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Dog Bite Laws In California
  • October 2020
  • By Samer Habbas, Esq
  • In Dog Bites,

With nearly 90 million domesticated dogs in the United States, it should come as no surprise that each year about 4.5 million people are attacked or bitten by dogs. Depending on the circumstances and where the injury happened, the victim may also pursue an injury claim based on the dog owner’s negligence or “strict liability” dog bite law that makes the owner liable regardless of the animal’s history or the owner’s carelessness.

Lane Change Auto Accident Who is at Fault?

Car accidents happen on a daily basis on California roads. Although liability can easily be established in some collisions, others may require additional investigation by an experienced car accident attorney. One type of motor vehicle accident that may require extensive investigation is a lane-change accident. In these types of accidents, typically the motorist who failed to obey the right of way is deemed at-fault. But that isn’t always the case.

Can Automatic Braking Feature Reduced Rear-End Accidents

With features like self-driving mode, lane assist and blind-spot detection, the latest inventions for vehicle safety have offered drivers a helping hand in safe driving. The purpose of the Automatic Braking System is to help prevent a rear-end collision, in the event the driver either miscalculates speed or is distracted. From first glance, this system seems like a great feature to have. But has it made a change in rear-end accidents on the road? And can we fully trust this system’s capabilities to protect us?

Traffic Returns to Normal Car Accidents in Southern California Increase

With fewer people commuting to work and more of us staying at home lately, the COVID-19 pandemic originally led to a significant reduction in traffic in southern California. It would seem that this would be a good thing, as fewer people driving on a daily basis should also mean a much lower number of traffic accidents. However, that is not necessarily the case in Southern California and other parts of the country, where drivers are abusing the open roads and taking lessened traffic as an opportunity to speed and drive recklessly.

Dehydration Is the Unsuspecting Form of Nursing Home Abuse

Dehydration is one of the most common and overlooked types of elder abuse in nursing homes. The families of the elderly residents rely on the staff to look after their loved ones. Nursing home employees play a vital role in the lives of those who can no longer care for themselves. Most victims are dependent on their abuser for basic needs. 1 in 10 elders, over the age of 60, suffer from abuse every year.

What Happens if the At-Fault Driver Dies in the Accident

You were involved in a fatal car crash. Fortunately for you, you survived. The other driver who crashed into you, however, died from catastrophic injuries. Your initial reaction may be one of sadness or remorse, but then you have no choice but to turn your attention to yourself and your own injuries. If the at-fault party has passed, who is going to pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages, and accruing out of pocket expenses? Plus who will be responsible for your emotional and mental trauma resulting from the remnants of the collision?

Tyrod Taylor Suffers Punctured Lung by Team Doctor

Los Angeles Chargers team doctor punctured the lung of starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, just before kickoff Sunday. Coach Anthony Lynn comments, “it happens…the doctor just made a mistake”. The incident is currently under investigation by the NFL Players Assn. However, this is not the first experience the Chargers have had dealing with medical malpractice.

Preserve Evidence After a Slip and Fall Accident Accident

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that result in serious injuries that require extensive medical care and treatment. These cases are so common because falls can happen anywhere–from home, to work, to a restaurant. Specifically, these types of cases are referred to as premises liability cases because the premises owner may be responsible to the injured person.

Concussions are Silent Injuries with a Life-threatening Impact

A concussion can happen from any intense trauma that damages tissues or blood vessels in the brain, whether sustained during a car crash, slip and fall or any other type of accident. Although concussions are commonly referred to as a mild type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and may not be deemed life threatening, it can nevertheless have serious impacts on the victim’s life.

The Dangerous Forklifts Accidents In Warehouse

There are more than one million active forklifts in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents each year. Statistically, that means that approximately 11% of forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year.