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San Diego Child Sex Abuse Lawyer

Posted on June 18th, 2017

Attorneys standing up for child victims in San Diego County If you are looking for a child sex abuse victim lawyer in San Diego, Estey & Bomberger is here to help. We have more than 20 years of experience and an incredible track record of results, including record setting verdicts for child sexual abuse victims and their families. If your child was molested or abused as the result of an institution failing to protect your son or daughter, we want to help. There is no fee if you would like to get information or to get a consultation. We offer this for free so please call and let us know how we can help. If you decide to hire us, we don’t charge you anything unless we are able to recover financial compensation for you. How to choose the best San Diego Child Sexual Abuse Attorney When it comes to child sex abuse lawsuits, the attorney you choose does matter. Just because a law firm says they handle sexual abuse cases, that doesn’t mean they have experience taking a case to trial and winning. Even if they have handled child sexual assault cases in the past, that doesn’t mean they handled it the…

Stephen J. Estey Chosen Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Attorney for 2017

Posted on June 14th, 2017

Stephen J. Estey has been chosen as a Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Attorney for 2017. The Daily Journal has been orchestrated by David Houston for the better part of twenty years; it is California’s largest legal news provider, read by most California lawyers. The Daily Journal reports on news and trends in the legal business, from litigation to corporate transactions and regulatory work in a variety of sectors. Those selected as Top Plaintiff Attorneys are announced every June, after a nomination and selection process that includes consideration of the noteworthy cases on which each attorney has focused. Estey’s selection was based on his focus on ‘institutional’ child sex abuse, a timely, relevant and newsworthy topic — meaning children were in the care of a school, sports club, day care or church at the time they were abused. The Daily Journal considered three of Estey’s recent cases, and one of his current cases: • Doe versus Evergreen Elementary School District: Four children sued a school district for disregarding warning signs and ignoring explicit reports of a teacher’s sexual abuse of students. The result was a settlement of 15 million dollars after one week of trial. • Doe versus Pacific Health Systems:…

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim if I Signed a Liability Waiver?

Posted on February 27th, 2017

When you go to a go-cart racing facility, rent a kayak at the lake, or sign up for a fun run, the organizers may ask you to sign a liability waiver. Many people assume the waiver frees an organization from any and all negligent activities associated with the activity. While this may be true, you may want to discuss the enforceability of the waiver with a personal injury attorney if you suffer an injury. Risk Management and Liability Liability waivers enable businesses and organizations to minimize the risk associated with offering a service or product. If they know an activity could potentially cause harm and do not ask you to sign a waiver, they accept full responsibility for anything that happens to you (that isn’t clearly your own fault). The cost of doing business without waivers would put many organizations out of business. Organizations commonly use waivers to manage the risk involved in certain sports, recreational activities, and rentals. While waivers make sense from a risk management standpoint, they can create a roadblock in personal injury claims. In California, a properly worded waiver with an express assumption of risk section and exculpatory clause could prevent someone from obtaining compensation –…

4 Most Common Cycling Accidents

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Bicycling is a common pastime in San Diego, where citizens enjoy almost year-round ideal weather and plenty of beautiful landscapes for biking. Cyclists often take to rural and urban roads around Southern California for daily commutes, a bit of exercise, or for fun. Sadly, 21,287 cycling rides ended in road-accident injuries in the U.S. in 2014. Learning the four most common types of cycling accidents can help you avoid becoming a statistic in 2017. Right-Cross Accidents Right-cross accidents describe a situation in which a vehicle pulls out of a side street or driveway to a cyclist’s right, striking the cyclist. In these accidents, the bicycle may run into the side of the vehicle or the vehicle may pull out and strike the cyclist from the side. Right-cross collisions are often the fault of the driver, who was inattentive or failed to adhere to roadway signs and rules. Bicyclists have the right of way in these scenarios, just as a motor vehicle would. Drivers should always check twice for cyclists before pulling out. Bicyclists can help prevent these accidents by maximizing their visibility to drivers. Wear bright clothing and attach lights or reflective material to your bicycle. Use a flashing light at…

How to Drive in Bad Weather

Posted on December 21st, 2016

The rest of the United States might consider San Diego drivers somewhat spoiled when it comes to the weather. San Diego has one of the most consistently pleasant climates in the country. Annual high temperatures typically hover around 70 degrees, and annual lows are usually around 57 degrees. On average, San Diego only sees about 10 inches of precipitation each year, usually peaking in February and very little in the summer months. Despite the overwhelmingly nice weather of the San Diego area, bad weather sometimes happens, and San Diego drivers who travel out of state to other climate zones need to know how to handle inclement weather, especially on the road. Driving in rain, fog, ice, hail, or snow can be extremely dangerous. Keep the following advice in mind when driving in unpleasant weather. Snow and Ice Snow and ice are two of the worst weather-related hazards a driver can encounter on the road, and every driver in any type of vehicle should exercise a heightened degree of caution while traveling under these conditions. Snow impacts visibility and heavy snowstorms can make it nearly impossible to see very far ahead. As such, drive at a reasonable speed for your surroundings…

