People in California who love to cook know that many accidents can occur in the kitchen. Surround a person with enough sharp objects, hot surfaces and the pressure of a hungry family or guests and it's easy to see why the kitchen is the place where most burn injuries commonly occur in the home. To avoid burns occurring in the kitchen, people should always keep an eye on their pots and pans while they are cooking and always turn the handles towards in the inside of the counter, so that others can't grab or knock them over. If a fire actually ever does break out, people should keep a fire extinguisher ready and accessible at all times. If a person tries to use water to put out a grease fire, the results can be significantly worse.
A tragic accident occurred earlier this month when a man pushing his 7-month-old child in a stroller entered a Point Loma crosswalk. Without warning, a person driving an SUV turned right at the intersection and slammed directly into the man and the stroller, causing serious injuries to both the man and his child. Both were rushed to Scripps Mercy Hospital with life-threatening injuries, including broken bones and serious head injuries.
Residents in Southern California may have heard about the latest arrest of rap music mogul Suge Knight, who now faces a multitude of serious criminal charges including murder after he allegedly ran over two men in a parking lot.
Getting out on the open road can instill a great sense of freedom and adventure. However, there are unfortunately inherent dangers that come along with that freedom, and sometimes these dangers manifest themselves in tragic ways. Any car accident can be a scary situation, but when an accident injures a loved one, or worse, these experiences can be incredibly heartbreaking. When that accident was caused by the negligence of another party, there may be legal recourses available.
Under California law, dog owners are strictly liable for the damages their pets cause, especially if the dog attacks, bites or otherwise injures another person. This means that the pet owner is absolutely liable for compensating the injured party, but it may not always be the owner herself who opens up the checkbook. Depending on the situation, the dog's owner may be covered by insurance.
People in San Diego may have heard about an unusual accident that occurred in the Mountain View area earlier this month, when a driver struck a man who was directing a funeral procession, causing him serious injuries. The driver then jumped out, abandoning his vehicle at the scene of the crash and escaping on foot.
After suffering a car accident, victims understandably have a lot on their minds. They may have large bills to pay and, in some cases, they may be dealing with serious injury and could be facing the prospect of lost wages and time off from work. Perhaps even worse is the uncertainty of the future, as people wonder whether they will face persistent or recurring medical problems as a result of their injuries, and how they can afford to pay for ongoing medical treatment.
People in California know that dog bites are a fairly common problem in many parts of the state, as people in all types of neighborhoods often possess pets that have the propensity for violent or aggressive behavior. Some are trained attack dogs, some are dogs who are bred for violence and some are otherwise well-mannered pets who react unfortunately to stressful situations or people. Regardless of the type of dog, any owner of a dog who bites or otherwise inflicts injury on another person is probably going to be held liable for the damage the dog causes, unless the victim is trespassing on private property when the attack occurred.
People in San Diego may have heard about a tragic traffic accident that left one cyclist facing life-threatening and life-altering injuries. The accident occurred earlier this month on Fiesta Island, a popular destination for cyclists due to the fact that many streets are one-way, and car traffic is relatively light. Unfortunately, this sense of security was shattered when a wrong-way driver, who is believed to have been under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, slammed her vehicle into a large group of cyclists, injuring approximately 10 people in the crash.
People in the San Diego area have become accustomed to the hordes of costumed fanatics that descend upon the city every year for the annual Comic-Con, a convention dedicated to all things sci-fi, horror, comic book and otherwise. The festivities are usually well-organized and well-received, but an unfortunate car accident at this year's convention has organizers rethinking some of their planned activities in the future.