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Rainy Weather Leads to Tortilla Spill on the 15

By Ross Jurewitz on December 3, 2018

With the first major rainfall of the season, San Diego area roads are snarled with traffic due to accidents. “We have 25 active crashes happening right now, and I haven’t even gotten through all of them,” commented a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer who was working at the agency’s traffic management center.

Three tractor-trailer trucks spun out on the rain-soaked, northbound lane of Interstate 15 near Camino Del Rio South on November 29th, temporarily shutting down the roadway. One of the big rigs flipped over, spilling its load of tortillas down the embankment. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Car Crashes Aren’t the Same for Child Victims

By Ross Jurewitz on November 23, 2018

Being in a car accident is difficult for everyone, but for a young child, it can be especially traumatic. Cars are designed with adults in mind, and children of all ages are more susceptible to serious injuries, even during a minor collision. This can be true even when all safety regulations are followed and car seats are used. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

Are Cortisone Injections Bad for You? What You Should Know

By Ross Jurewitz on November 20, 2018

Many people get cortisone injections to help them with shoulder, knee, and other joint injuries after an accidents. In fact, cortisone relieves pain and inflammation in the injury site for most joint pain, and is a proven, conservative method to treat pain and inflammation short of surgery. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

When Do You Need a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

By Ross Jurewitz on November 16, 2018

It may sound like a foreign dessert, but mass torts are actually an important legal tool to help victims recover damages from large corporations. In this day and age, when every corporation has an army of high-priced lawyers protecting it at every turn, it can be nearly impossible for wronged individuals to come out victorious in a lawsuit. That’s why mass torts are so necessary. They protect regular folks like you and help you get a fair shot in a court of law. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

Rise of the (Trucking) Machines

By Ross Jurewitz on November 5, 2018

It’s a brave new world out there. One of the country’s largest industries is about to be taken over by machines, as automated driving is set to conquer long-haul shipping in the next quarter-century. But is America ready for driverless vehicles on our nation’s highways? That’s a good question with no easy answer. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Not All Insurance Is Created Equal

By Ross Jurewitz on November 2, 2018

You saw their clever commercial on TV. You called the 800 number and talked to an insurance agent. And just like the ad promised, you got an auto insurance quote that “fit your budget.” So, you’re covered, right?

Well, maybe.

Just because your policy meets California’s minimum requirements doesn’t mean you’ll be taken care of after an accident. After a crash, many drivers are surprised to find out they aren’t covered like they thought they were. To find out what kind of insurance covers what, check out this handy infographic. Read the rest »

Posted in: Insurance Claims

Uninsured vs. Underinsured Motorist: In CA, It’s All the Same

By Ross Jurewitz on October 30, 2018

You can be forgiven for assuming that if you have automobile insurance, you are covered after a collision. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Unless you are specifically covered for accidents in which the at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance, you may not be protected. Read the rest »

Posted in: Insurance Claims

Jurewitz Law Group Wins Family $19.15 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

By Ross Jurewitz on October 25, 2018

People who haven’t encountered tragedy before are often unprepared for its aftermath, and the weighty decisions that will be forced upon them. When a family has unexpectedly lost a loved one, they are stricken with shock, and then disbelief. These feelings are followed by grief, and the quest for answers.

What many don’t anticipate is the legal and financial decisions they will face. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Motorcyclist Killed in Carlsbad Coastline Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on October 16, 2018

The life of a young San Marcos man was tragically lost this past weekend when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck. The accident occurred at the 4600 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, and is still under investigation. The rider was only 19 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. Our hearts go out to his friends and family. Read the rest »

Happy Halloween, Oktoberfest, Autumn, Etc. – Stay Safe

By Ross Jurewitz on October 2, 2018

We don’t know about you, but October is one of our favorite months of the year, especially here in San Diego. The weather has started to cool off some and there are plenty of festivals and events around the city that residents and visitors alike are able to take advantage of.

Unfortunately, October also sees more than its fair share of accidents, so it’s important for everyone to take precautions. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

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