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What to Do If You Suffer a Slip & Fall Accident at an LA Airport?

Posted on October 19th, 2016

Is the City Liable for an Airport Premises Liability Injury? Flying out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or LA/Ontario International Airport can mean a bustle of rushing passengers, busy staff members, and confusion. As one of the world’s largest hubs for air transportation, LAX sees almost 75 million passengers every year. And Ontario International Airport, which is the Inland Empire’s primary airport, saw a total of 4,209,311 passengers in 2015. With this many people coming in and out, slip and fall accidents are inevitable. From uneven curbs to spills left on the floor, airports in LA are rife with potential premises liability accidents. Knowing who is responsible for your airport slip and fall accident in LA will help you file a claim and receive compensation. Find Out Who is Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Accident In most premises liability accidents at airports, it’s not the airline that’s responsible. Instead, it’s the public authority that runs the airport. The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) owns and operates LAX. LAWA is an agency of the Los Angeles government. A slip and fall case at LAX would most likely identify LAWA as the defendant. Even if an employee caused the accident, the…

What are the Most Common Types of Motorcycle Injuries?

Posted on September 15th, 2016

When the weather’s right, nothing is better than taking to the road on your motorcycle. We know that riding can be inherently dangerous. Even if you wear all the right gear and take proper precautions, you can’t control the actions of others on the road. It’s important to know the most common types of motorcycle injuries – and what you can do to avoid them. Also, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced San Bernardino motorcycle accident attorney to assist with your case. Here are the Motorcycle Injuries that We See Most Frequently: Injury #1. Road Rash We’re all familiar with this painful condition, which occurs when you skin makes contact with pavement. This is a common scenario – flipping over your handlebars and skidding across the road, leading to widespread road rash. Road rash is more than just painful. It can be dangerous. If not properly cleaned and debrided, wounds can become infected, leading to serious consequences like cellulitis, even sepsis. Other long-term conditions associated with road rash include scarring and surface nerve damage. Avoid It: Always don protective gear before hopping on your motorcycle. Thin material like cotton will simply tear way…

What are the World’s Most Dangerous Dog Breeds?

Posted on September 15th, 2016

We all love our pets. For most of us, they’re more than just animals. They’re members of our family. While having pets has several benefits, take care in the breed you choose. Some are more aggressive than others are, and may not a good match for a family. Famous “dog whisperer” Cesar Milan argues that there are no inherently bad dogs. Any canine can become a good companion with proper training. Still, some dogs are more predisposed to violence than others are. Know the world’s most dangerous dog breeds. If you are injured in a dog or animal attack, you should contact an experienced San Bernardino dog bite injury attorney to seek the compensation that you deserve. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: #10. Great Dane You may be surprised to find out that this breed, the inspiration for the lovable Scooby Doo, actually makes the aggressive list. At a maximum of 200 pounds, though, you should never trifle with these dogs. If improperly trained, they can injure children and adults alike. #9. Boxer Boxers are a type of hunting dog and were bred to attack enemies during WWI. They’re protective by nature, which…

Treatment of a Burn Injury – What NOT to Do

Posted on August 24th, 2016

Burn injuries can be serious, resulting in nerve damage, scarring, disfigurement, and emotional damage. There are things you can do to reduce the severity of a burn injury at the time of the accident, but some things can actually result in making a burn worse. Below are some important tips on what to AVOID when you treat a burn injury: #1. DON’T Break Blisters If you skin blisters as the result of a burn injury, it’s important to try to keep the blisters in tact. Breaking small blisters (the Mayo Clinic says these are blisters small that your little fingernail) can result in infection and worsened scarring. If blisters do break, gently clean the affected area with water and a mild soap. Apply an antibiotic solution and cover the area with a gauze bandage that won’t stick to skin. #2. DON’T Expose the Burn to Sun Burns can already leave significant scarring, but exposing a burn injury to the sun too soon can result in further blistering and long-lasting marks on the skin. Burns require the skin to cool to fully heal, and sun exposure doesn’t achieve this. Burn experts recommend shielding burns from sun for at least three years…

What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Spinal Cord Injury?

