Negligence is a legal term that often appears in personal injury cases. In many of these suits, the victim needs to establish that the person responsible for the injury was negligent. Establishing negligence generally requires that the victim meet four specific elements:
It's the most basic rule of driver's education: drive safely. A failure to follow basic traffic rules can result in a ticket. Traffic tickets serve as one way to help deter drivers from making poor choices while driving. Unfortunately, even with the threat of a ticket some drivers drive in an unsafe manner. Legal remedies are available in the event that this negligence results in an accident that causes injury to another.
A victim injured by another's negligent or reckless actions generally has the chance to hold that person accountable through a lawsuit. In many states, including California, this form of legal relief is only available for a certain period of time. This is the statute of limitations.
Pokémon Go! is a popular app that allows users to gather various Pokémon creatures and partake in game play. The unique aspect of this app was the fact that it incorporated real world locations. Users would stop at specific locations, like a park or mall, to get a new creature, pokeballs, battle at gyms or partake in other activities related to the game.
The holiday season is a time for good cheer and merriment. Unfortunately, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's is also a time that experiences an increase in car accidents.
Law enforcement officials report that during the early morning hours of May 25, a single vehicle crash in Lynwood claimed the lives of two people. Two other people in the car were injured in the fatal accident.
Aggressive, distracted or impaired drivers can cause accidents on any day of the year. However, there are some days when the rate of accidents and insurance claims is higher. For instance, accident rates tend to be higher around an NFL stadium after the home team loses a game. The claim rate increases by an average of 9.4 percent compared to just 3.2 percent if the home team wins.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, an accident that occurred on April 28 claimed the lives of three people, including a Los Banos High School teacher and the teacher's father. Also killed was the 30-year-old driver of the other involved vehicle.
California motorists might be interested in learning more about researchers' claims that the fatalities and injuries caused by driving while intoxicated may be reduced by increasing taxes on alcohol. After Illinois increased state taxes on alcohol in 2009, fatal car accidents involving alcohol declined 26 percent. The number of crashes involving drivers classified as being extremely drunk declined by 25 percent, while the number of crashes by drivers impaired by alcohol declined 22 percent.
A 51-year-old male passenger of a taxi was fatally injured in an accident on a transition road on the morning of March 16. The incident took place in Fairfield near the interchange of Interstate 680 and Interstate 80, and reports have indicated that the driver and one other passenger suffered injuries in the crash.