Month: October 2017

What qualifies as “pain and suffering?”

If pursuing litigation in the state of California in the event of a motor vehicle accident or other accident resulting in injury, you may seek damages defined in the suit as “pain and suffering.” Pain and suffering can cover far more than immediate physical injuries or loss of property resulting from the incident. Damages can extend …

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Top reasons for major car accidents

Driving in California presents challenges that can result in major vehicular accidents. Understanding the main reasons as to why these occur can help prevent more crashes from happening. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver error is the number one reason for car accidents. In regard to driver-related crashes, recognition error is the main …

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Accountability for medical costs after a car accident

The impact of motor vehicle collisions can lead to extensive medical costs associated with treatment and recovery. FindLaw.com explains that who is responsible for those costs depends on who was responsible for the accident, as determined by California car accident compensation laws covering “at fault” and “pure comparative negligence” statues. In cases in which a single vehicle crashes …

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Comparative negligence divides fault between parties

California state law offers more than one option for litigating damages in motor vehicle accident cases. Determination of fault in cases involving vehicular accidents can impact the outcome of lawsuits and settlements, including any damages owed by one or more parties. When dealing with a comparative negligence case, damages may be reduced or increased by negotiating terms during …

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Proper driving procedures when in or around recreational vehicles

A recreational vehicle is a great way to have fun in California, but such a large vehicle may be part of a larger accident than a small car. An RV owner should take the time to understand their vehicle and the legalities around driving it. Likewise, those who share the road with RVs should know …

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Personality: Feeling like a new person after a brain injury

You hit your head in the car crash, and it left you with a brain injury. You thought you were recovering well, but people have said you don’t act like yourself. What happened, and it is reversible? Changes in personality are common among those with brain injuries. Referred to as “Jekyll and Hyde syndrome” by …

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