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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

San Fernando Valley Personal Injury Blog

Why movie theaters can frequently pose dangers

Going to a movie theater is a great activity for people of all ages, making it possible for the highest quality movies to be displayed on the big screen. While the vast majority of people will be satisfied with their experience at the movie theater, unfortunately, countless people become injured every year because of unsafe conditions.

Those with limited mobility or a disability may be particularly vulnerable to falls and other accidents at a movie theater. The premises owner has the legal duty to ensure that their movie theater is safe for all visitors, regardless of one's disability or medical condition. It is important to understand the most common ways in which visitors are injured at movie theaters, and how to take action if you are a victim of inadequate safety standards in a California theater.

How to protect your child from dog bites

Even if your family does not own pets, your child is going to need to be able to safely interact with animals. It is likely that they will visit the homes of friends who own pets, and they will also interact with them in parks. It is important that you teach your child to act safely around dogs, in particular, so that injury can be avoided.

Your first impulse may be to warn your child about the dangers of dogs so that they are cautious. However, this could be an unhealthy form of communication and counter-productive. Children who are scared of dogs may panic or even scream when they come into contact with them, potentially triggering the dog to act aggressively.

Don't hesitate to seek treatment for a concussion

A concussion is a serious brain injury that is typically caused by a blow to the head, such as in a motor vehicle or slip-and-fall accident. While some people experience immediate symptoms, others don't realize something is wrong for several hours or even days.

If you suffer a blow to your head, it's better to be safe than sorry. Seek immediate medical treatment, as your doctor can run a variety of tests to diagnose your condition and ensure that you're doing everything you need to keep safe and recover.

How can I prove distracted driving?

If you are injured in an auto accident and plan to seek damages for your physical injuries and financial losses, it’s essential to determine fault. If you have reason to believe that distracted driving played a role in an accident, you need supporting evidence. You must also be able to prove that distracted driving was the primary cause of the collision.
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Can I still file a slip-and-fall claim if I was intoxicated?

Whenever you are a patron at a restaurant, bar or club in California, the premises owner has certain responsibilities to keep you safe. This means that they must do whatever is reasonably in their power to provide a safe space that is free of hazards. If their venue is not safe for one reason or another, they have a duty to immediately fix the issue or to close the premises until the hazard has been eliminated.

If you were recently injured at an establishment such as a club, restaurant or bar, it is important that you take the time to reflect on what happened.

Truck design issues contribute to crash risk for drivers

Many factors can increase the risk for being involved in a collision. The weather is one common factor that can drastically increase this risk. Low visibility due to fog or slick, wet roads can create dangerous road conditions.

Additionally, driver error is often a factor in collisions. Choosing to look at a phone instead of the road, failing to yield the right of way at an intersection or speeding can all negatively affect safety on the road.

4 things you must know about brain injuries

A loved one survives a serious car accident, but he or she suffers a brain injury in the process. It leads to months of hospital visits and treatments. The costs become astronomical. The process feels exceedingly slow. Even as healing happens, you realize that the person may never be the same as they were before the accident.

It's tough. It's hard on the individual, on the family and on close friends. That's no secret.

Pedestrian-vehicle accidents happen for many reasons

There are many causes of pedestrian-vehicle accidents, which makes it difficult to protect yourself at all times. Even so, understanding the most common causes goes a long way in keeping you out of harm's way.

Drivers don't always take extra caution when operating a vehicle in close proximity to pedestrians. This alone increases the risk of an accident. Some of the factors often contributing to driver negligence include:

  • Speeding and other forms of reckless driving, (such as illegal passing)
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Neglecting to following traffic signals and signs
  • Disregarding weather conditions, such as rain
  • Disregarding traffic conditions, such as construction zones

Drowsy driving is a top cause of motor vehicle accidents

Regardless of the time of day or where you're driving, you could find yourself drowsy and wondering if you should pull your vehicle to the side of the road. Just the same, there's always a chance that another driver may not be fully alert.

Drowsy driving is a top cause of motor vehicle accidents, so it's critical to prevent this at all costs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving is responsible for tens of thousands of accidents and injuries every year.

Yes, property owners are responsible for keeping visitors safe

If you slip and fall, you may be interested in filing a claim against the owner of the property. You will need to make sure that you have information on the situation that led to your fall, and you'll have to show that the owner or possessor of the property did not take precautions to prevent your injuries.

If you can show that the owner or possessor was not maintaining the property well or that he or she somehow ignored issues that later led to your injuries, then you'll be in a good position to win your claim.

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