Some of the more common questions we are asked revolve around treatment for injuries sustained in an accident. We get questions regarding who to treat with, how much treatment is too much or too little and variants of these. As advocates of injured people we are concerned with your short term and long term well being. If you've been injured as a result of someone else's negligence you should take whatever measures are reasonable to get well. Once we have said that there are other factors to consider.
The number of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents has been rising steadily for years. California has more pedestrian accidents than any other state. Previously, we wrote about some of the reasons for this increase, including how more people are walking for health benefits and an increased use of mobile devices, which can lead to distracted driving.
One of our clients recently posted the quote below on the GBLegal Facebook site. We never requested they post this and had no idea they were going to post this. In the interest of confidentiality we are not including the identity of the person who posted this in our blog. This is among the best fees we have received in the past month for the reason that this fee was given 100% voluntarily as a result of work we did and the result obtained. Again, this is what our client said in their words.
The benefits of walking are well documented. With almost 35% of Californians in a diabetic or pre-diabetic situation walking can be a good portion of the solution. Walking starts to lose some of its luster if you're walking and get hit by a car. That scenario is increasing in California and we lead the nation in both whole numbers of injuries and percentage rise in injuries.
We've all been on the road when we encounter a big truck where the driver seems less than awake, rested and ready. In fact it appears the driver may be tired and doing the best they can to drive in a responsible manner. The reality often boils down to fatigue setting in and the driver needs rest. The other reality is they don't make money unless the truck is moving. This is when devastating accidents can happen.
While many people recall the accident that Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner was involved in, few know that a portion of the case was recently settled. For those not aware, Bruce Jenner, before his transition to Caitlyn Jenner was traveling on Pacific Coast Highway in 2015 when he lost control of his SUV while pulling a trailer and caused a multi-car accident that tragically caused the death of one of the other drivers.
The natural inclination of people when you mention the word Lawyer is a slight recoil. Almost like no one wants to associate with a lawyer unless they have to and then they have to they want someone who has compassion, experience and an exceptional level of comfort in the area of law they need addressed. Ever wonder how some of the lawyers like this are created? Many of the lawyers of tomorrow are being created and trained in our local high schools and it's important they are acknowledged.