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How to Protect Yourself After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident – The Karan S. Gill Law Firm

How to Protect Yourself After a Hit-and-Run Car Accident – The Karan S. Gill Law Firm

Auto Accidents
Hit-and-run auto accidents are unfortunately common in California and can leave victims in a tough spot when it comes to recovering compensation for the damage. Although California law requires all drivers involved in a collision to remain at the scene at least until information has been exchanged, many drivers flee from the crash in order to avoid liability. This makes it difficult to identify the responsible party and make the victim whole for any property damage or personal injury suffered. If you are ever the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, keep the following tips in mind: Make an effort to identify the responsible party. Before the fleeing vehicle leaves your sight, try to take a mental picture of the car and its driver. Pay particular attention to the model…
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Truck Accidents: Know Your Rights

Truck Accidents: Know Your Rights

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Drivers face a number of significant hazards when they take to the roads in California, one of which is the risk of an accident involving a large commercial truck or tractor-trailer. Auto accidents involving trucks can be especially dangerous, especially for those driving smaller, personal vehicles. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be able to sue for compensation from the trucking company, driver, or another third party. California’s growing economy has led to increased traffic of commercial trucks, the largest of which may weigh as much as 40 tons. These vehicles lack the maneuverability of smaller cars and require a much greater stopping distance. When a collision occurs, the size and weight of the truck often leads to much more devastating results in terms of…
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Bedsores: A Sign of Elder Abuse

Bedsores: A Sign of Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse
Bedsores (also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers) are an unfortunately common ailment suffered by patients in long-term care facilities like hospitals, assisted living centers, and nursing homes. Bedsores are generally preventable, and their development often indicates that the medical facility has neglected the patient or provided inadequate care. If the facility is at fault, they may be legally responsible for the medical bills incurred, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.  What causes bedsores? Bedsores are common in patients who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound for long periods of time. They are caused by the continuous pressure of a surface against the patient’s skin. The pressure wears down on the patient’s skin and reduces blood supply to the affected area, causing sores. Although sustained pressure is the primary cause,…
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Can I (Still) File a Lawsuit Over My Supermarket Slip and Fall?

Can I (Still) File a Lawsuit Over My Supermarket Slip and Fall?

Slip and Fall Accidents
Due to slick floors and often-spilled liquids, grocery stores and supermarkets are some of the most likely places for slip-and-fall injuries to occur in California and nationwide. If you have been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence, you are eligible to sue for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses. But, not every shopping injury is straightforward- if you have been hurt in a supermarket slip and fall, consider the following complications: The store had warning signs posted. When there’s a spill on aisle seven, grocery store employees’ first response is often to post warning signs before the hazard is cleaned up. This is a helpful precaution, but it does not automatically prevent the store owner from being held…
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What Constitutes a Product Liability Claim?

What Constitutes a Product Liability Claim?

Product Liability
Have you recently been injured because of a defective product? If this is the case, you legally have the right to file a product liability claim and seek justice for your pain and suffering. Defective products are known to cause a wide array of injuries including burns, cuts, illness, and in extreme cases, death. A product counts as defective, and is eligible for a product liability claim, if it meets one of the following criteria. • Flaw in the manufacturing: When a single product has a flaw, rather than the entire line of products on the shelf, it can cause serious damage to the user. These flaws take place when the product is made and can alter the usefulness of the product. Examples include a bottle of soda which explodes…
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What are the Most Common Surgical Errors?

What are the Most Common Surgical Errors?

Surgical Errors
Many may think that surgical errors only occur during major procedures like open heart or brain surgery, when in reality they can occur during even the most routine procedures. When surgical errors happen patients can require additional surgery to fix damage, suffer pain from unnecessary injuries, and in extreme cases, death can occur. Some of the most common surgical errors include: Anesthesia: When a surgeon fails to give a patient enough anesthesia, they can wake up during surgery which can result in a frightening experience coupled with tremendous pain. When a patient receives too much anesthesia, it can result in brain damage or death. Mistakes related to anesthesia are the most common and severe surgical errors. Foreign objects left in the body: During a surgical procedure, items such as pads,…
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Best Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries

Best Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Accidents
While accidents happen every day, slip and fall accidents that occur due to someone else’s negligence, and on someone else’s property, shouldn’t. If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your medical bills and emotional suffering. While this is an option, it is ideal to prevent these type of accidents in the first place. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of being in a slip and fall accident. 1. Wear the proper footwear: Whenever you go out, it is important to wear the proper footwear for the weather and location. Avoid wearing shoes with broken heels or frayed laces, as these increase your chances for an accident. Remember if the weather is…
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Top 4 Causes of Brain Injuries

Top 4 Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Each year millions of people visit the ER, are hospitalized, or die from brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. When these injuries occur at no fault of your own, it is critical to hire a Los Angeles personal injury attorney to fight for your rights. Some of the most frequent causes of brain injuries are detailed below. Falls: Falling is one of the most common types of accidents, so it is the main culprit for a majority of brain injuries. Falls are also the leading cause of brain injuries in elderly people and children. Falls that occur because of someone’s neglectfulness, such as a landlord failing to maintain safe walkways, are…
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How to Know if Your Loved One is Suffering from Nursing Home Neglect

How to Know if Your Loved One is Suffering from Nursing Home Neglect

Elder Abuse
When it comes to your loved ones, people in Los Angeles County should feel comfortable leaving their parent or spouse in the care of a nursing home facility.  Often times though, a stressed out staff member or poorly managed team can neglect the people they should be caring for. This is why the personal injury attorneys at The KG Law Firm are here to help. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect include weight loss and malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, injuries from falls, and withdrawn behavior. If your loved one is exhibiting any of these symptoms, they may be suffering from one of the following kinds of nursing home neglect. Basic Needs: This type of neglect occurs when the nursing home does not provide their patients with enough…
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