The "re-accommodation" of Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines Passenger jet was caught on cell phone video by several horrified onlookers and was settled just 20 days after the incident. The settlement is confidential and we know how badly United wanted to get this off the front page of the newspaper and out of the minds of the travelling public. More on this in a moment.
Most automobile safety experts and researchers share the opinion your air-bag system is one of the most critical safety elements your car has. The Supplemental Restraint System goes largely un-noticed until the moment of greatest need and we take the reliability and safety of the system for granted. With a used car, the owner may not know the vehicle's repair history and whether or not the vehicle's air bags are reliable.
Kids and adults are attacked by dogs more often than most people are willing to believe. The consequences of those attacks are immediate and can be severe and even lead to death. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control suggest over 4 million people are attacked by dogs each year.
If you decide to walk someplace for your health you may want to reconsider once you listen to recent studies and look at the actions of the City of Sacramento. Sacramento recently embarked on what they have termed "Vision Zero Sacramento". Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative whose aim is a roadway with no fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero rejects the notion that traffic crashes are simply "accidents," but instead preventable incidents that can and must be systematically addressed.
Anyone looking for a safer alternative to smoking may be well advised avoid e-cigarettes based on recent events in the news. While many people using this product want to avoid the harmful effects of nicotine they may be seriously underestimating other dangerous aspects of using this product.
Many of us are aware that 36 people died in Oakland in a warehouse fire. The fire happened in a building nicknamed the "Ghost Ship". Our sympathy and prayers are extended to both the victims and families of those that perished in the fire.
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.
This time of the year many of us will be found in stores and on-line buying gifts meant to delight that may end up causing severe injury at the same time. One of those gifts is the trampoline and this is where spending a few extra dollars can make all the difference.
The Sacramento Bee recently reported serious dog bites have risen 44% state wide and the Sacramento Valley has seen a rise of over 50% since 2006. The raw numbers are even more telling and reflect the consequence to the average California resident.
Our Senior Partner was watching an NFL game over the weekend when one of the coaches on the sideline was unexpectedly hit by an opposing player out of bounds. While the collision was unintentional the potential for serious and permanent injury was very real. Let's look at a couple of the factors involved in this accident.