The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is tasked with many things, including the prevention of commercial motor vehicle related fatalities and injuries. The agency meets this objective in a number of ways, including the implementation of rigorous standards for commercial drivers' licenses as well as compliance and enforcement efforts.
A woman recently leashed up her dog and headed out for a walk on a typical California afternoon. Unfortunately this walk did not end with a drink of water and safe return home. While taking her walk, another dog approached and began to attack.
Ski vacations are a popular way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while taking in some serene winter landscapes. Californians have many options here in the state as well as in neighboring Utah and Colorado. But who exactly is liable in the event of an accident on a ski hill? The answer will depend on the details of the accident.
Autonomous vehicles are gaining in popularity. Autonomous vehicle manufacturers state these vehicles are safe and reliable, less likely to get into an accident than those that are operated by human drivers. But what if something goes wrong? What if this technology malfunctions?
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.