Recently a child in Southern California was injured by a piece of debris after a drone collided with a tree. That piece of debris hit the child as she was in a stroller. In another incident a small child in the United Kingdom was rendered partially blind by a drone that was being flown by a family friend and the friend lost control.
In a perfect world the balcony collapse in Berkeley would have been followed up by new laws, higher standards and people being held accountable for failing those 13 students and their friends. It's apparent we don't live in a perfect world.
The California Contractors State License Board recommended suspension or revocation of Segue Constructions license alleging they willfully disregarded plans and ignored standards when building the apartment complex near U. C. Berkeley. The result of their negligence lead to the death of 6 students and severe injury to at least 7 more students.
The JetBlue flight from Boston to Sacramento on August 11, 2016 was described like sitting on the "Tower Of Terror" ride at Disney World. The big difference is this ride was very real and 24 people were transported to the hospital for evaluation of injuries sustained on JetBlue Flight 429. The turbulence experienced was so severe that passenger Derek Lindahl grabbed a woman sitting in front of him who rose out of her seat 2 feet into the air.
The latest bright, shiny object drivers have to distract them is "Pokemon Go". In case you live in a cave this is a virtual reality game which invites you into an alternative universe. In this universe you catch virtual creatures and add them to your collection. This game is supposed to cause increased physical activity in the form of walking and human contact for those playing it. The game is targeted at those 35 & under. So far so good. Here is the rest of the story.
We are all prone to rants from time and to time. Sometimes folks may even have the temerity to tell me to not be quite so serious. Whenever I read a story like I read this morning from San Francisco I get serious and I tend to stay serious!
Dutch Brothers Coffee is a local Elk Grove company who has been thrown onto the national stage for all of the right reasons. The reason boils down to a simple act of humanity that might otherwise have gone un-noticed were it not for a phone camera and social media. This is what social media was designed to do in our opinion.
When was the last time you stopped and looked around your house, both inside and out, at all the little repair jobs that need to be done? Some are cosmetic of course, but some are actually just an accident waiting to happen. It could be you that trips over that uneven concrete on your walkway, or it may be the mailman. You could in fact be running the risk of having a premises liability suit filed against you.
Downtown Berkeley was the backdrop for yet another deadly balcony collapse. This balcony collapse took the lives of 6 students and severely injured 7 others. The investigation is currently focused on rotted wood as the cause. Five of the dead were Irish Nationals and the sixth was a dual Irish-U.S. citizen who lived in Rohnert Park.
If you own a car you are likely affected either directly or indirectly by the Takata Air Bad debacle. A quick look at the history to this mess is disquieting to even the most jaded legal professional. In political scandals the phrase what did they know and when did they know is frequently asked and this should have been asked of Takata.