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Child suffers critical injuries in California pedestrian accident

Most pedestrians know of the potential dangers that they could experience while walking on or near California roads. As such, they often go to great lengths to protect themselves, including ensuring that they only cross streets at designated crosswalks when a pedestrian light indicates it is time to cross. Unfortunately, even then a pedestrian accident can occur when drivers in the area fail to obey traffic signs.

For example, reports indicate that a 12-year-old boy was recently injured at an intersection in California. The accident allegedly happened when a motorist attempted an illegal right turn. The boy was apparently in an intersection with a pedestrian scramble, which stops all traffic and allows pedestrians to cross in all directions.

Complexities of holding venues liable for customer violence

What if somebody has seriously injured your loved one while they were just trying to live their life, perhaps at an outdoor music festival, in a bar or in the parking lot of a store?

California businesses have a special responsibility to protect the safety of their customers, even from assault by other customers. Still, California law on this issue is deeply complex and forever evolving. An experienced attorney can assess whether legal action can help you. if you have a viable case.

California car accident sends driver, passenger to hospital

Drivers are expected to follow a variety of different traffic laws. Because of this, it may be easy for many people to take for granted certain laws, such as those related to speed limit. Unfortunately, failing to obey any traffic law can have serious consequences. In fact, two people were recently injured in a car accident in California in which authorities believe that speed was a factor.

The incident reportedly happened just after 5:30 p.m. on a day in early September. Police believe that a 26-year-old man was driving on Interstate 5 when his vehicle struck a temporary guardrail head-on. Reports claim that the accident occurred because the driver's speed prevented him from negotiating the off-ramp.

Number of fatalities in traffic-light related crashes increase

Because driving is so commonplace for many drivers in California and across the country, it may be easy to take for granted the variety of different traffic laws put into place to ensure that everyone can safely use the country's roadways. Unfortunately, failure to obey traffic lights, for example, can come with tragic consequences. In fact, a recent study shows that the number of fatalities related to drivers running red lights is at the highest level in a decade.

According to reports, the number of people killed across the country by drivers who failed to obey traffic lights was 939 in 2017, the last year for which data is available. A review of government crash data found a 28% increase from 2008. The data reveals that two people are killed by drivers who do not stop at a traffic light as required by law every day in the United States.

Five common types of elder abuse

Aging is only natural, so there may come a time when you’re forced to decide if your elderly parents can take care of themselves. If not, you may place them into a nursing home. A nursing home is responsible for ensuring your loved one’s safety, but that does not always happen.

Old age might have impacted your parent’s memory or physical health, and the deterioration of these faculties makes them especially susceptible to mistreatment by others. Maltreatment of an older person is a simplified definition of elder abuse.

California car accidents: 2 deaths, multiple injuries in crash

While everyone who uses California roadways is likely aware of the potential of being involved in an accident, few people likely expect that it will happen to them in reality. Unfortunately, car accidents can leave victims suffering emotionally, physically and financially. In fact, police say that two people were killed and several others injured following a recent collision.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on a day in August. According to reports, the driver of a sedan cross over two sets of solid yellow double lines, a rumble strip in a center divider and flexible posts before entering lanes of oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly struck a van with six occupants.

Woman settles suit with city regarding slip-and-fall accident

Most people realize the importance of being aware of their surroundings to help preserve their personal safety. Unfortunately, many people in California and across the country find themselves suffering as a result of another party's negligence. In fact, a woman in another state recently agreed to settle a lawsuit against the city that she claims is responsible for her slip-and-fall accident.

The accident reportedly happened in Aug. 2017. The woman claims that she was walking from a pay station in a city-owned parking lot when she tripped over some cracked and broken asphalt. Unfortunately, she reports landing on "her outstretched arms." The fall, she claims, resulted in serious injuries, including an injury to her rotator cuff that required surgery.

Wrongful death: 4 motorcyclists killed in California crash

Many people would argue that drivers of traditional motor vehicles have a safety advantage over other types of users -- such as motorcyclists -- because of the size differences and physical protections that traditional vehicles provide. Unfortunately, a collision between a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle, for example, can easily have devastating consequences. In fact, four motorcyclists in California were recently killed, reportedly after they were struck by an SUV. Though the SUV driver is facing criminal charges, she could also face a wrongful death lawsuit

The California Highway Patrol claims to have received reports about the accident during the early morning hours of a day in early August. A 24-year-old northbound female driver is accused of driving the wrong way on a California highway. As a result, reports claim, her SUV struck two motorcycles head-on.

Wrongful death lawsuit possible after fatal California crash

While there are certain actions that pedestrians can take to protect their safety, there are often incidents that they cannot anticipate in which nothing they can do can protect them from the negligent actions of others. Unfortunately, one family is now grieving -- and possibly considering a wrongful death lawsuit -- following a fatal accident in California. The driver of the vehicle believed to be responsible faces criminal charges.

The accident happened on a day in July. According to reports, a 22-year-old woman was driving a vehicle that she had rented via Get Around, a peer-to-peer rental service. Police say that the woman ran a red light and was broadsided by another vehicle. The woman's vehicle then struck two pedestrians in a crosswalk.

How can I protect myself if a dog attacks me?

Dogs are very popular pets in the United States. If you do not keep one yourself, it is likely you have a friend, neighbor or family member who does.

Unfortunately, all dogs can bite, even ones you are familiar with, and dog bites may be especially prevalent in California. According to State Farm, California had more dog bite claims in 2018 than any other state.

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