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.
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.
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.
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.
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.