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California car accidents: Head-on crash kills both drivers

Some drivers understand the anxiety felt when another vehicle is headed toward them in the same lane and they are unsure whether a collision can be avoided. Many times, a tragedy is averted, but unfortunately, car accidents sometimes result from this type of situation. Often, the people involved do not survive the tremendous impact of such a crash. This was the case when two people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 5 near Carlsbad.

According to a California law enforcement spokesperson, police stopped a driver in a pickup truck for a minor violation on a recent evening just past midnight in Oceanside. However, the driver sped away once officers exited their vehicle. Police pursued the truck, but stopped when the truck driver started speeding down I-5 in the wrong lane.

Take these 3 important steps after a slip-and-fall accident

A slip-and-fall accident can leave you injured and in need of financial support. Especially when a slip-and-fall is a direct result of a property owner’s negligence, you need to take action not only to receive compensation to recover, but also to hold the responsible party accountable.

In order to get the help you need, there are some important steps you need to take in the aftermath of your slip-and-fall accident.

Alcohol suspected in fatal California car accident

The potential consequences of drinking and driving are well-publicized. Despite this, people in California and across the country continue to risk people's lives and well-being by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. In fact, a recent car accident resulted in the death of a driver in addition to forcing two others to seek hospital treatment.

The accident reportedly happened on a California freeway around 10 p.m. on a day in January. According to reports, the drivers of a sedan, van and a sports car came to a stop as a result of traffic. The California Highway Patrol reports that the 42-year-old male driver of a pickup truck failed to stop, slamming into the back of the sports car.

Wrongful death lawsuit accuses fraternity of illegal hazing

For many college students in California and across the country, becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority is an important part of their college experience. While such an organization is often a positive experience, a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit alleged that a California fraternity engaged in illegal hazing. The actions reportedly led to the death of a college student.

The incident at the center of the lawsuit reportedly happened in Sept. 2018 and involved a 20-year-old junior. The lawsuit, filed by the victim's parents, claims that their son was subjected to psychological and physical torture at the hands of Alpha Phi Alpha, including the deprivation of sleep. For example, they claim that their son was required to eat an onion soaked in hot sauce in one sitting -- an event that they say led to his hospitalization.

Fatal accident in California could lead to wrongful death claim

The loss of a child is a parent's worst nightmare. This loss can be especially difficult when it comes during the holidays and as a result of a preventable accident. Unfortunately, one family in California is now coping with an unexpected, unimaginable loss, reportedly as a result of an accident involving a sheriff's deputy. They could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result.

The incident reportedly happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a day in mid-December. According to reports, a patrol vehicle struck the rear of a sedan occupied by a woman and an infant on Interstate 5. The deputy's vehicle reportedly came to a stop on an embankment.

Car accidents: Case over crash with California deputy settled

People in California and across the country expect that when they need help, law enforcement officers will respond and help them. However, a recent lawsuit addresses the question of what will happen if law enforcement officers' negligence results in car accidents that harm others. As a result of the lawsuit, one county has agreed to pay a family $25 million. 

The lawsuit involved a car accident that happened in July 2017. According to reports, a man driving a vehicle with his family attempted to make a left turn. Unfortunately, their vehicle was struck by a sports utility vehicle belonging to the sheriff's department. Reports indicate that the deputy driving the vehicle was responding to a call but had not engaged the siren or lights.

Wrongful death lawsuit accuses California educators of negligence

School-aged children in the United States often spend a great deal of time with educators; some may ultimately spend more time with teachers and counselors than they do with their parents. As such, parents are forced into a position that they must trust that these educators will notify them if they notice concerning behavior, such as the expression of suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, a wrongful death lawsuit recently filed in California accuses a school district, counselor and principal of negligence in the events leading up to a 12-year-old girl's suicide.

Reports indicate that the girl texted a friend, indicating that she intended to kill herself in May 2018. The friend reportedly showed the text to a teacher who referred the matter to the principal. The principal then referred the matter to a school counselor. The parents of the 12-year-old girl claim that the counselor met with her once, asked her to fill out a questionnaire but did not follow up with her.

These distractions could make your bike ride more dangerous

California climate allows residents to enjoy riding their bicycles year-round. Whether you use your bike to commute to work or to simply enjoy a morning or evening outing, riding a bicycle comes with a slew of health and well-being benefits. However, taking your eyes from the road can be just as dangerous for you behind the handles of your bike as it is behind the wheel of a car.

Distracted cycling is as rampant as distracted driving. When you’re riding a bike, there are plenty of distractions awaiting you that can make your journey dangerous.

California motorcycle accident leads to millions in damages

Some people in California spend a great deal of time behind the wheel of a vehicle. As such, certain aspects of driving may become so commonplace that it may be easy to take them for granted -- such as signaling before changing lanes. Unfortunately, what may seem as a relatively small oversight to some could ultimately have devastating consequences for others in the vicinity, especially if it results in a motorcycle accident or other form of motor vehicle collision.

Such an oversight is reportedly the subject of a recent personal injury lawsuit. According to reports, the plaintiff was riding a motorcycle when the driver of a traditional motor vehicle exited the carpool lanes, reportedly without signaling. As a result, the motorcyclist is said to have careened across multiple lanes of traffic before striking a flatbed trailer. The accident was recorded by another motorcyclist's camera.

Signs of psychological abuse in nursing home residents

Any form of abuse towards residents in nursing homes is unacceptable. After all, you put your trust into nursing home staff to care and provide for your loved one. But when caregivers don’t treat your loved one with the respect and kindness they need and deserve, it can be heartbreaking and frustrating.


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