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Helpful Information for San Diego Injury Accident Victims and Other Areas of California

The Jurewitz Law Group firmly believes that every personal injury victim deserves to have free, helpful information available to them. Information is the chief weapon against insurance companies who attempt to take advantage of injured people who are unfamiliar with the personal injury claim process.

To help the consumer, our office has published a number of free documents, reports, publications, and information about successfully obtain the compensation these victims deserve.

San Diego Personal Injury Book

These documents are free and will help you understand the legal, medical, and practical challenges facing people seriously injured in these accidents. They will also explain why choosing an experienced attorney is important for success, and how to select such a lawyer for your case.

We have also published a free book full of helpful information, The Ten Biggest Mistakes That Can Destroy Your California Accident Case. For a free copy, you can order here.

Also, contact our office if you would like a free consultation about your personal injury claim.

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Auto Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Boat Accidents

  • The Dangers of Alcohol and Boating
    Boating and alcohol in California can be a deadly mix. San Diego boaters often underestimate the "stressors," putting themselves, their passengers, and others out in the water at risk.
  • Reckless Boating
    Summer is a great time to get out on the water in San Diego. However, when boaters disregard rules, regulations, and the safety of others, there are dangerous consequences

Brain Injuries

Child Injuries

Dog Bites

  • How to Protect Your Children from Dog Bites.
    Children ages 5 to 9 years old are the most at risk for injuries from dog bites according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Read this article for helpful tips to help keep your kids protected from animal attacks.

Drunk Driving Accidents

  • Alcohol And Energy Drinks
    The San Diego drunk driving car accident attorneys will get you the money you need to get back on your feel. Call our personal injury office at (888) 233-5020.
  • Victims Injured in a San Diego DUI Crash
    Can a California victim of a drunk driving auto accident recover money via a criminal restitution order and a civil judgment or settlement arising from a personal injury lawsuit? The California Court of Appeals in Vigilant Insurance Company v. Chiu held that they can.

Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury

Product Liability

  • Defective Baby Products
    Baby slings can be a godsend for any busy parent. However, when your infant is too young or weak to control their head and get covered by the fabric, they can end up suffocating.
  • Gas Company Liability
    The California Court of Appeals recently ruled in Gonzalez v. Southern California Gas Company that the family of a girl burned to death by a broken gas line could not recover damages because it was not foreseeable that a car would strike the gas line.
  • California Products Liability Court of Appeals Opinion in Gonzalez v. Southern California Gas Company [PDF]
    This is an UNPUBLISHED decision by the California Court of Appeals in the case of Gonzalez v. Southern California Gas Company where the Court decided that SCGC's failure to comply with federal law to provide protections to gas lines along roadways due to the fore foreseeable risk of injury by explosion or fire did not give rise to a civil legal duty to the public, including the family of a woman who died in a fiery car crash after her vehicle struck the gas line and caught on fire.

Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Slip and Fall on Wet Floor Tiles
    After an injury on wet floors or wet floor tiles ask your potential San Diego injury lawyers what they think of your case.
  • Dangerous Floors
    A fall on a slippery floor can lead to more than embarrassment. You could suffer a serious injury such as spinal cord trauma or traumatic brain injury.
  • Elderly Slip and Fall
    Slip and fall injuries can have devastating effects on seniors. The best way to prevent an accident is to take the proper safety precautions.
  • NEW NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE LAW--Tan v. Arnel Management Co. [PDF]
    Tan v. Arnel Management Co. (2009) is an important 4th District Court of Appeals decision addressing a property owner's liability to crime victims for the criminal acts of others. It demonstrates that injury accident victims can demonstrate that the criminal acts of third parties can be foreseeable when there have been prior criminal acts and the security measures urged by the victims are minimal and would have prevented the act.

Truck Accidents

Personal Injury Process

Medical Treatments for Injuries

  • Dangers of Cortizone Injections
    Cortizone injections are often used to treat joint pain following an accident. However, cortizone injections have benefits and potential dangers. Please read this article before talking to your doctor about receiving injections to your knees, elbows, or shoulder.
  • Radiographic Tests to Diagnose Injuries
    Doctors use radiographic tests like x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans as methods to determine if an injured person has suffered a serious injury to their back, bones, or joints following an accident. If you have suffered a major injury which has brought you prolonged pain, please call the Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation.
  • What Injections Do Doctors Use for Diagnosis and Pain Treatment for Accident Injuries?
    Doctors commonly use injections to diagnose and treat persistent pain following an injury accident. Of these types of injections, sympathetic blocks and epidural injections are the most common.
  • Doctors Commonly Use Diagnostic Tests to Determine the Nature of Injuries
    Doctors will use electromyelogram (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), and myelogram studies to diagnose injuries following an accident. In addition, arthroscopic surgeries are typically used to treat injured joints.

Important California Personal Injury Case Law

  • Get Out of Red Light Camera Tickets with This California Appellate Court Case--People v. Khaled [PDF]
    In People v. Khaled, the California Court of Appeals ruled that the hearsay rule applies to photographs and videotapes used by police agencies to enforce red lights at intersections monitored by cameras. In order to substantiate the photographs, prosecutors must call witnesses who can lay a foundation for when, where, and how the photograph is taken in order for it to be introduced into evidence. Further, laying such a foundation is necessary to establish that the photograph was not altered by Photoshop or some other method.
  • The Third Appellate District Becomes the Latest Appellate Court to Uphold the Collateral Source Rule That Negligent Defenders Should Not Benefit from Injured People Who Have the Foresight to Purchase Health Insurance. [PDF]
    The California Court of Appeals for the Third Appellate District recently ruled in King v. Willmett that the collateral source rule bars the reduction of jury verdicts based upon reduced amounts paid by the injured person's health insurance company. The rule prevents the courts from rewarding negligent defendants from benefiting from the foresight of injured people who purchased and then used health insurance to pay for their medical care arising from an accident. This is a very important decision benefiting California injury victims. It overrules the argument made by insurance defense attorneys in the Nishihama and Haniff cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Diego injury accident, call the personal injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation at (888) 233-5020.
  • This Opinion May be the Most Important Decision for California Personal Injury Attorneys and Their Injured Clients! [PDF]
    The Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. decision may be the most important decision for California personal injury attorneys and their injured clients. The California Court of Appeals reinstated the collateral source rule's guarantee that plaintiffs are entitled to the full billed value of their medical bills and not the discounted payment from their private health insurance carrier. In this case, a San Diego, CA woman won her appeal to have $130,000 of her jury verdict reinstated after the Court discounted the verdict by the reductions obtained by her health insurance.

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