This regularly updated blog offers information on a wide range of personal injury topics. Browse these posts for information on common accidents, injuries, damages, and more.

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  • Control of the Premises in a Slip and Fall Injury Case Mark Blane discusses a common aspect of slip and fall injury cases. Read on to learn more.
  • Duty of Ordinary Care in a Slip and Fall Injury Case Most jurisdictions require that the landowner use the level of care of an ordinarily prudent adult to prevent an unreasonable risk of harm.
  • Hazards & Debris on Floors & Sweep Logs The basis of California slip and fall law stems from proving a property owner breached a duty owed to the injured slip and fall victim. Read on to learn more.
  • The Hazard that Causes a Slip and Fall In most California slip and fall cases, some physical feature or condition is a major contributing factor in the injure party's fall.
  • Permanent Disability under San Diego Workers Comp Laws This article explains what qualifies as a permanent disability under California workers' comp law.
  • Medical Care and Your San Diego Workers' Compensation Case You have the right to receive medical treatment that is required to cure or relieve the effects of your work related injury, at the expense of your employer.
  • Origin of the Make Whole Doctrine The make whole rule developed as an equitable defense to health insurance subrogation claims.
  • Specific On the Job Injuries Compared with Cumulative Injuries | San Diego Under the California Labor Code, there are two types of injuries that a California worker can suffer on-the-job or during their course and scope of employment. The first type is there is a “specific" on-the-job injury. This is the most common type of work comp injury when people think of a work comp injury. For example, if you lift something heavy and injure your back, or if you are assaulted during work, or if you are involved in a car accident while making a work related delivery, then these are all considered a “specific” on-the-job injury that result directly from a specific incident that can be identified. There is no question of the causation of the injury. The second type is called a “cumulative” or “repetitive” on-th-job injury.
  • Comparative Fault in a California Slip and Fall Case California is a comparative fault state. Read on to learn what that means and how it affects slip and fall injury cases.
  • Head Injuries & Mandatory State Motorcycle Helmet Laws Did you know trauma resulting in long-term disability is more common among motorcyclists injured in states without universal helmet laws?
  • What is a Traumatic Brain Injury | San Diego Brain or Head Injury Attorney San Diego Brain Injury Lawyer: A Brain Injury Accident is a potentially life altering event and may result in long-term or short-term impairments (under the AMA Impairment Guidelines 5th Edition). Brain injuries have differing levels of severity and affect each victim differently because each person's body is different, and each accident is very different bio-mehanically speaking. A person who has suffered a brain injury or brain trauma from an accident may have to readjust many areas of their life, and, sadly, they may not be able to continue living the way they did before the injury. Some areas that may be affected as a result of brain injury may include the following areas:
  • California Independent Medical Exams Exposed | San Diego Accident Lawyer As you will read below, IME’s are NOT “independent” in any sense of the word, and they are regularly used by insurance companies to improperly deny benefits to deserving people in their respective accident claims. The problem is at first blush it seems "fair" for an at-fault party to use an IME to understand the injured party's injuries; however, it is my opinion that they have been eroded to "pigeon hole" each injury claim as undeserving, and incentives are given to the IME doctor to be on a mission to look for anything, and I mean anything, that can make an injury case worth less no matter what (it is not about being independent or fair any more, and maybe it never was).
  • Reasonableness in your California Slip or Trip and Fall Accident Injury Case The legal term "reasonableness" and your California premise liability case can often times be confusing to some injury clients.
  • San Diego Auto Accident Lawyer | Soft Tissue Injury is Not a Minor Injury The insurance companies spend millions of dollars each year to make sure their adjusters are trained to evaluate injury claims. Part of this training involves giving the adjusters the mindset that all soft tissue injuries are minor and all soft tissue injuries heal within four to six weeks.This mindset is dangerous because it is black and white, and, unfortunately, the vast majority of adjusters believe it is true. It is also dangerous because it “pigeonholes” every soft tissue injury case into a minor injury category, which simply goes against the medical facts. It also excludes age, sex, weight and other important factors that help explain the severity of a soft tissue injury.
  • Chula Vista Injury Law Firm | Loss Motion Segment Integrity Injury If loss motion segment integrity is found, it can be documented using the impairment ratings via the AMA Permanent Impairment Guidelines Fifth Edition (see Secret #4). Generally speaking, a segment integrity found in the neck (cervical) can have a 20% permanent impairment, and if found in the low back (lumbar) it can be a 25% permanent impairment. Thus, it is possible to be diagnosed with a 45% impairment in the neck and back just on loss motion segment integrity.
  • Negotiating your Medical Bills | San Diego Accident Claim Lawyer How is your attorney going to maximize your recovery when a settlement offer or judgment is made on your injury case? The answer lies in your attorney’s experience level in negotiating down your medical bills and with your own health insurance provider, which usually has an interest in getting paid back at the time of settlement.
  • How Long Will My San Diego Personal Injury Case Take To Settle? The simple answer is, no one really knows because there are generally three unknown factors at the beginning of a case that influence time. Read more here:
  • Damages You Can Recover From a San Diego California Accident Case An automobile insurance company is usually only interested in paying you the least amount of money to settle your auto accident bodily injury claim.
  • Possible Sources of Recovery for a Car Accident Case It is in your best legal interest that you hire a California Car Accident law firm that will do more than just file a claim with an insurance company.
  • Tips On What to do Following a California Motorcycle Accident | San Diego Report the California Motorcycle Accident: Unless you are transported from the scene by ambulance, call the police and report the motorcycle accident. A police officer will be dispatched and he or she will write a police report that will document the facts of the motorcycle accident, and will identify the other parties involved, along with any witnesses, and insurance information.