Posts From August, 2017

Lights Out for Bright Futures?

  • Aug 31 2017

Q: Is a school responsible for training its workers in how to properly work with the special needs population?

The future looks anything but bright for a privately-operated, publicly-funded special needs school barred by the California Department of Education from taking on new students a few months after an alleged wrongful death occurred involving a student on the bus ride home.

The action against Bright Futures was reportedly based on a finding that the school’s Riverside campus was among other things “harmful to the health,

Car Accidents Remain Top Cause of Child Deaths

  • Aug 30 2017

How can I protect my child from serious injury in a car accident?

Car accidents remain the number one cause of unintentional injury and death in children under the age of 15.  Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that between the years 2010 and 2014, close to 3,000 children died in car accidents across the nation, equating to an average of 11 children per week.  Most of the children who died were not wearing their seatbelts or were otherwise not properly restrained.  Young children sitting in the front seat and intoxicated drivers were other prominent factors in fatal crashes involving children.  

iPhone’s New “Do Not Disturb” Feature Could Save Lives

  • Aug 29 2017

What are my rights if I have been injured by a texting driver in California?

Apple recently released several new software features at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference.  One of these features could potentially save thousands of lives each year.  Apple plans to release an iOS that will include a feature known as the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” tool.  This feature will make it easier for drivers across the nation to avoid texting while driving.  With distracted driving car accidents killing well over 3,000 people a year,

(Un)Safe on 17?

  • Aug 27 2017

Staggering increases in California car accidents on a stretch of Highway 17 of 34% in just a single year – – from 664 to 983 collisions–have sent local officials scrambling for fast and effective solutions.

For almost 20 years, a “coalition of three dozen traffic officials, police, firefighters and elected officials from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties” –known as the “Safe on 17” Committee– has been pushing for safety upgrades on the famous highway. And it vows to push even harder now.

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Checklist

  • Aug 25 2017

Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?

When somebody mentions a personal injury lawsuit, most people have an idea of what that entails. They know somebody was hurt by someone or something and is suing for financial compensation for their injuries which could include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and more. But many people don’t understand the legal doctrine of wrongful death.

The similar in many ways to a personal injury action, a wrongful death lawsuit is somewhat different and more complex in nature.

The Importance of a Post-Accident Investigation

  • Aug 20 2017

Q: How are the cause of an accident and the basis of a lawsuit determined?

When is an accident just an accident and when is it somebody’s fault?

Whether the victim of an automobile accident has grounds for a personal injury action (or whether his surviving family has grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit) rests on the post-accident investigation report findings.

That’s why it is critical for those involved in an accident to seek the legal advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident,

20 Year Old Organ Donor Mom Killed in Crash Leaves Baby Girl Behind

  • Aug 18 2017

Q: Does the baby of a deceased car accident victim have a claim for wrongful death?

When someone is killed as a result of the negligence, product liability, or intentional actions of another person or entity, a wrongful death lawsuit can help close surviving family members with the financial burden of their tragic and unexpected loss.

Car accidents that result in the death of a victim often lead to a wrongful death action.

Wrongful death actions are often complex and require the skill of an experienced personal injury attorney who can review all the circumstances and determine which family members are entitled to sue and what type of relief the family can request.

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