The city of Newark has found itself paying nearly $400,000 after reaching a settlement agreement with patrons injured by a rotten tree in a city park. Multiple people were struck and injured by the tree when it fell after the city's failure to maintain it.
Summertime is right around the corner and that means crowded public pools for those seeking some relief from the heat. If the Emma Hood Swim Center does not quickly correct several ongoing safety and environmental issues, Alameda residents could be forced to look elsewhere for a public place to swim. The Alameda County Environmental Health Department will close the center at the end of May if the issues are not resolved. The swim center is approximately 60 years old.
A previous post on this blog described a tragic case in which a young child died at a California preschool program. While this happened at a public institution, the incident may raise concerns in the minds of many parents who drop their children off at one of the Bay Area's many child care facilities.
The parents of a three-year-old girl who died in a tragic accident while at her preschool have now sued both the preschool and the church that operated the school. The incident happened in Newark, an Alameda County suburb in the East Bay Area.
A previous post on this California blog talked about the elements of proving a negligence claim in a personal injury case, and specifically, a premises liability case. This post discussed how negligence is the ordinary standard, used in many different types of personal injury cases, judges or juries use to decide whether a party responsible for an accident will or will not have to pay compensation for an injury.
This blog has previously discussed, in a variety of contexts, how an injured victim of an accident in the Bay Area, including Alameda County, can hold a responsible party financially accountable for her injuries if she can prove negligence.
In previous posts, this blog has discussed how our law firm can represent those who get hurt on the property of others. Generally speaking, property owners in California, such as business owners, hotels and lodging facilities and even landlords, have an obligation to keep those who come on their property safe.
Even with the proliferation of online shopping, doorstep delivery and the like, there are times when people in the greater Bay Area still need to set out to a grocery store, a shopping mall or some other brick-and-mortar retail location.
The area in and around San Francisco and the larger Bay Area is, quite obviously, full of places to boat, sail and enjoy the water. While the water in the ocean itself may be a little too cold for the liking of many would-be swimmers, there are also plenty of rivers, lakes, and the like where one can take a dip in the warmer months.
We often write here on our Alameda personal injury law blog about the types of injuries and losses for which victims can seek compensation. All manner of outward physical injuries, brain injuries and the loss of a loved one's life may be included in a legal action.