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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

Don't hesitate to receive 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.
How is distracted driving defined?


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.

Life-changing injuries that people suffer due to car crashes

Speed limits allow people to drive 70 miles or even faster on highways. On surface streets, the speed limit can be as high as 55 miles an hour. It's easy to see how traveling at speeds like this can lead to severe injuries in the event of a collision or crash. Hundreds of thousands of people get hurt in crashes each year.

Most people understand that there is some risk inherent in traveling at high speeds, but few people stop to really think about the potential consequences. Getting into a crash while driving could mean the kind of injuries that cost thousands of dollars and change the course of your future.

Learn how to avoid injury when falling

If you’ve been watching the World Cup this month, you may have marveled at the soccer players’ agility and footwork. You might have been stunned by their incredible endurance and control. And you’ve probably wondered at how they’re able to endure brutal-looking tumbles, only to be back up on their feet, running at full speed within a matter of seconds.

While soccer players face a higher than average likelihood of injury than the average Joe, a slip-and-fall accident can happen to any of us. However, if you’re not a professional athlete, you’ve probably never been taught how to fall correctly. In today’s post, we explain how to avoid injury when you fall.

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