California Survival and Wrongful Death Actions

After an accident or incident, there may be a number of legal proceedings initiated that all stem from that one particular accident or incident. For instance, an accident causing bodily injury and property damage as a result of driving while intoxicated may result in both criminal charges and civil litigation. The criminal charges are initiated as a form of punishment while the civil litigation is a way for the victim to obtain monetary compensation for the damages that he or she sustained. Similarly, after an accident or incident that results in a fatality, there may be multiple claims filed to…

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Anesthesia Malpractice in California

 Anesthesia is a common form of medicine that is given to patients in preparation for surgery. While anesthesia is provided frequently in hospitals across the country, there are mishaps that occur on a regular basis. If the complications that occur are not treated immediately and effectively, victims can suffer serious or fatal injuries. If you or your loved one suspects that malpractice has occurred when administering anesthesia, contact Sanford A. Kassel Law, APLC for an initial consultation.  Common Causes of Malpractice  Anesthesia malpractice can occur from a misstep that happens prior to, during, or after surgery. In most cases, errors…

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Auto Insurance Claims after Accidents

Each year, millions of individuals file claims against insurance companies to recover after an accident or incident. In some cases, filing a claim against the liable party’s insurance company is sufficient to cover your damages. However, when you or your loved one’s injuries are significant, filing a standard insurance claim will not cover all of your damages. There are also added concerns when individuals do not obtain the coverage required under the law. When individuals fail to comply with the law or insurance policies limit your right to relief, you will want to speak with an experienced attorney to determine…

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California Statute of Limitations – Personal Injury Claims

On an annual basis, thousands of personal injury actions are filed within the state of California after accidents or incidents cause bodily injury as a result of intentional or negligent conduct. The goal of these proceedings is often to obtain just monetary compensation for the harm that is caused after the accident. While there are many people who may be entitled to funds because of their injuries, many are prevented from filing claims in the court system for various reasons. One of the main reasons individuals are barred from filing a personal injury claim is failing to comply with the…

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DUI Accidents in California

Every year, thousands of individuals are seriously injured or fatally killed in DUI incidents in the state of California. When these needless incidents occur, the effects of the injuries on everyone involved can be devastating. These injuries not only cause an emotional strain on your family, they also threaten your ability to earn an income and create added financial strains from medical expenses. You or your loved one deserve relief for injuries suffered. The attorneys at Sanford A. Kassel Law, APLC can help you obtain relief. To speak with an experienced attorney, contact us to schedule your risk-free initial consultation…

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Medical Negligence in California

Medical Negligence in California  Doctors are trusted medical professionals who are relied on for diagnosing and treating illnesses. While there are many doctors performing their duty with the highest standard of care, there are thousands of incidents each year where a doctor’s care falls below the required standard. These incidents have caused unnecessary injuries and fatalities that could have been avoided. If you or someone you know is a victim of medical negligence, you need to speak with an attorney to determine whether relief for your injuries may be awarded.  Failure to Diagnose  The failure to diagnose a patient is…

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Public Transportation Accidents in California

California has various travel options for those without a dependable means of transportation. Buses, taxicabs, trains, and transportation vans are all used on a daily basis to transport passengers throughout many parts of the state. Accidents commonly happen while riding on public transportation. These accidents are the result of sudden movements or stops, sharp turns, or collisions with other vehicles. Due to the lack of seatbelts in many forms of public transportation, even minor accidents or incidents have the potential to cause significant injuries for passengers. If you or your loved one has been injured in a public transportation accident…

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Understanding Damages in California

The purpose of initiating personal injury lawsuits is to obtain legal relief in the form of monetary compensation for damages sustained as a result of an accident or incident. While many lawsuits settle outside of court and only few make it to trial, in all cases the parties list out their damages to support an award which are the injuries suffered as a result of wrongdoing or negligence. Understanding the different types of damages is crucial to being informed about your personal injury claim. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or incident in the…

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Distracted Driving

Every year, thousands of individuals are injured in accidents and incidents across the state of California. While these accidents occur for various reasons, every accident or death needlessly occurs as a result of distracted driving. Distracted driving accounts for over 391,000 accidents involving injury. More than 3,991 accidents resulted in fatalities in 2015 alone. The number continues to rise as technology continues to provide more entertainment with each passing day. When you or your loved one has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, you deserve relief. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact Sanford A. Kassel, APLC today.…

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Wrongful Death Actions in California

Each year, thousands of individuals die as a result of someone else’s negligent, willful, wanton, or reckless behavior. These fatal accidents stem from and occur after incidents involving medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and more. The loss of a loved one from an unexpected accident is not only emotionally tolling but also financially devastating to thousands of families who do not have the resources to support some of these losses. If your loved one has been fatally injured in an accident or incident involving negligence, contact Sanford A. Kassel, A Professional Law Corporation for an initial…

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Sexual Harassment in California Workplaces

