Car accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons, such as lack of visibility or even a single moment of distraction. Because of this potential, drivers in California and across the country must take measures to ensure that they are vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol reduces a driver's ability to do so. In fact, a driver may now face a wrongful death claim after he allegedly caused a fatal accident while under the influence of alcohol.
People -- regardless of any mistakes they may have made in their past -- should be able to feel safe in their settings, even if that setting is a state prison. Unfortunately, when law enforcement officials fail to take appropriate action to ensure inmate safety, lives could be lost. In fact, California recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit regarding a man who was discovered dead in his cell.
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.
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.
The worst nightmare for every parent is that their children will face serious injury. Unfortunately, that nightmare came true for a family in California as they returned from a fishing trip. Law enforcement officials have filed several criminal charges against the man believed to have caused the fatal accident that is said to have resulted in the death of a young child.
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.
Technology has significantly changed how people in California and across the country live their lives. While advances may seem life-changing and create a desire for manufacturers to get products into the hands of consumers immediately, failure to properly test products for safety can unfortunately have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences. In fact, Tesla is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit after the family members of a deceased man claim that the company is beta testing its autopilot technology on live drivers.
There are many drivers on California roadways who make attempts to ensure that their actions do not endanger themselves and those around them. Unfortunately, even safe drivers often find themselves unable to effectively respond when others do not take similar precautions. In fact, a woman was recently arrested after police claim she caused a fatal accident.
Safe drivers remain aware of their surroundings and prepared to respond to changing conditions or unexpected hazards at all times. Unfortunately, there are some accidents that even the safest of drivers find themselves unable to avoid. In fact, a man was recently arrested following a crash in California that could ultimately result in wrongful death claims.