When Toys Are Dangerous

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2018, there were well over 200,000 toy-related injuries in the United States, 17 resulting in fatalities. The horrors implicit in that statistic are hard to comprehend. Imagine being the parent of a child who has suffered a severe, even life-altering, injury from playing with a…

When Are Drowning Accidents in California Considered Premises Liability?

The tragedy of a drowning is unfathomable, even if it occurs in shallow water. Although drowning incidents in California have decreased markedly over the last four decades,  drowning is still the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children in the U.S. Compass Law Group, P.C., with offices throughout the Los Angeles vicinity, handles…

Your Personal Injury Case and Court Reopenings in California

What can I do to move my case along now that courts are reopening? During the months of March and April, most courthouses in California closed to all but critical matters and trials were suspended.  Some cases continued to be heard through telephonic court appearances, while other hearings were delayed until the courts reopened.  Now,…

10 Dangers Seniors Face Following Slip and Fall Accidents

After getting hurt in a slip and fall accident, many seniors find that their lives will never be the same as before. The experience can change things, including what the older adult is able to do and what he wants to do. A California slip and fall attorney can help you go after compensation if…

Is it Dangerous to Move Immediately After a Car Accident?

It is extremely dangerous to move someone immediately after a car accident if there is a possibility that the person has a spinal cord injury. Moving a person with an injured spinal cord could worsen the damage to the spinal cord, which could cause paralysis or death. A partially-cut spinal cord could become severed entirely,…

Who Pays in a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. The services, referred to as transportation network companies (TNCs), connect passengers with independent drivers. The rapid growth of these companies and their customer bases has also led to an increase of rideshare accidents. Like in any other type of…

Updates on the Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Will the family members of those killed in the California helicopter crash receive a settlement? It has now been nearly four months since basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California.  Investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing and answers remain limited. …

Damages in a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Case

Can I recover punitive damages in a California wrongful death action? The death of a loved one under any circumstances is heartbreaking, but the loss of a family member due to the negligence of someone else can be all the more tragic.  Wrongful death claims can be filed by the relatives of a person killed…

What Are the Potential Long-Term Effects of a Head Injury?

You might think that everything will be back to normal after you complete the treatment your doctor ordered for your head injury, but there are potential long-term effects of head injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can include a mild concussion to a skull fracture or penetration of the skull, and everything in-between. Because head injuries…

Five Things to Know About Truck Accident Settlements

If you got hurt in a truck accident, you might have questions about how settlements work. The liability insurer of the at-fault party might be trying to get you to settle your claim. A claims adjuster will likely contact you and try to find out how little it will take to get you to resolve…