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Jury awards woman almost $2 million after slip-and-fall accident

For many people in California, stopping by a grocery or convenience store is a relatively mundane part of their day. They pick up the items they need, pay and continue with their day. Unfortunately, one woman's life was significantly altered after she was the victim of a slip-and-fall accident in another state. She was recently awarded more that $1.9 million in damages in response to the personal injury lawsuit she filed as a result of the injuries she suffered.

The incident reportedly happened in 2016. The woman was at USA Grocers, owned by Siraji Inc,, to purchase soda. Unfortunately, she reportedly slipped in a puddle of water that had accumulated in front of a container of ice and beer. The fall resulted in multiple injuries, including a torn rotator cuff, a lumbar spine injury and nerve damage in her wrist. 

Bicycle Safety: What your child should know

Many children bike around during the summer months. You may rely on your child to get themselves from one place to another while you are at work. Whether they are biking to a friend’s house or a daytime activity, you want them to stay safe.

Here are some tips on how to keep your child safe while biking.

Man injured in California motorcycle accident involving cop

There is no doubt for most people in California that police officers work hard to serve those they are sworn to protect. In the case of an emergency call, an officer is likely eager to quickly provide the necessary assistance. However, an officer who is attempting to respond to a call but is unaware of others in the same area as them could cause an accident. In fact, a motorcycle accident involving a police officer recently sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.

The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in June. According to reports, a police officer was parked on the shoulder of the road as he assisted another officer with a traffic stop. He originally had his rear amber warning lights on but reportedly engaged his emergency lights when he was dispatched to another location.

Wrongful death: Charges in California fatal pedestrian accident

No family in California or across the country is prepared for the unexpected death of a family member. Unfortunately, such a loss can be even more difficult when it could have been prevented. In fact, a fatal pedestrian accident may cause one family to carefully consider whether it is appropriate to file a wrongful death lawsuit in response.

The accident in question reportedly happened just before 10:30 p.m. on a day in mid-June. According to reports, the victim -- whose identity was not released in the immediate aftermath of the crash -- was walking on the side of the road in a rural area of California. Reports indicate that a southbound vehicle struck the pedestrian before leaving the scene.

California cyclist seriously injured in car accident

Drivers are likely to encounter a variety of different hazards and road conditions that may require them to react or adjust to ensure that everyone they may encounter is safe. Unfortunately, failure to adapt to a changing condition could ultimately result in serious harm. In fact, a bicyclist in California was recently seriously injured in a car accident.

The incident that left the cyclist injured reportedly happened just after 7:30 a.m. on a day in mid-June. Many of the details regarding the accident are unclear, including the identities of both people believed to have been involved. Reports indicate that the bicyclist was struck by a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old.

Man faces murder charge due to California car accident

Though there are thousands of drivers on California roadways every day and each has a responsibility to avoid taking action that could cause an accident, there are those who take for granted their ability to avoid causing harm. Unfortunately, such carelessness can often have devastating consequences. For example, a man in California now faces a murder charge after he allegedly caused a car accident that seriously injured one person and took the life of another.

The incident that led to the charges against the 34-year-old man reportedly happened near midnight on a day in Nov. 2017. Prosecutors claim that the man crossed into oncoming traffic while attempting to maneuver a curve. His vehicle allegedly struck on oncoming vehicle, killing a 21-year-old woman.

Charges considered after fatal California motorcycle accident

The worst nightmare for many families in California and across the country is learning about the unexpected death of loved one. Unfortunately, this news may be even more difficult to process when that death was the result of the negligent acts of another driver and could have easily been prevented. For example, police believe that a recent fatal motorcycle accident was caused by a wrong-way driver.

The incident happened on a day in early June. According to reports, the victim was a 44-year-old male motorcyclist who was exiting the northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Reports indicate that the motorcyclist collided head-on with a vehicle headed the wrong way.

Senate: 34 California nursing homes have ‘poor care’ records

On Monday, the United States Senate released a list of nearly 400 nursing home that had “a persistent record of poor care.” Thirty-four California nursing homes are on the list. It highlights a growing problem both in the state and across the country.

Many of the problems relate to a lack of budget for care-facility inspections. Eighty of the nursing-home facilities on the Senate’s list, including six in California, are on the Special Focus Facility (SFF) program. It is an initiative attempting to raise standards of practice.

What to do when a slip-and-fall accident is caused by negligence

Every person has likely had a moment where he or she tripped over a raised sidewalk and slipped on a wet floor. In many incidents in California, people are able to recover their balance without significant harm. Unfortunately, some who are the victims of a slip-and-fall accident suffer serious injuries that will impact them for the rest of their lives.

Some falls are simply an accident, caused by the person's own carelessness. However, there are those that occur as a result of negligence on the part of the property owner or party that manages the property. These falls often arise as a result of changes in flooring, poor lighting, wet floors, torn carpeting or narrow stairs.

1 dead in California motorcycle accident; 1 injured in aftermath

It is possible that many drivers will spend hours in their vehicle without coming across any accidents or other potential dangerous conditions. However, when they do come across an accident, for example, it is necessary to take additional caution while driving through the area. Unfortunately, a woman assisting at a fatal motorcycle accident was recently injured by another vehicle.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day May. According to reports, a motorcyclist was headed west on a California roadway when an eastbound driver of a pickup truck allegedly attempted a left turn into the former's path. Reports indicate that the motorcyclist was underneath the pickup truck at some point but was helped by bystanders.

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