Category Archives: Personal Injury

Woman seriously injured after ‘traumatic event’ on cruise ship

  • Feb 18 2017

How can you protect your rights after a cruise ship accident?

Taking a cruise often makes for an enjoyable vacation. Most excursions take passengers to exotic and beautiful locations, and give the opportunity to have fun while meeting a variety of people from around the world.

However, serious injuries on cruise ships do occur. In late January, a 20-year-old crewmember on the Legend of the Seas was flown by helicopter to a hospital after suffering a lower back fracture. The ship was traveling to Brisbane, Australia via the Cook Strait,

Treating Back Injuries With Medial Nerve Blocks

  • Feb 14 2017

Could a medial nerve block lessen my back pain?

Back pain is a common but potentially debilitating injury.  Millions of Americans report suffering from serious back pain annually, with lower back pain comprising a leading cause of disability across the nation.  There are many potential causes of back injuries, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace falls.  Back injuries can be acute, or short lasting, or become chronic, leading to long term pain.  One method of treating back pain is through nerve blocks.  

Are personal injury settlements taxable?

  • Jan 30 2017

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you know how much your life can be changed in an instant. Hopefully, you have a competent attorney to represent you and get you the compensation that you deserve.  If you are fortunate enough to receive monetary compensation for your personal injury, you might be wondering whether you have to pay taxes on this new income.

As with any tax topic, the answer is a bit complicated. Whether or not your personal injury settlement is taxable will depend on a number of factors,

What are the leading causes of personal injuries in California?

  • Jan 28 2017

Every year hundreds of thousands of Californian’s are injured due to the negligent acts of other people. We see them everyday and work closely with them to put their lives back together. If you have been injured at the hands of another person, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. Here are the leading causes of personal injuries in California, according to the State of California:

Slip and Fall

The most common personal injury accidents in California in 2014, the most recent data we’ve got,

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in California

  • Jan 11 2017

What are the most common personal injury claims?

Accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death across the United States.  More than 400,000 personal injury claims are filed across the nation each year.  Some of the most common types of personal injury cases in California and beyond include:

  1. Car accidents: Car accidents are a top cause of personal injury claims.  Motor vehicle accidents can leave victims with serious and potentially costly injuries.  If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver,

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.

UC Riverside Student and Friend Killed Changing Tire on 405

  • Sep 29 2016

What should I do if my tire blows while driving?

Tragedy struck when a 22-year-old student and his friend were killed while attempting to change a flat tire. The student was traveling on the 405 near Yukon Avenue in the early morning hours when his tire blew.  He pulled onto the shoulder and called two friends to help him change his tire.  All three were working on the task when they were suddenly struck by a car.  Two of the victims were killed, while a third suffered serious injuries. 

Skateboard Accidents in California

  • Sep 27 2016

Who is liable in a skateboarding accident?

Skateboarding is a fun recreational activity and method of transportation.  It is estimated that more than 11 million people worldwide skateboard on a regular basis.  With its temperate climate, California is home to a high number of people that skateboard for pleasure or to and from school, work, and other destinations.  Despite the popularity of skateboarding, thousands of youth and adults alike are injured each year in skateboarding accidents and close to 30 people are killed.  Many of these accidents involve skateboarders being hit by motor vehicles. 

DUI-Related Accident in Temcula Kills Grandmother and Her 2-Year-Old Granddaughter

  • Sep 26 2016

What caused the deadly California collision the day before the 15th anniversary of 9-11?

Sometimes it seems as if we will never conquer the problem of people driving while impaired. We read daily reports about horrible accidents that could have been avoided if only people would refrain from drinking alcohol or taking drugs when they are about to drive. With all the catastrophic occurrences that we cannot prevent — natural disasters, epidemics, terrorist attacks — it seems ridiculous that we cannot convince a certain proportion of the population to refrain from driving when they are not fully functional.

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