Trampoline parks have gained popularity throughout the country, offering everything from open jump times and planned birthday parties to organized exercise classes. Although the bright colors and festive music appear to promise a great time to those who enter the front door, the participants generally cannot get past the main entrance without signing off on a waiver.
A driver recently struck and killed a 26 year-old pedestrian in California. The accident occurred just after 8 in the evening and is under investigation. Although we do not know the exact cause of this accident, it does provide incentive to pause and question how we can better ensure our safety while enjoying California on foot.
California is a state known for beautiful beaches, wine country and wonderful weather. It is also a state with many winter outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding. Although enjoyable, these winter sports come with some risks.
Car accidents can cause serious injury. In these cases, victims may consider holding a driver that caused the accident responsible for his or her actions through a personal injury lawsuit. It is likely that victims have questions before moving forward with such a lawsuit. These questions may include:
Personal injury is an area of law with many niches. Car accidents, wrongful death actions and medical malpractice claims are a few examples that are likely familiar. You may not be familiar with another type of personal injury claim referred to as premises liability.
Dangerous situations that result in injury are often in the news. These stories may make you wonder what to do if you find yourself in a crowd during an emergency. A recent piece in Popular Science delves into the issue, discussing the research of a number of scientists. These scientists researched the reactions of crowds in various situations - situations that range from crowds that were panicked by an explosion to the movement of consumers within a shopping mall. This data was gathered in an attempt to help reduce the risk of injuries to people in panicked crowds.
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:
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.
An accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can result in serious, potentially fatal injuries for the pedestrian. Unfortunately, these accidents are not uncommon. A publication in the United States National Library of Medicine's National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes that "traffic-related pedestrian injuries are a growing public health threat."