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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

California may ban pee-wee football due to brain injuries

There's been growing concern in recent years over the brain damage sustained by National Football League (NFL) football stars. In fact, former professional players have recently won millions in a settlement saying that the NFL hid the dangers from them.

Now, California may be the first state in the country to take steps to limit children from playing the game -- at least until they hit high school.

What should teens know about safe driving?

According to statistics, teen drivers are actually three times more at risk of getting into an accident than people over 20 years of age.

That makes it particularly important to go over driving safety with your teenage drivers. Sit down with the young drivers in your household and go over the following rules of the road:

Use these 3 tips to avoid truck accidents

If you're like a lot of drivers, rolling down the highway next to a bunch of big rigs is not your favorite way to travel.

It can be scary being the little guy on the road. Passenger cars have a significant disadvantage when it comes to accidents with commercial vehicles. The size difference alone puts the driver of the passenger car in enhanced danger if the two vehicles collide.

Ticking time bomb: sleep-deprived truckers

A port truck driver had put in 45 hours on the clock over just three days when he ran over a woman crossing the street. Another port driver who admitted often breaking fatigue laws ran into stopped traffic at 55 miles per hour with devastating results, injuring seven and killing a teenager. Still another port truck crashed in Long Beach, injuring four people after the driver had spent 15 hours moving containers.

AAA released a report that found drivers who sleep just five or six hours in a 24-hour period are twice as likely to crash as a driver who gets seven hours or more of sleep. Depriving a driver of sleep leads to decreased accuracy of responses, slower reaction time and long lapses in attention.

Pedestrian safety: Staying safe when you're on your feet

It's tough to be a pedestrian on the streets these days. Even a careful driver could hit a pedestrian under the right circumstances and too many drivers have their eyes on their GPS or phone instead of the road.

If you're walking more for your health and well-being, make sure that you also take steps to keep from being the victim of a distracted driver. An accident with a car could seriously injure or kill you -- even if the car isn't going particularly fast.

Ruling allows resort's waiver for injury or death liability

Do you and your family go skiing every year when the snows start covering the slopes?

Before you trust yourself (or anybody you love) to the care of the resort you choose, however, take a moment to read the ticket that the ski resort has you purchase for the slopes, the ski lift and anything else you plan on doing while you're there.

Have a loved one with a brain injury? Know these terms

Brain injuries can happen in seconds, but they can affect those involved for the rest of their lives. If you love someone who has a brain injury, you'll find yourself plunged into a world with a strange language all it's own.

These are some terms that you need to be familiar with in order to successfully navigate the terrain.

Helping a loved one avoid a slip-and-fall injury

Falls are more common and more serious than you think. One out of five falling accidents results in a broken bone. Falls kill almost as many Americans each year as motor vehicles and firearms.

The elderly are especially at risk of falling, and more prone to serious or life-threatening injuries when they do. Here are some tips for keeping yourself and loved ones safe – in the home or out and about.

Californian causes 'swatting' death of Kansas man over video game

An online feud over a video game and a wager worth about $1.50 led a man in California to call in a bomb threat that led police in Kansas to mobilize their SWAT team.

In the end, a man who didn't even play video games or own a gun lay dead in his own doorway. An anxious police officer had shot him almost immediately after he opened the door.

Five tips for avoiding dog bites

If you go out for a stroll in Southern California, the odds are good that you’ll meet a dog or two. Though you may be tempted to greet these canines that cross your path, you should remember that not every dog is as happy to see you.

The unfortunately reality is that dog bites happen. While these incidents can be painful—and if they require medical treatment, costly—there are easy ways to avoid them. By following a few simple pointers, you can dodge getting bitten and spare yourself, the dog and its owner from a traumatic experience.

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