| Read Time: 3 minutes | Auto Accidents

How Long After a Car Accident Can Injuries Appear?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of police-reported car accidents decreased by 22% from 2019 to 2020. Part of this decrease is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly reduced vehicular travel in the United States for part of the year. Still, the United States recorded more than 5 million non-fatal car accidents, with...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Personal Injury

What Are Common Injuries from Being Hit By a Car?

Since their low point in 2009, pedestrian fatalities have increased every year. Pedestrian accidents are an obvious danger to all of us. After all, almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point during their day. In 2020 alone, approximately 55,000 pedestrians suffered injuries in traffic-related incidents. Additionally, 6,516 pedestrians were killed in 2020. While the number of injuries decreased...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Elder Abuse

What Is Considered Elder Financial Abuse or Exploitation in California?

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Elder abuse is a failure to act or an intentional act by a caregiver or another person in a position of trust that creates or causes a risk of harm to an older adult. There are several primary categories of elder abuse, including elder financial abuse. Do you...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Personal Injury

How Can I Prove My Pain and Suffering for an Injury Claim in California?

A personal injury prevents you from having a normal daily routine and seriously degrades your quality of life. Whether you have too much pain to participate in your favorite activities or have trouble managing anxiety, your injury may cause you to suffer for many years. In this situation, you may be wondering, How can I prove my pain and...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Category Name

How to Report Foster Care Abuse

The goal of the foster care system is to place children who are victims of abuse and neglect in safe and nurturing homes. Unfortunately, sometimes children continue to be subject to abuse with their new foster care. If you’re wondering how to report foster care abuse, there are systems to report and investigate the situation.  Call a Hotline There...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Liability

Is a Store Liable for a Customer’s Injury?

When you are in a store, there’s a general expectation that the aisles, checkout area, parking lot, bathrooms, and publicly accessible areas are safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.  Is a store liable for a customer’s injury? There are several factors to consider. If you sustained an injury at a store, there are practical steps to protect...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Sexual Abuse

What Counts as Sexual Abuse?

If you are a victim of sexual abuse or know someone who is, it can be an emotional time and difficult to understand what counts as sexual abuse. There’s a common misconception that sexual abuse involves severe sexual violations and violent behavior. But sexual abuse occurs any time one person touches another in a sexual manner without their permission.  ...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Elder Abuse

What to Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse in California

If your family member or friend needs to move into a nursing home, do not assume the facility will always treat your loved ones as well as you would. It may be necessary to take some initiative to ensure they do not become a victim of elder abuse. Understandably, you might be wondering, What to do if you suspect...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Elder Abuse

How to Prove Elder Abuse in California?

Recognizing the signs of potential elder abuse is only the first step. Before holding the responsible parties accountable, you must prove they committed abuse. California has passed multiple laws to protect older adults from elder abuse. Parties guilty of elder abuse could face civil repercussions and criminal charges. If you suspect a loved one is the victim of elder...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Nursing Home Abuse

What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

If you suspect your family member or loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, you need to speak with a California nursing home abuse attorney right away. Nursing home abuse is a serious problem across the country, with many cases of abuse never reported. In some instances, cases go unreported because the victim was afraid to speak...

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