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.
Passengers often feel like the odd person out after a car accident. Since they weren't the driver the odds are, with rare exception, they aren't going to be at fault. Since they are a passenger they often feel like there is no place to turn to recover financially from their injuries. We have often been told they don't want to pursue the driver if they were at fault and if the other driver was at fault the complexity of going after them as a passenger is overwhelming.
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.
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.
This question is asked more and more often because the answer is often yes! While this is still not the norm it does happen and the results can be quite compelling.
A seemingly impossible event happened in San Diego County this past week. A small airplane crash landed on a freeway and subsequently rear ended a car. The result of the crash is 1fatality and several were injured. One of the more troubling aspects of this crash is that this specific plane had landed on the same stretch of freeway 14 years earlier!
It seems only fitting that consumer advocate and often times Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader has opened what is best described as a Personal Injury Museum even though he calls it the American Museum Of Tort Law. The American Museum of Tort Law seeks to increase citizen understanding of Tort Law - the law of wrongful injury - and the role it plays in protecting personal freedom, health and safety through the American civil justice system.
Putting a parent, spouse or other loved one in a nursing home is never an easy decision. But it is a decision that thousands of families must make every year.