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Author Archives: Robert S. Patterson

If You Slipped and Fell on a Sidewalk, Who Can Be Held Liable?

Neglected and damaged sidewalks cause hundreds of pedestrian injuries every year in California, and many victims file claims to obtain compensation for their medical bills and other out-of-pocket costs. In a sidewalk slip-and-fall injury case, there are two big issues to resolve. One is the nature of the defect and the other is identifying who […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Dealing with Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is life changing: it may not only shift the way you handle daily tasks but determine whether you are able to handle them at all. You may not be able to do your previous job. You may be unable to do the things you once enjoyed. You may have lost some part […]

The COVID-19 virus should not delay your claim!

If you have been injured, you should take immediate action to preserve evidence and protect your rights. The COVID-19 virus has not changed this. We have the technology in place to handle your case right now; a face-to-face meeting is not necessary. With our advances in video and digital technology, you can remain safely in […]

Santa Barbara Facility Provides Opportunities for Victims of Brain Injury

If a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident or fall, you know all too well the difficulties they face. Even a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can leave the victim with symptoms such as speech difficulties, dizziness, headaches, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and blurred vision. People with more severe […]

Accident Injuries Illustrate the Perils of Working in the Construction Industry

If a construction accident left you injured or led to the death of a loved one, you know all too well that working in the building trades is dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in construction and related industries continue to be among the most dangerous in the United States. The […]

Improvements in Treating Spinal Cord Injuries Give Hope to Victims

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash or other type of serious accident, you may have been told “There’s nothing we can do,” or “You will never walk again.” Being on the receiving end of either prognosis is devastating. You will most likely need to modify your living space, purchase durable […]

Santa Barbara Motorcycle and Bike Riders Face Serious Risk of Injury

The safety of bike and motorcycle riders in Santa Barbara and throughout California is an ongoing concern, often leading to catastrophic losses that require legal action to obtain compensation. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the number of motorcycle crash deaths in the state increased by 11 percent from 2015 to 2016 […]

California Slip and Fall Case Illustrates Issues in Premises Liability Claims

If you suffered an injury because of dangerous and unsafe property conditions, you may be eligible for compensation from the property owner. Known as premises liability cases, these lawsuits can be complex because the injured party (the plaintiff) must prove multiple elements to succeed. A San Diego County slip and fall case in December 2018 […]