Author Archives: Carl L. Brown

2017 AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Study Shows That Many People Believe Distracted Driving Is a Leading Issue on The Roads

Plenty of people recognize that there are dangerous behaviors that people can engage in behind the wheel that could expose everyone to the high risk of being involved in an accident. Being hurt in a preventable accident is a devastating experience particularly when you suffer critical medical conditions from which you may never fully recover.…

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Helmets and Motorcycle Accidents: Does it Make a Difference?

Although it might seem like an obvious facet of motorcycle accident safety, only 19 states in the District of Columbia currently require motorcyclists to wear helmets. That's in comparison to the fact that every state except New Hampshire has a law on the books requiring people to wear seatbelts and federal law has mandated airbags…

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What to Do If You Suspect an Unreliable Used Car Recently Caused Your Accident

There are many different causes of personal injury incidents, and while another person who is behaving recklessly on the road may be partly responsible for your injuries, you might also suspect that a defective part or an unreliable used car due to a maintenance or mechanic error could have contributed to the severity of your…

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What Forward Collision Mitigation Technology Means for Accidents

Heavy trucks have had forward collision mitigation technology installed for many different years. There’s also been a breadth of research and experience that shows that it could cut down on costs and save lives but people are still curious about whether or not the federal government will require forward collision mitigation technology. These advanced driver…

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What You Should Know About Freeway Accidents

You can’t always count on another driver to give you the duty of care to which you are owed. You might expect that everyone on the road will follow the law and proceed carefully, but if you’ve spent any amount of time on freeways, you already know better. Many freeway accidents are preventable, and you…

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Can I Sue for A Poorly Maintained Sidewalk?

Did you know that if a property owner or municipality is aware of a dangerous condition and doesn’t take any action to fix it that they could be held liable for injuries sustained in a slip and fall? There are complex legal concerns involved in these kinds of cases, but the basic element of negligence…

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Expert Witness: Does Your Car Accident Case Need One?

There are generally two different types of witnesses in a car accident case: expert witnesses and lay witnesses. Both can be valuable to your case. However, an expert witness is usually more so because the court gives more weight to their testimony. Here's why your car accident case should have at least one expert witness.…

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When Veterinary Technicians Can Sue for Animal Attacks

One of the most common places a dog will bite or attempt to attack is at the vet's office. The environment smells of fear to a dog. When coupled with illness, injury, and uncomfortable or painful procedures, even a docile dog could be provoked to attack. Some would argue that this risk is "just part…

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The Different Levels of a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating types of injuries because more often than not, spinal cord damage cannot be reversed. Here are the different levels of a spinal cord injury and how they affect the body, as well as what you should do next if you or a loved one suffered this…

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Can You Sue a Shelter for a Dog Bite?

When a dog bite occurs in an animal shelter or from a dog who has been adopted from an animal shelter, there may be a question of whether or not the animal shelter can be considered legally responsible for the damages that result from the bite. In some cases, yes. However, this type of claim…

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The Dangers of Left Turn Accidents for Motorcyclists

No matter how a motorcycle accident occurs, it can be dangerous and even deadly for the motorcyclist. However, certain driving behaviors pose more risk to a motorcyclist than others. Are motor vehicles turning left a danger to motorcycle drivers driving straight? Here's what you need to know.   38% of Motorcycle Crashes in 2011 Resulted…

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How Much Could You Get in an Accident Claim?

If you are involved in an accident, expenses are mounting. From medical bills to being unable to work, you face enormous debt. Naturally, one of the most frequently asked questions during a consultation with an accident lawyer is, "how much could I get?" Here's how you might calculate a ball park estimate of how much your claim…

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How a Lawyer Evaluates Your Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured by someone else through no fault of your own, contact a personal injury lawyer right away. An attorney will carefully evaluate your claim. Then, they will determine if it's worth pursuing. They also look at if you stand to benefit from going through the legal process. Here's what you should know…

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4 Different Types of Burn Injuries You Should Know About

Burn injuries are some of the most devastating type of injury a person can experience. Even mild burns are associated with extreme pain, and all types of burns have the potential to compromise the body's immune system. Here's what you need to know about the four different types of burn injuries and how to get…

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Top Examples of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents may sound like no big deal to some people. The truth is, some slip and falls result in broken bones, head injuries, and in rare cases, even death. Learn about the most common types of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents and how to get the compensation you and your family…

