Personal Injury

Federal Government Raising the Bar for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently unveiled a significant overhaul of its Nursing Home Compare rating system. The new changes will hold facilities to higher standards and should help families make more informed decisions when selecting a nursing home for a loved...

New Report Confirms Drugged Driving on the Rise
New Report Confirms Drugged Driving on the Rise

While drunk driving continues to decline, marijuana and prescription drug use behind the wheel is on the rise, according to a new report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report relays the finding of the latest version of NHTSA’s Roadside Survey of Alcohol...

Why Are Railway Crossing Accidents on the Rise?
Why Are Railway Crossing Accidents on the Rise?

The tragic accident in New York that left a driver and five train passengers dead is just the latest in a string of recent crashes at railway crossings. While fatalities at train crossings have declined in recent years, they are on the rise again. Although...

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Study Suggests New Concussion Treatment Protocol

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are particularly common among children and young adults. Even concussions can have long-lasting consequences if not treated properly.   As San Diego injury lawyers, we are interested in the results of a new study suggesting that rest may not be the best medicine...

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San Diego Personal Injury Blog Round Up for 2014

From pedestrian safety to elder abuse, we discussed a number of important personal injury issues on our blog this year. Below is a brief recap of some of our most popular posts: Ride-Sharing Companies: In response to concerns about accident liability, California enacted legislation to regulate...

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Regulator Calling for National Recall of Takata Airbags

Given the risks of a fatal injury, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking steps to remove all Takata brand airbags from the road. The safety regulator is calling for a national recall. As we have previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog,...

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NHTSA Issues Warning Over Airbag Recall: Is Your Vehicle Impacted?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is sounding the alarm over defective airbags that pose lethal risk to drivers and their passengers. The massive recall now impacts more than seven million vehicles, including models from Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford,...

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FDA Warns Popular Meds Can Cause Drowsy Driving

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that several popular over-the-counter medicines could make you drowsy or otherwise impair your driving. They include drugs used to treat cold symptoms, seasonal allergies, and stomach ailments. As we have previously discussed on this San...

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California Passes Law Mandating Insurance Requirements for Ride-Sharing Companies

California recently enacted legislation to regulate transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft. Starting next July, these ridesharing providers will be required to comply with minimum insurance requirements. As previously discussed on this San Diego Injury Blog, TNCs use smart phone apps to connect drivers...