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Scarring injuries from Dog Bites

Scarring injuries from Dog Bites

Dog Bites can cause many different types of injuries.  Tearing injuries to the skin and soft tissues beneath are most common and can result in short and long term medical issues. The scarring injuries from dog bites are often in highly visible areas of the body.  In these cases plastic surgery (or multiple surgeries) are required to reduce the appearance of resulting scarring.  Many of these procedures can be very expensive and may not be covered by insurance. Luckily, if you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, the dog owner will be liable for your medical bills and other financial damages which result.  California is a strict liability state which means that absent some very rare exceptions, the dog’s owner will be liable for any injuries caused by their pet. Typically, dog bite victims are often children who are familiar or possibly even friendly with the owner(s) of the

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4 Motorcyclists Lost Their Lives in a Santiago Canyon Crash

4 Motorcyclists Lost Their Lives in a Santiago Canyon Crash

4 motorcyclists lost their lives in a Santiago Canyon crash yesterday.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal accident between 2 motorcycles on Santiago Canyon Road just south of Hicks Haul Road around 4:30 PM yesterday.  Paramedics found two women and two men had lost their lives when they arrived at the scene. CHP reports from the scene believe the motorcycle driving north attempted to pass another vehicle when it struck the southbound motorcycle head-on.  Each motorcycle had a male and female passenger. This is a tragic accident which has resulted in at least two and perhaps 3 cases of wrongful death under California law.  When a person loses their life in an accident due to the negligence of another it is known legally as a “wrongful death” under California law.  The families of the two motorcyclists on the southbound bike as well as the passenger on the northbound

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What Should You Look For in a Mission Viejo Injury Attorney?

Pick a Personal Injury Attorney in Mission Viejo

What should you look for in a Mission Viejo injury attorney for injuries received in an accident in Orange County, LA or Riverside County? After more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney here in Mission Viejo, I can tell you the quality of your attorney will have a big impact on the success of your case and the value you receive. The first question to ask an injury attorney should be: “How many cases have you taken to trial?” You’re probably thinking to yourself “What? Doesn’t every lawyer spend every day in court?” The fact is the number of attorneys who regularly take cases before a jury is extremely small, and insurance companies keep detailed records on each injury attorney. They know if your attorney is willing and able to take your case all the way to a jury trial and win, or if they have a track record

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Today is National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

Today, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  Los Angeles has experienced rapid growth in the number of reported HIV cases over the past few years according to the Centers for Disease Control or CDC.  National HIV Testing Day is traditionally a day to be tested and to increase the awareness of the spread of the HIV virus, but also an opportunity to have a family discussion about sexuality and the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STDs. In California, it is a civil code violation to knowingly transmit an STD to an intimate partner without warning them you are a carrier in advance of sexual contact.  There is an opportunity for a person to hold someone of substance financially accountable for knowingly transmitting an STD without warning in Los Angeles or anywhere in California in a civil legal action.  This does not have to be (and rarely is) a

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