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Cell phone addiction is increasing the risk of auto accidents

Could you go a day without your cell phone? Maybe you could go a day without it, but as soon as your 24 hours were up, you may feel as though you need to make up for that lost time. You may have been anxious that you would miss something important.

The fact of the matter is that some people may not be able to go an hour without their cell phones. This addiction prevents them from putting their phones down even when they drive. Some would say this is the ultimate form of distracted driving, since it requires all of your senses in order to use it. That kind of inattention from driving leads to serious or fatal crashes that change people's lives forever.

How serious are incomplete spinal injuries?

When you think of spinal injuries and paralysis, you may imagine someone who can't walk or feel their body. The truth is that catastrophic injuries to the spinal column and spinal cord can have a varied outcome. For some, partial paralysis, also called incomplete paralysis, is the result after a car crash or other serious accident.

With an incomplete spinal injury, it's not easy to know what a person can or cannot do based on the diagnosis alone. The individual doesn't have total paralysis or the full loss of sensation, but it does mean that those sensations and movements are limited in some way.

Has your attorney committed legal malpractice?

When you have a legal issue to address, you likely do not want to try to handle the situation on your own. As a result, you reach out to an attorney who practices the particular area of law that your predicament involves. The initial consultation may have gone well, and you decided to move forward with this attorney in efforts to address your problem.

However, over time, you may have begun to feel as if your attorney was not acting in your best interests. In fact, you may have felt that he or she was not being much help to you at all or even hindering your case rather than helping it along. Now, you wonder whether your attorney committed legal malpractice.

'Never events' lead to patient injuries: Seek help for your case

Patients have plenty of things to worry about, but one thing that they should not have to fear is a "never event." Never events include several kinds of mistakes that should never occur in a properly managed and well-functioning medical facility.

There are four primary kinds of never events. These include:

  • Wrong-site surgeries
  • Wrong-patient surgeries
  • The wrong surgical procedure being performed on a patient
  • The unintended retention of a foreign body in the patient's body

Did a dangerous product leave you injured? You have options

When you go to the store and buy something, you probably assume that it's safe to use. In fact, you are probably not giving the safety of the product a second thought. This is likely the same for the food you buy from the grocery store and the medication you give your children. In general, you trust that consumer products will not cause you harm.

Unfortunately, consumer products can cause you harm in ways that you may not expect. If you suffered injuries or became ill as a result of a dangerous, defective or mislabeled product, you have options. You may not know it, but it is possible to hold manufacturers and other parties accountable for your pain and suffering through a products liability claim.

Fighting for appropriate compensation after a car accident

One moment can change your life forever. If you have suffered serious injuries in a California auto accident, you know how one collision can leave you with debilitating injuries and other consequences that will impact you long-term. Grave injuries often require long-term care, extensive medical support and a lengthy recovery period, and it can be hard to deal with these things on your own. 

If you are struggling through the aftermath of a car accident while dealing with the implications of a serious injury, you do not have to deal with this alone. If your suffering is the result of the actions of a reckless or negligent driver, you could have the option to pursue recovery through a personal injury claim. Before you pursue this course of action, you will want to know more about what types of damages you can seek.

How can you prevent third-party injuries?

Construction accidents are typically preventable with the right safety procedures put into place. Every worker who comes to the site should be well-versed in safety precautions to take and wearing the correct safety gear.

The trouble often occurs when a third party arrives at the scene. This new team of workers may not be trained on the same machinery or tools as others, and their safety education could be less significant than yours, too. So, how can you avoid an injury caused by a third party?

Drowsy truck drivers can cause catastrophic accidents

You and many other California residents have likely woken up numerous times in your life wishing that you could get more sleep. While being able to roll over and keep your eyes shut for a few more minutes may have been possible on occasion, it is not a common luxury for individuals who have to get to work. Of course, even though you may not be able to sleep longer, it can still be dangerous to get behind the wheel of a car while feeling drowsy.

Unfortunately, drowsy driving affects numerous people traveling the roadways, and drowsy truck drivers are of a particular concern. You likely share the roads with big rigs on a regular basis, and it is possible that any of them could be suffering from fatigue.

How to avoid driving while distracted

Most people know that they shouldn't drive while intoxicated or sleepy. They probably also know that they shouldn't use their cell phones while driving, but many people still do. Distracted driving is a huge problem in many areas and costs people their lives each year.

All across the country, states have enacted laws to curb distracted driving, and California is no different. There are certain things people do behind the wheel that could lead to a car accident that the law may not cover. Here are some facts about distracted driving and some safety tips for you and your family.

You deserve compensation after the loss of a loved one

A wrongful death is a devastating occurrence. From losing a loved one in a traffic accident to finding out that a dangerous premises resulted in your loved one's fatal injuries, it's hard to be sure what to do next.

Your attorney can help you through the stages of a wrongful death case so that you can pursue a claim and get the compensation that your family deserves. It is not fair to be left in such a difficult position as a result of another person's actions.

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