September 2019 Archives

Who is subject to alcohol and drug testing by FMCSA?

Much like automobile drivers must abide by certain regulations, the same applies to truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA is a federal government entity tasked with regulating who carries goods throughout the nation in trucks and how those trucks are maintained. Drivers who operate large trucks must obtain special commercial drivers' licenses and having a CDL may mean that a person is subject to drug and alcohol testing by FMCSA. This post will further explore what individuals and entities may have to comply with these important safety procedures.

Factors that can influence premises liability claims

Injuries that occur on the properties of others may be compensable under personal injury theories of law. Particularly, premises liability law relates to the responsibility of property owners and non-owner residents to keep land, buildings and other real property sites free of dangers and other hazards. When a California resident is hurt while visiting someone else's home, they may have the right to sue for the recovery of their damages.

5 highway driving tips to keep you safe

Driving on the highway can be nerve-racking, as you're in close proximity to a large number of fast-moving vehicles. Add in the fact that the roadways aren't always in the best condition, and it's natural to have concerns about being injured in an accident.

Living after the loss of a loved one from a wrongful death

Last week, this Alameda-based personal injury legal blog offered a post on the tragic loss of nearly 3 dozen lives in a boat fire in Southern California. The victims perished when the dive boat they were sleeping on caught fire and they were unable to escape to safety. As investigations into the fire continue, families throughout the state are left reeling from unimaginable losses and extreme emotional pain.

Many killed in dive boat fire

California is a beautiful state that contains some of the nation's most precious natural environments. From the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the desert of Death Valley, California provides its residents with practically every type of terrain that they could want. This includes water as well, because California contains many pristine lakes as well as hundreds of miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean.

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