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The Southland is A Hotbed for Truck Crashes

LOS ANGELES – The afternoon rush hour can be described in many words but few of those words have a positive connotation. Southland motorists make hundreds of thousands of trips on California’s highway system and too often, the traffic flow is bogged down by a truck crash. These truck...

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Poor, Minority Children Less Likely to Wear Bike Helmets

LOS ANGELES – After pouring over thousands of trauma records and accident comparisons, researchers have concluded that minority children and kids in impoverished households were less likely to be wearing a bike helmet in a crash than white or more affluent children. Doctors from across the nation presented their...

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Personal Injury: The Financial Impact

OAKLAND, Calif. – Krista, a loving mother of two and college graduate, was injured in a car accident. She was waiting at a stop light on the corner of Cahuenga and Lankershim near Studio City when her car was slammed from behind. As her car jolted forward, so did...

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Asbestos Found in Crayons, Kids’ Toys

LOS ANGELES – Asbestos fibers, known to cause deadly diseases, were recently discovered in certain crayons and powder from a children’s fingerprint kit. The discovery alarmed environmental and health advocates because the fibers are known to cause lung diseases. According to the EWG Action Fund, two government-certified laboratories ran...

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Workplace Safety: Shattering the Trend

LOS ANGELES – You may have noticed there are a lot more construction projects in your neighborhood. Work is booming – and it’s getting more dangerous across the nation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 4,600 fatal work accidents last year, up 2-percent...

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Three Reasons to File an Injury Claim

SAN FRANCISCO – There are countless ways a person can get injured as the result of an accident. You can be hurt on the job, injured in a car crash, fall on a slippery floor, or something else can happen resulting in an injury. Sometimes these injuries can be...

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Why Do We Feel Pain?

SAN JOSE, Calif. – When you slip and fall, get hurt on the job or get into a car accident, your body reacts – usually in uncomfortable ways. It’s painful. However, not all pain is the same. A papercut is different than a broken bone and each person can...

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How A Concussion Changed Sports

SAN FRANCISCO – Brain injuries, like most injuries, are a part of life. They occur in daily accidents like car crashes and common falls but sports have thrust the word ‘concussion’ into the daily conversation. Recent advancements in technology and studies of former athletes are highlighting just how devastating...

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Transit Town

LOS ANGELES – There are a lot of reasons millions of people call the Southland home – but traffic isn’t one of them. Fortunately, there are many different ways to get around town at a low cost but each of them has challenges. So, let’s race! Who would win...

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Boosting Bus Safety

OAKLAND, Calif. – Your neighborhood intersection is more dangerous than ever. Think about it. Pedestrians are often distracted by their smartphones – sometimes crossing a street without giving it their full attention. Further adding to the safety problem, drivers can be pressured into making hasty decisions; whether they’re distracted,...

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