By | March 9th, 2017

Cases involving a wrongful death claim are often among the most emotionally fraught cases we get at Hogan Injury. That’s because a wrongful death claim involves a loved one’s untimely and potentially avoidable death; a loss of life caused by the negligent or intentional acts of another. In California, there are certain limitations on who can bring forth such a claim on behalf of the deceased. While our attorneys are readily available to assist you in determine whether or not you qualify as wrongful death claimant, the following is a.

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By | March 2nd, 2017

When someone dies due to the negligence, carelessness or willful intent of another person or company, certain persons can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These are personal injury lawsuits. They are extremely complicated cases and, most often, individuals obtain legal representation. Some attorneys specialize in wrongful death lawsuits. The statutes involved in wrongful death cases vary state by state. For instance, the state determines the amount of damages available for recovery. Also, the state decides the timeframe in which the case can be brought. It is always at least a.

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By | January 19th, 2017

Every year, thousands of pedestrians die in accidents with motor vehicles. The factors contributing to these fatalities include the speed of the vehicle, the vehicle type, and the pedestrian’s age. Fatality risk per collision is highest among children and the elderly. Given the prevalence of speeding and the increase of distracted driving from mobile device use, being a pedestrian is becoming increasingly deadly. Areas where these fatalities occur include: Crosswalks. Painted lines and light signals won’t protect the pedestrian from a car running a red light or a distracted driver making.

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By | December 1st, 2016

It isn’t unusual for a lot of people to grab an energy drink or two to get through a hard day or an afternoon slump—especially teenagers and young adults. But many people are unaware of the dangers that energy drinks present. They can even prove fatal. Teens And Young Adults Are At Particular Risk Of Harm The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against teens consuming energy drinks at all because they contain stimulants in addition to caffeine, like guarana and taurine. Guarana is an extract that has packs additional caffeine.

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By | November 10th, 2016

The motorcycle’s design gives it great agility on the road but also makes it less stable than four-wheeled vehicles. This makes motorcycles vulnerable to pavement irregularities, sand, debris, and other road conditions that present only a minor annoyance to motorists. The problem only gets worse in road construction zones, which are full of “booby traps” waiting for the unwary motorcyclist. Here are five construction zone hazards that cause motorcycle accidents: Poor road friction. Road surfaces in construction zones are anything but ideal. They can be unpaved with loose sand, gravel,.

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By | October 6th, 2016

If a loved one has died because of a third party’s negligence, malpractice, or a product’s failure, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. But because there are a lot of misconceptions about this type of case, many people hesitate to protect their rights. In some cases, those with legitimate claims lose their rights to proceed because they believe the myths. Do you know what the four most common ones are? Right to file a claim. Some folks believe that only a spouse or child can bring.

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By | September 8th, 2016

A bus accident in Merced County, California, has killed at least five people. The fatal incident happened at approximately 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2. According to the Los Angeles Times, the charter bus hit a pole supporting a large green sign for the Hammatt Avenue exit near Livingston. The impact almost sliced the bus in two. Mexico to Washington Route The bus was on its way from Mexico to the state of Washington, and it had already made stops in Los Angeles and Livingston, California. The bus is registered.

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By | August 25th, 2016

A recent Los Angeles jury verdict illustrates the different possibilities for compensation when a worker is injured or killed on the job due to negligence. Panel Collapses on Worker In 2011, a 30-year-old worker at a Playa Del Ray construction project was standing atop a 30-foot concrete wall form panel. When the panel collapsed, he suffered fatal head trauma as it fell on him. The attorney for the man’s wife and two children sued the crane operator involved in positioning the panel, and that case was settled for $650,000. $27.

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By | August 18th, 2016

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has completed its compilation of traffic fatality data for calendar year 2014. The statistics reveal that alcohol is present in the blood of motorists killed disproportionate to the number of Americans consuming it in any given month. The Majority Consume Alcohol Specifically, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that 56.9 percent of people 18 years-of-age and older said they consumed alcohol during the previous month. The DOT reports that 15,479 drivers died on America’s roads in 2014. Of those, 74.

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By | August 4th, 2016

Carbon monoxide is often called the silent killer because it’s an invisible and odorless gas. Its symptoms, which resemble those of the flu without a temperature, aren’t distinctive enough for many people to understand what’s happening to them. Other symptoms such as balance, memory, and vision problems, as well as confusion, occur later when victims are less able to help themselves. Carbon monoxide (CO) occurs as a product of combustion. Some types of fuels produce little while others such as charcoal produce dangerous levels of CO. Poorly adjusted fuel burning heaters,.

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