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Does Your Dog Bite Warrant An Attorney? 7 Signs It Might!

Does your dog bite require the help of a personal injury attorney? Find out the signs it does in this guide to legal help for dog bites. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be in pain, furious, and frightened. The injury may give rise to a whole slew of problems, from missing work to catching rabies. If the dog’s owner was negligent in his care of the animal, resulting in harm

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Wrongful death: Support is available for grieving families

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in wrongful death on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Learning that a loved one has died due to injuries suffered in a California car accident is devastating. Coping with the aftermath of such news often wreaks havoc upon grieving family members. When accident victims are children, grief is intensified. Many collisions are the result of negligent driving behavior; in cases of fatal injury, an immediate family member may file a wrongful death claim

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State prison reform may lead to increase in wrongful death suits

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in wrongful death on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The state of California made a valiant effort to reduce the population of residents incarcerated in the overcrowded prison system. Experts saw overcrowding as a major factor in the problems faced by the state prison system. Despite the noble effort, the initiative had some unintended side effects, and one of them is the increased potential for a wrongful death to occur in a county jail. While

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New changes to workers’ compensation laws

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Monday, October 8, 2018. Many California workers may not be aware that several new laws have been signed to protect them. If  employees are unaware of their rights, they may not know that they are now eligible for workers’ compensation under expanded circumstances. Previously, police officers and firefighters that were injured while off duty but still performing duties related to their day job could not make a claim for workers’

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Workers’ compensation claim may benefit survivors

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Thursday, January 17, 2019. If a California employee were to be asked why he or she works so hard, a common answer may be that he or she does all he or she can to provide for his or her family. As the cost of living continues to rise, and the availability of full-time employment remains uncertain, people may consider themselves fortunate to find a job that can

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Workers’ compensation benefits for slip, trips and falls

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Occupational injuries occur in all settings, and while each industry has its unique safety hazards, some risks are inherent to all workplace environments. The number of workers’ compensation claims that are filed for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls is an obvious indication that more attention must be paid to the mitigation of these hazards. The consequences of such accidents could be life

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Workers’ compensation claims drop, but not in every industry

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Many industries can rejoice at the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that on-the-job fatalities have dropped to their lowest rate since 2003. Unfortunately, those California workers in the construction and transportation sector do not have much to cheer about. Workers’ compensation insurers may be paying less for injuries overall, but these two industries make up almost half of the fatal

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E-scooters already causing serious personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. California residents may now be familiar with a new form of transportation sweeping the nation. Especially in urban areas, e-scooters are quickly becoming a popular new way to get from place to place. Recently, the state passed laws allowing riders to operate e-scooters without using a helmet, despite the risk of personal injury.  This has resulted in California becoming the first state to report an e-scooters

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Popular beverage causes serious personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Thursday, November 8, 2018. California residents may be among the millions of Americans that like to kick back and relax, sometimes with an adult beverage. Though alcohol is usually considered safe when consumed responsibly by people of legal drinking age, a recent beer purchase caused one consumer to sufferserious personal injury. The injury was not caused by consumption of the product, but rather the bottle it came in.  The

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Reckless driving often leads to personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. All licensed drivers in California and beyond are legally obligated to adhere to traffic and safety regulations when they get behind the wheel. Such regulations are governed at the state level and may slightly vary by state; however, most states have laws against reckless driving, as such behavior places drivers, other motorists and pedestrians at great risk for personal injury. An incident occurred near

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