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The very first thing you should do if you’re hurt on the job is to report the incident immediately. Don’t hesitate and contact a personal injury attorney right away because you need a strong legal team on your side. In Orange County, you run the risk of losing significant benefits the moment you retain an attorney. But without one you’re at the mercy of the company, their doctors and what they decide to award you–if anything.

Another good reason to secure an attorney is to make certain you and your rights are adequately protected. A team of attorneys will be able to file your claim promptly and of course properly. Without proper legal representation, you may be sacrificing your lifetime medical benefits. This is a serious issue to contemplate and all the more reason you need to seek the right help.

What you Need to Know

In California, you are covered up to $10,000 automatically after a work-related illness or injury without any investigation as to who was at fault. This is not good for the injured worker. This means, that if you allow this to happen–you will be barred from suing your employer. Your medical bills may well exceed $10,000.

If you are an independent contractor, the client you work for is not required to pay for or provide workers’ comp insurance. But if you are an employee and live out of state but appear in California to work for a company part-time, you are entitled to workers’ comp. If you are the only employee of a company, you are also entitled to workers’ comp.

You are entitled to 2 thirds of your weekly pay for either 104 weeks or until you can return to work. You can receive partial or total disability payments if you can not perform duties until your injury has healed. These are unique circumstances to everyone. With the help of our Orange County personal injury attorney, we can help lift the burden from an injured by providing skilled and experienced legal assistance.

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Wednesday night around 10:00 p.m., police and paramedics responded to an accident that took place at Highland Land and Macy Street in San Bernardino. Police stated that a teenager was racing another vehicle in his 1992 Mitsubishi GT 3000 when he collided head-on with a 2011 Toyota Corolla.  The Corolla was carrying three occupants when the crash occurred.

The teenage driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as 19-year-old Mark Jimenez of San Bernardino, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The three people occupying the Toyota Corolla were taken to a local medical center where they were rushed into emergency surgery due to critical internal injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Corolla is reported to be in critical condition; he was identified as 23-year-old Francisca Vargas of San Bernardino.

Police are still searching for the other driver who was racing with Mark. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, it’s important to understand how to handle the situation. Contact our San Bernardino car accident attorney today.

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Richmond Police has charged a 37-year-old motorcyclist with driving outside of restrictions, DUI and aggravated involuntary manslaughter after his passenger was killed in a collision Saturday evening. The accident took place near the 1300 block of E. Main Street around 5:00 p.m. According to the authorities, the motorcyclist was traveling on East Main Street with a female passenger when he smashed into the back of another vehicle.

The 33-year-old female passenger sustained severe injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle and was transported to VCU Medical Center. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries later that night. Police were able to identify her 33-year-old Richmond resident Sarah Weeda.

The 37-year-old motorcyclist was identified as Joe Durham Jr, of Richmond, also received injuries from the accident and is in recovery. It’s very unfortunate that Sarah was killed in this motorcycle. If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI in Richmond contact our Richmond DUI attorney today for a free legal consultation.

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Two teenagers and an 18-year-old male were killed Tuesday night, another teenager suffered critical injuries, this occurred after a high-speed crash that was an alleged street race on Santa Clara Street according to San Jose Police Department.

San Jose residents Oscar Avila Toledo, 18, and Jayleen Ciriaco, 15, along with Anthony Ramos, 15, of Gilroy, were all killed during the race. An additional 15-year-old boy is in critical condition in ICU.

Family members came together along the road near the crash and lit candles to remember the teenagers.

Police were responding to two cars speeding westbound on Santa Clara Street at around 11 p.m., Sgt. Domingo Sanchez stated. A gold Honda Accord, one of the vehicles involved in the race, lost control near 22nd Street and collided with a light pole and then later with a tree.

One boy and a girl were declared dead at the scene. The other two boys were hospitalized, Domingo claimed.

Police are still trying to figure out who was actually driving the Honda, which according to investigators, was an unreported stolen vehicle.

Investigators believe the Honda and a dark Acura were racing on Santa Clara Street during the time of the crash. The Acura did not stop and has not been located.

A witness spoke the police claiming she saw the speeding cars, the point of original remains unclear, however, a relative of one of the victim’s believes the race started near the McDonald’s restaurant on 27th Street. Police have not interviewed the surviving teen as of Wednesday afternoon, but investigators believe there was no immediate implication the race was planned previously.

The three deaths bring the number of people who have died in traffic collisions this year in San Jose to 43. Which was also a ten-year all-time high in 2014.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a San Jose California accident, contact Guldjian LAW APC for a free legal consultation regarding how you may be entitled to legal compensation.

