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Ski accidents in CA: Examples, injuries and potential remedies

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.

The key to surviving a panicked crowd

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.

Injured as a result of inadequate security?

The slip-and-fall accident is probably one of the most common scenarios Alameda residents picture when they hear us talk about suing a negligent property owner for compensation. However, there are many other situations in which a property owner's negligence can lead to injuries and a premises liability lawsuit.

Injured in a retail store on Black Friday?

Alameda shoppers, like so many others around the country, love to hunt for deals on Black Friday. Although more and more are shopping online these days, brick-and-mortar stores still do their best to lure in bargain hunters before the holidays. Unfortunately, Black Friday shopping in the stores can pose some serious risks to customers' health and safety, particularly when a negligent property owner fails to account for hazardous conditions.

Does CA have a statute of limitations?

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.

Bitten by a dog in Hayward, CA? 4 questions, answered.

Dog bites can cause serious injuries that are costly to treat. Dog attack injuries were responsible for over $600 million dollars in homeowner's insurance claims in 2016. A recent report by the Insurance Information Institute (III) notes that the prevalence of dog bites has increase in recent years.

No criminal charges in California balcony collapse

A California district attorney announced on March 29 that no criminal charges would be filed in a case involving a balcony collapse at a Berkeley apartment buiding. The accident occurred on June 16, 2015. It injured seven students and killed six.

Pianist settles lawsuit with California theater

According to reports, a famous pianist whose fingertip was severed by a faulty bathroom door at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood has settled the lawsuit she filed against the theater and its non-profit owner. The woman's fingertip on her middle finger of her left hand was reportedly severed on April 11, 2014, when she went to the venue to attend a film screening.

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