Injury

In our present political situation, federal and state laws sometimes contradict each other. Currently, President Trump’s strict immigration policies are at odds with California’s “sanctuary state” policy. The state’s policy gives protections to undocumented immigrants and limits cooperation of local and state officers with federal immigration authorities. About 9% of California’s workers are believed to […]

On Monday, investigators attempted to figure out the cause of a Tustin car crash that occurred last week. The accident took the lives of two teenagers and injured five others. Tragically, Jason Anguiano, 17, of Santa Ana passed away on Sunday evening, March 25, at Orange County Global Medical Center. A second teen, Pedro Fuentes […]

According to a study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute released last month, the number of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) in California fell 20% between January 2012 and September 2017. QMEs are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit to examine injured workers to assess disability and write medical-legal […]

Brea Driver Hits Pedestrian 

On March 4, a Sunday morning, a pedestrian was hit by a car in Brea and was taken to a trauma center. The crash occurred on Imperial Highway at South Puente Street.   According to a Brea Fire Department dispatcher, a second person also needed medical attention from the crash.  The second person’s condition was not immediately known, and it was not clear if […]

Fatal San Diego Accident

A fatal crash occurred Monday when a San Diego man drove the wrong way on two San Diego freeways, resulting in his own death and serious injuries for two others. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr, the 35-year-old man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 8 at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard going eastbound […]

On February 20th, a Senate committee narrowly approved a bill that would take out part of Florida law that lets employers deny benefits to injured workers who used other people’s Social Security numbers or identification to secure jobs. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved the bill (SB 1568) that would remove a 2003 provision […]

Dump Truck Loses Brakes, Injuring 6

On Monday, February 5, a major accident occurred in Santa Rosa, California when a dump truck carrying debris from an October wildfire shot through an intersection and caused a crash involving 9 vehicles. The dump truck lost its brakes just off Highway 101 and attempted to swerve off the road to avoid cars but ended […]

In the early morning on New Year’s Day, a Fresno man was killed after his car went into the opposite lane and hit another vehicle head-on. California Highway Patrol officials were called to a traffic collision in Hanford on State Route 43 on Monday, right after 2 a.m. Through their investigation, law enforcement officers determined […]

According to the recently released 2016 report conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, California work injury and illness rates continued to drop to the lowest in over ten years. The rate decreased from 3.8 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time employees in 2015 to 3.7 in 2016. Breaking down the numbers The private sector […]

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  When potential clients call our law firm, Dial & Associates, with questions, we are happy to help. Our office is accessible in many languages: our staff members Maria, Jennifer, and Deanna speak Spanish as well as our attorney at law, Stephen Dial. Stephen Dial is also fluent in Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Italian. […]

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