Leaving the Driveway on a Motorcycle can Mean Being Injured

Leaving the driveway on a motorcycle can mean being injured, because the motorcycle accident statistics show that most motorcycle crashes take place on short trips, rather than long motorcycle vacations. The majority of motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers, which means that even when the rider is following all of the traffic laws and going the speed limit they can be involved in a serious crash. Any crash on a motorcycle, even at a slow speed can result in serious injuries, since the rider will be thrown from the bike and they will hit the pavement.

Hitting the pavement on a motorcycle means the only protection that the rider really has is their helmet, which can prevent fatal brain injuries, but there can still be serious head injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash, along with broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, scrapes, cuts and gashes. The driver that is involved in these collisions usually is not injured, because they have the advantage of seatbelts, airbags and the metal enclosure of the vehicle, even though they have caused the collision.

Leaving the driveway on a motorcycle can mean being injured in Long Beach and when the rider is injured it will take time to heal, there will be medical treatment, possible surgery and ongoing medical care, possible rehabilitation therapy and loss of work. In some cases the injuries are so severe they can cause a lifelong disability and this can mean in home nursing care and a change in lifestyle for the family.

When a motorcycle crash happens close to home in Long Beach the injured rider will need to find an attorney to represent them and the best attorney for this type of collision is the experienced motorcycle injury lawyer. This type of attorney specializes in motorcycle crashes, they understand the mechanics of bikes, they know the laws that apply to motorcycle collisions, they can be aggressive with insurance companies and they know the motorcycle collision statistics.

The motorcycle injury lawyer can ensure the motorcycle rider involved in a crash has the advantage of recovering the amount of compensation that they deserve, rather than the low amount the driver’s insurance company will offer the injured rider. Using an attorney that is not experienced in motorcycle crashes will mean winning a lower amount of recovery, because they do not have a full knowledge of motorcycle laws or the resources of the experienced motorcycle injury attorney, such as the Los Angeles County personal injury lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC at 633 W 5th St #2890, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213.596.9642.

Motorcycle Law

Car Accidents: The Dangers of SUV Rollovers

About the Author: Neil Murray is a preeminent Philadelphia personal injury attorney and partner at the law firm of Sheridan & Murray. As a former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney, Neil is passionate about protecting the rights of victims. He is an advocate for automobile safety and provides legal counsel to those affected by these dangerous and defective vehicles.

Many factors go into the decision to purchase a car. Since the late 1990’s, the popularity of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) has risen. Buyers have been drawn to the SUV’s large cabins, higher seat height, and the perception that these vehicles were safer than other types of cars. This perception of safety is not always accurate. SUVs are more susceptible to rolling over during an accident compared to other vehicles. SUVs can be more prone to rollover due to a higher center of gravity caused by a higher ground clearance and a wheel base not wide enough to balance the vehicle during sharp maneuvers.

Drivers and passengers alike can sustain significant and permanent injuries during an SUV rollover. One cause of these injuries is the ejection of a person’s body through the window of an SUV during the rollover. A person can be severely injured even if only part of their body is ejected through the window. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 10,000 people died each year in rollover accidents for the last decade. This accounts for 25% of all fatal traffic accidents. However, in January 2011, the NHTSA announced that automakers will be required to take steps to prevent unbelted passengers from being ejected in vehicle rollovers.

The regulation, which will become effective in 2013, will require vehicle manufacturers to develop a countermeasure for light passenger vehicles under 10,000 pounds that prevents the equivalent of an unbelted adult from moving more than 4 inches past the side window opening in the event of a crash. Side curtain air bags will be made larger to cover more of the window opening, more robust to remain inflated longer, enhanced to deploy in side impacts and in rollovers, and made not only to cushion but also made sufficiently strong to keep an occupant from being fully or partially ejected through a side window. All newly manufactured vehicles will be required to provide this protection by model year 2018.

“Rollover crashes are the deadliest of all crash types and this is another important step in our efforts to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that result from them,” said David Strickland, of the NHTSA in a recent press release. “Safety is our highest priority,” said US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a press release. “This new standard will help save lives and reduce injuries by requiring vehicles to have a safety system that keeps occupants in the vehicle in a rollover crash.” If you have been injured or tragically lost a family member or loved one in a rollover accident, contact the firm of Sheridan & Murray to let our team investigate your claim. A design defect or flaw may be the cause of your accident, and we committed to holding the responsible party accountable.

