Posts From October, 2017

How To Avoid SUV Rollover Accidents

  • Oct 30 2017

SUVs are the most popular car in the United States. Sadly, they are more prone to rollovers and are responsible for 30% of all road accident passenger deaths in the country. Thankfully, you can reduce the likelihood of your SUV rolling over. While no one purchases or gets into an SUV expecting to be involved in a rollover accident, prevention is way better than cure, especially if your family is involved.

Many rollover accidents can be prevented if drivers and other road users act responsibly.

California Financial Elder Abuse Instances Grow More Common

  • Oct 23 2017

Q: How do you prove a financial elder abuse case?

For the past 30 years, senior citizens have been flocking to California in record numbers. Unfortunately, California elder abuse attorneys have reason to be concerned for the safety of this fastest-growing segment of the population.

While the elderly may be victims of physical and/or emotional abuse at the hands of strangers, caretakers, friends or family, the statistics on financial elder abuse are also concerning.

Consider these alarming figures from the National Council on Aging and other studies:

  • 5 million elders suffer from some form of abuse
  • 1 in 10 people over age 60 are abused
  • only 1 of every 14 cases of abuse is reported
  • the victim’s family member is the abuser in 60% of cases.

Deadly “Flame-jetting” Claims Thousands of Lives Annually

  • Oct 23 2017

Q: Can I sue if I get burned when a flammable liquid’s vapors ignite?

Although it’s a nationwide danger, the warm climate and active lifestyle in California likely increases the risk that its residents could be victims of a deadly phenomenon known as flame-jetting.

Flame-jetting occurs when the vapors from common household items unexpectedly either explode or become “deadly flamethrowers” capable of shooting fireballs as far as 15 feet through the air in any direction.

Dangerous and defective products cause flame-jetting,

Dirty Secrets: Sexual Assault in California’s Schools

  • Oct 16 2017

Q: Who is responsible for personal injury suffered from a sexual assault in school?

We’ve heard the “by-gone days” stories of parents and grandparents reflecting on their school years and how hard they had it– –having to walk miles back-and-forth to school without shoes. But in reality, school kids today have it so much harder. They live with burdens we never knew and never could’ve imagined. Stresses far beyond the very real pressure to be the best in everything academic, athletic, and extracurricular… or to have the best things… or to pass muster under the ever-present eye of social media.  

What Are The Most Common Swimming Pool Accidents?

  • Oct 12 2017

On a hot California day, sometimes there’s nothing better than relaxing by the pool.  But as wonderful as the sparking water can be, it can also be incredibly dangerous.  For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 10 Americans die every day from drowning.  And consider these facts reported by the National Safety Council:

  • Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 5, and the second leading cause of death for children under 15 years old
  • More than 80% of accidental drownings occur in residential pools or spas
  • According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission,

Who Is Liable in California for Uneven Sidewalks?

  • Oct 9 2017

Who Is Liable in California for Uneven Sidewalks?

Sidewalks are often heavily used in California cities, towns, and neighborhoods, as pedestrians use them to travel to and from work, school, home and hobbies. Unfortunately, many slip and fall or trip and fall accidents occur each year on California sidewalks. When an injury is caused by a broken or uneven sidewalk, the injured person may be able to secure compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.

California Boy Injured in Water Slide Accident

  • Oct 1 2017

What are my rights if I am injured at a water park?

Investigations are currently underway following the injury of a ten-year-old California boy at a waterpark in Dublin.  The boy was injured while riding a slide known as the Emerald Plunge, which features an 80-degree drop.  Witnesses report that the boy flew from the slide as he reached the bottom, landing on the concrete.  He was transported to the hospital for treatment of abrasions and was fortunately released soon after.  The slide requires riders to be over 48 inches tall,

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