Category Archives: Personal Injury


COMMENTARY BY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SAM SPITAL: “The UT San Diego news reported David Copley, its former publisher and only 60 years old died in an auto accident near his home in La Jolla. The car crash happened about 6:15 p.m. when his Aston Martin vehicle smashed into a parked automobile. When the San Diego … Read More

Autopsy: Woman died of mauling by dogs (Sam Spital)

COMMENTARY BY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SAM SPITAL : “On November 15, 2012, it was reported in the UT San Diego news that a 30-year old woman who was hired to clean a house in Fallbrook, a community north of San Diego, while the owners were on vacation was mauled to death by 8 bulldog-mixes on … Read More

Office Injuries

Receive the Compensation You Deserve With The Office Injury Attorneys at Spital & Associates It’s a reasonable expectation that you can remain safe and free from harm when you’re at the office. Many people have their eyes open for danger while on the road in a car, motorcycle, or truck, while boating, or when meeting … Read More

Want to Sue Metro? Too Bad, Maryland Court Rule (Sam Spital)

COMMENTARY BY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SAM SPITAL: “In the DCist daily online news, it was reported on November 8, 2012, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the highest court in the state, reversed jury awards in the lower courts and , therefore, held persons who are injured as a result of a slip and fall … Read More

Scout files show abuse in county – During sleepovers to “work on merit badges,” molestation occurred (Sam Spital)

COMMENTARY BY SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL LAWYER – SAM SPITAL: “On Thursday, November 1, 2012, the UT SAN DIEGO NEWS reported thousands of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) files were released in which lawsuits were brought by and/or on behalf of abused boy scouts alleging the leaders of the BSA were liable for failing to protect them. Between … Read More

Officer investigated in hair pulling incident

Commentary by Sam Spital, San Diego Criminal Attorney: “Fox news reported October 22, 2012 the San Diego Police Department is investigating an incident in which an officer was alleged to have pulled a woman’s hair as he tried to subdue her as she became hysterical in seeing her residence in flames as she arrived home. … Read More

Pit bull owner arraigned following attack on girl (Sam Spital)

“The owner of a 65 pound terrier pit bull was charged with a felony for having a dangerous animal that can cause great bodily injury when it attacked and mauled a 4 year old girl when she tried to pet it in the apartment courtyard where she resided. The District Attorney stated the pet’s owner immediately … Read More

Man struck, killed by deputy’s patrol car ID’d (Sam Spital)

“On September 20, 2012, the UT News reported a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Deputy Sheriff in pursuit of an alleged drunk driver. It is unclear whether the officer had his front headlights on, but a Sheriff’s spokesman stated the officer did not have his flashing lights on. The Deputy Sheriff had only … Read More

Tennis referee arrested in bludgeoning death of elderly husband in Los Angeles (SAM SPITAL)

“Any time there is a suspicious death or homicide, the law enforcement will first look to the most recent person known to be in contact with the decedent and/or a spouse as the likely perpetrator. Nonetheless, one should not rush to judgment and/or infer an improper motive until all of the facts and circumstances are … Read More

Special needs teacher arrested for relationship with student?

Clearly, we must maintain the integrity of our legal system and the principle that “a person is innocent until proven guilty.” However, it is unspeakable for a teacher to use her position of trust to engage in sexual relations with a student. Even more despicable is for a special education teacher to engage in such … Read More