What Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

By Renee Nordstrand on October 24, 2022

patient in hospital bed

According to the CDC, over 400 people die every year from unintentional Carbon monoxide poisoning. It also results in over 20,000 emergency rooms visits.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that can be fatal when inhaled. CO has no odor. The only way to know if CO is present is by installing an electronic CO detector.

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Can a Trespasser Injured on Someone’s Property Pursue Compensation for Personal Injuries?

By Renee Nordstrand on September 17, 2022

no trespassing/keep out sign

Property owners are required to take reasonable care to ensure that any visitors on their property are kept safe from injuries. If the property owner does not maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition for visitors, they can be held liable if someone is injured on their property.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

How Senate Bill 1107 Affects Car Insurance Claims

By Renee Nordstrand on August 17, 2022

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If you’re a California driver, Senator Bill Dodd’s new auto liability insurance reform bill could have a big impact on your life. Signed into law by Governor Newsome on September 28, 2022, Senate Bill 1107 will dramatically increase the minimum levels of auto insurance coverage available for accident victims.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Does Someone You Love Suffer from Aphasia?

By Renee Nordstrand on July 15, 2022

detailed brain scan

Aphasia is a neurological condition that impairs your ability to speak or understand others. Strokes and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the two leading causes of aphasia. TBI results from a blunt force trauma to the head, and it may result from an automobile collision or other type of accident such as a fall.

Aphasia can also be a sign of serious medical disorders such as dementia, infection, or Alzheimer’s Disease. If you notice that you or a loved one is having difficulty speaking, reading, or understanding words, make sure they get medical attention right away.

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How Dangerous Property Conditions Cause Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents

By Renee Nordstrand on June 14, 2022

slip and fall wet floor sign

A slip and fall accident can occur nearly anywhere, ranging from the supermarket, to hotels, city streets and sidewalks, the parking lot of a business, or even in a stranger’s property. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common injury-causing accidents throughout America. This may be because there are plenty of opportunities for falls everywhere that you go!

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Biker’s Arm Is a Serious Injury

By Renee Nordstrand on May 15, 2022

person being treated for arm injury

In a motorcycle collision, it is second nature for a person to protect themselves by using their arms. Biker’s arm covers a broad range of injuries to the nerves in the upper arm that can result when a biker uses their arm to brace their fall in a crash, or when the motorcycle lands on their arm.

The nerves at risk of being damaged when a biker crashes are the median, ulnar, and radial nerves. Collectively, these nerves control the movement in arms, hands, and fingers. Biker’s arm can lead to devastating injuries such as permanent nerve damage or loss of function in the fingers and arms.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Are Roundabouts Safe?

By Renee Nordstrand on April 11, 2022

aerial view of roundabout intersection

A roundabout is an alternative to a traditional intersection. Using a roundabout can be confusing because it has no traffic lights or stops signs. Also known as a traffic circle, the traffic in a roundabout flows continuously in a counterclockwise direction.

Roundabouts are common in Europe, and they are growing in popularity across the United States, including in Santa Barbara. Roundabouts reduce traffic congestion, but they can be dangerous for drivers who aren’t used to them.

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Posted in: Car Accident

Santa Barbara Airport Is Unsafe for Pedestrians

By Renee Nordstrand on March 17, 2022

traveler with suitcase at an airport

Let’s face it, even in Santa Barbara, going to the airport is a big hassle. Crowds, long lines, and waiting around for your flight is no fun at all. And Covid makes it even more frustrating because you have to wear a mask and keep your distance when standing in line.

Now there’s another problem at the Santa Barbara Airport – there aren’t enough parking spaces. That means passengers need to arrive even earlier to avoid missing their flight. The congestion and confusion in the airport parking lot is a serious issue that could cause dangerous accidents involving drivers and pedestrians.

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Tips for Maximizing Your Car Accident Injury Claim

By Renee Nordstrand on February 15, 2022

driver in car crash calling insurance agent

Financial compensation can’t take away the pain, stress, and upset of a serious car accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It can make it easier to receive the medical care you need and ease the stress of being forced to take time away from work because of your injuries. Our experienced Southern California personal injury lawyers can help you maximize your compensation for a car injury claim.

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Posted in: Car Accident

More Bicycle Accidents and Auto Crash Fatalities During the Covid Crisis

By Renee Nordstrand on January 20, 2022

mountain bike in the woods

With lockdowns and more people working from home, the global pandemic significantly reduced traffic in California and across the nation. You would expect bicycle accidents and traffic deaths to decrease accordingly. In fact, the reverse occurred. Traffic fatalities have actually increased during the Covid crisis.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident