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.
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!
The number of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents has been rising steadily for years. California has more pedestrian accidents than any other state. Previously, we wrote about some of the reasons for this increase, including how more people are walking for health benefits and an increased use of mobile devices, which can lead to distracted driving.
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.