The Los Angeles Times reported that according to a state audit, eight residential facilities designated for veterans have been “mismanaged” by the California Department of General Services (DGS). The head of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) agreed with the audit findings and stated that the department would make changes. Veterans injured because of the mismanagement can contact a California personal injury attorney to discuss their legal rights.
How Were the Properties Mismanaged?
The eight residential facilities benefit California military veterans by providing medical care and rehabilitative care for veterans.
The Woolsey Fire, which began November 8, 2018, and burned through parts of Los Angeles County and Ventura County killed three people, injured three firefighters, destroyed 1,500 structures, and burned through 96,949 acres. As of March 2019, the Woolsey Fire was the seventh most destructive fire in California. Victims of the fire can consult a California wildfire injury lawyer if they have questions about filing insurance claims or injury claims against the parties liable for the fire.
Boeing Co. Sued for Negligence in the Woolsey Fire
Several homeowners have filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co.
Spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. Approximately 291,000 people in the U.S. live with a spinal cord injury, with about 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year. Motor vehicle crashes and falls account for roughly 71 percent of spinal cord injuries.
Accident victims who suffer a spinal cord injury often face a lifetime of challenges, including how to pay the costs associated with paralysis injuries. Many accident victims seek the help of a California personal injury attorney to recover compensation from the party responsible for the accident to help pay for the costs and expenses related to their injuries.
As reported by The Los Angeles Times, a Hollywood doctor prescribed a 4-year old boy marijuana cookies as a treatment for bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The California medical board alleges that Dr. William Eidelman, who practices natural medicine, recommended the marijuana cookies to the boy’s father to control temper tantrums. A school nurse reported the father to child protective services when the father requested that the nurse give his son one of the cookies at lunch to help control the behavior in the afternoons.
While medical and recreational marijuana is now legal in California for those over the age of 18,
Millions of people own and regularly use boats for business and recreational purposes. Over the past few decades, the number of boats on our lakes, rivers, oceans, and waterways has increased. While an increase in the number of boats on the water may be a factor in boating accidents, it is not the only factor.
Many of the factors in boating accidents can give rise to a personal injury claim. A California boating accident attorney can review the cause of a boating accident to determine if accident victims have a valid injury claim against the boating operator or another party.
As reported by The Los Angeles Times, a man who was attacked and choked unconscious was awarded $7.4 million in a civil case. The lawsuit relates to an attack on Halloween 2015 in the Chatsworth area involving a 22-year old man, two off-duty firefighters, and three other men. The lawsuit highlights the importance of consulting with a California personal injury attorney whenever a person sustains an injury caused by another person or party.
Violent Assault Caught on Video
On Halloween night in 2015,
Boeing is expected to face significant legal liability because of the issues related to the 737 Max 8 airplanes. Lawsuits by families who lost loved ones in airplane crashes and airlines who have lost significant revenue from the grounding of the 737 Max 8 planes could cripple the airplane manufacturer. Boeing could face government fines and penalties depending on the outcome of various investigations.
Individuals and others who sustained damages because of the airplane crashes or related events may want to discuss their cases with a California airplane accident lawyer to learn more about their legal rights and options for filing injury lawsuits and product liability lawsuits.
There are several things that an individual should do after a motor vehicle accident in California. Calling 911 to report the traffic accident, seeking medical attention, and reporting the crash to their insurance company are just three of the steps that accident victims should take after a car accident. However, what should a person do if the other driver’s insurance provider contacts the person after an accident? Should an accident victim talk to the insurance adjuster or a California car accident lawyer first?
You Are Not Obligated to Talk to the Insurance Company
You are required to report the accident to your insurance provider and cooperate with your insurance company,
Honda has had a few claims against it for defective or faulty seat belts. In one case, a woman drowned because she could not get her seat belt undone after a car accident. That case was reversed on appeal. In another recent case involving a seat belt, a jury awarded a woman who was paralyzed during a crash $37 million. Honda has vowed to appeal the decision. Now another case has been filed against Honda related to an issue with the vehicle’s rear center seat belt.
Pedestrian fatalities experienced a steady decline from 1990 through 2009, according to a report by the GHSA. However, after 2009, the number of pedestrian deaths began to rise again. The number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2018 is expected to be the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in one year since 1990. Unfortunately, California ranks highest for the number of pedestrian accident deaths. The state has consistently ranked first for the number of pedestrian-vehicle deaths year after year.
Our California pedestrian accident attorneys give some potential reasons for an increase in pedestrian deaths and how you can protect yourself.