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How Driver Misconduct Affects Reaction Time In California Car Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Regardless of what type of risky driving behavior you review closely, almost all will have one thing in common: They affect reaction time. Dangerous behind-the-wheel misconduct has devastating ramifications for a motorist’s ability to recognize a threat, which in turn affects how long it takes for that driver to respond with evasive action. Some… Read More »

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Sunscreen Brands May Contain Cancer-Causing Benzene

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Medical professionals have been stressing the importance of wearing sunscreen for decades, and the need for UV protection is especially imperative in California. However, pharmaceutical research company Valisure recently issued a warning that those who slather or spray on SPF may be at a higher risk of developing cancer. Many well-known name brands contain… Read More »

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Most Commonly Cited Construction OSHA Standards

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Given the dangers and risk of accidents that are constantly present on a California construction site, it is no surprise that there is a plethora of federal and state regulations regarding how employers must protect their employees. Unfortunately, not all construction companies adhere to these requirements. As part of its enforcement efforts, the Occupational… Read More »

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Statistics On Holiday Car Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Whether you are visiting family, heading for the mountains, or taking in some culture, you certainly want to make the most of any holiday. However, some sobering statistics reveal that major holidays are a dangerous time to be on the road. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), more than 200 people have been… Read More »

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How Vehicle Speed Affects Injuries In Oakland Pedestrian Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

There can be no doubt that California’s Bay Area is very easy to get around by walking, with the BART and a well-connected public transportation system linking San Francisco and numerous communities throughout the region. Oakland’s tally of 74 on Walk Score is proof that commuting and most personal errands can be accomplished on… Read More »

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Defenses That Can Reduce Or Bar Compensation In California Accident Cases

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, your legal claim is usually based upon the theory of negligence under California law. You need to show that the responsible party caused the incident through a breach of the legal duty to exercise reasonable care. Regardless of whether it was a… Read More »

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How Proper Maintenance Reduces The Prevalence Of California Truck Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you think about all the different causes and variables that may contribute to truck accidents in California, equipment issues may not be high on your list. You probably assume that truck operator negligence ranks at the top, and the Large Truck Crash Causation Study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)… Read More »

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Horrific California Pedestrian Accident Should Prompt Safety Tips For Parents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

California Highway Patrol continues the search for a vehicle that fled the scene after causing a horrific pedestrian accident with multiple fatalities. News of the California pedestrian accident was first reported by NBC News Channel 4, in an article that identified the victims as fourteen and pre-teen girls who were out walking in the… Read More »

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Physician Mistakes Can Lead To Serious Birth Injuries

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your newborn for so many months, it is devastating to learn that your infant may have suffered birth injuries. Stanford Children’s Health reports that trauma may be more likely when the baby is large, is not ideally situated in the birth canal, or is premature…. Read More »

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What If I Never Fully Recover From California Car Accident Injuries?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Given the violent impact of a car accident, it is not surprising to learn that around 285,000 people are hurt in motor vehicle crashes every year. However, around six percent of these victims suffer serious injuries, which is defined by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as: Deep lacerations; Broken bones in the extremities; Crush… Read More »

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