Personal Injury

Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcycles can be a challenging, and even dangerous, mode of transportation. Motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries in an accident since there is little protection for them. Like all accidents, motorcycle accidents can be prevented, especially when we understand common causes. Here are some of the most frequent situations that lead to a motorcyclist. Unsafe Lane ...
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  • How To Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

    Even for experienced riders, the road can be a dangerous place. Safety should be a priority for every rider, especially since motorcyclists are far more likely to be seriously injured in an accident that drivers are. Many of these accidents are preventable, however, with appropriate caution and education. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself when riding. Wear a Helmet While it is ...
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  • Childhood Brain Injuries: What To Expect

    Brain injuries are the leading cause of disability and death for children and adolescents in the U.S. The two age groups at the greatest risk for brain injuries are children ages 0-4 years old and teens ages 15-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . If your child has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be wondering what to expect. Difficulties of a ...
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  • Brain Injuries & Memory Loss

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can greatly change the life of a victim, and may leave them with vastly different cognitive abilities. One heavily affected ability is memory. TBIs can affect the parts of the brain responsible for learning and accessing stored memories, which can cause memory loss or difficulty forming new memories. Commonly, these differences are seen when a TBI victim struggles to ...
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  • Elements of a Premises Liability Claim

    Premises liability falls under the umbrella of personal injury and involves incidents in which a plaintiff suffers an injury that arises from a dangerous condition on a property. Being injured on someone else’s property does not necessarily mean that you have a viable premises liability claim, however. Certain elements must be present for your case for you to successfully obtain compensation for ...
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  • Are Catastrophic Injury Claims Different than Other Personal Injury Claims?

    Personal injury is a vast area of law that includes catastrophic injuries . However, catastrophic injuries are treated differently than other personal injury cases due to their severe nature and the costs they often incur. Despite the fact that a universal definition does not exist, there are some widely accepted beliefs regarding what constitutes a catastrophic injury. What is a Catastrophic ...
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  • Driving Tips That Can Help Avoid Collisions with Bicycles

    Bicycles are inherently more vulnerable than others on the road, given the lack of protection their mode of transportation provides. As such, it is crucial for motorists on the road to do what they can to avoid collisions with bicyclists they share the road with. Oftentimes, accidents occur due to a lack of education regarding traffic laws, which is why it is crucial to be aware of your ...
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  • Common Truck Defects That Can Cause Accidents

    Accidents involving commercial trucks are among some of the most dangerous that occur on roadways and, oftentimes, they are the result of defects. Trucking companies that are more interested in profit than in proper safety tend to overlook federal regulations that require them to test equipment, which inevitably causes tragic accidents. In some cases, it is also possible that the driver neglected ...
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  • After a Motorcycle Accident: Next Steps

    Motorcycle accidents can be devastating due to the minimal protection these iconic rides inherently provide. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another, it is crucial to know what to do in the immediate aftermath to ensure you do not harm your own case if you choose to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit. Here are some steps you ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action After My Accident?

    If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim to obtain compensation. However, the time during which you can do so is not unlimited. Every state in the country has what is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time limit and injured party has to take legal action after an accident. Once it ...
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  • How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

    Personal injury claims can provide much-needed compensation for expenses related to an accident. Maximizing the amount you receive is important, so you can recover easily knowing your losses are covered by your claim. Here’s what you should know about maximizing your compensation. Hire an Attorney If you’ve been injured, one of the first steps you should take is to meet with an experienced ...
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  • Steps in a Personal Injury Claim

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is likely that you will be able to make a claim for damages. You may be forced to pay medical bills and repair bills that were caused by the accident, so it is important to receive compensation. Learn the steps of filing a personal injury claim. Step 1. Consult a Lawyer After your accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. ...
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  • The Consequences of Neglecting to Wear a Seat Belt

    Cars are equipped with incredible safety features these days, but none of them are substitutes for wearing a seat belt. However, despite the safety seat belts provide, many continue to ignore them, leading to terrible injuries and fatalities that might have otherwise been prevented. There are numerous accounts, for example, of individuals being thrown out of vehicles and suffering fatal or ...
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  • Who Has the Right of Way?

