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Where Are a Truck’s Blindspots?

Posted in Truck Accident on February 20, 2023

Any driver on the road is at risk of being in an accident, but large trucks present a unique set of challenges. Due to their size and weight, trucks require a greater following distance and have more blind spots than smaller vehicles. It is important for truck drivers to be aware of these blind spots

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Recognizing Signs of Negligence On the Road

Posted in Car Accidents on February 20, 2023

As a driver, safety should be your top priority. Unfortunately, you cannot always predict what other drivers will do and how they may cause a severe crash. What you can do is recognize some of the most common signs of negligence on the road. Once you recognize reckless behavior, you can learn to avoid those

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Posted in Truck Accident on February 20, 2023

There are many trucking weight restrictions that truck drivers need to be aware of. overweight trucks can damage roads, cause accidents, and slow down traffic. In order to prevent these negative consequences, state and federal governments have enacted a variety of trucking weight restrictions. The most common restriction is the gross vehicle weight limit, which

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recovering from a tbi

Posted in Brain Injury on May 24, 2022

Brain injuries are categorized as some of the most severe damages a person can endure. As such, recovery is not always possible. In some cases, a person may be able to recover from their damages. It’s often expensive when a person can get treatment to recover from a traumatic brain injury, so seeking compensation is

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Posted in Brain Injury on May 10, 2022

By now, we recognize that brain injuries are often considered catastrophic because of the long-term impact that these damages have on a victim’s life. However, you should know about the potential issues you might encounter if you suffer this type of injury. Doctors may diagnose a brain injury based on how severe the damage is: mild, moderate, or severe.

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Posted in Burn Injury on April 11, 2022

Burns can occur in many different situations. Some might be minor and only cause slight redness for a few days. However, other types of burns can have a long-time impact on someone. When a severe burn injury occurs, it causes physical and mental trauma from which it can be typical to recover. Below, we will detail how

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Posted in Catastrophic Injury on April 4, 2022

Personal injury law encompasses a number of specific negligence-related incidents, such as car crashes, truck collisions, premises liability, and more. However, the law also categorizes the injuries that parties may sustain depending on how severe they are. The most severe injuries are considered catastrophic because they can significantly alter someone’s quality of life. If you

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Posted in Car Accidents on March 24, 2022

Insurance companies put billions of dollars into advertising each year. They want more policyholders, but when it comes time to provide claimants with compensation, they are far less likely to shell out money. Even worse, they often use unscrupulous tactics to take advantage of some claimants to minimize or deny their claims entirely. If you

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Posted in Car Accidents on March 9, 2022

The weeks and months following a car crash can feel like they drag on much longer than you would like. Of course, you want to be done with the process as soon as possible – and insurance companies know that. Unfortunately, the process can take a long time, but every case varies. Below, we will help you

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Posted in Car Accidents on February 21, 2022

During the process of filing a claim, you may get a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster. For someone who needs money following a severe injury in a car accident, you may feel that it’s a good idea to accept the settlement and put the situation behind you. Unfortunately, the first settlement is hardly what you

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Posted in Car Accidents on February 8, 2022

When you need compensation after a crash, you want to ensure that you are in a position to pursue the maximum amount for the damages and losses you incur. Insurance companies offer settlements, but you should know what makes a good and adequate settlement offer. A good settlement offer should cover all of your losses,

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Posted in Car Accidents on January 12, 2022

After a crash, insurance companies often look for ways they can avoid paying out maximum compensation to claimants. They have several tactics that they use against claimants, and unfortunately, claimants often make mistakes by believing in insurance adjusters. Knowing what common pitfalls exist can help claimants understand what to expect moving forward. Here are some

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Posted in Car Accidents on January 5, 2022

While you never leave your house expecting a crash to occur, it’s all too often a common reality. In fact, millions of crashes occur each year. As a result, people suffer significant injuries, and those who endure harm have to get insurance adjusters involved. Before you do anything, though, it’s vital to know the six

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All the Slip & Fall Hazards You See Each Day

Posted in Personal Injury, Slip & Fall on November 15, 2021

Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents, which is not exactly surprising. Practically everywhere you go in your day-to-day life, you are probably going to encounter some sort of slip or trip and fall hazard. Many of these hazards go unnoticed until they cause an accident, but they are still

