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    Posted on July 8th, 2011

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    Los Angeles Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

    A Los Angeles motorcyclist was killed in an accident near Point Mugu State Beach earlier this week. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 22-year-old motorcyclist was riding on Pacific Coast Highway on the 4th of July, when a car pulled out of a beach parking lot and into the path of the motorcycle.  The [...]

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  • Bankruptcy & Debt Collection

    Posted on July 3rd, 2011

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    Nurserymen’s Exchange Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Plant wholesaler Nurserymen’s Exchange has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The petition will be heard in the Northern District of California Bankruptcy Court.  Nurserymen’s Exchange is also announcing the sale of 28 acres of land as part of its efforts to restructure the finances of the company. The reason for the bankruptcy is lowered [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on June 27th, 2011

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    Lowering Blood Alcohol Limit Would Reduce Accidents

    The current .08% maximum blood-alcohol limit followed in California and across the country do not really protect against severely injurious accidents.  According to a new study, the risk of an accident involving serious injuries increases even when a person is driving with minimal traces of alcohol in his system. The researchers, who analyzed accident records [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on May 17th, 2011

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    Right-Of-Way Motorcycle Safety Tips for Motorists

    One of the biggest factors in motorcycle accidents that Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys notice is failure by motorists to yield right-of-way to motorcyclists.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles recommends the following tips for motorists to share the roads safely with motorcycles: When you’re about to change lanes or enter a thoroughfare, check carefully [...]

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  • Estate Planning & Probate

    Posted on April 28th, 2011

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    Why You May Need a Probate Cash Loan

    It can be exciting when your name comes up as the heir of an estate, but can be equally frustrating when you learn that the process of receiving an inheritance can take a much longer time than you were aware of.  A probate cash loan advance can help. Most estates must go through a probate [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on April 27th, 2011

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    Research into Treatment of Traumatic Eye Injury

    The fragile optical nerve, which is attached to the back of the eye, is a critical component in facilitating human vision.  Typically, this nerve is loosely tethered to the eye, and can withstand some amount of movement in the head and eyes.  However, during an accident, or other kinds of trauma when there is a [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on April 5th, 2011

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    Truck Maintenance Failures Can Increase Accident Risks

    Much attention has been focused recently on the issue of driver fatigue as a factor in 18-wheeler accidents.  However, many accidents are caused because of negligent or inadequate maintenance of 18-wheelers, and this issue barely gets the attention it deserves. The average truck is under immense pressure as it travels on miles of highway, hauling [...]

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  • Malpractice Lawyers

    Posted on February 16th, 2011

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    Increase in Childbirth Deaths Related to Regional Anesthetics

    Most C-section deliveries in the United States are conducted under regional anesthesia, but a new study shows that the number of deaths associated with the use of regional anesthesia have actually increased, even as the overall number of maternal childbirth deaths has dropped sharply over the past few decades. The study, which focused on maternal [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on January 4th, 2011

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    Fewer Drug Approvals in 2010 Due to Safety Concerns

    The Food and Drug Administration has been the subject of great criticism from California pharmaceutical liability attorneys because of its lax approval procedures. The concern over super-quick approvals of drugs that are not 100% safe for American consumers is probably the reason for the reduced number of drug approvals issued in 2010 by the agency. [...]

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  • Personal Injury

    Posted on December 7th, 2010

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    SUV-Car Bumper Mismatches Increase Risk of Serious Accidents

    Mismatches between the heights of bumpers of passenger cars and larger cars and SUVs, mean that the smaller car is at a higher risk for severe damage even during a minor accident. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that federal failure to regulate bumpers of SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans [...]

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