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Jan 1, 2019

See The Video: Biker Gang Attacks Man, Wife, Child

The Shocking Video Overall, motorcyclists are some of the most law-abiding people on the road at any given time. Motorcyclists are involved in many charity efforts and helping veterans. Their contributions to society are just a small number of what the true bikers do for the United States. However, as with any organization or group of people, there are examples of rotten people. Fortunately, they are the exception to the rule. Watch the chilling footage below to see one such case. The footage shows the results of one confrontation. Fortunately, these types of incidents are rare and do not reflect the overall state of bikers today. This video shows many of the concerns regarding motorcyclists. These are concerns for both bikers and others. Additionally, these demonstrate the difference between the average rider and a gang. Gangs are increasingly rare across the country and are the exception rather than the rule. Luckily this attack was caught on tape. A dashcam is a valuable tool. Such evidence is especially helpful if a driver needs to establish blame for an accident. This evidence also can deter an angry driver if they see the film. This evidence is why a helmet camera is such a valuable asset. The injured party can contact the police with that information. It is also crucial for attorneys to establish the cause or causes of any incident and assign responsibility. Insurance companies also seek such information. In short, there are many ways these cameras help you. The Next Steps? Regardless of the circumstances, a motorcycle injury attorney is a key to your recovery. The Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC, is among the top vehicle accident offices in California. They can discuss your legal options with you and offer any help necessary. Call or email us for more information or to set up a free consultation. Our team works on contingency and don't ask for a cent unless we recover for you. We've helped hundreds of clients make their lives whole again. Let us do it for you, too.

Jan 1, 2019

Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Can Mean Disaster in Court?

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Can you even get money or a lawyer if you failed to wear a helmet during a Los Angeles, California motorcycle accident collision?

Jan 1, 2019

Ehline Law's Participation in November M.A.D.D. Carlsbad "Walk"

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Walk like Madd supporters. Ehline Law Firm.
Ehline Law Firm sponsored the Carlsbad MADD Walk and here is the outcome and the message.

Jan 1, 2019

What is the Best Harley Davidson for Short Riders?

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What Harley Should I Buy if I'm Short? Motorcycle riding Many men that ride bikes do so for a variety of reasons. Some just like the wind in their hair (under the helmet, of course.) Others love the Biker culture. Some do it for attention. Others do it as a hobby. No matter what the reason, safety is a top concern. And rider safety is why the type of Harley you ride is so key. Furthermore, this is especially important, depending on the height of the rider. Some bikers don't want to admit they're short. It's understandable. However, certain bikes are better for certain body types. Most of all, avoiding a motorcycle accident should always be at the top of your checklist. And being able to straddle a bike and touch both boots to the ground without having to lean the bike is super essential in avoiding injuries. Motorcycle.com is very clear on the subject. There are plenty of options for shorter riders. Some are Harleys, and others are just as good. Some of the other brands that make sense include the Honda CTX700, which offers excellent handling for shorter riders. Others include the Kawasaki Ninja 300. Looking Out for Harley Specific Bikes? I get it. If Japanese bikes are not your thing, there are plenty of other options out there for you. American choppers, such as the Harley Davidson, are available. Even the Harley forums bring up the subject and opportunities for more vertically challenged adults. A Harley Nightrod offers one option, depending on the arm and leg length of the rider. Furthermore, both Dynas and Softails provide options for shorter riders. Low riders, in general, allow some more flexibility for such a small rider. Each one of these choices offers advantages and drawbacks for the rider. So they don't allow you the ability to choose between the best of both worlds. More experienced riders can use these suggestions in choices for their next purchase. But for those less experienced bikers, following these tips means you are less likely to get into accidents or face issues through ignorance. But do your own research. The road is a dangerous enough place for motorcycles. So make sure that you have the right rig to ensure the safety of yourself and your family. It's just common sense.

Dec 31, 2018

Statute of Limitations for Filing Lawsuits in California Courts

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Attorney provides a comprehensive schedule of the updated Statutes of Limitations for various legal actions in California Courts.