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When Distracted Driving Is More Than Texting

When people hear the term "distracted driving," their minds often automatically go to texting and driving. While texting is a serious distraction and is illegal in many states, it is not the only distraction that can potentially cause critical or deadly car accidents. Learn about other forms of distracted driving and what you can do if you or…

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Forensic Analysis of Car Accidents

One of the most important aspects of a car accident claim is the forensic analysis of the accident itself. This investigation turns up critical evidence proving how the accident occurred, injuries sustained, and most importantly, who is considered at fault. Here's what you need to know about the forensic analysis of a motor vehicle collision.   The Physics…

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Is Your Elderly Loved One Suffering from Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing homes should be a safe place for elderly loved ones to get the care they need that need. However, many nursing have poorly trained staff or are understaffed, leading to neglect or even outright abuse. If your loved one is abused or neglected at a nursing home, here's how to know and what you can…

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10 Tips for Car Accident Victims

Unfortunately, many people will not be responsible while driving and will cause a car accident. If you were involved in an accident caused by someone's carelessness or negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. First, you must get through the first few hours and days after the crash. What you do during this time can…

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What You Need to Know As a Vehicle Rollover Accident Victim

Were you hurt in a vehicle rollover accident? If so, you may be able to compensation. Your Life May Be Forever Changed   Vehicle rollover accidents result in critical injuries or death more often than other types of car accidents. Life will never be the same if you were catastrophically injured or lost a loved…

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What is Negligence Per Se?

Typically, in a car accident case, fault must be proven in order to establish an accountable party who would be held financially responsible for damages. However, in some cases, fault is assumed and does not require the same burden of proof. Here's what you need to know.   Negligence Per Se Defined   Negligence per…

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Car Accidents & Burn Injuries

One of the most terrifying injuries that can occur in a car accident is a burn. After an accident, there is a very real possibility that the vehicle(s) involved will catch fire, and if they do before the injured parties are able to get out, the results can be serious and even deadly. Here's what…

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The Distraction of Cell Phones While Driving

Although cell phones have become an integral part of our lives, they have no place behind the wheel of a car. Cell phones cause significant distractions, which can cause serious and even deadly car accidents. Here's what you need to know about the distraction of cell phones while driving.   Texting and Driving   Texting…

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6 Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are common in California, and they are extremely dangerous and often result in serious or life-threatening injuries. Here are 6 common ways that pedestrian accidents occur, and what you can do if you or a loved one were the victim of a pedestrian accident.   1. Vehicles That Back Into Pedestrians   A vehicle…

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Calculating the Damages of Your Car Accident Case

When you make a decision to bring forward a car accident claim, the first thing you must do is consult with an experienced car accident lawyer in your area. This consultation will help you find out what damages you may be able to claim and how much your claim may be worth. Below is an…

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Understanding Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage for Car Accidents

Many people believe that when they're involved in a car accident, their car insurance or the other person's car insurance will cover all of the costs associated with the accident. However, this is often not the case. Here's what you need to know about car accident insurance, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and what to do if…

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What Never to Tell an Insurance Company After a Car Accident

Dealing with car insurance companies after an accident can be a harrowing experience. While you're trying to recover from your physical injuries, you're also contending with a lot of red tape. What you say to the car insurance company after your accident is very important and can potentially make or break your case. Don't say these…

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4 Types of Tire Defects That Can Cause Deadly Car Accidents

One of the most important parts of your car -- and one of the most likely to be defective -- are the tires. Defective tires can cause critical or even fatal car accidents, and in cases like these, neither driver involved is at fault. However, tracing the accident back to a defective tire is difficult and…

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Is Rain the Most Dangerous Weather Condition for Car Accidents?

Since rain is so common, you likely can't avoid driving in it. It's not practical to stay home simply because it's raining. However, is rain the most dangerous weather condition to drive in? You might be surprised at just how many car accidents rain causes every year.   Rain & Car Accident Statistics   The U.S. Department…

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What Causes the Most Fatal Car Crashes in California?

Car crashes can often be fatal, resulting in high financial and emotional costs for the victims family. Hospital bills, funeral expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages, and more can all add up to make an already devastated family feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. What are the causes of the most fatal car crashes…

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