    Understanding the right of way is a critical element in keeping everyone on the road safe, whether it is a fellow driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian. Combined with common sense, being educated on right-of-way laws will help prevent you from getting involved in avoidable accidents. This sounds easy enough, but according to a Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHTSA) study, at least ...
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  • How Social Media Can Affect an Injury Case

    Social media has rapidly become a commonly used form of communication across a wide spectrum of individuals, both young and old. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center report, 74% of adults were users in 2014. This number is estimated to have vastly grown since that time. Given that social media provides a forum for individuals to share everything from thoughts and feelings to experiences and ...
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  • How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Settle?

    The length of a personal injury case greatly depends on the specific circumstances and how eager you might be to settle. If you are willing to accept less money, a personal injury case can settle quite quickly, though this is generally not advisable. You might not know the full extent of your injuries yet, which means the settlement might not be enough to adequately compensate you for the costs ...
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  • What is Pain and Suffering?

    In a personal injury case, individuals can pursue compensation for more than just the economic damages they suffer, such as medical bills, lost wages, or damaged property. They can also receive compensation for non-economic damages, commonly known as pain and suffering, which is an important component in such cases. These types of damages are less straightforward than economic damages, but it is ...
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  • Glossary of Common Personal Injury Terms

    No two personal injury cases are alike, but there are some terms that are so common, any individual involved in a personal injury case is bound to hear them. While your personal injury attorney will certainly guide and assist you throughout this process, answering any questions you might have along the way, it would still be helpful to sharpen up on some of the terms you might encounter as you ...
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  • What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    Whether you sustained a serious injury in a car accident or a slip and fall accident , money is required to cover your medical expenses and pay your bills if you are ordered not to work until you make a full recovery. If a negligent party caused your injury, they are liable to provide your entitled compensation. At Haffner Law Group , the most common question we receive is “how much is my claim ...
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  • Summer Swimming Accidents

    During the summer months, temperatures can get so hot, the only way to cool off is to hit the beach or local community pool. Sadly, during the summer months, there is a steady increase in swimming pool accidents. Below our Ventura injury lawyers discuss the most common pool injuries that occur during this time and how you can avoid them. Slip & Fall Injuries – Summer months mean swimming and ...
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  • Can I Sue the Drunk Driver That Hit Me?

    According to a 2014 statistic, almost 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents. If you were involved in an accident caused by a negligent drunk driver, you and the other parties involved are likely feeling lucky to be alive. As you pay the hospital bill for your emergency room visit, the ambulance bill for transporting you there and the pharmacy bill for any medications the ...
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  • Road Trip Safety Tips

    As the end of summer slowly approaches, many college students and families are hitting the road to take those last minute road trip vacations. Whether you’re heading up north to visit relatives in Northern California or you’re driving across the country to Disney World, practicing the below road trip safety tips is crucial to the success of your vacation. In this blog, our Ventura car accident ...
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  • Four Common Types of Spring Break Injuries

    As spring approaches, many of us, especially college students and families, will be looking forward to the break. This is the time when many of us schedule that long-awaited vacation to visit sandy beaches, exotic locales, or just take a stroll to the friendly neighborhood bar. This is also a vulnerable time and there is so much movement happening—thousands of people encountering one another at ...
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  • 3 important things to do when you are in a car accident

    Getting into a car accident can be a scary and startling experience, especially if you are injured. Regardless, there are a few things that are important to try to remember to do after an accident. TELL SOMEONE IF YOU ARE HURT. If you are injured, at times the adrenaline and shock may cause you to not mention to the investigating police officer or emergency personnel that you were hurt. Sometimes, ...
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