Pedestrian Accident in Lancaster

Los Angeles, California

A 19-year old man has been hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in Lancaster. The accident, which occurred on 20th Street East, near Avenue I on Tuesday, October 22nd, was reported by the driver of the truck around 8 p.m. However, a videographer at the scene of the accident suggested the driver had initially left the scene, returning only when she noticed damage to her car.

As with many car accidents involving pedestrians, there are a number of questions that will need to be answered before liability can be established. The best way to determine liability is with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney who can investigate these accidents, identify all forms of negligence, and help victims get fair compensation.

Los Angeles personal injury attorney Mickey Fine has over 25 years of experience helping victims of pedestrian accidents get justice. Attorney Fine conducts thorough investigations into these accidents to uncover all signs of negligent behavior, and fights tirelessly for our clients to ensure fair treatment and full compensation.

To schedule your free consultation with our personal injury lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach to better serve victims of personal injury throughout California.

Asbestos in Schools

Los Angeles, California

Three Orange County schools closed on October 8th after traces of asbestos were found in the buildings. Testing for asbestos has been happening in schools throughout Huntington Beach following the launch of several modernization projects this summer, though asbestos mitigation was supposed to have been finished by the start of the school year. The Ocean View School District is currently looking into the possibility that contractors may have continued to remove asbestos even after school was in session.

Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer. No level of asbestos exposure is safe and children who have been inhaling these fibers at school will be at risk for this deadly cancer for the rest of their lives.

Improper maintenance and failure to ensure a safe environment for students are clearly premises liability issues. However, fault may not be as black and white as it appears. In fact, these cases can often involve multiple parties and layers of complexity that require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.

Another Person Run Over on SoCal Beach

Los Angeles, California

A Los Angeles area man is claiming he was run over on Santa Monica State Beach on September 21st. Police are investigating the veracity of his claim, but the alleged victim was suffering injury and tire tracks were found near the scene. If this man’s claim proves true, he will be the second person run over on a Southern California beach in the past two weeks, the first being a 25-year-old woman who was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard while sunbathing on Venice Beach.

Pedestrian accidents on beaches are very uncommon in the Los Angeles area, but they are clearly not impossible. If you or a loved one sustain injury while sunbathing or otherwise enjoying one of Southern California’s many beautiful beaches, you have every right to hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages. Los Angeles personal injury attorney Mickey Fine would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and your rights, and to help you determine the best way to get the justice you are due.

To schedule your free consultation, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Manhattan Beach and Bakersfield to better serve people living throughout Southern California.

Lagunitas Beer Truck Accident

Los Angeles, California

On September 10th, a truck carrying kegs and boxes of Lagunitas beer ran off of the southbound 57 Freeway and through the Auto Centre Drive onramp in Glendora. No one was injured in this single vehicle accident, but a storage facility hit by the truck was damaged and the Auto Centre Drive onramp was closed for the reminder of the day.

Police are still investigating the cause of this accident and have yet to determine if the driver of the truck will be held liable for property damages.

While no one was injured in this accident, most truck accidents do result in serious injury or death. When you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a truck, you need an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible to help ensure you are not cheated out of the true compensation you deserve.

Los Angeles personal injury attorney Mickey Fine has over 25 years of experience helping victims of truck accidents get justice. He would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, your rights, and the most effective way to get the justice you are due.

To schedule your free consultation, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Manhattan Beach and Bakersfield to better serve people living throughout the state of California.

Student Injured in FedEx Accident Files Suit

Los Angeles, California

Pacifica High School senior Anthony Fulps has filed a personal injury lawsuit against both FedEx and Silverado Coaches – the company operating the tour bus at the time of the Aril 10th accident. One of several students traveling by bus that day to visit Humboldt State for a campus tour, Fulps was thrown violently through the cab at the time of impact and remained trapped inside even while the coach was on fire.

This accident occurred when a southbound FedEx truck veered off of the freeway and across the median, striking the northbound charter coach head-on. It was an accident that resulted in 10 deaths and dozens of injuries, and one that continues to be investigated even all these months later.

When you or someone you love is injured in this type of accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. California personal injury attorney Mikey Fine is here to simplify the claims process and help you get the justice you deserve.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in any type of accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach, but can come to you if your injuries prevent travel.

Deadly Truck/Multi-Car Accident in South El Monte

Los Angeles, California

A nine-vehicle car accident on the 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue in South El Monte has resulted in 13 injuries and one death. The accident occurred just after sunrise on August 14th when a tanker carrying milk collided into cars that were slowing with traffic.

Of the 13 injured, 10 are listed in critical condition. Tragically, a five-year-old South El Monte girl did not survive the crash.

