Retweet This: How Social Media May Be Hurting Your Personal Injury Claim

You get in a car accident. You post about it on Facebook. Status update:  you just made a huge mistake. If social media is a reflection of our lives, it’s a really bad one — like some warped, funhouse mirror where the most distorted part is one’s smile. Our instagram selfies are gilded with filters; [...]

2019-04-30T15:36:54-08:00April 30th, 2019|Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

2018 Was the Worst Year for Pedestrian Deaths in Nearly Three Decades

In the years following 1990’s spike in pedestrian deaths, the researchers whose job it is to track them were relieved:  fatalities fell sharply, and continued to fall. That year, 6,482 people had lost their lives on the streets of America — not because they were behind the wheel themselves, but because they were at the [...]

Self-Driving Cars Navigate Complex Ethical Obstacles, Spark Personal Injury Concerns

The concept of self-driving vehicles is nothing new. In fact, they've existed commercially in some form or another since 2003, when automatic parallel parking was first unveiled. Today, Cadillac’s recently released ‘Super Cruise’ allows drivers to go hands-free on select highway routes, and drivers of certain BMW's can let their car take over in the [...]

Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.” Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly [...]

The Word on Bird

Since September last year, a new mode of transportation has taken flight in Los Angeles. Based right out of Santa Monica, Bird Rides, Inc. provides electric scooters for communal use throughout Los Angeles, which users can access through Bird’s app. For $1, and then $0.15 per mile, individuals can use the app to locate and [...]

Is This What Ventura County is in for Next? Bicycle Crashes Costing L.A. Big Money in Payouts

Last year, Los Angeles had to pay out nearly $19 million to cyclists and their families due to injuries or deaths on local streets. The cause is not due to accident collisions per se, but rather the poor conditions of the streets, pavement, and other surfaces around the city due to wear and tear over [...]

Product Safety Recalls

Check out the latest safety product recalls on the table, as well as an update on the IKEA Malm Dresser, responsible for the deaths of eight children due to its toppling over. Libbey Bourbon Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard Recall Date: November 29, 2017 Recall Number: 18-046 Recall Details: Bourbon Taster Glasses Sold At: Libbey [...]

5 Easy Kitchen & Home Tips for a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe next week is already Thanksgiving? The holidays are meant to be a celebratory time of year with friends, family, and plenty of food to go around. With all the excitement and festivities, it’s easy to forget or lose track of time in the midst of all the hubbub and catching-up with everyone. [...]

Product Safety Recalls: November Updates

Here are just some of the latest in consumer product safety recalls. Be sure to check them out to make sure you stay informed about your purchases! Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Due to Fire Hazard Recall Date: October 27, 2017 Recall Number: 18-017 Recall Details: Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) Sold At: Arctic [...]

Halloween Safety Tips: Home Edition

The spookiest time of year is in full-swing. Our previous blog highlighted safety tips for your Halloween events and outings, but this time we’d like to focus on safety tips for around the house. Decorating Pumpkins For many, going to the pumpkin patch and selecting that perfect pumpkin is the kick-off to the Halloween season. [...]