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Preparation is key to success in personal injury

Personal injury matters require attorneys and their clients to be fully prepared.  While a seasoned accident injury attorney should know how to prepare a case, most clients do not.  Accordingly, clear and frequent communication between the lawyer and the client is essential to a successful outcome. One area wherein clients should be fully informed of Read more…

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

Fall has arrived! The arrival of fall is a good reminder to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors within your residence and/or commercial properties.  Operational smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can truly make the difference between life or death.  Unfortunately, failure to routinely test the alarms occur far too frequently.  The equipment does not last Read more…

Medical Malpractice and Damages

Doctors and healthcare providers are liable for injuries to their patients that result from medical malpractice. Doctors owe a duty to their patients to use a reasonable degree of skill, knowledge and care when providing treatment. When a doctor breaches this duty and the patient is injured as a result, they have committed malpractice. Similarly, Read more…

Accident Victims Can Have Unique Injuries

Personal injury events are life changing events. Accidents can affect not only the physical well-being of the accident victim, but also the emotional and mental well-being that person as well.  General pain and soreness can lead to irritability and sometimes irrational behavior, at times changing the attitudes and mindset of the injured party.  Further, not all Read more…

Motorcycle Accident Deserve Specialized Attention

Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe and permanent personal injuries. Motorcycle accidents also carry with it unique aspects of accident reconstruction and injury analysis. With respect to the motorcyclist, they need to be sure to be in compliant with the vehicle code in operation of the motorcycle as well as compliant with safety regulations. The Read more…

Punitive Damages Available After a Vehicle Accident?

We have all seen it; a person tailgating another aggressively, a drunk driver weaving in and out of traffic on the freeway, a driver yelling at another driver and laying on their horn. These acts on the California roadways are egregious.  A driver that causes a motor vehicle accident in one of the above-mentioned scenarios Read more…

Details Matter In Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases deserve professional attention by attorneys dedicated to a client’s full representation. Because every case is unique, a trained accident injury attorney should review the case from every potential angel. Not all injuries are caused in motor vehicle accidents. While car accidents account for a considerable number of insurance claims every year; serious Read more…

Rain and snow is great….or is it?

For those of us living in Redding and Shasta County, we have seen our share of rain and snowfall this year; this is a good thing…right? Generally, I would agree that it is a very good thing.  However, with increased rain and snowfall, driving conditions worsen, driver attention is misfocused, and motor vehicle accident rates Read more…

Accident Injuries Are Diverse In Nature

Accident injuries can be caused by many different methods such as car accidents, product defects, dog bites, or dangerous conditions of real estate to name a few. The injuries caused can be of a wide variety as well, ranging from soft-tissue, severe injuries, and even death.  Whatever the cause or scope injury, each matter must Read more…

Witnessing Close Relative’s Injury

It happens everyday. A parent is involved in a no-fault motor vehicle accident and has their children in the vehicle with them.  “When a child is endangered, it is not beyond contemplation that its mother will be somewhere in the vicinity and will suffer serious shock.” Dillion v. Legg (1968) 68 Cal. 2d 728.  This case established Read more…