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October 2013 Archives

California facility faces nursing home neglect charge

Most families struggle with the decision to turn over the care of a loved one to a total stranger, be it a nursing home, long-term care facility or other senior housing complex. For many, the hardest part is reconciling the level of care that person will receive with a certain dollar amount paid. Every family hopes that they have chosen the best facility for their family member that they can afford. Understandably, when a loved one passes amid claims of nursing home neglect, the surviving family members may elect to gain an understanding of their rights under California laws.

Serious auto accident: The California limo fire that killed 4

Family members of the victims who died inside a limousine have brought forward lawsuits against six separate companies. The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday, Oct. 24, seeks monetary damages due to the death of five women, who were consumed by flames after being trapped inside a limousine. This serious auto accident took place earlier this year during the evening of May 4.

Police investigate fatal crosswalk accident in Santa Ana

In the wake of a fatal auto accident, surviving family members often don't know where to turn. The tragedy of the event can ripple throughout the entire community, and grieving families need all the help they can get after the devastating loss of a loved one.

Bedsores a telltale sign of elder neglect

Mistreatment of vulnerable adults in nursing homes can take many forms. Hitting, rough handling, binding and verbal abuse are all egregious offenses that threaten the health and dignity of people who can no longer fully care for themselves. But the most common danger to nursing home patients is simply neglect -- nursing home employees either failing to do their jobs or not having the training and resources to help and protect patients.

What Should I Do if I'm Involved in a Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in Irvine CA?

You were a pedestrian minding your own business, crossing the street in Irvine when a hit and run driver struck you, injured you and then drove off. There are multiple reasons why a driver would leave the scene of an accident including DUI or not having insurance. Many of our clients have been concerned about who is going to pay for the injuries and medical costs until (or if ever) the driver is apprehended. In California, hit-and-run victims may turn to the "Uninsured / Underinsured" motorists coverage contained within their own auto policy (assuming you have it). There is no reason to delay reaching out to us for a free consultation to learn how to begin recovering for your loss. We have more than 30 years personal injury experience serving Orange County citizens in hit and run accidents, and are prepared to help you through this.

Feeling fully rested doesn't guarantee an alert driver

Did you know that around 15 to 33 percent of all fatal crashes per year are caused by a drowsy driver? That is more than the number of fatal drunk driving accidents. It may not be a well known fact, but it is a very real statistic, according to researchers who used federal data.