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Monday, May 16, 2016
A driver who uses his or her cellphone behind the wheel should be prepared to face the consequences if he or she hurt someone in a car crash. But what about the companies behind the smartphone apps the distracted driver was using? Should they bear some responsibility too? A man who suffered brain damage in […]
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
A woman who was seriously injured in a bicycle-car accident in 2014 has been awarded $6.1 million by a jury in Los Angeles. The woman who struck the bicyclist ran a Santa Monica red light. It took the jury just a few hours to determine the damages for the plaintiff, as the defendant in the […]
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Statistics about bicycle crashes often claim that bikers are to blame the majority of the time. But if you dig past the numbers, you may find that the official record can be deceptive. An interesting opinion piece in Bicycling Magazine suggests that police bias sometimes skews the narrative of who was to blame after a motorist […]
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Without a doubt, pets are members of the family in the eyes of most California residents. However, it is becoming impossible to refute that they can pose a hazard to citizens. Most pet owners strive to teach their animals not to attack humans and most pets are friendly and love people. However, attacks do happen […]
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
A man in California is fighting back after his wife’s death. The man has filed a lawsuit claiming that his wife’s ovarian cancer was caused by the talcum powder used in some Johnson & Johnson products. He is seeking unspecified damages for his wife’s wrongful death with claims of negligence, strict product liability, breach of […]
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
We have spoken before in this blog about wrongful death litigation, and why families of a person killed as a result of someone else’s negligence often choose to file suit. Though the circumstances of a wrongful death case are usually much more serious than the typical personal injury claim, the elements of a successful case […]
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Monday, April 25, 2016
In our blog post about dog bites a few weeks ago, we referred to “vicious dogs” attacking and injuring people. In California, “vicious dog” is a legal designation applied to certain dogs, which can lead to authorities requiring the dog to be restrained or destroyed. State law defines a “vicious dog” in part as either: […]
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Department is fighting distracted driving, and with good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, L.A. is the second-worst city in the country for pedestrian accident fatalities, with 99 deaths in 2012 alone. The city is also notorious for hit-and-run crashes; about 20,000 drivers flee the car accident scene […]
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Friday, April 1, 2016
Californians love their dogs. Residents across the state own pet dogs, most of which are well-trained, friendly, and carefully monitored by their owners while out of the house. But not all dogs are safe to be around people, and sometimes people get attacked by vicious dogs. Such incidents can be very grave, especially when the victim […]
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