As we discussed recently here on our Alameda personal injury law blog, suffering an injury by slipping and falling can cause serious consequences for which a negligent property owner can be held responsible. But a slippery floor or other surface is just one type of dangerous property condition that can cause injuries.
Walmart is no stranger to headlines about customer safety issues in its stores. From Black Friday crowds trampling victims to dangerous individuals wielding weapons in the aisles, the retail giant has made the news for a number of deeply concerning episodes. Yet Alameda residents continue to read stories about even the most basic safety precautions being neglected, giving rise to hazardous conditions.
Auto technology ranges from fairly simple lane assist mechanisms to the more advanced, fully autonomous vehicles of tomorrow. Many of these forms of tech are optional. Not only can driver choose if he or she wants to purchase a vehicle with these advances, but even those that have this technology often have an on/off option.
Big rigs, semitrucks and box trucks are dangerous when they get into crashes because of their sheer weight and size. Moreover, since they're slower moving and poorly maneuvering, they are more at risk of getting into accidents than other types of vehicles.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is tasked with many things, including the prevention of commercial motor vehicle related fatalities and injuries. The agency meets this objective in a number of ways, including the implementation of rigorous standards for commercial drivers' licenses as well as compliance and enforcement efforts.
A recent study analyzed the impact of marijuana use on fatal accidents. Researchers reviewed car accident data with a focus on one specific day: April 20th. The significance of the day resides within the celebration of a counterculture holiday known as the "High Holiday."
Sometimes, an injury suffered in an accident heals, and the victim makes a full recovery. Other times, the injury is something that the victim must adjust to for the rest of their life. In the case of a brain injury, the injury itself can lead to serious conditions that do not develop until many years after the accident.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published a call to the construction industry to join their ongoing campaign: 2018 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
Technological innovations have made it easier to figure out everything from where to get dinner to the best investment options for retirement funds. One controversial area that is currently under development involves the production of a product referred to as the "Textalyzer" device.
The loss of a loved one in a fatal accident is something no Alameda family should ever have to endure. Sadly, far too many people face this reality on a daily basis. A wrongful death lawsuit can help a grieving family protect their financial interests by compensating them for their losses, but the amount of compensation depends on a number of factors.
The #MeToo movement has opened a dialogue throughout the country. The movement has resulted in more than an opportunity for victims to share stories of sexual assault. It has also led others in Hollywood to feel emboldened enough to voice concerns about working conditions.
A woman recently leashed up her dog and headed out for a walk on a typical California afternoon. Unfortunately this walk did not end with a drink of water and safe return home. While taking her walk, another dog approached and began to attack.
When an Alameda family loses a loved one in a fatal accident, they naturally look to the criminal justice system to punish the negligent driver proportionately to the pain and suffering inflicted. However, when criminal law falls short, victims' families may have other legal options available.