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Motorcycle Crashes Cause Far More Severe Injuries Than Car Accidents

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 23, 2018

(Reuters Health) – Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write in CMAJ. Researchers examined data on 26,831 patients injured in motorcycle crashes and 281,826 hurt in car accidents. Overall, the injury rate for motorcycle crashes was three times the injury rate for car crashes, the study found. Severe injuries were 10… Read More

Types Of Dog Bites

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 20, 2018

There are 6 Types of Dog Bites Dog behavior specialists and behaviorists use a scale when assessing dog bites. This is essential when diagnosing aggression issues and providing a prognosis. There are many scales, but the one that is most commonly used is Dr. Ian Dunbar’s Dog Bite Scale. Below are the 6 categories with my notes. Level 1 Bite – Aggressive behavior with no skin contact by teeth. This is normally a dog that is trying to simply scare a dog or human so that he or she will just go away. Level 2 Bite – Skin-contact by teeth… Read More

Sign the Petition to Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 12, 2014

Click Here to Sign the Petition To Mandate Easy Exit Safety Features on Buses! How Many More Innocent People Must Needlessly Die? The tragic and unnecessary injuries and multiple deaths of innocent students and adults when a Federal Express Truck collided head on with a school bus in Orland, California on April 10, 2014 could possibly have been minimized or even eliminated had better safety features been federally mandated. Quoting from an article published in The Republic, Rules To Make Crashed Buses Easier to Escape Still Not Adopted 15 Years After Recommendation, “Because the bus was overturned and partially submerged, passengers… Read More

9 Killed in Crash Between Fed Ex Truck and Bus Carrying Students

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 10, 2014

Chico, California: A FedEx truck collided head on into a bus on Thursday, April 10 when it allegedly crossed the center divider on the I-5 Freeway in the city of Orland (Glenn County, Ca) killing nine people and injuring dozens more.  Orland is approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento. If the allegations are correct, FedEx will undoubtedly be held liable for the injuries to those who survived and the families of those who so tragically and needlessly died in this accident. Among the dead were the drivers of the FedEx truck and the charter bus. The charter bus company could be held… Read More

Distracted Driving Kills! 10 Most Dangerous Habits

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 23, 2014

Distracted driving maims and kills innocent people. Most people think of distracted driving as texting while driving — and they’re right. Yet, as this video relates, there are so many more forms of distracted driving. Top 10 Most Dangerous Habits Texting Talking on the Cell Phone Daydreaming Watching Roadside Diversions / Rubbernecking Adjusting On Board Electronics Drowsy Driving Yelling at the Kids Focusing on Your Pets Grooming, Shaving, Putting on Make-Up Eating & Drinking Distracted Driving Links Governors Highway Safety Association: Distracted Driving Laws By State! Travelers Insurance: Distracted Driving Increases Accident Risk Drive-Safely.net: The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving… Read More

Settling Your Personal Injury Case Is YOUR Decision

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 17, 2014

The bottom line is that you are the injured party. The settlement process in a personal injury case is indeed complex. Despite the fact that your lawyer is doing all of the talking on your behalf, you are an integral part of your own settlement negotiations. If something doesn’t feel or sound right, tell your lawyer. Voice your concerns. He or she will should advise you based on a mixture of experience in the legal world and the particular facts of your case. Every case is different. The settlement that you reach is final, you can’t go back for more… Read More

Motorcycle Safety Videos: One Graphic, One Tame

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 17, 2014

Scotts Valley, California: 71-year old Alan Yelensky died earlier this week while riding his 2014 Zero All-Electric Motorcycle south on Granite Creek Road near Blair Ranch Road south of Scotts Valley.  Yelensky collided with a northbound Ford F-250 truck.  Yelensky was ejected from his motorcycle and landed about 15 feet down an embankment. This story caught my eye and my heart because here a man lived 71 years to have his life snuffed out in a nanosecond.  I represent people who have been injured on motorcycles and the families of those who have died in motorcycle crashes.  Nothing can be more devastating than… Read More

Three Critical Things You Should Do to Make Sure Your Heirs Don’t Lose Your Money!!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 10, 2014

My colleague, attorney Martha Patterson, sent out a great piece describing Three Critical Things You Should Do To Make Sure Your Heirs Don’t Lose Your Money. Please take the time to read her experience-based common sense suggestions below. Ms. Patterson has successfully helped hundreds of clients establish their estate plans. Since my practice focuses on representing those who have been injured by the negligence of others, I believe it’s important to leave the estate planning advice to an expert like Ms. Patterson. Here’s what she said: If your spouse or heirs cannot quickly figure out what you own after you… Read More

Woman argues with judge and ends up with 300 days in jail

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 26, 2013

Bottom line: Don’t argue with the judge. This woman turned an arraignment into a 300 day jail sentence. ELYRIA — Ebony Burks earned the dubious distinction earlier this month of drawing the longest jail sentence that Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett has ever handed down for contempt of court. Burks’ 300-day stay in the Lorain County Jail came out of an Aug. 14 hearing during which she was being arraigned on domestic violence and assault charges in separate cases.

Pit Bull Fatal Attack: Criminal Liability? Civil Liability? Or Both?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 26, 2013

Two year old Jacob Bisbee was mauled to death by three pit bulls (often considered a dangerous breed) owned by his step-grandfather, Steven Hayashi. The tragedy occurred in 2010. According to Contra Costa County prosecuting attorney Mary Knox: Hayashi repeatedly ignored pleas by his wife and Jacob’s father to remove his five pit bulls from the home the extended family shared on Trailcreek Court. July 22, 2010: Hayashi was designated as the caretaker for Jacob and his four year old brother while his wife slept after a night shift. Hayashi went out to play tennis with his son, leaving Jacob and the brother unsupervised. Hayashi… Read More

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