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Astronomical Medical Costs Related To Accidental Burn Injuries

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Burns are among the most excruciatingly painful injuries someone can suffer in an accident of any kind, but statistics reveal that they are also among the most expensive to treat. Every year, around 500,000 people receive medical care for burn injuries, at a cost of more than $1.5 billion. Plus, there are the indirect… Read More »

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Two Goals Of Automotive Safety Features

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Automakers have made great strides in the area of safety technology over the years, and some recent innovations demonstrate that the industry is dedicated to reducing the devastating effects of car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver assistance solutions have the potential to save thousands of lives every year,… Read More »

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California Traffic Laws You Did NOT Know Bicycle Riders Must Follow

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Knowing the lack of a protective barrier a bike offers and the size differential compared to motorized vehicles on the road, you are probably not shocked to learn that bicycle accidents lead to serious injuries. In fact, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), approximately 170 bike riders are killed and another 11,500 are… Read More »

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DUI Violations On The Rise Among California Truck Drivers

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Drunk motorists are a danger to everyone on California roads, but an intoxicated truck operator driving a large rig and hauling massive cargo has the potential to cause devastating damage. The risk of horrific truck accidents is the reason that Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders are held to stricter standards when it comes to… Read More »

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Is Lane Splitting Allowed Under California Motorcycle Laws?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

The question is answerable with a simple YES: Motorcycle riders in California law are legally allowed to operate their vehicles in the spaces adjacent to lanes of traffic. This practice has been legal since amendment of state traffic laws in 2016, which define lane splitting as driving a two-wheeled motorized vehicle between rows of… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible For Drowning Accidents In California?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

California is in the top two US states when it comes to inground swimming pools, which offer a great way to cool off, get some exercise, and enjoy the sunny weather for many months out of the year. While you may appreciate the risks of drowning and protect against the dangers, data from the… Read More »

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Accidental Spinal Cord Injuries: Complete Versus Incomplete

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

One of the most severe forms of trauma you can suffer in an accident is spinal cord injuries, which can include agonizing pain in the short term as well as complications and disability over time. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the top causes include motor vehicle crashes, falls, and… Read More »

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What To Do If You Encounter A Wrong Way Driver In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Like most California motorists, panic is probably the first sensation when you see two headlights bearing down upon you, traveling in the same lane – but in the opposite direction of your vehicle. Though it is good to know that wrong-way car accidents are relatively rare, statistics from AAA are still disturbing. Deadly wrong-way… Read More »

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What Evidence Is Important For A California Personal Injury Claim?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Though you expect physical pain and discomfort after being hurt in an accident, there are many additional implications that might take you by surprise. Besides the cost of medical care, you might be out of work because of your injuries. Plus, there are the emotional consequences and impacts on your quality of life. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Overworking, Understaffing Put California Nursing Home Residents At Risk

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

The COVID-19 pandemic positioned our nation’s health care providers at the forefront in combating the virus, particularly the skilled staff that keeps nursing homes running safely and efficiently. Their tireless efforts protect residents and support their well-being, so it is not surprising to learn of concerns about staff shortages. However, survey results gathered before… Read More »

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