As a result of almost unprecedented rainfall in Northern California we have all seen our heroic first responders rescuing people stranded in cars. The reality is that often these victims ended up stranded because they failed to heed the warning signs that were put in place to prevent this exact occurrence.
We see more and more evidence that features designed to protect us are actually doing the opposite. Let's take a minute and review some of the more obvious and egregious examples;
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.
When it's fun, thrills, and laughter you're after then an amusement park seems to be a logical answer. The State of California is well-known for its many amusement parks (Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Sea World, Marine World, Legoland) scattered throughout the state and these parks seem to reach near capacity during the Holiday Season. What happens when your trip to the amusement park turns into disaster, and you end up with a personal injury? This is where premises liability comes into play, and how it will work in your favor.
A recent state audit provides evidence that California's oversight of limousines, shuttles, charter busses and other passenger carriers is "insufficient to ensure consumer safety" in the aftermath of a deadly limo fire on the San Mateo Bridge. We have written about this fire on several occasions. The general public has been led to believe that the State Agency paid to oversee these conveyances is doing a good job and we don't agree. When 5 people die in a limo fire that was preventable it becomes clear they are not doing an even acceptable job.
When we lose a loved one it's always sad. It makes it worse when the death arose due to irresponsibility. If you believe that the death of a loved one was due to unlawful or negligent behavior, you should consider seeking the advice of an experienced Personal Injury Attorney.
I had a past client call me this morning with an interesting story. He was walking through a parking lot and witnessed an accident. The cause in his opinion was cell phone use and driver inattention. Here is his story...
The trial against the Los Angeles Dodgers and two named assailants ended with a verdict in favor of Bryan Stow in the amount of $18,000.000. According to ABC News, the jury found that the Dodgers organization was 25% responsible for the attack, and the balance of the responsibility was assessed evenly against the two named assailants, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood.
Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a horrible accident with a Walmart Truck and has recently filed a lawsuit against Walmart citing negligence on their part. The accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike left several people severely injured and killed comedian James McNair, commonly known as Jimmy Mack.
Yielding to pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco Corporation is conducting a recall of 1.9 million rear-facing infant seats due to faulty harness buckles. The New York Times recently reported this story which followed announcements by the Graco Corporation in early 2014 regarding similar harness buckles.