Dec 15, 2018

Marine DI Motorcyclist Honored After His Death for Saving Two Commuters

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Hero Marine dies in motorcycle crash.
Hero Marine dies in motorcycle crash. Heroism in Tragedy SAN DIEGO, CA — Most of our viewers know that Michael Ehline attended MCRDSD as a young Marine recruit. As such, Michael is a motorcycle lawyer, motorcyclist and avid supporter of all things Marine Corps. So when he heard about the death of San Diego-based Marine Corps. Drill Instructor Sgt. Gary Wilson's motorcycle riding death, he took it especially hard. "What is so sad," said Ehline, is: "He rescued two women in a fiery car crash earlier in the year, and then met his own fate in a Freeway crash on the same motorcycle he used when he rescued those two ladies who certainly would have burned alive." DI Sergeant Wilson hailed from Fairfield, Connecticut. After saving the two women, he was recommended for a Navy and Marine Corps Medal. This is the highest noncombat military decoration for heroism awarded by the Department of the U.S. Navy. The facts relate that Wilson died in a motorcycle accident on the I-15 in Temecula, November 16, 2018, just a few days ago! After he passed away the award was granted posthumously. How Did Drill Instructor Sergeant Wilson Earn the Award Commendation? As discussed, Wilson earned his award in recognition of saving two ladies on state Route 163 in the Miramar last summer, Sept. 18. Wilson, 33 years old at the time, was operating his motorcycle, Northbound on the San Diego Freeway. The DI approached the scene of two car crash with one vehicle burning and the other under threat of a brush fire. The brave Marine pulled two women from the desolation at great risk to himself. Typical of Marines, he ran to the sound of the danger. The good news is that he survived at that time to fight another day.  But then he died in a motorcycle crash later. Sad story indeed. During the Wilson's memorial service, the C/O of the 3d RTBN, USMC, Lt. Col. David Becker, said that Sergeant Wilson had “positively affected thousands of lives.” Light Colonel Becker went on to say: “Former President Ronald Reagan once said that some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in this world,” Becker said. “Marines don’t have that problem, and Sergeant Wilson doesn’t have that problem.” Ooohrah to that Lt. Colonel Becker! What Does Sgt. Wilson's Posthumous Commendation Say? In part, the citation reads: “Without regard for his own safety and at great risk to his life from the quickly spreading flames, intense heat, smoke, and the possibility of explosion, Sergeant Wilson broke the passenger side window with his elbow, reached his body into the burning and smoke-filled car, and pulled out the trapped woman,” the citation reads. “Moments later, the car was engulfed in flames. Wilson then returned to the second car. After finding the doors stuck and the woman driver trapped by airbags, and the brush fire encroaching, he pried open the door, pulled out the woman, and carried her to safety. “By his courageous and prompt actions in the face of great personal risk, Sgt. Wilson prevented the loss of life, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.” How Can You Donate Money to DI Sergeant Wilson's Surviving Family? We are still looking for a Go Fund Me page. But we do know you can reach out to The West Coast Drill Instructors Association. They have already donated a brick displaying Wilson’s name so it can be added to the Drill Instructor Monument at the recruit depot near Lindbergh Field. In fact, this is near Wilson's original duty station. If you cannot find a place to send his family donations, Michael Ehline said he is willing to assist in any way he can to make that happen for them. "Marines help Marines, that's what we do," Ehline said. He Will Be Missed! Wilson was an enlisted Marine. He joined the Corps in March 2010. Wilson served in Okinawa, Japan, and at Camp Pendleton. He also has a global war on terrorism ribbon, among others. The Marine became assigned to MCRD as a drill instructor back in March 2016. His other awards include two Good Conduct Ribbons, three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, and a National Defense Service Medal. He met his end in a motorcycle crash. Marines use motorcycles because they are cheap and easy to store when deployed. But they are very dangerous. So let this be a warning to you young Marines. Even heroes are not exempt from a motorcycle accident. Semper Fidelis Drill Instructor Sergeant Wilson! Oooohrah! Sources: Late Marine Honored for Lifesaving Acts at Freeway Crash - Times of San Diego. Late Marine honored for lifesaving acts at freeway crash - Fox 5 San Diego. https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/13/marine-receives-posthumous-heroism-honor-for-rescuing-2-women-trapped-in-cars-just-months-before-he-died-in-motorcycle-crash/

Mar 27, 2017

Weekend California Traffic Accidents Include Two Fatal Crashes

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Ehline Law news reports many tragic wrecks in Inland Empire, CA.

Aug 9, 2013

How Do Victims of Negligent Pressure Sores Get Legal Help?

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Decubitus Ulcer Graph. Enlargement and pressure ulcer injury.
Pressure sores stages are many. Pressure wounds commonly are found on feet. So when looking, doctors view for pressures sores on heels. Prosecutors are looking for abuse look at pressure sores pictures. And this brings us to the million-dollar question. What are pressure sores causes? Many sons and daughters have suspicions over their parent's care. After all, mom and dad are seniors now. They are in elder care facilities and ready to pass into twilight. One question families ask nursing home abuse attorneys is, "are these pressure sores common?" Or "is it normal for my parents to look so bad?" So to answer these questions, specific signs of abuse versus typical wounds that would happen anyway. Causes of pressure sores can be conventional or due to abuse. Obviously, if the elder has broken down skin tissue, it can turn into an open pressure sore. So this article discusses the causes and symptoms of pressure sores. These ailments affect many seniors under nursing care. Decubitus Ulcer Graph. Enlargement and pressure ulcer injury. Table of Contents: Adults with Pressure Sores Potential Health Conditions that Lead to Pressure Sores Skin is Delicate Where does Broken Skin Lead? Call Us Pressure Sores in Older Adults. Few health conditions can cause pressure sores absent good care. Pressure sores appear on mature adults if confined to a bed or a wheelchair. And most of the time, they do not have assistance to move. In particular, pressure sores on toes can keep a person bedridden. So circulation gets cut off. Most of all, pressure from the bones cuts blood flow under the pinched skin. Common Locations for Pressure Sores. Bony areas such as the hip are common areas for sores. Also, the buttocks, the sides of the knees, heels, or shoulders are at risk. Circulation gets cut off by the weight of the bones. So sandwiched skin gets impinged between two hard surfaces. One, the bone, and two, a bed or a wheelchair, for example. The skin on the aged adult is delicate. And it can become damaged quickly from the loss of circulation. Unless you take steps, such as using pillows, the risks increase. Nurses must use lambswool on the heels and between the knees. So caretakers must take steps to stop pressure sores from forming. Keep the Skin Clean and Moist. One of the ways to keep pressure sores from forming is proper skincare. Most of all, you must keep your skin clean and moist. And you must maintain excellent blood circulation. Maintain Blood Circulation. Improved circulation means moving a bedridden patient at intervals. Also, doing a daily range of motion exercises helps. In any case, this allows nutrients and blood cells to circulate. And it lets the skin breathe easier. Methods to Help Blood Circulation. Nurses have many tools available to care for ailing patients. To help with human blood flow, proven and secure methods exist. Placing a pillow or lambswool between the knees is a proven method to improve the blood flow through the circulatory system. Most of all, this keeps the bones in the knees from pressing against the skin of the opposite knee. But this is one example of how impingements can stop circulation. Broken Skin Is a Sign of Serious Injuries. Illness such as a stroke can confine an older person to bed or a wheelchair. By and large, this is due to paralysis. Signs of the breaking down skin are visible. First, the skin will exhibit red spots. And if poor circulation continues, the skin turns deep red, black, or purple. Also, it tends to hide, and then the tissue underneath will die from lack of circulation. Unique Risks Inherent in Seniors. The loss of circulation at any age can cause problems. But in the aged person, it worsens. All things considered, older skin is delicate. And it will break down much faster than someone younger. If the home health agency has elders with pressure sore signs, this is a red flag. So this might be the time to question changing health care providers. Pressure sores treatment should all have been at play before it got to this point. But voice these concerns to a lawyer experienced in elder abuse laws. This person can hold the personal care agency liable under the law. Get Help. Contact an experienced elder abuse lawyer for help. Call (213) 596-9642.

Nov 2, 2012

The Death Penalty and the Tort of False Imprisonment

Should the death penalty be repealed in light of DNA and other evidence that reverses false convictions in false imprisonment lawsuits?