What’s the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

Before a person undergoes a medical procedure or any type of medical treatment plan, a healthcare professional must generally get the consent of that person. If a healthcare professional fails to get the consent of a patient before they undergoing treatment, they could be held liable for medical malpractice. However, there are two types of… read more

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

You may have heard the term “soft tissue injury” but not really understood what this referred to. Soft tissue injuries are the trauma that occurs to any skin, tendon, muscle, or ligament in a person’s body. These injuries are not fractures to a person’s bones or injuries to a person’s internal organs, such as the… read more

Is it Legal to Lane Split on a Motorcycle in California?

There are more motorcyclists in California than in any other state in the country. That is why it makes sense that this was the first state to legalize lane-splitting for motorcycles. Whether you are a motorcyclist in California or just a regular vehicle driver, it is important that you understand exactly what lane-splitting is, whether… read more

I Was Involved in a Car Accident Out-of-State…Now What?

Nobody wants to get into a car accident, particularly when they are driving out-of-state. When any car accident happens, the process of securing compensation can be confusing. For an out-of-state claim, this can be even more complex. However, if you have the minimum required insurance in your own state, then you are covered when you… read more

What are the Major Types of Head Injuries?

When discussing head injuries, there are certain terms that you will hear thrown around. Particularly, people often use the term “head injury” and “brain injury” interchangeably. However, these are actually two separate things, though they can often both happen at the same time due to the same incident. In general, head injuries can be divided… read more

Are Out-Of-Court Settlements Taxable?

Disclaimer: This post is informational only and we do not have tax attorneys on staff. If you have questions about your tax liability, please seek a qualified professional. If you have received settlement through a lawsuit against another person, or if you anticipate receiving one in the near future, you will likely have several questions… read more

What Type Of Injuries Can A Defective Airbag Cause?

Airbags are designed to keep us safe. When you get into a collision, you can usually count on having your airbags deploying and cushioning you from impacting the steering wheel, dashboard, or any other part of your vehicle. However, over the last few years, there have been several high profile airbag recalls. In fact, the… read more

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Medical Errors?

When a person goes to a doctor, surgeon, or any other healthcare professional for help, the last thing they expect is that they will be harmed. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a healthcare professional cause serious and long-lasting negative effects. Medical mistakes are more common than most people realize…. read more

What Are My Rights and Duties as a Pedestrian?

Pedestrian crashes can lead to severe injuries, and they are much more common than most people realize. During the latest reporting year in California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) states that there were 811 pedestrians killed and more than 15,000 pedestrians injured across the state. If you are out walking around the roadways, you… read more

I Hit a Parked Car…Now What?

Imagine you are in a grocery store parking lot and backing out of your parking space. It is dark outside, and as you are backing out, you feel a sudden jolt. You just reversed into a car parked behind you. Or perhaps you are pulling into a parking space and bumped the car parked in… read more