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Five Common Causes of Truck Accidents in California

Did you know that a fully loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds? These large vehicles often travel at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour on our highways and interstates – even faster if the driver is speeding. The laws of physics ensure that when these heavy vehicles collide with other people or…. Read More

Determining Fault After a Rear-End Collision in Modesto

There are currently over 200,000 people living in Modesto, California. A large portion of the population has a driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle. It should surprise no one that car accidents occur on a regular basis in Modesto, particularly on Highway 99 and State Route 132. According to the California Office of…. Read More

Common Reasons for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

As personal injury attorneys with decades of combined experience, we have seen multiple types of cases that merit filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In cases where the negligent or reckless behavior of another person takes away the life of a loved one, you may have a legal right to pursue compensation against the responsible party….. Read More

A New Court Ruling Helps Sex Abuse Victims

The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a ruling issued June 11, 2019, reversed a Trial Court decision which dismissed a claim of sexual abuse as time-barred. Specifically, in the case of Renee Rice v. Diocese of Altoona-Johnston, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court allowed this clergy sexual abuse case to proceed holding: As…. Read More

Is California Getting Tougher on Distracted Driving?

Did you know that distracted driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do while behind the wheel? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that distractions caused 10 percent of all fatal crashes and 15 percent of all injury crashes in the U.S. during 2015. That means around 391,000 people suffered…. Read More

Who is Liable for My Truck Accident?

Previous blogs on our website discussed the devastation truck accidents cause for survivors and their family members. However, you should also know that one or more parties can be liable for damages from a truck accident. There are cases where the driver’s employer is also liable. Trucking companies could have to pay a plaintiff damages…. Read More

Electric Scooter Safety in the District

Its nearly impossible to walk around the streets of DC today and not encounter people riding electric scooters. This relatively new addition to transportation has changed the way transit in the city operates. Here are some guidelines about safety practices around electric scooters, whether you’re riding one or you encounter them on a daily basis….. Read More

How to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents on the Fourth of July

Drunk driving is one of the top causes of auto accidents in our country, leading to around a third of all traffic collisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 29 people in the U.S. die every day due to impaired driving. These numbers tend to go up on holidays, especially July…. Read More

How Conflicts Between Nurses And Doctors May Place You at Risk

Conflict pervades nearly every workplace imaginable. In some offices, it’s simply annoying. In the health care industry, however, it can prove lethal. Unfortunately, such conflicts are far more common than most patients suspect. Below, we explain why these conflicts occur and how they can lead to negative health care outcomes: How Conflicts Play Out —…. Read More