Irvine, California, Motor Vehicle Accidents Blog

What should I remember after a slip-and-fall accident?

When the ground gives out from under you, you may feel like you're never going to stand on solid ground. Sometimes, the consequences of an injury are simply something to be borne, but there might be ways of becoming whole if the accident is proven to be someone else's fault.

What should I do if I was injured and suspect it is someone else's fault?

1 dead and 7 injured in Redondo Beach car crash

Driving is an integral part of life for millions of Californians. Public transit options exist but the infrastructure is built for people with their own cars and trucks. Although accidents are rare in most parts of the Golden State, a collision can result in serious damage to vehicle, severe injury or even death.

Holiday weekends and the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be treacherous on the roads. The coming winter brings rain and occasional fog to the California coast, making road conditions and visibility worse just as more people hit the road to spend time with their families.

Are e-scooters a public safety hazard in California?

Gross negligence. Public nuisance. Aiding and abetting assault. This is some of the fiery language in a recent lawsuit brought against pillars of the e-scooter industry in California. The class-action lawsuit may make history as one of the largest challenges to a possible safety hazard in 50 years.

What does the lawsuit claim?

When car crashes lead to product liability claims

If you have recently been involved in a car accident, it is likely that you have felt pressure to establish fault in order to proceed with the insurance process. In the vast majority of car accident cases, one party or multiple parties are seen to be at fault for the occurrence of the accident.

However, sometimes a car accident is not the fault of anyone at the scene. This could be because the accident was caused by extreme weather conditions or because there was a fault with the vehicle that you were driving.

Holiday car accident statistics and safety tips

Safety on the road is a major concern during holiday travel. With an increase in traffic, poor weather and drunk drivers, holiday driving can be deadly. According to estimates from AAA, over 27,000 may suffer car accident injuries during the end-of-year season.

Here are injury and fatality statistics and estimates for holiday auto crashes.

Common concerns about taking action after a shopping mall injury

Many people that suffer injuries on an individual's or entity's premises don't just suffer physically but financially as well. When people suffer from an injury that could have been prevented by standard safety procedures on the premises, they are likely to be entitled to compensation as a result. However, many injury victims are cautious about taking action for one reason or another.

If you have been injured in a shopping mall in the state of California, it is important to reflect on the event and question whether the premises manager or owner could have done something to prevent it. The medical bills and lost wages suffered could be compensated for, and you may gain additional compensation for the suffering you endured.

Motorcyclist dies in Irvine hospital after crash

On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in La Mirada, California, a man tragically died after a collision with a car. The incident occurred at the Valley View Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue intersection in the early afternoon.

The motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car when the car pulled out of a fast food parking lot. The motorcyclist hit the side of the car and then subsequently lost control of the motorcycle. This meant that the motorcyclist then continued without control down the road, hitting a curb and then a pole.

Anesthesia errors can count as medical malpractice

When you go to the hospital for a minor or major surgery, it is almost certain that you will need to receive anesthesia in some form or another. You may receive local anesthesia, where a specific area of your body will be numbed so that you do not feel the pain. For more serious surgeries, you may need to undergo general anesthesia, where you are put to sleep.

While the majority of anesthesia procedures are conducted safely, occasionally errors are made. When mistakes are made in regard to the administering of the anesthesia, very serious consequences can occur. If anesthesia is given as an overdose, death can even occur. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of an anesthesia error, it is important to consider what mistake may have been made and whether you are able to make a medical malpractice claim.

Understanding the dangers of trucking no-zones

It is very common for drivers of vehicles to feel nervous when they have to drive alongside a truck, or when they need to overtake them. Much of this is because they have some knowledge of the fact that trucks have "no-zones". "No-zones" might have been a term that people vaguely remember from when they were learning to drive, but it is common for drivers to forget the details of the principle as years go by.

If you have been involved in a truck accident and you are concerned whether you will be found to blame, it is important that you understand the principle of "no-zones". In this way, you will be able to verify if you do believe that you were in a "no-zone" immediately before the accident occurred, and you will be able to defend yourself if you think that you were not.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries

Every day in the United States, people suffer from traumatic brain injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are many reasons why people sustain these injuries, and motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause.  

The symptoms can last for a few days or the rest of the person's life. It is vital to see a doctor right after a car accident to begin treatment. In the weeks and months that follow the collision, you should watch out for the following symptoms and bring them to your doctor's immediate attention: