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What You Can Find on Our Personal Injury Blog

Welcome to the Nelson C Barry personal injury law blog! The purpose of this blog is two-fold: to help you prevent becoming the victim of an accident, and what to if you are a victim of one. We want to prepare you for how to deal with problems as they are happening and forward. As such, this blog covers everything from dog bites to finding the best auto insurance, with everything in between, and to provide you with the latest personal injury news. This blog reflects Nelson Barry, a Bay Area native. Nelson and his staff have a high level of community involvement, helping out local organizations and people. And the same enthusiasm, personal care, and deep involvement in the community is what Nelson and his staff bring to each and every client. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones prevent injury and recover from it as quickly as possible. We think this blog is a good start, and hope you enjoy it.

Nelson C. Barry Lists the Most Common Types of Auto Accidents

An automobile accident can occur in virtually any situation, including the open road under sunny skies without another vehicle in sight. In this article we explore some of the most common accident scenarios, as well as a growing phenomenon known as “accident staging,” which is exactly like what it sounds. If you were recently injured in an auto acc
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The Impact of Social Media in the Personal Injury Context

There have been a number of articles written over the years pertaining to the impact of social media upon various types of legal actions. For instance, in the employment law context, over-sharing of certain disdains for those in authority can quickly lead to a prompt dismissal. Along the same lines, employees have found themselves on the losing end
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Nelson C. Barry Discusses the Basics of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Going through a full personal injury trial is undoubtedly the most costly, time-intensive way to solve a dispute. If you were injured, you are likely dealing with either an uninsured defendant or the defendant’s insurance company. The involvement of so many individuals, including large, multi-jurisdictional insurance conglomerates, can significantl
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Causes of Action we Handle – And What you can Expect

At the Law Office of Nelson C. Barry, we handle a broad range of personal injury cases. Most of our work centers around the laws of negligence, which is a body of law attaching certain legal “duties” to defendants to act with care and caution around others. A breach of that duty, resulting in physical or financial injury, is known as a negligent ac
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Nelson C. Barry Discusses the Benefits of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Suffering through a personal injury can bring about a range of emotions. At first, immediately following the accident, many people are fired up about “getting even” and “finding justice.” The details of the incident are fresh in their minds and, rightly so, they want to see the responsible person pay the price. After a couple months or, say, one ye
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Kidney Dialysis Equipment Under Fire for Injuries and Wrongful Death

Earlier this year, kidney dialysis equipment maker Fresenius Medical Care North America was served with a class action and wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the death of a Pennsylvania patient undergoing treatment for advanced renal failure. As we have reported in other posts, wrongful death lawsuits are essentially claims in negligence commence
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in California Private Plane Crash

Earlier this year, a twin-engine Cessna private aircraft unexpectedly jutted off the runway, collided with a hangar and immediately engulfed in flames, killing all four passengers on board. The surviving sons of decedent Kyla DuPont, a passenger on the ill-fated aircraft, recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the pilot of th
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Help Avoid Medical Malpractice in California Through Personal Health Care Advocacy

Oftentimes, there is little a patient can do to avoid the imposition of medical malpractice or negligence. Negligence can come in many forms- from common human error to unethical practices intended to profit from Medicare fraud to overly-eager diagnosis. Many of these mistakes are commonly made while a patient is under heavy sedation and unable to
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Emerge Involving Da Vinci Surgical System

Few storied medical practitioners ever believed they would live to see robots performing surgery. However, changes in modern technology have allowed for the introduction of contraptions like the Da Vinci Surgical System, a fully-automated robotic “arm” capable of performing minimally invasive surgical procedures including some hysterectomies and pr
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