March 2018 Archives

What does 'loss of consortium' mean in a wrongful death claim?

Accidents take place in Alameda every day, and they can be life-changing events for families who lose a loved one. When we talk about wrongful death claims, we often emphasize the importance of a settlement or jury award in helping to keep a grieving family on solid financial footing. This is particularly true when the deceased provided financial support, as in the case of someone who earned a salary.

Mobile phones aren't the only source of distracted driving

When people think of distracted driving, teenagers on their phones is usually the first thing that comes to mind. There's no question that our increasingly screen-focused culture leads some people to poor decisions, such as reading or composing a text while driving. Others may try to take videos, pictures of the road conditions or selfies. Some people even check social media while they should focus on the road.

Dangerous property conditions can cause scarring, disfigurement

The slip-and-fall case is something that Alameda residents may be well familiar with. Whether due to a slick sidewalk, parking lot or wet floor, this type of premises liability claim commonly involves compensation for broken bones, soft tissue damage, perhaps even head or brain injuries.

Seek care for a brain injury at an appropriate facility

When Alameda residents suffer an injury or trauma to the head, it is crucial to get medical care as soon as possible. After all, these types of injuries are a factor in 50,000 deaths annually in this country. But new information suggests that the type of facility where victims obtain care for a brain injury is also an important factor in their outcome.

GHSA: high rate of pedestrian deaths signals a "sustained trend"

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently reported auto accidents resulted in almost 6,000 pedestrians' deaths in 2017. The federal agency notes that this is the second year in a row that pedestrian deaths have reached a 25-year high.

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