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What are Some Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries?

The National Safety Council reported that accidental injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. These fatalities are often a result of a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries result from sudden, accidental events, including motor vehicle crashes, falls from heights, and other unforeseeable events.  These occurrences leave victims with severe, life-altering, and/or

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Nighttime Hiking/Biking in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is known for its mild climate, picturesque landscape, and many desirable locations for outdoor enthusiasts. SLO is close to beaches, open biking, and numerous hiking trails. The opportunities for SLO residents and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors are endless. It is important to practice caution during any outdoor activities, including hiking and biking,

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Driving Safety Tips for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers are at a higher risk of getting into car accidents during the summer than at any other time of the year. This could be because school is out and there are more people out enjoying the summer weather cruising in their motorcycle or bicycle. Luckily, there

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Peloton Treadmill & Bicycle Injury Attorneys in California

Exercise equipment company Peloton has gained a loyal following since it was founded in 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign. The company’s main products are stationary bicycles and treadmills which start at $2,500. Both Peloton products, however, have been involved in recent recalls and safety warnings after reports of injury and even a death.  If you

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Teen Driving: Parent Tips and How to Avoid an Auto Accident

In the United States, teen driving-related car accidents are the number one cause of death in teenagers. The trauma from this type of an accident can last a lifetime, so it is important to talk to your children about the dangers of driving. The best thing you can do is to prepare them for the

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Bike Accidents and Safety in San Luis Obispo, California

We often think of riding a bike as an almost innocent activity. However, with the rise in mobile technology and fall of average attention spans, the rates of bicycle accidents have been increasing. In a world full of roadway distractions, it is more important than ever to protect yourself while riding your bike in California. 

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Motorcycle Accidents in San Luis Obispo: Frequently Asked Questions

Nearly 3,000 riders die every year in motorcycle accidents, and California riders share what some would consider to be a disproportionate percentage of those fatalities when compared to other states. In the vast majority of motorcycle accidents in San Luis Obispo, the motorcyclist was operating according to the rules of the road at the time

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Staying Safe after a Car Accident on a Highway

You are much safer after a car accident on a city street than you are if you get into an accident on a highway. Given the much higher speed limits on California highways, after an accident, your safety is in the hands of people approaching your vehicle at upwards of 60 miles per hour. At

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The Most Common Types of Insurance and Auto Accident Scams

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know it is among the most traumatic and dangerous events that can happen to you. On top of that, car accidents are expensive, often causing personal injury and property damage. When you’ve been involved in a car crash, you need to spend your time focused

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Santa Barbara Boat Fire Leaves 34 Dead

On Labor Day, off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, a fire broke out on the 75-foot diving vessel Conception. There were 39 passengers and crew on board the Conception that morning. Yet, rescuers could only save five crew members; the remaining 34 passengers perished. We do know that all passengers and one crew member

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