Common San Bernadino Car Accident Myths

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    Common San Bernadino Car Accident Myths

    Many TV, movies, and news reports seem to tell San Bernadino accident victims that filing a lawsuit after suffering physical or emotional injuries because of someone else’s negligence is wrong. Many personal injury victims have mistaken beliefs about personal injury claims; including their right to file one. The skilled legal team at Skapik Law Group is here to tell you that if you or a loved on has been injured because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, you have the right to seek financial recovery. Because the media, and sometimes friends and family, seem to tell many San Bernadino accident [...]

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    Alleged Sexual Harassment By Coach at Local Los Angeles College

    Have you been sexually harassed or assaulted by your college coach? If yes, you are not alone. Recently, a group of female track athletes at a local Los Angeles college filed a lawsuit against Mt. San Antonio College and members of its athletics staff, alleging that they were sexually harassed at school for a year and a half by a former assistant coach. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses former Assistant Coach Carlos Moore of inappropriate conduct both on and off campus. In addition to sexual harassment, the suit alleges sexual battery, negligence, retaliation, false imprisonment, gender discrimination and [...]

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    San Bernadino Workers Comp Driving Accidents

    Are you a San Bernadino truck driver or sales rep? Be careful on the road. A recent study reported in the Los Angeles Times showed that sales reps and truck drivers have the deadliest jobs. San Bernadino workers comp lawyers know from experience that accidents on the road involving employees on the job are not unusual. The workplace injury attorneys in San Bernadino have seen first-hand the devastating impact of on-the-job accidents in California, whether they occur on the road or at the workplace. According to the study, fatal work injuries involving transportation comprised 39% of annual job-related fatalities, with 21% of those job [...]

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    San Bernadino Slip and Fall Accidents

    Each year in Southern California, specifically San Bernadino, senior citizens injure themselves in accidents, such as a slip and falls in the shower. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1/3rd of seniors over the age of 65 suffer a fall accident every year.  These accidents result in approximately 20,000 deaths every year and more than 2 million seniors have to be rushed to hospital emergency rooms every year after they suffer a fall accident — staggering numbers when you consider that senior citizens account for such a small percentage of the population. While fall accidents are a major [...]

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    San Bernadino Drunk Driving Accidents

    Dangerous Southern California car accidents are not just caused by every day citizens. Recently, a Beverly Hills police officer was arrested after crashing his vehicle into a Simi Valley home. According to police reports, the cop was driving under the influence (DUI) when he failed to negotiate a curve at Blackstock Avenue. The vehicle then drove into a home, knocked down a utility pole, and came to a stop upside down on the wall of a second home. This was a terrible crash that could have resulted in many serious injuries. However, witnesses helped the officer get out from his [...]

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    When a California Retail Store is Negligent

    Most California retail establishments carry a large insurance policy to protect them from lawsuits, some of them frivolous. However, the legitimate lawsuits can cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars and since they know the law states that they are responsible for keeping their property safe.  Sometimes, incidents occur at Southern California stores where the store’s negligence results in someone being hurt. If you were at a So Cal retail store and were injured as a result of unsafe conditions, you may want to contact a San Bernadino personal injury attorney about the matter. A skilled personal injury attorney can also be [...]

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    Injured in a San Bernadino Car Accident?

    Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injury cases in California, which is perhaps not surprising considering the amount of time we spend on the roads and in our cars. Unfortunately, each year, thousands of Californians get injured due to auto accidents and crashes. As a San Bernadino motorists and/or pedestrian who wants to protect yourself and your family, you might want to understand the basics of California personal injury law. Under California tort law, which covers personal injuries, a person who gets injured in a car accident caused by another individual’s reckless or negligent actions may be [...]

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    My Landlord Lied About My San Bernadino Apartment!

    Given today’s economy, renting a home in Southern California seems to be the only viable option for many—but beware, it is a landlord’s market. Many San Bernadino landlords know this and they may try to take advantage of that fact with potential renters. Landlords might be eager to rent out even the most questionable of San Bernadino apartments. As a potential renter in the inland Empire, you may encounter a situation where the apartment you choose to rent seems decent enough upon initial inspection. A landlord or management company has prepped the premises to shine in its best light—clean, fresh [...]

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    When Luxury Vehicles Cause Accidents

    As reported by numerous news outlets throughout Southern California, even the most expensive cars are not crash-proof. In fact, crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have shown that many expensive autos generally assumed to be among the safest vehicles on the road have potentially deadly flaws.  News footage shows some cars almost nearly falling apart on collision. The Skapik Law Group notes that the frightening results of these tests present a powerful reminder of the need to drive safely. If you are a loved one has been injured in a San Bernadino auto accident, reach out [...]

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    Energizer Nightlight Product Recalled

    Recently, Energizer recalled certain night lights that are sold at Target because of their burn hazard. In California and throughout the country, products are being recalled on a weekly basis. This is good news because a dangerous product can pose multiple hazards to the unsuspecting consumer. Did you or a family member purchase an Energizer nightlights manufactured for Target? Be aware, they might cause burn hazards from touching the light or from a fire it might cause due to overheating. Energizer has recalled the product, asking people to contact Energizer for information on a refund and a seven dollar coupon [...]