Pursley Personal Injury Law Blog
2 reasons California families choose to file wrongful death claims
Many adults in California, especially those who are the primary wage-earner for their families, have life insurance coverage. If anything unexpected happens to them, the policy that they carry will help replace their wages and cover their end-of-life expenses. When someone dies because of a car crash, there will also typically be an auto… Read More »
Are intracranial hematomas as dangerous as concussions?
Head injuries arise in many situations, from a car accident to a sporting mishap to a slip-and-fall. Most of these injuries are relatively minor and resolve on their own, but some can endanger your life. How can you know if your head injury is minor enough to heal without medical care? Unless you have… Read More »
Why it is unwise to ignore crash-related abdominal injuries
Although the human body can withstand many forms of trauma, it remains incredibly vulnerable to injury, especially in the trunk or central region. The abdomen, for example, sits in an area largely unshielded by the ribcage. When considering catastrophic accident injuries, most envision brain or spinal cord damage, but abdominal trauma can also be… Read More »
Just how dangerous is drowsy driving?
Have you ever let out a yawn at the wheel of your car? Most drivers probably have. Yet how many of them then pulled over for a rest? Tiredness can catch us all out at some point. It’s how we react to the first signs of fatigue that matters. Take yawning as a warning… Read More »
Why underride crashes are so dangerous
When you’re in a small, compact car, trying to drive alongside a big semi or another commercial rig can be pretty scary. The sheer weight and size of a commercial truck make it clear that any accident could potentially be devastating. Underride accidents are particularly deadly. These occur when a smaller vehicle slides beneath… Read More »
Can your California dog bite claim be denied?
Picture this: You’ve been attacked and seriously hurt by someone’s dog. And you have witnesses and medical reports to corroborate your claim. The animal owner doesn’t refute your claim either, but they won’t pay for damages. And the courts agree with them. Why might this be? Per California law, a dog owner is generally… Read More »
How to drive safely around trucks
You should be careful at all times when driving. However, you may need to be extra cautious around trucks due to their size and weight. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that 4,965 people were killed in 2020 in accidents involving trucks, with 71% of them being occupants of other… Read More »
I was in a car crash, how much will it cost?
Traffic accidents led to 36,500 fatalities and 4.5 million injuries. Over 23 million vehicles were damaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dug into this data and recently released the results of their findings — and the results are staggering. The government agency reports these accidents cost the country over $140 billion in… Read More »
When can you be accused of provoking a dog?
Dogs are generally friendly pets, which makes it a serious concern when they attack and hurt someone. Dog attacks can lead to serious injuries, and in some instances, dangerous infections. If you are attacked by someone else’s dog, you may be eligible for financial restitution through a premises liability claim. However, some dog attack… Read More »
How a slip-and-fall accident can cause serious TBIs
Many people don’t view a slip-and-fall accident as serious. However, this is not always the case. In fact, if you slip, trip, and fall, and you strike your head on the ground or an object, there is a real possibility that you will suffer a serious TBI (traumatic brain injury). In fact, falls are… Read More »