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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  • California Health Lien Subrogation: How to Increase Your Injury Case Net Recovery VIDEO BLOG: California Health Care Lien Subrogation Rights & How To Increase Your Personal Injury Net Recovery If you have been injured in a California car accident, you are probably trying to deal with your injury as well as handle the insurance company. The Law Offices of Mark C. Blane wants to give you as much information and education as possible to help you through this difficult time. Great advice and an experienced attorney are essential to maximize your settlement and negotiate your medical bills. Watch this video to learn more. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, and most people do not realize that they expect you to pay back proceeds received from a settlement.
  • What is a California Indepent Medical Exam (IME) - California Injury Lawyer VIDEO BLOG: Do I Have to Attend an Independent Medical Exam on my California Personal Injury Case? You need to have the proper understanding of your bodily injury case in order to receive what you deserve for your troubles. In this video, attorney Mark C. Blaine explains the intricacies of an Independent Medical Exam (IME).
  • What is the Difference Between a Hard Tissue & Soft Tissue Injury? VIDEO BLOG: Hard & Soft Tissue Type Injuries Explained by San Diego Accident Attorney Mark C. Blane In this video, attorney Mark C. Blane explains the difference between hard and soft tissue injuries as well as the importance of understanding your soft tissue injury when dealing with insurance companies. By learning about these things, you can better understand your specific case. Watch this video to find out more.
  • San Diego California Soft Tissue Injuries: Personal Injury Case VIDEO BLOG: Soft Tissue Type Injuries in a California Personal Injury Case Mark C. Blane, a San Diego personal injury lawyer, explains in this video the difference between hard and soft tissue injuries. Victims of personal injury accidents frequently ask for the explanation of this difference. Watch this video to learn for yourself.
  • Press Release: A Wolf in Sheeps' Clothing Mark C. Blane has joined with noted attorney and legal marketing expert, Ben Glass to co-write new book.
  • Proactive Medical Care Makes the Difference on a California Injury Case VIDEO BLOG: Proactive Medical Care Makes a Huge Difference in the Success of your California Personal Injury Case If you have been injured in a Southern California accident and are looking to hire an attorney, you should watch this video clip from injury attorney Mark C. Blane. He explains what makes a good lawyer and what you need to look for when hiring onea lawyer to represent your California personal injury case. One lawyer can differ from another in how actively he works with your medical care and findings. The evidence of your case hinges on your medical findings. You want to hire someone who knows how to manage these findings and who will guide you through the process.
  • Rancho Bernardo Bike Accident | Pedestrian Injury San Diego | Hit-and-Run San Diego Hit-and-Run Accident Law Firm: A man survived a hit and run car accident in Rancho Bernardo, California Thursday, October 14, 2010, evening and it was due to items in his backpack that helped save his life, according to police authorities. The man was riding in the bike lane on Pomerado Road near Caminito Vecinos when he was struck from behind by motor vehicle around 8 p.m. Police officials said if it was not for beer in his back pack, the collision would have either caused severe/grave injuries, or a possibly a fatality.
  • California Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities | San Diego Pedestrian Injury Per San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Mark C. Blane: California has a right of way law concerning pedestrians. This law indicates that pedestrians have the right of way when walking in a trafficked area. Whether they are using a crosswalk or not, motorists must always keep an eye out for pedestrians. However, if you have experienced a pedestrian accident, it may not always be clear who is at fault, even with right of way laws in place.
  • Bicycle Accidents | Bicyclist Legal Rights in San Diego, California | Right-of-way California Bike Accident Lawyer Mark C. Blane: Many residents of San Diego enjoy the outdoors, and many of them bicycle. Even with bicycle lanes along many of its roads, San Diego cycling accidents occur frequently. The Law Offices of Mark C. Blane encourage California motorists to be aware of cyclists rights and share the road.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: Brain Damage in a Car Accident | San Diego Attorney Video Blog: Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) San Diego Brain Trauma Attorney Mark C. Blane introduces what a brain injury is and what modern tests he uses, that are admissible in court, in order to prove one has occurred.
  • California Defective Pharmaceutical Drug Injuries: Fen Phen Case Example VIDEO BLOG: CALIFORNIA DEFECTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG INJURIES; THE FEN PHEN CLASS ACTION CASE EXAMPLE San Diego Pharmaceutical Drug, Multi-District Litigation Panel Attorney Mark C. Blane recalls his experiences on one of his first cases out of law school against one of the biggest corporations in the U.S. at the time. When you are deciding on hiring an attorney it is important to have confidence in your lawyer’s ability to win your case. There’s no benefit to you in hiring an attorney who does not have the experience and skill to successfully settle your case. One of Mark C. Blane’s most notable cases was the nationally-covered Fen-Phen drug case, and the first case that he worked on out of law school. In the mid- to late 90s he represented a Los Angeles woman who had taken Fen-Phen and as a result suffered damage to her heart. Despite going up against American Home Products and their defense attorney, who had been practicing for 40 years, Mark was able to successfully settle the case within 18 months.
  • San Diego Construction Site Accident Law Firm | Unsafe Working Conditions VIDEO BLOG: CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT/UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS San Diego Construction Site Accident Attorney Mark C. Blane briefly explains employer safety guidelines, and the rights of injured workers who are injured on dangerous construction sites or jobs.
  • What is a California Uninsured Motorist Claim? Mark C. Blane explains what an uninsured motorist claim for bodily injuries means and why having a clear understanding of this can be vital.
  • Commercial Truck, Bus Accident Injury Law Firm, San Diego San Diego Truck Injury Attorney Mark C. Blane explains California Commercial Truck Accidents and what is needed to document & prove these types of injury cases in a court of law.
  • How To Prove a Slip, Trip and Fall Injury Mark C. Blane explains California premise liability law, and how it relates to property owner responsibility in regards to these injury causing accidents.
  • California Leash Law by San Diego Dog Bite Injury Attorney Even though California does have a leash law for dogs, dog bites and animal attacks still occur.
  • Strict Liability Law with Dog Bites and Animal Attacks Dog Bite Attorney Mark C. Blane explains how California law views the responsibility of dog owners and when they bite other people causing injuries.
  • California Child Injury San Diego | Minor Child Testimony in Trial Southern California Injured Child Law Firm: When children do have to testify at a trial or hearing, rest assured that the trial judge will go to great lengths to make sure that neither lawyer asks the child any leading questions (questions that suggest the answer), and that the child is not in any minor way harmed or intimidated by the questions, or treated with anything but respect. Every case is unique and every child injury is different, and your injury lawyer can best counsel you as to whether or not your child must attend should the case proceed to trial.
  • Guardian Ad Litem Child Injuries | San Diego, El Cajon Child Accident Southern California Child Accident Lawyer Mark C. Blane briefly explains "Guardian Ad Litem:" An enforceable settlement of a child’s injury case can only be consummated with California court approval per California Probate Code Sections 2504, 3500, 3600, and per California Code of Civil Procedure Section 372.
  • Minor Child Settlement Under $5,000.00 | San Diego California Child Law El Cajon Child Accident Law Firm: If the monetary settlement is below $5,000.00, the California Probate Code Sections 3611(d), and 3401 has routinely allowed custodial parents to manage the settlement funds directly on behalf of their minor children thereby not mandating the filing for court approval when minor settlements are below $5,000.00.