Sexual harassment is illegal in the state of California. In 2017, dozens of victims came forward with claims of sexual harassment against many wealthy celebrities of the past and present. Many forms of the sexual harassment were said to have occurred while on-the-job. With more and more reports of sexual harassment claims being lodged against individuals, it is important to take this type of harassment seriously. However, many individuals still do not understand that even what they consider to be jokes in the workplace can give rise to sexual discrimination claims. If you or someone you know has been sexually…

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Medical Errors in California

Far too many medical mistakes occur in doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the Country. In many of these cases, victims undergo routine procedures and unsuspectingly become the victims of an injury due to a medical mishap. Unfortunately, these incidents happen to thousands of individuals on a yearly basis. Medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death and should be taken seriously to determine the amount of damage a medical mistake has caused. It is understandable to want to seek relief when injuries occur, due to a medical mistake. When you or your loved one seeks monetary compensation for…

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

Foregoing Medical Attention After a California Car Accident If you have been injured in a car accident or incident, it is important to obtain care from a medical professional immediately. After a car accident, some individuals tend to believe they are fine and are simply thankful to walk away from the accident without significant harm. However, in the hours or days following a car accident, these individuals become sore or start to experience pain. Some injury symptoms do not present themselves until the shock or trauma leaves one’s body. In some cases, the delay has the potential to cause greater…

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Teenager Killed in Dirt Bike Accident

Recently in Palo Cedro, a dirt bike accident occurred that killed one teenager and seriously injured another teenager. The California Highway Patrol reports that at the time the accident occurred the two teens were riding dirt bikes on private property located between Old Highway 44 and Stillwater. Due to reasons that are still undetermined, the two teenagers collided on their vehicles. Law enforcement has reported that both teenagers were wearing protective gear at the time of the accident. Additionally, law enforcement does not believe that alcohol or drugs played a contributing role in the accident. This event is an example…

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The Causes of San Bernardino Rollover Car Accidents

According to an August 2017 article in The Press-Enterprise, a Fontana driver was killed and a passenger critically injured in a rollover car accident. The driver, a 19-year-old from Fontana, was killed and her passenger critically injured after a rollover crash in the early morning hours. The female driver, operating a 2002 Chevy Silverado, was traveling on Bridlepath Drive about 1 a.m. when the victim allegedly struck the center median. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Although witnesses indicated that the driver was allegedly speeding at the time, police were conducting an investigation into the crash…

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Inland Empire Magazine Names Sanford Kassel as a Top Lawyer in the IE

Inland Empire Magazine has been publishing an annual list of the Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire for several years, and Sanford A. Kassel has made the list once again. Based upon his professional ability, high ethical standards, legal experience, judgement, communication ability, legal knowledge, and analytical capabilities. Attorney Sanford Kassel is rated AV Preeminent®  – which is the highest possible rating one can achieve from your peers through the Martindale-Hubbell rating system. Martindale-Hubbell has been a respected source for attorneys, since 1868. This prestigious unbiased peer review AV rating is the basis for inclusion in the Inland Empire Top Lawyers annual edition. Attorney Sanford A. Kassel is…

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Proving a Negligence Per Se Car Accident Cause in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino Sun reported in September of 2017 that five people were injured in a street racing incident involving two vehicles colliding. According to police, the accident happened when a vehicle traveling eastbound on Second Street broadsided a vehicle traveling southbound. The second vehicle was traveling along the 215 freeway around 8:30 p.m. The woman in the second vehicle, the one exiting the freeway, was critically injured. Police claim that the first car traveling eastbound was racing another vehicle at the time of the accident. A total of five victims were treated at area hospitals following the crash. It…

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Protect Your Legal Rights After a San Bernardino Accident Involving DUI

According to a September 2017 article in the San Bernardino Sun, a 24-year-old San Bernardino male was accused of driving under the influence and causing a car accident. The man hit another vehicle during the crash. The accident killed the driver and seriously injured a passenger. He was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter along with driving under the influence. The accident happened in the 1200 block of Kendall Drive. The drunk driver was allegedly speeding south on Kendall Drive around 1 p.m. He allegedly slammed into a Ford Escape that was traveling southbound at the time. The car…

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Passengers in a San Bernardino Car Accident may have a Legal Right to Sue

In May of 2017, four people were hurt in a crash, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The crash occurred early on a Saturday evening at East Baseline and Cedar Avenue and involved two vehicles. The crash sent four people to the hospital. Approximately two of the people were in critical condition at the time of the report. An investigation into the car crash was ongoing at the time the report was published. There are no details about whether anyone would sue for personal injuries sustained in the crash. Who is Considered a Passenger in a Vehicle? A passenger is…

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San Bernardino Medical Malpractice and the Discovery Rule

According to a KTLA post in November of 2016, a California mother sued a health care provider for her son’s delayed diagnosis. A Long Beach mother claimed that doctors misdiagnosed her then 8-month-old son’s injury. He allegedly had a penny lodged in his esophagus. Instead, he was allegedly diagnosed with a viral infection after she took him to HealthCare. The mother claimed that the healthcare providers dismissed her requests for further testing. Her son allegedly continued to suffer from a worsening rash and fever. She allegedly returned to the same clinic five times because of her son’s continued suffering. According…

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