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Report shows hazards of summer amusement rides: part two

In our most recent post we introduced a study about the high number of injuries sustained by children because of amusement rides. More than 92,000 children ended up in emergency rooms between 1990 and 2010 for ride-related injuries. The report also found that the majority of these injuries result from falls. Such a fall may result in injury if a person falls out of a ride, if someone falls on him or her or if...
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Report shows hazards of summer amusement rides: part one

Southern California has a lot to offer when it comes to thrills and entertainment. Between Six Flags, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, many Californians will likely spend a few days of summer enjoying amusement rides. However, a new study shows that a day at the park can sometimes turn into a trip to the hospital.The Center for Injury Research and Policy and Nationwide Children's Hospital recently released a report detailing some of the risks associated...
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Tips For California Residents Dealing With Insurance Companies

California residents injured in an accident know that dealing with insurance companies is often complicated. Certain things can be done to help the process run smoothly. Do not sign any releases or waivers before obtaining legal advice. Financial difficulties after a major accident involving serious injuries may make accepting an initial settlement seem tempting. An attorney will assist with making sure any initial settlement amount is suitable. Next, contact the insurance company as soon as...
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Dan Callahan Quoted by San Jose Mercury News for $3.5 Million Bus Accident Settlement (November 13, 2012)

Los Angeles County Settles Bus Accident Suit For $3.5MNovember 14, 2012An attorney says Los Angeles County's transit agency has paid $3.5 million to a California woman whose foot was crushed by a bus.Jenny Lopez sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after she stepped into a crosswalk in 2010 and a bus making a turn ran over her foot, tearing off the skin and breaking some bones. Her daughter, who was 9 at the time, received minor...
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More Californians Choosing to Bike to Work

As gas prices increase and traffic congestion seems to get worse, more Californians are choosing to use other modes of transportation besides cars to get to work. One of the more popular options is bicycling. Those who choose to bike to work should know the risk of getting into a bicycle accident and what rights they have if they get into an accident. Bicycle Accident StatisticsBicycle fatalities make up about two percent of all fatalities...
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