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  • Social security card with statements

    If you receive Social Security disability benefits and have sustained an injury due to someone’s negligence, you need to be aware of how an award can impact those benefits. The purpose of SSDI benefits are to assist people who are disabled and unable to work. SSDI is considered a source of income. Typically, a personal […]

  • Intense flames from a massive forest fire

    A recent wildfire ripped through California’s wine country. The northern part of the state suffered tremendously, with more than 5,000 structures ruined and more than 40 people killed. The presumed causes for the fire ranged from unknown to a homeless person starting a campfire. A couple who resides in Santa Rosa believes that they know […]

  • Ride sharing app on mobile phone

    Just what is a gig economy? If you aren’t sure what the term is that you’ve been hearing, it’s okay — you aren’t alone. In today’s economy, there is a higher demand for freelance and per-job contract workers than in any other time in history. These “gigs,” or jobs, have led to a new type […]

  • Honey bees in a beehive on honeycomb

    A crash during the first week of November left thousands of honey bees dead. The accident occurred on Interstate 80 in Auburn at around 7 p.m. According to reports, traffic on the freeway had backed up fairly quickly. A semi truck driver had to leave the roadway quickly to avoid a collision. The semi truck […]

  • Car accident

    A couple went to the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas with the intent of enjoying a bit of entertainment. When the gunshots started, the couple ran for their lives. They were among the lucky who survived the mass shooting. Just two weeks later, both had passed away. According to reports, the couple […]

  • Inspector, osha, Clipboard

    According to reports, President Donald Trump has nominated a new head of OSHA. Scott Mugno, a FedEx Ground safety head, has been nominated to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mugno has been employed with FedEx for the past 23 years. He is currently employed as the vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle […]

  • Portrait of serious mature doctor holding X-ray report in hospital

    As attorneys who represent clients who have been injured, at times severely, one of the most frequent questions we get is, “Is my injury considered catastrophic?” The question is reasonable, especially because so many injuries could be classified as such. A catastrophic injury can occur across a wide variety of situations. There is no legal […]

  • Fire fighters respond to a semi truck and silage fire at a dairy farm

    A terrible semi truck accident occurred on Thursday, October 26 on 10 Freeway just east of Eagle Mountain Road in Desert Center. The crash claimed the lives of three men and left a young girl with serious injuries. According to reports, two adult men and a female child were in a semi truck heading east. […]

  • Car standing on the pedestrian path with the downed bicycle

    Tragically, a bicyclist hit by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Maria has died.   Armando Recendis-Alanis of Santa Maria was hit on Saturday, October 21st, just before 5:00 pm near the intersection of Broadway and Williams Rd. When first responders arrived Mr. Recendis-Alanis was lying unconscious in the roadway. Such a tragedy is only compounded […]

  • vaper girl hold modern e-cig device mouthpiece in lips

    Many people have chosen to utilize e-cigarettes over the traditional tobacco-packed paper cigarettes. Why people choose to use e-cigarettes varies, but many people use them as a smoking cessation aid. Without the harmful effects of tobacco, these devices are thought to be safer over the long term, but they aren’t without their hazards. That said, […]

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