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Just two days ago, October 3rd, police and medical personnel responded to a car accident involving two vehicles. The accident killed one driver and severely injured another. According to San Bernardino Police, a 2007 Buick was heading east on Third Street when she started to cruise in the westbound lanes. The Buick then collided head-on with a 2005 Toyota that was operated by 23-year-old Gilbert Tarin. San Bernardino Police pronounced Tarin dead at the scene of the crash.

Police identified the driver of the Buick as 26-year-old Ahaunee Moreno. She sustained major injuries and was transported to a medical center where she would receive medical treatment.

Drugs and alcohol are believed to play a large role in the cause of the accident stated investigators. Police still looking for more information about that accident and have asked the public for any information that can be of assistance.

It’s unfortunate that young Gilbert Tarin lost his life in the crash. Car accidents can hurt not only those involved but the families and friends as well. With Medical bills, increased insurance rates, physical and mental damage, car accidents can be completely devastating and hard to prevent. If you have been injured in a car accident and are not sure what to do, contact a personal injury attorney in San Bernardino today.

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Many people are complaining of being extorted by dishonest and shady locksmiths who are infuriating local locksmiths in the Puget Sound area.  For shady locksmiths, the goal is to squeeze as much money as they can out of you.  Local reputable locksmiths state that the new scam frontier is to re-key locks on homes with increased prices as well as cheap hardware.

The researchers at recently took a survey and discovered that there are reliable and honest locksmiths in the Puget Sounds area.  With more than two dozen local Puget Sound locksmiths with raving customer service reviews, its pay’s to shop locally.  Local locksmiths quote fair prices and offer excellent quality products.  Shady locksmiths will give a small estimated quote initially, but jack prices after services have been performed.

The survey found that local locksmiths have a few qualities in common, all have great customer service satisfaction and local physical business unlike shady out of state companies.

If you are in need of a locksmith in Redmond, contact Redmond Key Locksmith today.  Redmond Key Locksmith can assist with any lock issue whether it’s auto locksmith services, residential locksmith services, or commercial locksmith services in Redmond.

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A drunken driver survived a fiery car accident in Bay Park this Saturday, the crash killed two passengers. The driver is said to be arrested after his release from a hospital, according to San Diego police Sunday.

Alcohol is an evident factor as the impaired driver veered his vehicle and swerved off Friars Road and struck a boulder. Around 7:30 am. the vehicle’s flames spread to the local brush.

The driver managed to escape the car and only sustained minor cuts and burns.

The families of the two women killed during the crash from Oceanside were notified by a medical examiner, their identities were not publicized.

According to a San Diego County Medical Examiner, a dog also died in the flames.

Friars Road has multiple S-curves in the area, authorities warn drivers to be cautious driving through the area of the crash, and to never drink and drive.

Almost 30 people die each day due to alcohol-involved accidents, this adds up to 1 death every 51 minutes by an alcohol-impaired driver, according to data collected by the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Sobriety Checkpoints, where law enforcement assess driver’s alcohol impairment, reduce alcohol-related crashes by 9%. Ignition interlocks, devices installed in the vehicles of previously convicted drunk drivers, prevent operation of the vehicle if the operator’s BAC is over state regulation. These locks are in relation with a 70% reduction in arrest rates for alcohol impairment. An exponentially more efficient method in reducing alcohol-impaired driving.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in San Diego and seek additional assistance in determining whether you are entitled to compensation, contacting an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney from Guldjian Law APC will allow you to gain a professional, experienced insight on your accident.

Guldjian Law APC is also able to assist clients located in La Jolla, Chula Vista, El Cajon and Carlsbad.





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Dept of Transportation (US), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Traffic Safety Facts 2013 Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving. Washington (DC): NHTSA; 2014

Howat, P, Sleet, D, Elder, R, Maycock, B. Preventing alcohol-related traffic injury: a health promotion approach. Traffic Injury Prevention, 2004;5:208-219.

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The U.S. Drought Monitor has recently released a heat map of the Northwest indicating the intensity of drought throughout the states. California’s recent above-average rainfall is expected to have minimal impact on the overall drought of the community. The report stated, “During the weekend, residual moisture associated with Hurricane Dolores fueled showers and thunderstorms across southwestern California and western Arizona leading to locally heavy rainfall accumulations and flash flooding, despite well-above-average precipitation in southern California during the past 90 days, recent rainfall has had little impact on the overall drought situation in the state.” The report says the three-month accumulation of rain in southern California had little positive improvement to the drought conditions of the state.

A recent report from the N.C.E.I. says the west is experiencing the warmest June on record. According to the report, “on a state level, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington all experienced their hottest average-temperature Junes on record since 1895.” Continuous deficits of rainfall through the region causes concern for crops in Eastern and Central Washington.

You can read the full article here and view the heat maps of the region.

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