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Pending California legislation would have positive impact on TBI victims

Posted on January 12, 2017

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen to anyone, including well-known politicians and news reporters. Both former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and news reporter Bob Woodruff sustained TBIs after traumatic incidents. TBI is the term used to describe a type of brain injury that can occur when the head is violently struck by another hard … Continue reading

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A brief overview of wrongful death in California

Posted on January 11, 2017

Wrongful death is a term that is mentioned in the media often. As a recent example, the mother of Michael Jackson recently brought a wrongful death lawsuit against a tour promoter. This tour promoter allegedly employed Dr. Conrad Murray for Jackson’s medical needs during the tour Many may remember that Dr. Murray was convicted four … Continue reading

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Drunk driving deaths on the rise again, after years of decline

Posted on January 10, 2017

After falling steadily for several years, fatal traffic accidents have been on the rise once again in the United States, and some experts believe changing attitudes toward certain risky behaviors may be a factor in the trend. According to a study by the American Automobile Association, U.S. drivers may be changing how they think about … Continue reading

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Raising the cap on damages for medical malpractice claims in California

Posted on January 9, 2017

California is considering changes to the medical malpractice cap on plaintiffs’ damages. The result of inattentive or carelessness medical treatment can be very costly for a victim. Even the simplest mistake can create hefty and ongoing financial consequences for the injured or his or her family. Moreover, some acts of negligence are so egregious that … Continue reading

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Are CA distracted driving laws too restricted and difficult to enforce?

Posted on January 8, 2017

California bans texting and talking on handheld phones, but other phone use is legal; this makes enforcement challenging and allows dangerous distractions. Most people in Encinitas appreciate the danger that distracted drivers pose. Still, many people may also believe they have a low risk of experiencing a serious distracted driving car crash, since California’s laws against … Continue reading

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