court jury has awarded $1,957,500 to a man who suffered a back injury after his pick-up truck was struck by another vehicle whose driver was distracted and ran a red light at an intersection. Plaintiffs were represented at trial and in the case by Robert Glassman and Nathan Werksman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP.
On November 18, 2014, Plaintiff Genovevo Ortega was driving a white 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up truck,
School is supposed to be a safe, nurturing place for our children. Many parents work hard to ensure their children have access to the best schools that will position their children well for future success in life. Unfortunately, school can also be the source of incredible personal injury harm to our children: sexual assault.
At first, it may seem shocking or even unbelievable that any child could be sexually assaulted at their school. After all, most teachers and school administrators are good people who go above and beyond to care for their students,
If you have a child, it is likely that they are involved in some sort of athletic activity, whether through school or some other recreational sporting club. Sports are a great way for kids to stay healthy, learn valuable social skills, practice commitment and discipline, and have fun. However, they also pose incredible personal injury risks for our children.
The Stanford Children’s Health Hospital estimates that 3.5 million children are injured while playing sports every year,
What’s worse than being injured in a car accident? When the driver who is at fault speeds off, leaving you in pain and with questions about who is going to pay for your injuries. If you are the victim of a hit and run car accident, you likely have many questions about your options for compensation and justice. At J&Y Law, our experienced car accident attorneys have handled more than a few hit and run cases throughout their extensive and successful careers representing victims of these inexcusable actions.
For many families, nursing homes are an invaluable asset. We sleep a little easier at night knowing that trained staff are ensuring loved ones’ end of lives are as comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, nursing homes do not always provide the level of care our loved ones deserve. Nursing home abuse is shockingly common. If you have a loved one in a nursing home, it is important you know how to spot the signs of elder abuse—and your personal injury legal options if it is happening.