Most Dangerous Intersections in California [NEW STUDY]

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

*As part of our commitment to consumer safety, Estey & Bomberger presents the first in our data driven study series: Safety through Numbers.  Each month, with the help of data visualization firm 1point21 interactive, we will take a look at a whole host of consumer safety issues to find out where danger lurks for Californians.  Our first study examines dangerous intersections through out the state.  What are the most dangerous intersections in California? Where are they located? Together with data visualization company 1point21 Interactive, we analyzed over 435,000 collision records to find out which intersections in California are the most dangerous. In our effort, we examined every motor vehicle crash recorded by the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) in 2015.  Taking total crashes, injuries and fatalities into account, we identified and ranked all intersections with 10 or more accidents.  Based on this 2015 crash data, here are the most dangerous intersections in California: Rankings *Intersections with higher scores are more dangerous than those with lower scores. For more information on the scoring system, see our methodology below. Interactive Map Zoom in on any area of the map. Larger circles represent a more dangerous intersection. Hover over any circle to see…

Link Between TBI and Mental Illness

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

Victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and their families have to deal with a wide range of devastating adverse health effects. From memory loss to cognitive difficulties, TBI patients can suffer the effects of their injuries for years. Some never fully return to their prior mental state. While doctors have acquired plenty of information about the link between TBI and cognitive/behavioral problems, a relatively new discovery is the connection between TBI and mental illness. The Aftermath of a TBI After sustaining a head injury, the brain’s blood vessels may stretch and damage the cranial nerves, resulting in concussion. During a TBI, a victim may or may not lose consciousness. If a victim remains conscious, he or she may experience dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, confusion, or memory loss. Loss of consciousness points to a more severe TBI with more dramatic symptoms. A severe TBI can put the victim in a coma or result in permanent cognitive dysfunction and disability. New studies show that brain damage repercussions may also contribute to the development of mental illness. Inflammation and disrupted neurotransmitters in the brain may be the cause of the correlation between TBIs and mental illnesses. Most head traumas cause the brain to…

USA Holiday Bus Crash on Interstate 10 in Desert Hot Springs

Posted on October 28th, 2016

Were you or a loved one injured in the USA Holiday bus accident on Interstate 10? If so, you’ll likely need some help on the legal side. Estey & Bomberger, a personal injury law firm in southern California, has been helping families of victims and survivors of serious bus accidents – those with catastrophic injuries, since 1998. Our attorneys are persistent, aggressive, and relentless in pursuing the best result for your family. If you’re a USA Holiday bus accident victim, you (likely) have not been through a lawsuit before. We, on the other hand, have done this often, for many clients, again and again. Though USA Holiday is a very small bus company, it likely has a large insurance company, and you’ll need guidance as you move through the process. We can prevent you from feeling re-victimized by the bus company and the insurance company, organizations that typically have larger financial resources, and certainly a more bureaucratic system. What we’ve found is that clients can get the best of both worlds: reduced stress AND more financial compensation. Healing is easier with less stress, and our ability to help a family walk through the process reduces stress during a particularly difficult…

Steel Trench Plates in the Road are Still a Bad Match for Cyclists

Posted on October 27th, 2016

Beyond crashes with cars, single bike crashes — and the resulting accidents and injuries — are very common. Often a cyclist will hit a bump created by raised asphalt, hit a speed bump head-on (as did Richard Branson in his recent bike accident), or hit an improperly-ramped steel plate at an awkward or unexpected angle. Any one of these incidents can cause a cyclist to lose control of the bike and suffer a serious brain injury. Estey & Bomberger has represented many cyclists involved in accidents over the last twenty years, and some of our lawyers have witnessed trench-plate-related crashes personally, narrowly missing a few encounters with steel plates themselves. Working with a Supportive, Devoted Team No one wants to go through the legal process after a bicycle crash or any other accident. As a victim of a serious bicycle accident, you require two types of support to go through this process. The first is family and friends. The second is legal, and systemic as well. A strong, proactive law firm is a must to get what you deserve if rules were broken. Estey & Bomberger has a laser-like focus on each of the few cases it accepts each year.…

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