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Motorcycle accident injuries can be life altering

Motorcycle riders in California will know that more traffic on the highways at this time of the year will make their rides more dangerous. Because bikes have only two wheels, they cannot stand without support, and along with the fact that riders have limited protection, the consequences of any motorcycle accident could be catastrophic. While helmets and leather riding suits offer some protection, some common injuries frequently result from bike crashes.

With riders exposed as they are, any accident will likely have them making contact with the rough road surface. For this reason, road rash is almost par for the course, and if it causes only redness and abrasions of the skin, it is known as first-degree road rash. Second-degree involves a broken surface skin but undamaged inner skin layers, and the most severe, third-degree road rash, occurs when the outer skin is removed, exposing tissue and fat layers beneath. Head injuries are also prevalent, and although helmets have saved many lives, they only provide some level of protection. A helmet does not prevent the violent movement of the brain inside the skull, often leaving victims with traumatic brain injuries.

California wrongful death: Toddler killed in pedestrian accident

Most parents in California and across the country would do anything in their power to protect their children. This willingness likely makes the unexpected death of a child that much more devastating for surviving family members. Unfortunately, a family -- who may be considering whether to file a wrongful death lawsuit -- is now forced to face the unexpected death of their toddler.

The fatal incident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on a day in early November. Reports indicate that the 2-year-old girl was holding her father's hand while the pair crossed the street. Unfortunately, they were reportedly struck by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old man.

Wrongful death: 2 killed in crash with California tour bus

Unexpected conditions often arise while driving on California roadways. For example, traffic that could have been moving along at a decent speed could quickly slow. As a result, drivers must be ready to respond to a variety of different conditions and remain vigilant even in stop-and-go traffic. Unfortunately, an accident, potentially a case of wrongful death, has resulted the the deaths of two people.

The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. on a day in late October. According to reports, traffic in the northbound lanes of a California interstate was stop-and-go when police claim that a tour bus slammed into the back of two vehicles. The tour bus was empty of passengers at the time.

Woman arrested following wrongful death crash

Most people in California accept that they could potentially be involved in a car accident while on the roadways. As such, they often take certain measures to protect themselves. Despite these measures, they may be unable to avoid the unexpected and negligent actions of others who may not be as cautious. For example, a driver under the influence of alcohol could behave unpredictably, causing an accident with serious ramifications. In fact, a wrongful death lawsuit could potentially follow a recent crash that resulted in three fatalities.

The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on a day in October. According to reports, the three victims were traveling on Highway 99. Their vehicle was reportedly struck by a car driven by a 23-year-old woman.

Special considerations when seniors are injured

When an older person suffers an injury accident, their legal case may differ in key ways. Injuries tend be more severe, and recovery more complicated. Compensation will not look the same as it would for a younger person. Insurance companies may take a harder line on damages.

Seniors who have been injured by negligence of need savvy legal advocacy to protect their rights and secure appropriate compensation.

Wrongful death: Alcohol factor in fatal California crash

Motorists using California roadways face the risk of being involved in a car accident. However, those who engage in certain behaviors -- such as drinking and driving -- may be more prone to being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car accident that could potentially result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. on a day in early October. According to reports, a 25-year-old man was speeding when his vehicle crashed into a traffic pole. Police say that the force of the collision ripped the vehicle into two pieces.

Man in apparent wrongful death case returns to California court

When most people in California leave their residences, they likely have little expectation that it will be the last time that they will do so. Unfortunately, the actions of others -- including the decision to drive after consuming drugs or alcohol -- often puts others at risk. In fact, a fatal accident that happened last year could potentially result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The incident reportedly happened over a year ago, in Aug. 2017. According to reports, a 25-year-old man was driving on a California freeway at approximately 5:30 a.m. Police say that the man allowed his vehicle to drift from his lane, causing it to crash into the rear of a parked vehicle.

California car accidents: 4 injured in crash

It only takes a single moment of inattention to change someone's life forever. If distraction results in car accidents, multiple lives could be changed. For example, reports indicate that four people were injured in a recent crash in California.

The incident happened just before 5 a.m. on a day in mid-September. According to reports, a 25-year-old woman was headed north in a sedan. Police say that she allowed the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision.

Wrongful death: Fatal California crash under investigation

All drivers are aware of the potential hazards they face while traveling on California roadways. As a result, many take certain precautions, including obeying the speed limit and attempting to remove distractions while driving. Unfortunately, even the safest of drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the actions of others who may not be as cautious. In fact, the family of a deceased driver may be considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit following a recent crash.

Police say that an 18-year-old woman was driving a sedan south early one morning on a day in September. For reasons unknown, her vehicle apparently drifted into oncoming lanes of traffic, striking a northbound vehicle head on. The driver of that vehicle, a 27-year-old man, died as a result.

What to do after a slip-and-fall accident

You may encounter a puddle of water while walking through the supermarket. Or maybe there is an ice patch in the parking lot. Perhaps you encounter some uneven steps on your way into a restaurant. The reality is that you could slip on something and lose your balance almost anywhere.

Sometimes, a fall leaves you with a bruised hip, and other times, your injuries may be more severe. Here is what you should do if you are involved in a slip-and-fall accident while on another person’s property.

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