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Rogue Atlanta Cops Sodomize Men During Traffic Stop

Here is another example from the “dirty dirty”, of when a tort meets emergency medicine. This story by one of our contributors from back east, shows how easily a tort, in this case sodomy against police suspects, can cause the need for a personal injury lawyer, as well as a psychologist and medical doctor. Enjoy this crazy story.

By: Peter Egan Jr

January 28, 2011
ATLANTA, GA – A group of Atlanta cops from the department’s scandal-ridden “Red Dog” unit have landed themselves in hot water amid allegations they sodomized two innocent men during a traffic stop in broad daylight on highly-trafficked Fulton Street.

The rogue cops used narcotics as a ruse to strip the men naked and have their way with them. No drugs were found on either victim, and the police had no valid reason to suspect the men were in possession of contraband.

Brian Kidd, one of the victims of the assault, said that Atlanta’s finest pulled him over and forced him to completely remove his pants in broad daylight and in full-view of both other motorists and pedestrians. However, what the officers did to Kidd’s passenger Shawn Venegas is even more grotesque.

Like Kidd, Venegas was forced by the Atlanta police to publicly strip naked. Officers then took turns touching, poking, prodding and massaging Venegas’ anus, rectum and genitals in full-view of the public.

“I feel molested, and I feel like I was raped,” said Venegas, who was so traumatized by the incident that he was forced to move to another state.

It is not uncommon for victims of sexual trauma to experience an litany of mental health problems in the wake of their assaults. Victims of sexual violence often find themselves suffering from such things as insomnia, humiliation, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.

Two of the three officers involved in the assault were named in the infamous Atlanta Eagle bar raid, in which Atlanta police stormed a gay bar in downtown Atlanta and forced the patrons to lie on the ground while officers touched them inappropriately — some of them at gunpoint. The city recently settled a lawsuit stemming from the raid.

Atlanta’s “Red Dog” unit specializes in providing a police presence in areas that are frequented by narcotics dealers and other Atlanta residents who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.

This incident is hardly the first time the members of the department’s Red Dog unit abused their power for their own sexual gratification. Officers from the Red Dog unit have apparently made a habit of stripping, fondling and using fingers to penetrate random men at gunpoint.

“I’ve heard many stories from citizens who were stripped in public by Red Dog,” said Dan Grossman, was the lead attorney in the Atlanta Eagle case.

“The Atlanta Police Department is in the process of concluding the internal investigation into this matter. There is evidence to suggest that some of the officers’ actions during this traffic stop were inappropriate,” department spokesman Carlos Campos said. “As a result, Chief Turner intends to move swiftly to discipline some of the officers with actions – up to, and including, dismissal.”

It is not clear if the officers involved will be charged with sexual assault, sexual battery and/or aggravated sexual battery — charges that would require the criminal cops to register as sex offenders if convicted.

Also unclear is whether or not the two victims have retained attorneys, and whether or not they plan to pursue litigation against the corrupt cops.

Intentional Tort News

Electric Shock Injuries are Potentially Deadly

Our Journal of Accident Emergency Medicine for tort victims addresses the issue of burn and injuries from shock. Electric shock injuries are potentially deadly, because electricity going through the body can stop the heart, as well as damage other vital organs. This is known as ventricular fibrillation when electricity goes directly through the heart, which often begins with the hand coming in contact with live electricity. This is because electricity is unlike other injuries, when it enters the body it also needs an exit point and with the hand it travels across the chest, through the heart and out of the other hand.

The family of the electric shock victim that has died because of their injuries should be aware that electrocution is usually due to negligence, whether it occurs in the workplace, because of a downed power line or at home because of an appliance. This negligence means that the employer, manufacturer or utility company can be held responsible, because they have a duty to keep people safe.

Not everyone that comes in contact with electricity is killed, but electric shock injuries are potentially deadly. Even the person that is not immediately killed can die from the damage the electricity has done to internal organs. At the least when a person comes in contact with low voltage electricity they will have electrical burns where the electricity entered the body and where it exited the body. It can do serious nerve damage, cause fractured bones, damage the muscles and tissue in the body where the electricity has traveled through the body.

There are everyday items that can cause electric shock or electrocution, like the downed power line that can happen because it is not secured properly or comes down due to a vehicle accident. They can occur due to a faulty surge protector in the home and from unprotected electrical wires. The workplace is another place where electric shock or electrocution can occur and there are some professions where the worker is at a higher risk, like the construction field where people are using metal ladders in an area where there might be electrical wiring, in the industrial field where there are machines, possible water on the floor that can reach electrical outlets. The electric shock or electrocution can occur in any city and this includes San Bernardino.

