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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  • San Diego AMA Impairment for Head Injuries | Concussions | Traumas from a San Diego Car Accident Call San Diego AMA impairment lawyer Mark C. Blane at (619) 813-7955 for more information on why AMA Medical Documentation is Extremely Important on Your Case!
  • Defective Yamaha Rhino: Lawsuits Are Coming San Diego California Defective Yamaha Rhino Lawyer Mark C. Blane: Call him at (619) 813-7955
  • What Exactly is “Med Pay” Insurance in California? Call San Diego"Medical Pay" Benefits Lawyer Mark C. Blane on your California auto accident case at (619) 813-7955!
  • California Medical Pay Benefits for San Diego Automobile Crash or Accident, Truck Accident, or Motorcycle Accident: By San Diego Injury Lawyer Call San Diego California "Med Pay" Benefits Attorney Mark C. Blane today for your auto crash case at (619) 813-7955!
  • New California Law on Medical Pay Reimbursement Give Chula Vista car accident lawyer Mark Blane a call today at (619) 813-7955 or download one of his many free Consumer Injury Guides from his website!
  • Dangers with Newer Baby Car Seats As a lawyer, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of restraining your child in a car safety seat.
  • San Diego Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents: Statistical Data of Injuries San Diego Bicycle Injury Law Firm: There are literally millions of bicyclists in the United States, and according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA") which reported that in the summer of 2002, approximately 57 million people - or 28% of the population rode bikes. According to 50% of the survey, respondents reported riding bicycles purely for pleasure or exercise. Some of these rides, however, resulted in bicycle accidents and injuries ranging in severity from minor to life altering injuries (a wide range). Bicycle trips account for less than 1% of all trips in the United States, yet bicycle deaths constitute 2% of all traffic deaths.
  • California Liability with Trespassing Children The following four conditions must be met before a possessor (of land) is liable to trespassing children:
  • Kid Safety & Dog Bite Injuries - What To Know Each Summer means that more children will be playing in backyards and outside their homes around the neighborhood; especially in Southern California.
  • Drunk Driving Car Accidents in California | Chula Vista Drunk Driving Injury Attorney Chula Vista Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer: Drunk Driving Gets Big Prevention Programs in California Police authorities in California are coming down hard on intoxicated driving; and rightly so. The federal authorities ticked off The annual campaign against drunk driving in August 2010. The campaign is called: Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. Law enforcement officers will be out in full force in all major California cities, conducting sobriety checkpoints and patrols in greater frequency. In fact, San Diego, California, according to one recent survey, had the most DUI arrests in the United States.
  • San Diego Area Slip and Fall Law Firm: What To Prove in a Premises Liability Case San Diego Slip/Trip And Fall/Premise Liability Lawyer talks about Premises Liability under California Law: Attorney representation of slip and fall accidents is a specialized field within the area of personal injury. Generally speaking, slip and fall accidents can also be trip and falls and are known collectively under the legal category of premise liability injuries. Premise liability is the legal wording that means certain owners of land or property can be held liable (responsible) for certain injuries to others on said land or property.
  • How Technology Can Be Used in Trial on a California Personal Injury Case VIDEO BLOG: Using Technology in a California Personal Injury Trial In today’s digital and technology-driven world, it is a good idea to use technology to present your case in court. Simply presenting evidence orally is quickly becoming outdated and even boring. Whether it is a powerpoint presentation, a keynote presentation, a slideshow or a video, technology is an innovative way to present your evidence in court. For example, if you can take a video of your injuries right after they happen, it will be much more powerful to present that video in court than to just show pictures of your injuries.
  • Glossary for Injured California Children | by San Diego Child Accident Attorney San Diego Child Accident Law Firm: The following glossary words will help explain some state and federal programs in relation to injured children. It will also cover some key legal lingo that will help you make sense of the different words that you will hear from your California child injury lawyer, or the claims adjuster regarding your child’s injury:
  • Loss Motion Segment Integrity Diagnosis Explained by San Diego PI Lawyer VIDEO BLOG: Loss Motion Segment Integrity Diagnosis in a Soft Tissue Injury Case If you have been injured in a Southern California accident and have sustained a soft tissue injury, attorney Mark C. Blane wants to make sure you have been evaluated for a diagnosis called Loss Motion Segment Integrity (LMSI). This is probably the worse soft tissue injury diagnosis you could have from an accident. It affects the Neck and Low Back (the mid back is protected by the rib cage).
  • Tips in Choosing a California Accident/Injury Lawyer VIDEO BLOG: Tips In Choosing a California Personal Injury Lawyer San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Mark C. Blane shares some of his insights with what you need to look out for when choosing an injury lawyer for your specific case. Not all lawyers are created equal.
  • What is a Contingency Fee in a California Personal Injury Case? VIDEO BLOG: California Personal Injury Case on a "Contigency Fee" One of the main reasons people do not hire attorneys is because they do not think they can afford it. It is true that lawyers can be expensive, and if you end up losing your case, that’s just another expense that you have to pay with money you may not have. At the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, we understand that you are seeking our help because you want a positive result to your case, not to throw away your money. That is why we operate under a contingency fee, meaning that we do not charge anything for our fees, time or costs until we win your case.
  • California State Minimal Limits on Car Insurance - San Diego Car Accident Law Firm VIDEO BLOG: Consider Increasing your California Auto Coverage if you only have California "State Minimal Limits" of 15/30... Often people who have car insurance coverage on their insurance policy only have the minimum required coverage by law. In the state of California, the minimum is $15,000 per person for liability coverage. However, it may be in your best interest to go for a higher policy.
  • How Insurance Companies Obtain Settlement Value on a Personal Injury Case VIDEO BLOG: How Insurance Companies Obtain Settlement Value on a Personal Injury Case Using Computer Software Technology San Diego injury attorney Mark C. Blane explains in this video how insurance companies obtain a settlement value for an injury case. If you have been injured in a Southern California accident, you should watch this video to find out more about the process. Most insurance companies use computer software programs to come up with a value for your personal injury case. However, some still use paper formats. Either way, the insurance adjustors manually input evidence into these programs.
  • AMA Impairment on a Personal Injury is a Major Value Driver | San Diego Injury VIDEO BLOG: AMA IMPAIRMENT ON AN INJURY CASE ADDS CASE VALUE San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Mark C. Blane exposes how an injury case is reviewed and evaluated for settlement value by the insurance companies. The review is broken down into individual "value drivers" to arrive at a value for settlement. The computers that most insurance companies use today, look for and ask the adjuster, in the review, whether or not there is an impairment to a particular body part per the AMA guidelines. In fact, the computer program Colossus "assumes" a 2% whole person impairment on an injury claim; the adjuster dictates to the computer on whether there is one, or not. You can get a 2% impairment in the AMA guidelines from mere muscle spasms; the point is, does your injury lawyer utilize, when warranted, the AMA guidelines on your injury case?