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Orman Kimbrough

Swimming Pool Hazards: Is your Pool Accident Prone?

Do you have access to a swimming pool? Are you a regular user of the pool? Or do you own one? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you ought to pay heed to the swimming pool hazards that disguise themselves in every part of the pool. Most of the equipments related to the pool can become a potential source of danger-whether it is the all-important diving board, or the lack of…

Laura Mackie

What was she thinking?

Recent headlines in the Modesto Bee brought to mind that eternal question “What was this person thinking?” It’s a fair question (considering the circumstances), and in actual fact, an experienced litigator should probably ask themselves this question on a fairly regular basis. The incident currently under consideration is a perfect example of tragic results in a situation where poor judgment…

Laura Mackie

An ounce of Prevention……

Slip and fall accidents are difficult cases to litigate, especially when your client is an older adult. More often than not the injuries sustained during an unintentional fall, if not immediately fatal, can cause functional impairments that may require admission to a nursing home for a year or even longer. The physical and emotional toll this inevitably takes on the client and their family is…

Laura Mackie

Meniscal tears and trauma

Slip and fall accidents commonly result in injuries to the knee which can be debilitating and costly. Whenever a client presents with a knee injury, their physician will usually proceed with treatment consisting of ice, wrap, motion, and anti-inflammatory medication. However, if the client is diagnosed with a meniscal tear, treatment may be much more involved. A meniscal tear is a tear in the…

Laura Mackie

To Fall Or Not To Fall, That is the question

Each year, more than 1.6 million seniors are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for fall-related injuries caused by incidents such as slipping on a wet bathroom floor, loss of balance on stairs, or tripping on a throw rug. According to the U.S National Institute on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury-related…

Ed Smith

11 Year Old Lafayette boy shot in hunting accident

An 11 year old boy lost his lefy eye during a state organized junior pheasant hunt north of Sacramento on Sunday. The accident occurred in the Feather River Wildlife area during a hunt organized by the Department of Fish and Game. The accident happened when another boy 20-30 feet away, fired his .20 gauge shotgun and accidentally stuck the boy in the face.Homeowners insurance policies will often…

Ed Smith

Family of Trench Victim calls for stronger Laws

Why employers who kill by willfully violating OSHA standards shouldn’t receive more serious punishment should be an issue that every candidate has to address during this political season. Unfortunately, families of those killed seem to be the only ones asking the questions. Although much is known about Trench accidents , companies in the pursuit of fast profits often leave their workers totally…