What is a California Survival Action?

Under California law, when someone is killed due to another person’s negligence, reckless act, or intentional act, surviving family members have the right to seek justice and compensation on behalf of the deceased individual. A survival action covers damages that the deceased suffered before death, that would have been recoverable in a personal injury…

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious injury that can be caused by a forceful external blow to the head, a sudden jolt to the body, or a penetrating head injury. A TBI directly impacts brain functionality leading to catastrophic injury or possibly death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Rodriguez & Associates: Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Kern County

With over 100 years of combined experience and nearly 1 billion dollars recovered for our clients in the last 20 years, Rodriguez & Associates is well known as home to some of the top personal injury trial lawyers in Kern County. The firm’s dedication to excellence and attention to detail is apparent in each…

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What to Do if Injured in a California Oilfield Accident

Despite available safety equipment and extensive operational regulations, negligence and lack of training continue to contribute to serious oilfield accidents. Workers are not only exposed to the dangerous nature of volatile elements but also face completely avoidable hazards that stem from working conditions. One of the top oil production states, California oilfields provide many…

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Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California

Losing a loved one is a tragic and devastating event, made even more difficult when the death was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another person or entity. In such cases, the surviving family members may have the right to seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. In California, several laws guide…

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Different Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Case

An unexpected accident can happen at any time, in any place. When these events occur, the victim can be left with serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, and extensive financial hardship. Fortunately, victims of negligence have the right to hold the person responsible for their injuries accountable in a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury claims…

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Rodriguez & Associates Wins $2.3 Million Verdict

We send our children to school expecting that they will be kept safe and protected. And sometimes the people we trust to do the job fail to do just that. Maybe because they get complacent, sloppy, or worst of all because they stop caring. And when that happens, it’s important to call out the…

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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident T-Bone

Any type of car accident can be devastating, but a T-bone accident is especially dangerous. This collision occurs when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, forming the shape of a “T.” This impact can cause serious injuries or even death. If you were involved in a T-bone accident, it is essential…

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Commercial Vehicle Driving Data Laws

Electronic Logging Device laws are a set of mandates issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and enforced by the Department of Transportation, requiring commercial motor vehicle drivers to record driving data electronically using an approved electronic logging device (ELD). As commercial trucking accidents become an increasing trend across the United States,…

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Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

While distracted driving and speeding do play a role in commercial truck accidents, additional circumstances surround commercial trucking and the common instances of negligence in the industry that can heighten dangerous situations for everyone on the road. Commercial truck drivers carry a lot of responsibility to get their goods safely to a destination. However,…

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