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California Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrians killed by vehicles increased seven percent during the first half of 2015, according to a study by nonprofit traffic organization, Governors Highway Safety Assn. The increase comes despite more focus on street safety. Precise numbers show that 347 people were struck and killed from January to June 2015. During the same […]

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp: What’s the Difference?

Short Term Disability vs. Worker’s Comp These two benefits are similar because they both provide compensation for injuries. However, the main difference is that workers’ comp covers employees who get hurt at work, while short term disability (STD) is for injuries or illnesses that are not work related. Car accidents, sicknesses, and diseases are all […]

What is the Difference Between Workers Comp and Employers Liability?

Workers’ compensation and employer’s liability coverage are usually purchased together under a company’s overall business insurance policy. To understand the difference between workers’ comp and employer’s liability, let’s review what each plan covers. Workers’ compensation provides coverage for employees that are injured while working, without regard to fault. It is a state-mandated program and a […]

Occupational Insurance vs. Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation and occupational insurance both provide a level of protection for employees in the event of workplace injuries. Whether you are a startup business, a midsized corporation, a full-time employee, or independent contractor, it is important that you understand the differences between the two in order to protect your when it comes to workplace […]

What is Workers Comp Exemption?

Workers’ compensation is mandated by each state to provide insurance benefits to employees who get injured or sick on the job. Employer-employee relationships regarding workers’ comp are influenced by various entities including the IRS, industrial commissions, courts, and local state statutes. Certain employments situations are exempt from workers’ comp coverage.   What is workers’ comp […]

What to Do When Involved in a Parked Car Hit and Run Accident

According to an Allstate Insurance study from 2010, 69 percent of all hit-and-runs in the U.S. involve parked cars. If you have hit a parked car, you may be embarrassed and decide to drive off. Or if your parked car was hit, it can be extremely frustrating if the person did not leave a note […]

What Constitutes a Hit and Run?

Hit and run statutes vary from state to state, however it is usually considered the crime of a driver of a vehicle who is involved in a collision with another vehicle, property, or person, who knowingly fails to provide his or her name, license number, and other details as required by law to the injured […]

What Are The Potential Consequences of a Hit and Run?

A hit and run is generally defined as being involved in a car accident, either with another vehicle, a motorbike, or even pedestrians, and then leaving the scene without stopping to identify oneself, or provide aid to anyone who might need assistance. Common hit and run circumstances include drivers causing serious injury to a pedestrian […]

What To Do After a Bike Accident

Many cities across the U.S. are starting to create bike lanes and cycling-friendly areas. While riding a bike is great exercise, it comes with risks – just like any other mode of transportation. If you are involved in a bike accident, your immediate actions may impact your recovery and future lawsuits. Here are some tips […]

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer, also known as a plaintiff lawyer or trial lawyer, is a civil litigator who provides legal representation to plaintiffs alleging a physical or psychological injury as a result of negligence or carelessness of another person or entity. A personal injury lawyer will help their clients receive compensation for their losses, including […]