Fatal Truck Accidents

While this truck accident remains under investigation, each of its victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their damages and losses. Similar multi-suit actions have been taken in the wake of the June 7th truck accident that injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James McNair.

California wrongful death attorney Mickey Fine strongly believes that families who lose a loved one through the negligence of others deserve justice. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, he would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, your rights, and the most effective way to move forward.

To schedule your free consultation, please contact the Law offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine serves Los Angeles and surrounding areas from his offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.

Deadly Car Accident on the 210 Freeway

Los Angeles, California

On July 20th, a car traveling the wrong way on the 210 Freeway struck another vehicle head-on near Deer Creek Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga. Two of the passengers in the vehicle that was struck were killed. So too was the driver of the car traveling the wrong way.

The driver and front seat passenger of the vehicle that was struck were taken to regional hospitals with critical injuries. Authorities are investigating factors such as alcohol that may have played a role in this tragic auto accident.

Complex Cases

When you are injured or a loved one is killed in an auto accident, you have every right to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for your injuries. But what happens when the responsible party is killed in the accident as well?

There are a number of things that can complicate your case, many of which are commonly exploited by insurance companies to minimize or deny claims altogether. This is why you need an experienced and dedicated car accident attorney on your side who will stand up for your rights and fight to get you every penny you are due.

If you are in need of a car accident attorney in California, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Manhattan Beach and Bakersfield, but can travel to you if your injuries limit mobility.

Dangerous Rural Roads in California

Los Angeles, California

A recent study has found only 36 percent of California’s rural roads are in good condition. The study, conducted by the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP, found 49 percent of our rural roadways in mediocre condition and identified another 15 percent as poor/deficient.

According to this report, there were 2,857 fatal traffic accidents in California in 2012. Of these, 1,042 – just over 36 percent – occurred on non-interstate roadways. These accidents occurred two times as often on rural roads, placing California in the top 10 nationally for fatal car accidents on these often overlooked but frequently traveled roadways.

The maintenance of rural roadways may fall to city, county, or even federal entities depending on factors including location, primary use, and land rights. When you sustain an injury in an accident caused by or made worse due to poorly maintained roads, you need an attorney who can identify the liable party and hold them accountable for their negligence.

California personal injury attorney Mickey Fine has decades of experience. He is prepared to establish liability following your accident and take your case as far as necessary to get you the justice you deserve.

To schedule your free consultation with our California personal injury attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach to better serve people throughout The Golden State.

Can Education Reduce Brain Injury Complications?

Los Angeles, California

A new study from Johns Hopkins suggests people with enough education to have received a college degree are less likely to suffer long-term disabilities following brain injury. To come to this conclusion, researchers analyzed the records of over 750 patients who had been hospitalized from traumatic brain injury. One year following injury, 60 percent of those with a college education were dealing with complications and disabilities. While this number may seem high, 90 percent of those who had not completed high school were still suffering complications after the one-year mark.

This study may provide insight into how education allows the brain to respond more rapidly to damage, but there is still no quick route to brain injury recovery. Much of the damage done when the brain is injured cannot be reversed and only through significant struggle and intervention can a portion of lost function be restored. The treatments necessary to prevent a permanent loss of abilities are expensive and physically and emotionally demanding, and many insurance companies fail to cover even a portion of the costs.

California personal injury attorney Mickey Fine understands how frustrating it can be to get the full compensation recovery demands. He is here to stand up for your rights and take your case as far as needed to help you get the maximum compensation you are due.

To schedule a free consultation with our California personal injury attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine maintains offices in Manhattan Beach and Bakersfield.

Truckers Fight Against New Sleep Regulations

Los Angeles, California

According to a study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board, fatigue plays a role in over 30 percent of all truck accidents. Based on these findings along with similar results from subsequent studies, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration established new rules to help prevent fatigued truckers from endangering themselves and others.

As of last year, truckers can only drive 70 hours before taking a 34-hour resting period. Truckers are also barred from driving more than 11 hours in any one day, and must be given at least two nights, between one and five AM, to rest during the workweek.

Had these regulations been followed, the truck accident that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger would most likely not have occurred. Nor would thousands of other similarly deadly truck accidents that never make national headlines.

Unsurprisingly, the American Trucking Association has declared these rules unfair and taken steps to have them reversed. This makes sense – truckers are often paid by the mile and receive incentives for faster deliveries.

Tragically, so long as the trucking industry places profit over human safety, deadly truck accidents caused by fatigued drivers will, undoubtable, continue. When one of these accidents involves you or someone you love, you need an aggressive Los Angeles personal injury attorney on your side to see you are awarded every penny you are due.

If you are in need of a Los Angeles truck accident attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today.