February 2018 Archives

Protecting the rights of Californians injured by falling objects

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.

Lawsuit against Walmart over slip-and-fall accident continues

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.

Should you opt to use that auto tech? IIHS weighs in.

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.

The latest facts about truck crashes

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.

CA truck driver pulled off the road as an "imminent hazard"

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.

Study finds link between marijuana and fatal accidents

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."

Brain injury victims at significantly higher risk of dementia

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.

National Campaign aims to reduce construction injuries due to falls

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.

Will police officers get to use the "Textalyzer" in CA?

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.

Compensation for the loss of a child in a wrongful death case

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.

Long hours on the set can lead to drowsy driving

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.

Seeking justice through a wrongful death lawsuit

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.

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