The person that has suffered an electric shock or the family of a person that has been electrocuted can hold the negligent party responsible, whether it is a utility company, employer or manufacturer. In San Bernardino the best possible attorney to protect your rights or the family members rights after an electric shock or electrocution is the experienced electric shock attorney.

Electrocution

Atwater Industrial Accident Fatal for One Worker Trying to Save Two Other Workers

January 21, 2011-According to reports one worker died while trying to help two other workers. The Friday morning accident that caused the death of one person occurred when he was trying to help two other colleagues that fell unconscious when they were overcome with ethanol fumes.

At the time of the accident they were cleaning blood plasma from a container at Atwater Village pharmaceuticals. According to Los Angeles Fire Chief Jaime Moore two employees were transported to Baxter Healthcare at 4501 W. Colorado Boulevard. The third employee was also transported to the facility and his identity was not released pending notification of the next of kin. Wrongful death law indicates that this could be headed towards a lawsuit.

The firefighters and paramedics were arrived at Atwater Village just prior to 4:00 a.m. and found two men collapsed inside of the container. A third man was collapsed outside of the container and unconscious. Firefighters became aware of the fumes and recognizing the threat wore protective clothing and breathing equipment, while removing the men from the container.

According to Chief Moore the employees were using a detergent to clean the blood plasma from the container that ethanol was used as a separating agent for the blood plasma when they were overcome by the fumes. An employee outside of the container called 911 and then entered the container to help the two employees when he was overcome by the fumes.

Do you want a construction accident attorney? There are many situations where you
will need one.

Accidents in the News, Construction Accidents

Orange County Pain Management Doctor Facing Charges of Prostitution and Racketeering

January, 21, 2011 – Here is some personal and rather terrible legal news again, sad to report to you. This time it is involving some very outrageous allegations. According to various media reports, an Orange County doctor is facing charges of both prostitution and racketeering, along with charges from an earlier arrest. According to authorities the Orange County doctor was arrested Thursday as a part of a crackdown on pain management clinics. By the way this is a top Personal injury lawyer Orange County Esquire who also does medical malpractice and wrongful death attorney court cases in SoCal and OC:
El Dabe Law Firm
1120 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite A
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone (714) 536-9366

All in all, the doctor in question, Mladen Antolic age 55 was first arrested in October after witnesses told investigators the doctor was allegedly distributing painkillers illegally out of his Hunter Creek home. In December the said doctor was arrested on an additional prescription drug trafficking charge. The latest arrest of Mladen Antolic is for several different charges that include purchasing prostitution and racketeering.
Obviously he needs a good lawyer or legal representation.

A search of Anatolic’s home in December, agents stated they found alprazolam bars, cocaine, oxycodone pills and five guns, along with $40,000 and an electronic money counter. Agents and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation had Antolic, the owner of Mid Florida Rehabilitation under investigation when they arrested him again on Thursday charging him with eight more criminal charges. Antolic’s Mid Florida Rehabilitation business is located on West Colonial Drive.
Antolic is currently being held in the Orange County Jail.

In our opinion, the best pain management doctors don’t prescribe pain medications for an injury. The best pain management doctors look to an organic diet, that is anti inflammatory, and look to methods of encouraging the body to use its own properties to heal itself. There is no indication whether or not the above doctor was a Prolotherapy doctor treating various kinds of accidents and personal injuris in southern California and OC th golden state. But it is doubtful. Many have reported that honest doctors give these injections as a method of helping the body heal itself. But there are reputable pain management doctors, such as Marc Darrow. This guy teaches at a university, he helps people change their way of thinking in order to allow the to get healthy, and always stays positive and motivated. Check him out out at the Prolotherapy Institute. 11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 120 Los Angeles, CA (310) 231-7000.

Pain Management, Prolotherapy

Sump Pumps Recalled Due to Electrocution Risk

January 15, 2011- According to reports ITT Water Technology Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for approximately 21,000 sump pumps.

According to the ITT Water Technology Inc. based in Seneca Falls, N.Y. has issued a recall stating there is a danger of electrocution. The sump pumps were sold across the country and used in residential settings to pump wastewater and sewage. The recalled sump pumps were sold for new construction or as replacement pumps between December 2009 and July 2010. Removing them is a great way to avoid electrocution.

