When you get in a car, motorcycle or any automobile accident one of the first matters you pay attention to is the insurance information from the other party. Who is…
The 2008 recession brought a lot of changes in the way big companies operate, including hiring temporary “blue collar” workers to cut down on salary and benefits costs. While this practice has economic and practical merits, the non-profit organization ProPublica said that less-trained “blue collar” temps are more likely to get injured or killed at the workplace as a result. Specific figures were given by Matt Bewig of the government transparency website AllGov.com: (more…)
The voting climate in California this fall is expected to be dominated by issues about Obamacare and health reform, according to Timm Herdt of the Contra Costa Times. It is also expected that talks about increasing the cap for medical malpractice compensation would take center stage, especially because it has been 39 years since the $250,000 cap was established. Understandably, the value of this amount has considerably shrunk, given today’s standards. (more…)
New laws involving private motorists in California will take effect this 2014. Keeping up with the new and changing laws is virtually impossible for the average person. That is why it is wise to have the phone number of a trusted Roseville accident attorney handy when involved in a mishap.
Below are some of the new laws taking effect in 2014:
AB 1371 (Bradford) requires motorists to keep any part of their vehicles at least three feet away from cyclists when both parties follow the same flow of traffic. If not possible, motorists must slow down to reasonable speeds and only pass if cyclists are in no danger. (more…)
A Sacramento Business Journal article published December 16, 2013 reports how a Sacramento couple received compensation against a trucking company that did them bodily harm:
A Sacramento County jury handed down a record personal injury verdict of $34.9 million on Dec.6 to a Galt man and his wife, who suffered a head injury and was paralyzed from the waist down when a semi truck crossed the center line and plowed into her bus. (more…)
A Property Casualty 360 article published October 9, 2013 details a change in California worker’s compensation law that affects professional athletes seeking financial support from the state’s legislation:
California Governor Jerry Brown has formally signed a bill limiting professional athletes from receiving workers’ compensation benefits in California if they live and play predominantly outside the state. (more…)
According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the US Department of Transportation, nearly 11 percent of all traffic accidents in the US involve a motorcycle. According to the CDC, roughly 175,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2008.
As the above statistics show, thousands of motorcyclists sustain injuries each year when they are involved in accidents. These injuries can easily result in extensive medical bills, emotional turmoil, and lost wages. As such, motorcyclists that have been injured due to an accident caused by the negligence of another driver are entitled to financial compensation. (more…)
Accidents happen every day, but driving a car into a house is not something you see very often. When something extraordinary like this happens, things can turn really ugly. Annie Yamson of the Akron Legal News, in Akron, OH, reports:
“The 11th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Lake County Court of Common Pleas when it ruled that Daniel Vanderhoof was properly sentenced after he drove a car into a home. (more…)
A motor accident can involve a rather convoluted claims process, particularly when the driver at fault remains unidentified. Considering the number of bicyclists in California who succumb to fatal injuries as a result of hit-and-run accidents. The passing of a new law aimed at ensuring their safety is nothing short of timely. Action News Now reports on this and other traffic laws that take effect on the New Year. (more…)
Sending an elderly loved one to a nursing home is never an easy decision; often, you would much rather take care of them yourself. Still, juggling a career and rearing your own family leaves you with little time or energy to take on this added responsibility, which is why many children reluctantly put their aging parents in retirement facilities. (more…)