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San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney Fact Sheet – 20 Important Statistics

Fall injuries are serious matters.  Many of us have been conditioned to think otherwise.  We may think of the proverbial person walking into a courtroom with a fake neck brace.  This was an effective comedy tactic.  It’s also something that people in general need to put out of their minds when they think about fall Read More

Survey: Distracted Driving Accidents Tied To Regular Smartphone Use in Vehicles

Generally, when society identifies and almost uniformly agrees that a behavior is dangerous, people tend to respond by avoiding that behavior as much as possible.  The past several years have seen more and more information coming out with regards to using mobile phones while driving.  A vast majority of jurisdictions in the United States now Read More

Sexual Assault Allegations: Woman Claims She Was Violated During X-Ray

No one looks forward to having X-rays done.  An X-ray is not painful, but the reason such a test is done is because someone is experiencing some sort of pain.  People who are injured generally have enough to think about in terms of their recovery.  Most people won’t think that they’re under any sort of Read More

Study: Tangible Whiplash Diagnosis May Be On the Horizon

For decades, whiplash has been an injury that has invited mocking and extreme skepticism.  Hollywood has parodied the injury countless times.  Most if not all of us have seen those movies where an actor walks into a courtroom with a bulky neck brace pretending to be injured.  Sadly, many of us have learned to assume Read More

California Supreme Court Expands Employer Liability for Asbestos Cases

Employers are responsible for providing a reasonably safe environment for their workers.  If they fail to do so, they can face legal liability if an employee is injured and files a lawsuit in response.  Employer liability is a legal concept that’s nearly universally accepted.  However, courts in different jurisdictions have and will continue to make Read More

Punitive Damages in Premises Liability Cases

By Ben J. Coughlan, Esq. and Max Halpern You have spent the last few weeks deposing company employees and PMKs in your slip and fall case. You have done everything you can to prove notice pursuant to CACI 1006.  You have a solid premises liability case.  You have found your way around the notice requirement. Read More

The Misunderstood World of Defamation Law

By Ben Coughlan and Bibi Fell Defamation law is “…a forest of complexities, overgrown with anomalies, inconsistencies, and perverse rigidities.” McNair v. Worldwide Church of God (1987) 197 Cal.App.3d 363, 375. Consumer attorneys often shy away from these cases rather than diving into the defamation abyss for fear of coming upon one of these “perverse Read More

Types of Spinal Fractures

Spinal fractures are common outcomes of many impact accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions, falls from heights, gunshots, or sports incidents.  The spinal cord is a complex bundle of nerves and vertebrae, responsible for delivering messages between the brain and the body. When the spine suffers a fracture or a break, it can have devastating consequences. There are Read More

Study: Fall Injuries Among Older Americans Cost Billions of Dollars

People who are 65 years old and older should be able to enjoy their lives after decades of hard work, perhaps raising a family and generally pushing towards a lifelong goal.  While many people in this age group are able to do so, this is also a time in life that can present several different Read More

Pokémon Go Study: Game Is a Major Distraction for Drivers and Pedestrians

Pokémon Go is a game that has taken the entire world by storm.  Millions of people continue to play it on a daily basis.  While the game is obviously fun, somewhat addictive for some players and requires some light exercise, it also involves danger.  Media outlets have published a high number of Pokémon Go stories in Read More


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