The sump pumps that have been installed without ground fault circuit interrupter protection can pose and electric shock or electrocution danger, according to studies proved there is the risk of an electrical shock hazard if the pumps are not installed with the ground fault circuit interrupter . The sump pumps come with the labels Goulds, Red Jacket, Bell and Gossett. The pumps that have the electric shock or electrocution hazard are sky blue and red in color.

There have been no injuries reported prior to the recall by ITT Water Technology, Inc. or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Electrocution

San Bernardino Couple and Son Electrocuted When Wire Falls Yard

January 15, 2011-According to reports a couple and their adult son were electrocuted in San Bernardino when an electrical wire fell in their yard.

According to San Bernardino Police Lt. Jarrod Burguan the husband Steven Vego went out after hearing loud noises and flames in the yard when he was electrocuted when he tripped over the 12,000 volt electrical wire in the dark. His wife Sharon and stepson were also outside according to the couple’s 17 year old daughter.

Sharon Vego and her son Jonathan Cole were putting out fires and attempted to save Steven when they came in contact with the electric line.
Kayli Vego age 17 called 911 and had witnessed the incident from inside the home. She took care of her 10 year old brother Steven Vego Jr. who were not injured.

Firefighters found the electrified lines sparking and moving when they arrived, according to Serrano.

Investigators believe the live power line touched the rain gutter and with the high 50 mile per hour winds whipped the electric line around the home shooting off sparks that caused the numerous spot fires in the yard of the home. ?

A part of the same power line fell into the pool of a neighbor in the 5400 block of North Acacia Avenue in San Bernardino’s Northpark section of the city. This was a public service message to all. If you need an electrocution accident attorney, your not alone, there are a lot of electric shock deaths yearly, according to at least one wrongful death electrocution attorney.

Accidents in the News

Motorcycles are Great to Ride Till There is an Accident

Motorcycles are great ride till there is an medical emergency accident, and then it can mean severe injuries that will take an extended amount of time to heal, but in some cases can even be fatal. Riding a motorcycle means freedom unlike in a vehicle containing is also a choice of transportation that many people use, sense gas prices are so high.

Every year there are thousands motorcycle accidents that result in severe injuries or death, which are not from speed, driving under the influence or anything else the rider is doing wrong. They instead are caused by negligent drivers that are not alert to the traffic around them. There are also motorcycle accidents due to road conditions, which includes road maintenance. The accident can also be caused by defective design or aftermarket part on the motorcycle.

The motorcycle at his motorized vehicle that only has two wheels, it has no airbag or seatbelt like a car the only protection motorcycle rider actually has is a helmet in any protective gear they may have on the time of the accident. That is not a lot of protection against the hard pavement of the freeways in a city like Redding and pavement is not the friend of the motorcycle rider. This is when the rider can be severely injured and it can include traumatic head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and other injuries, requiring motorcycle attorneys.

After the motorcycle accident the injuries will take time to heal and in some cases be a lifelong disability. During this time there are medical bills mounting, the injured victim is not able to work and the financial stress can hinder their healing. The experienced motorcycle accident attorney can hold the negligent driver and their insurance company responsible when the accident was caused by a vehicle driver. But, when the accident was caused by a design or after market part the negligent party is the manufacturer. When the roadway lacks the proper maintenance it is the agency responsible for maintaining the roads they too can be held responsible. Along with holding the negligent party responsible the injured rider’s Redding motorcycle accident attorney will seek compensation that will pay the medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, future medical bills and income, along with damages to the motorcycle.

Injury Attorney Articles, Motorcycle Law

Laguna Woods Pedestrian Dead After Parking Lot Crash

January 15, 2011 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports a Laguna Woods woman has died due to injuries from a parking lot crash.

According to Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Jansen, the pedestrian identified as Rochelle Nemirow age 61 of Laguna Woods died after being struck by a vehicle in the Fuddrucker’s parking lot in the 23600 block of El Toro Road in Lake Forest.

Neminrow died at Mission Hospital, where Wednesday at approximately 11:20 a.m. Sheriff’s were called to the hospital about an hour after the accident occurred.

Lt. Jansen stated that Nemirow is believed to have driven herself to the hospital after being struck in Fuddrucker’s parking lot and died of complications that arose. This is a tragedy, and an example of a wrongful death in Laguna Woods.

Wrongful Death Accidents