Involved parties at the scene of an accident often disagree regarding who is at fault in an accident. After such an emotional event, people should not be discussing fault without a police officer or independent witness present. Emotions are high and no one is eager to accept blame.
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.
Almost everyone has an opinion regarding what to do when you are injured and those opinions increase in both numbers and absurdity when you have a pre-existing condition like arthritis or even osteoporosis. Opinions are one thing but what does the law say?
After careful review of evidence from the July 2010 Greyhound Bus Accident where 6 people died, Judge Donald Black has ordered a new trial. The evidence that Judge Black reviewed showed that the driver of the Bus was speeding on Highway 99 without wearing his corrective lenses that were required for driving when he hit an overturned SUV in the fast lane at 2am.
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.