Posted on August 24th, 2016

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most dangerous types of damages the human body can withstand. The spinal cord is a delicate bundle of nerves and tissues the vertebrae protect. The spine sends messages from the brain to the body, enabling you to walk, talk, eat, move, and feel. When the spinal cord suffers an injury, it is usually due to bone, ligament or other body tissue tearing into the spinal tissue and can result in extremely serious physical and mental repercussions for the individual. These injuries impact nearly every aspect of daily life. Spinal Cord Injuries, Mobility, and Sensation Spinal cord injuries are often connected with paralysis due to the damage nerve cells suffer. The bundle of nerves within the spinal cord is responsible for controlling movement in the body. When a traumatic accident such as a car crash, slip and fall, or birth injury results in damage to the spinal cord, nerve cells can no longer carry messages back and forth between the brain and the body. This results in partial or complete loss of movement and feeling in the body. The level of paralysis a spinal cord injury victim experiences depends on the type of injury.…

Should I Call the Police for a Small or Minor Car Accident?

Posted on August 24th, 2016

Under certain circumstances, the law requires you to call the police from an accident scene and file a police report. In other cases, you may not have to notify the police – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Notifying the police even in a minor car accident can expedite the process, identify who was at fault, and help you in the future should you need to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re involved in a small car accident, know what to do and when to call the police. Car Accidents Law in California In California, the law mandates that all drivers involved in an accident must stop, no matter how minor the accident was. Drivers must stop even in a slight fender bender that doesn’t seem to have caused much damage. Whether the accident involved a stationary object, moving vehicle, pedestrian, or someone else’s property, you have the legal obligation to stop and exchange information with the other party. Driving away leads to a hit and run charge, which comes with worse penalties than a standard accident. Once your vehicle collides with something else, you must stop and you should notify the California Highway Patrol or local police. Dial…

Bike Accident Prevention – How to Safely Share the Road With Bicyclists

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Bicyclists are entitled to share the road and drive on California roadways alongside vehicles, and motorists have an extra responsibility to use caution when traveling around them. This is mainly due to the fact that bicyclists are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Bicyclists are responsible for following the rules of the road, but just in order to reduce the chances of potential bike accident incidents in San Bernardino and throughout California, all drivers should adhere to the following driving safety tips: Bike Safety Tip #1: Expect the Unexpected When traveling around bicycles, you never know the skill level of the rider or the quality of the bike. Anything can happen. As you pass bicyclists or ride behind them, leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the bike. California uses the “three feet rule” to determine a safe distance between vehicles and bicyclists. Make sure your vehicle is at least three feet away from the bicyclist when you pass. Look twice when you back out of a parking space or open doors after parallel parking. Bicyclists can ride in the roadway, but many ride as close to the shoulder or curb as possible. This position often hides them from…

Do Drivers Need Uninsured or Underinsured Auto Accident Insurance in California?

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Auto insurance is designed to cover the costs of property damage and medical expenses related to car accidents. When people who cause accidents do not have insurance or fail to carry enough insurance to cover accident costs, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage comes into play. What Is Uninsured/Underinsured Auto Insurance Coverage? When you sign up for your auto insurance policy, you can choose different forms of coverage. You can carry the minimum amount of liability insurance that California requires, which according to the California DMV is $15,000 for injury/death for one person, or you can add on other forms of coverage—including uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage is designed to pay for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages in the event that the driver at-fault does not carry any auto insurance. Underinsured motorist coverage picks up where an at-fault driver’s coverage stops. For instance, if the other driver only has the minimum liability insurance, you can file a claim with your own insurance provider to cover the remaining costs associated with your injury. Drivers can choose different ranges for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Limits for benefits typically range from as little as $20,000 all the way up to…

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