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Posted in Car Accidents on October 13, 2021

One of the best sources of liability and evidence after a car accident is a police report that details the crash. But is obtaining a police report a mandatory step in the process of filing a car accident claim? No, you do not need a police report to create a car accident claim or to file a lawsuit against

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Posted in Safety Information on October 7, 2021

Halloween night can be a scary time for drivers, but not because of the frightening decorations hanging on all the homes. Instead, driving on Halloween can be risky because there are usually more drunk drivers and pedestrians, i.e., trick-or-treaters. If you are heading out on Halloween night this year, then you should check out this quick

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Posted in Car Accidents on September 22, 2021

After a car accident, it’s crucial to prove someone else was responsible for your harm. To do this, you need to take specific steps that allow you to show negligence. Before you move forward, here are the four factors of liability you should know about, so you can move forward effectively. Duty of Care First,

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Posted in Car Accidents on September 22, 2021

A crash is never easy to endure. However, when you know what to expect, you can feel more confident pursuing the compensation you need moving forward. Working with the right lawyer can always help your case, but knowing the laws in the state regarding crashes and compensation can give you peace of mind when you

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Posted in Car Accidents on August 16, 2021

Dealing with insurance adjusters can be difficult. You need compensation for your damages, lost wages, and medical expenses, but insurance adjusters are quick to minimize claims. Unfortunately, these trained professionals prioritize profits over anything else, so it helps to work with a lawyer to protect your rights. One mistake you need to avoid is speaking

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Posted in Car Accidents on August 2, 2021

As of 2021, the estimated population in Los Angeles County is nearly 10 million people. A large amount of people also means congested roads with a significant amount of traffic. In Los Angeles alone, there are 630 yearly deaths in car accidents. As such, you should recognize some of the most dangerous roads in the

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Posted in Car Accidents on July 12, 2021

When you get behind the wheel in your vehicle, it’s crucial to stay as safe as possible. You may not be able to predict another driver’s negligence, but you can do certain things that protect you as much as possible. Defensive driving allows you to react as quickly as possible, but if someone’s negligence causes

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Posted in Car Accidents on July 8, 2021

Proving causation in a crash helps injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve. As such, it’s critical to recognize some of the main reasons that severe car accidents occur. Below, we will detail seven of the more common causes of car accidents and how they cause some severe harm, so you know what rights you

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Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on April 5, 2021

By some estimations from groups like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), upwards of 10% to 15% of all drivers in the country are uninsured. If you are in a car accident, then there is an unfortunately high chance that the driver will have no insurance. Does

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Home for the Holidays Safety Tips

Posted in Safety Information on December 2, 2020

The holiday season should be one of fun and festivity. To keep your celebration as enjoyable as it can, prioritizing safety is a must. As unexpected as it might seem, there are a few around-the-house safety hazards that can lead to disaster if you are not careful during the holidays: falls, fires, and food poisoning.

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Is a Broken Bone a Catastrophic Injury?

Posted in Catastrophic Injury on November 13, 2020

Bone breaks and fractures can be extremely painful. The pain will depend on the size of the fracture, its location, and each person’s pain threshold. Broken bones can also prevent the use of a limb or body part for weeks or months as the bone heals, which can be incredibly frustrating. But is a broken

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Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving 2020

Posted in In the News on November 11, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to warn the public of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As positive case numbers surge across the country, the need to be mindful about how you are prioritizing virus safety is more important than ever, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. At BD&J in Los Angeles,

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Posted in Safety Information on October 27, 2020

All sorts of events have been canceled this year due to the danger caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Halloween 2020 does not need to be one of those canceled events, though. With some smart precautions, you can still celebrate the spookiest night of the year with your family while prioritizing safety for yourself and

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17-Year-Old Palisades Charter High Soccer Player Dies, Possibly Due to Heatstroke During Practice

Posted in Heat Exhaustion, In the News on August 24, 2020

Shane Thomas, a 17-year-old Palisades Charter High School soccer player, passed away during practice, possibly due to heatstroke. If an investigation confirms the cause of death as heat-related, then the school could be liable. Shane Thomas, a locally famous 17-year-old soccer player at Palisades Charter High School, passed away possibly from heatstroke. He was found

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California Dog Bite Laws You Should Know

Posted in Dog Bites on June 19, 2020

When you go for a walk or head to the park, you are probably used to seeing dogs being walked by their owners or running around and playing with toys. As cute and fun as all of these dogs might be on most days, it can be difficult to predict an animal’s emotions and actions.

