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August 08, 2014

Great White Shark Attacks Manhattan Swimmer


50-year-old Steven Robles was doing his routine two-mile routine swim at the Manhattan Beach, California. This is something that the real estate broker form Lomita has been doing every weekend with more than a dozen of his friends. He has been enjoying this physical activity for the longest time. This weekend though he got a surprise that he was not expecting at all.

Shark Attack
Last weekend, Robles was doing his routine swim with his friends when a shark suddenly appeared and attacked him. He recalled what happened and couldn’t believe that he survived. Robles claimed that the shark came up from the bottom of the water, looked at him, and attacked him right then and there. The sharked lunged at and locked into his chest. Instinctively he grabbed the shark’s nose and tried to pry the great white shark’s mouth open. He was able to escape, so as the shark.

Rare and Uncommon Attacks
According to the International Shark Attack File’s (ISAF) report released last February 19, 2014, shark attacks are quite a rare occurrence in the United States. In fact, over the past 14 years, the number of people attacked by these predators hovered from 30-50 cases a year. Of the number of attacks recorded, only one to three victims died while tens got injured. In California, only one, non-fatal shark attack was recorded last 2013. However, shark attacks are one of the most dangerous kinds of animal attacks killing thousands of people all over the world annually.

July 24, 2014

Winning Your Claims through the Responsible Use of Social Media



Since the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites have become popular, more and more people have been hooked and started using these services. People have gotten used to the social media age that they share almost everything on their own pages. While this helps one person open up to the world, sometimes, people tend to share too much of themselves that it gets them into trouble.

Oversharing
Some things, as they say, are better left unsaid, or unshared. In the social media world, doing such can get you the ire of others. You may lose followers or your so-called friends. It can even lead to the closure of your account for reports of abuse. Certainly, you would want to make sure that you share the right information on your social media accounts to avoid such troubles.

Gag Orders
Some people make this mistake of sharing information about the personal injury cases they have filed in their social media accounts. While this may seem harmless as one might actually be telling the truth. However this could also make you lose in the case you have filed. Just in case you don’t know it, the court puts a premium in protecting all of the parties in the cases that they handle, especially minors, trade secrets, and more. While the truth must be known, there are some things that should not really be discussed in public. Things like case details and the pieces of evidence that are used in courts are just some of these. This is the reason why courts issue a gag order to both parties involved in the claims to make sure that the case will be judged only based on one claims’ merits. Many people have been cited in contempt for violating these gag orders from the courts. Some even end up having their personal injury claims dismissed because of this.

July 08, 2014

Big Rig Burns in an Accident along 101 Freeway

One early Monday morning in June, the California Highway Patrol reported a deadly truck accident involving a big rig that suddenly slammed into the center divider before ending up in flames. While no one was injured in the accident, this has caused the closing of some of the lanes of the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. Moments later after the accident, the westbound lanes of the freeway were reopened. However, the eastbound lane remained closed until the road was all cleared.

Big Rigs, Big Accidents
Trucks are very useful modes of transportation. These huge vehicles make the seemingly impossible task of moving the heaviest things from one place to the other. Given its size and results. According to the US Department of Transportation, there are around 500,000 truck accidents recorded every year. Of these mishaps, thousands of people get injured or end up dead because of these accidents. Usually, these accidents are caused by driver error. However, studies prove that more than 75 percent of those accidents are actually caused by other drivers on the road as well.

Dodging Accidents Caused By Big Rigs
Driving alongside trucks can really get scary. That is why one should find ways on how to avoid such accidents. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind to stay safe from these mishaps:

•    Be alert at all times, especially when approaching a large truck.
•    Be conspicuous at all times. One should prevent staying in blind spots as you can end up
•    Avoid passing a turning truck. A vehicle this long and hard to drive may need more space to do so.

•    Drive safely around these big rigs. Driving recklessly can get you into trouble especially with these big rigs.
•    Be a defensive driver. By exercising safe driving habits, you can lessen the chance of you getting involved in a crash with these huge vehicles.
•    can help apprehend these reckless truck drivers and prevent possible mishaps.

Filing Claims
As a victim, it is your right to file a claim against these irresponsible and reckless truck drivers. Prepare a claim and represent you in the case you are filing, helping you have better chances of winning your claim, getting the justice you deserve and teaching such irresponsible drivers a great lesson.

July 02, 2014

14 Hurt As Bus Mysteriously Crashed Into a Light Pole


Buses are some of the most common modes of public transport in California and the whole of the United States. It also is one of the most accessible and affordable way of getting around. Buses are very efficient as it burns a lot less amount of fuel compared to say a number of vehicles that could carry the same number of people from one place to the other. This explains why buses are still very much in demand even though there are also other means of transportation available for commuters to take. They also say that it is one of the safest there is a low number of recorded bus accidents in California.

However, recently there have been more and more buses that are getting involved in mishaps. Just a couple of days ago in Bell, California, more than a dozen people (fourteen to be exact) have been hospitalized. That is when a Metro bus suddenly veered and crashed into a light pole. The accident happened particularly near Florence and Atlantic avenues, early Sunday morning. This is just one of the few bus accidents that have been recorded in the state. Investigators are still trying to find out why such thing has happened. The passengers of the buses has been brought to nearby hospitals where they were all treated for the minor injuries they got.

Cause of the Mishap
The California Highway Patrol and the police have investigating on the real reason behind this rare kind of bus accident. They are studying the possibility of the failure of the bus or it’s many systems. The authorities are also not discounting the possibility of driver error as this is the leading cause of accidents all over the country. Driver distraction, driving under the influence of alcohol and other illegal substances remain as the most common reason for motor vehicle accidents in the country.