Can social media video posts impact lawsuits?
When someone is killed in a California drunk driving accident, it is always tragic. When an 18-year-old allegedly drunk driver crashes, killing her 14-year-old sister and seriously injuring the sister’s 14-year-old friend, the situation is particularly tragic. But in one case, things got even worse.
Thanks to the teenage addiction that is social media today, a recent fatal California car accident –which was live-streamed by the teenaged driver on Instagram Live –brought the tragic footage into the lives of many who were able to view the horrific accident and its aftermath through the online viral video.
Party buses are usually vans remodeled for the purpose of transporting people to bachelor parties, proms, birthday parties, concerts and birthday parties. They are outfitted to include LED lighting, elaborate seating arrangements, dance floors, sound systems, smoke machines and even stripper poles. Party buses are usually hired by people expecting to have a good time. However, these good times can sometimes become times of tragedy.
Accidents happen more often than you might expect in party buses and limousines. If you or a loved one has been injured in a part bus accident,
Jaywalking is crossing the street or roadway outside a designated crosswalk. In California, we see this everyday. As a motorist, it can be a bit annoying having to stop in the middle of the road because a pedestrian does not want to walk over to a cross walk and do things in a law-abiding manner. Sometimes, pedestrians are difficult to impossible to see until it’s too late. Should a driver be held liable for these types of accidents?
Well, the short answer is: sometimes. When a pedestrian is injured in an accident while jaywalking,
As our parents and loved ones age, it can be nerve wracking enough trying to make decisions about how best to care for them without having to worry that their hired care providers will abuse or neglect them. Especially for our aging friends and family who are suffering from conditions that reduce their abilities to understand what is happening and/or communicate what has happened, if loved ones are best served living in out-of-home care facilities it is important to know what “red flags” to watch out for, and what to do if you see them.
Is an employer ever liable for personal injuries in a car accident caused by its employee drinking and driving?
California drunk driving accident attorneys help injured victims (or their survivors) recover compensation for their damages.
Drunk driving lawsuits are a subset of personal injury law. Because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care not to injure others while they are driving, a person who is injured due to another driver’s negligent,
Train derailments and railroad crossing accidents can be deadly. Considering the sheer size of a train, the people it is carrying and the speed at which it moves, a derailment can cause serious injuries to passengers, damage to property and in the worst cases, can be fatal.
Some train derailments can be traced to human fault. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost property as a result of the negligence of a train driver or train operator, consult a California train accident attorney as soon as possible.
What Must Be Proven in Product Liability Cases?
In 2012, an elderly driver in an Infiniti QX56 collided with the side of a minivan, tragically causing the deaths of the driver of the van and her two daughters. Attorneys for the bereaved husband/father have asked a jury to award him as much as $231 million. They claim that the collision was caused by a brake failure in the Infiniti that resulted from faulty software, and further that Nissan (the parent company of Infiniti) knew that the software could cause brake failures,
What are my rights if I am injured by a texting driver?
Texting while driving remains a tremendous problem nationwide. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use is believed to result in 1.6 million crashes each year. An estimated one out of every four car accidents in the United States are now linked to texting and driving. One Sacramento-based company is launching a creative idea aimed at reducing the number of texting drivers. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers discuss the “Text to Ticket” app and how you can combat distracted driving below.
What is worse than a California motorcycle accident?
A California motorcycle accident that was entirely preventable.
Often in a motorcycle accident that involves a car, the relatively unprotected biker will suffer serious personal injury. If the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of the other driver, the biker can pursue a personal injury lawsuit and may be entitled to recover expenses related to the accident. Such expenses include medical costs, anticipated future medical costs, lost income, future lost income, property damage,
What damages could I receive in a slip and fall accident case?
Every second of every day, someone across America will fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls are the number one cause of injuries and death for older Americans, and often result in serious injuries among younger people as well. Slip and falls remain a field of law that is shrouded in mystery for many. There are numerous misconceptions about slip and fall cases and premises liability law as a whole. Our California slip and fall attorneys at J&Y discuss some of the top misconceptions about slip and falls below.