May 2018 Archives

How can passengers take precautions against personal injury?

Many young and inexperienced drivers will use California roads this summer. Multiple lives are lost in car accidents involving teen drivers every year, and in many cases, it is the passengers who are killed or severely injured. When this happens, the driver might be held responsible in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Personal injury and wrongful death claims may follow 5-car crash

Drivers and their passengers on the busy California roads will always be vulnerable. Encounters with impaired drivers are always a significant risk. Many personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits that are filed in civil courts result from auto accidents caused by impaired drivers.

How does the qualification process for SSDI work?

Employees in California who become unable to work due to injury or illness might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. However, it is quite a complicated system, and there might be questions about how to qualify for SSDI benefits. The first requirement is a job history in positions that were covered by Social Security. However, not all medical conditions meet the definition of disability, and when the do, the disability must prevent the person from returning to work for at least one year.

Workers' compensation: Agriculture industry rife with hazards

A recent publication highlighted the many hazards that workers in the agricultural industry face every day. This sector includes farm workers, forestry workers and those working in the fishing industry nationwide -- including in California. Very little thought is spared for their safety, although these sectors play significant roles in providing food and shelter to all. The number of hazards workers face is staggering, but fortunately, most of them can claim workers' compensation benefits if they suffer injuries,

Personal injury: Tired wrong-way driver kills 1 in 8-car crash

Drivers on California roads must have valid driver's licenses, comply with the prevailing traffic regulations, and be sober and alert. Noncompliance with any of these regulations can lead to citations, and if accidents result, it could lead to personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. This is probably what will be the consequence of a recent crash on a highway in Petaluma.

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