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How to Minimize the Effects of an Electrical Injury

By Renee Nordstrand on December 3, 2020

While electricity has revolutionized the way we live our lives, the truth is that it can be a very dangerous source of energy. Electricity, when not properly controlled, can very easily lead to catastrophic injuries, and even death. Knowing how to properly respond to an electric shock could be the difference between life and death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Pedestrian Accidents: Where and When Do They Happen?

By Renee Nordstrand on November 26, 2020

Every few years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases a report on how many pedestrians were hit and injured by vehicles and under what circumstances those collisions occurred. These reports can give pedestrians and drivers an insight into when to pay close attention to traffic, when to slow down, and when to be careful. After all, when a car hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian will likely be severely injured, and no one wants to be the cause of someone else’s suffering. Read the rest »

 

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Intersections in Santa Barbara?

By Renee Nordstrand on November 19, 2020

When you first learned to drive, getting to an intersection likely seemed like a nightmare. Who had the right of way? When can you make a turn? Will the other drivers stop for you in time? While you may have grown out of this nervousness as you become more experienced on the road, the truth is that intersections, especially in a place as populated as Santa Barbara, are incredibly dangerous. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

 

All of Your Options After a Hit-and-Run Accident

By Renee Nordstrand on November 12, 2020

Being in a car accident is a nightmare. The injuries, the hospital bills, and the lengthy claims process can make what should have been a leisurely drive into one of the worst moments of your life. What could make the situation even worse, however, is the at-fault driver taking off before you can get their contact info, leaving you injured, alone, and with seemingly no hope to ever receive compensation. However, there may be more options to recover compensation than you realize. Read the rest »

Posted in: Hit and Run

 

Logging off of Social Media to Protect Your Claim

By Renee Nordstrand on October 7, 2020

These days it seems that everyone lives on their social media accounts. From pictures of lunch to news about vacation plans, we all like to share our day-to-day activities with our friends and family. When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, however, that love of sharing can come back to bite us. Insurance companies do whatever they can to avoid paying proper compensation to injured claimants, as that hurts their bottom line. Tactics to avoid proper compensation can be as low as stalking your social media posts to find any shred of evidence that you may not be as hurt as you claim to be. Read the rest »

Posted in: Uncategorized

 

The Most At-Risk Groups in California Auto Accidents

By Renee Nordstrand on September 28, 2020

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) recently released their 2019 traffic report detailing the ways that California’s traffic has improved, as well as the statistics from the year’s traffic collisions. From this document, we are able to get an idea about who is in danger on California’s roads and who should be taking extra precautions in order to keep themselves, and others, safe. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

 

Filing a Claim as “Just” a Passenger

By Renee Nordstrand on August 30, 2020

When you picture a car accident, you may assume that you are in the driver seat. However, it is just as likely that you are a passenger who does not have any control over the situation. A passenger can suffer serious injuries in a car collision, particularly when a vehicle is T-boned on the passenger side. If you have been hurt in a car crash when someone else was driving, you are entitled to file a claim for compensation.

As a passenger injured in a car collision, you have a strong claim, as it is clear you were likely not at fault for the accident that caused your injuries. You also have the advantage of being able to recover compensation from the driver of either vehicle involved in the crash. It is essential to seek damages to cover your medical expenses and time away from work, and to compensate you for all your losses, including pain and suffering. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accident

 

That Amazon Delivery May Turn Deadly

By Renee Nordstrand on August 19, 2020

Americans love convenience, particularly in these unusual times. Online shopping and front-door deliveries have skyrocketed in recent months. Amazon is ahead of the curve with its promise of speedy delivery. That convenience for consumers comes at a cost, as more Amazon delivery trucks and vans can be seen on the roadways, and these vehicles are involved in more serious accidents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

 

Don’t Downplay the Danger of Road Rash

By Renee Nordstrand on August 8, 2020

When you think of road rash, you may imagine a child falling off of their first bike and skinning their knee or a teen stumbling as they try to flip their skateboard and scratching their arm. But the truth is, road rash is a dangerous injury that many motor vehicle accident victims suffer.

While most of us have experienced a minor form of road rash at some point in our lives, the more severe road rash injuries can affect you for the rest of your life. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

 

Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Car in Camarillo

By Renee Nordstrand on August 3, 2020

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2009/dec/16/morning-report-cyclist-hit-by-car-in-camarillo/

A 39-year-old Camarillo bicyclist was hit by a sport utility vehicle while riding on Lewis Road in Camarillo Tuesday night, the Ventura County Star reports.

Mario Tamayo was taken to St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, where he later passed away from his injuries.  Authorities say Tamayo, who was wearing dark clothing, did not have lights on his bicycle and was not wearing a helmet while riding on a busy street after dark.  Because of these factors, the driver, Michael Brigmac, did not see Tamayo until he collided with him.  From the article, it is unclear as to whether there are bicycle lanes on the road where Tamayo was riding.

This incident highlights the importance of bicycle safety, especially in the winter months when the sun sets early at around 5:30 pm.  If you routinely use a bicycle as a means of transportation, please take precaution and where a helmet wherever you are riding.  Additionally, if you must ride at night, please purchase a bike light to protect yourself and alert drivers on the road.

If you have been injured while biking and believe a driver may be at fault, please contact skilled bicycle accident attorneys immediately for a free consultation to assess your situation and legal options.

 

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