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Posted in Personal Injury, Truck Accident on March 25, 2020

For the first time in history, federal hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which govern how many hours truck drivers can drive in a certain period of time, have been suspended on a national level for truck drivers working “in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreaks,” according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). While

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Can Car Accidents Cause Miscarriages?

Posted in Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death on November 21, 2019

Car accidents can be very traumatizing, and trauma can, in some circumstances, cause a miscarriage. That certainly isn’t to say every car accident involving an expectant mother will result in a miscarriage – far from it. However, when a pregnant woman is involved in a serious car accident, it is very understandable to be concerned about

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Common Types of Heavy Equipment Construction Accidents

Posted in Catastrophic Injury, Construction Accidents, Personal Injury on November 6, 2019

Whether the equipment is used to lift workers, transport supplies, demolish structures, or dig, most of these commonplace construction machines can be hazardous under the right circumstances. Construction equipment needs to be quite dense and large to support some of the larger materials and tools used on construction sites, and with that large size often

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What Human Factors Affect Construction Safety?

Posted in Construction Accidents on October 19, 2019

Safety on a construction site is of the utmost importance, especially if you’re working with cranes, scaffolding, heavy equipment, or other dangerous tools. In some cases, construction accidents occur because of equipment failures, natural disasters, mechanical problems, and other issues that are, by and large, out of the construction crew’s hands. However, in most cases, it’s a

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Which Occupations Have the Most Workplace Deaths?

Posted in Wrongful Death on September 6, 2019

Anyone can be injured on the job, but, by nature, some occupations are more hazardous than others. Have you ever wondered which occupations are considered the most deadly? According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 10 jobs harbor the most fatalities, and not all of them are what you would expect. We know that construction

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Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?

Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on March 10, 2019

We’ve all had a near-accident scare when we look up and see the car in front of us braking too quickly, sending us into a panic as we swerve to avoid a crash. In the heart-pounding moments after an almost-accident, we try to calm down and put the moment behind us–still, the adrenaline and fear

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What is a Non-Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted in Brain Injury on September 11, 2017

A non-traumatic brain injury, despite what the name implies, can be just as damaging as a traumatic brain injury. The way a brain injury is caused will determine whether it is classified as traumatic or non-traumatic. While a traumatic brain injury is caused by some type of blow or injury sustained to the head, a

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What Causes Most Truck Accidents?

Posted in Car Accidents, Personal Injury on July 31, 2017

While all crashes can be dangerous, accidents involving semi-trucks are especially unsafe. Due to the weight and size of semi-trucks, they naturally cause more damage when in an accident and are especially dangerous to any other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians in the near vicinity. Because these vehicles pose a higher risk, truck drivers and trucking

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BD&J Welcomes Mark Millard as Associate Attorney to the Firm

Posted in Our Team on July 17, 2017

BD&J is proud to announce that Mark Millard has joined us as the newest member of our legal team, contributing his extensive trial experience and knowledge to the firm. Mr. Millard specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases and has recovered over $140 million on behalf of his clients. Mr. Millard initially began his

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10 Ways to Stay Entertained During a Long Hospital Stay

Posted in Personal Injury on June 16, 2017

A long hospital stay may be necessary after a serious accident, but it’s perfectly normal for even the most patient person to become bored or restless after a few days. Staying entertained while on bed rest is a constant battle, and in many cases a simple television in the room doesn’t do enough. Want to

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Posted in Safety Information on November 7, 2016

Unfortunately, drunk drivers are on the road all the time. They endanger yourself, your friends and loved ones. If you see someone you believe is drunk driving, you have the ability to protect others by reporting it. Don’t be afraid to report someone, because you are not sure if they are drunk. It is better

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Posted in Child Safety, Personal Injury on September 7, 2016

Pokémon Go has become an increasingly popular game among adults and children. It is important to teach your children how to play safely! 1. Learn about the different Poke Stops or Gyms before your children go.While most of these stops are in public places, you want to make sure your children are always in a safe

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Posted in Safety Information on August 20, 2016

1. If you are driving, pull over and turn on your emergency lights.
2. Grab a pen and paper or your phone and write down as many details as you can remember. Or even try to get a photo of the other drivers license plate if they are still in view.

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Posted in Safety Information on August 20, 2016

Although seatbelts are designed to save lives in the case of automobile accident, they sometimes fail to do so, resulting in a car accident victim sustaining serious injuries. If a seatbelt fails in an accident, both driver and passenger may be thrown from the car, slam into each other, hit interior parts of the car including

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How To: Construction Accident Claims

Posted in Personal Injury, Safety Information on July 8, 2016

Construction accidents are unfortunately common in California, oftentimes due to the negligence of others. Some of the most common types of construction accidents in California, for which a victim can file a claim include: Falls, back injury, neck injury & lacerations Superintendent negligence Wrongful death construction accidents Traffic control & automobile collision at construction sites Crane accidents

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Posted in Catastrophic Injury on July 1, 2016

It is always smart to be prepared in case of an accident. One way to ensure you are always prepared is to create an Emergency Car Kit. Should you ever have to wait for emergency services, or help others who have been in an accident, this kit will come in handy! Items you should place in

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Posted in Heat Exhaustion on June 30, 2016

If you or a loved one has suffered from heat exhaustion or heat stroke, it is important to know the difference between the two. That way, you can accurately understand your case and know what actions to take. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can take place in a wide range of ways. Check out the

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Posted in Brain Injury on May 10, 2016

Brain injuries are far more common than many people realize. Also called traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), this type of injury can be life-altering and may result in long-term or permanent medical problems. Below, we’ve put together a list of brain injury facts and statistics to give you a better idea of how many people are affected by

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Posted in Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury on May 2, 2016

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have many misunderstandings regarding their effects on someone’s life. BD&J has listed 8 myths surrounding traumatic brain injury to help our community better understand the signs and potential dangers so you and your loved ones can be better informed. Myth #1: Mild traumatic brain injury isn’t serious Even if a traumatic brain

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Three Ways BD&J Helps Accident Victims!

Posted in Personal Injury on April 21, 2016

Many accident victims question if they need a personal injury attorney to handle their case. Here are three ways BD&J can help you: 1. Financially – We get you the compensation you really deserve. A recent study by the Insurance Resource Council found that accident victims with legal representation were compensated up to three times more than

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What To Do When a Dog Bites

Posted in Dog Bites, Personal Injury on April 21, 2016

Dog bite incidents can be traumatic for the victim and lead to expensive medical treatments. Knowing what to do following a dog bite can help you prepare for receiving proper treatment. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, call BD&J’s experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorneys at (855) 906-3699!

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Posted in Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury on April 14, 2016

A debilitating condition, paraplegia is the loss of movement and/or feeling in the lower extremities—also known as “leg paralysis.” This condition is extremely difficult to cope with, both physically and mentally, especially if the paraplegia was the result of an accident. If you or a loved has experienced an accident resulting in this type of catastrophic

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Posted in Car Accidents on April 11, 2016

Buying a car is a big decision that requires lots of research. Usually, the biggest cause of concern for used-car buyers is undetected mechanical issues. The following infographic is filled with tips and hints on what to look for when considering a used car. Most of the checklist can be used when looking to purchase

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Posted in Personal Injury on March 22, 2016

Q: If I believe my accident was caused by a road defect, who can I sue? A: You may be able to sue the governmental body in charge of maintaining roadways if your bicycle accident occurred because the road conditions were dangerous as result of poor signage, defective construction & poor maintenance. Q: Am I

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Posted in Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury on March 16, 2016

Each state has its own regulations regarding motorcycle lane splitting. Lane splitting, sometimes known as “filtering” or “white-lining”, refers to instances when motorcyclists ride between lanes of stopped or slower moving motorists or more between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light. California allows lane splitting by motorcycles when done in

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Vital Equipment for Motorcycle Safety

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents, Safety Information on March 8, 2016

While riding a motorcycle, riders should always be wearing the proper equipment and gear for maximum safety. We encourage every rider to review the following information and ride with safety in mind! Wear a Helmet! This is by far the most important safety accessory. In fact, California Vehicle Code requires all motorcycle drivers and passengers

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