One of the benefits of California’s warm climate is that it allows Californians to be physically active outdoors year-round. While this is one of many upsides to California life, one of the downsides of outdoor fitness is dog bite injuries. Recently, the greater Los Angeles area was named the “dog bite capital of the nation,” according to U.S. Postal Service statistics. Given the prevalence of dogs and dog bites in California, it’s important to know who’s liable and what kinds of recovery you can get if you are attacked by a dog.
Summer is the season for vacations, and booking a vacation through a tour company is an extremely popular form of vacationing without the hassle of planning. When planning a vacation, most people focus on the positive: the Instagram pictures they’ll post, activities they’ll do, and food they’ll eat. Nobody thinks about the possibility that they could get injured on vacation, but injuries on vacation do happen. What happens if you’re injured on a vacation you book through a tour company? Can you sue the tour company?
Proving the Tour Company is at Fault
Whether or not you can sue the tour company will depend on whether you can prove the tour company caused your injury.
Most people know they can sue to recover damages, but did you know that “damages” actually encompasses many different kinds of compensation? Knowing what kinds of damages you are eligible for can be helpful information when considering whether to bring a lawsuit.
Actual damages are damages you receive for proving that you suffered an actual injury. An actual injury typically includes personal injury or property damage. Generally, demonstrating that you only suffered an economic loss because of an injury is not enough to qualify you for actual damages.
In March 2018, one of Uber’s experimental self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. While this was the first fatal accident of its kind, many companies, including Uber, Tesla, and Google, are investing in self-driving car technology.
What Happened With the Uber Accident?
A report released recently from the National Transportation Safety Board found that pedestrian Elaine Ramos was pushing her bike across the street at night when the self-driving car struck her. The report describes how the car’s detection system detected her six seconds before it struck and killed her.
It seems like construction projects are everywhere around us. Construction workers perform a vital economic and public service, but construction work is fraught with risk and injury. While any construction worker will tell you that risks are part of the job, injury is absolutely not part of the job. If you are injured while working on a construction project, you have legal options to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Accidents occur on construction rights for a variety of reasons.
Southern California —
In recent months, the residents of Southern California cities have found a new way to travel, the motorized scooter. Companies like Bird Rides Inc. and Lime Bike are being dubber “scooter startups” and they have taken over the streets (or sidewalks) of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The electric scooters’ have a rage of over 20 miles and top out around 15 miles per hour. In order to ride the scooters, you must download the corresponding app. After you download the app, you will be able to pay to unlock and the scooter.
Southern California — It’s being reported that a bounce house in Southern California took flight with child inside of it over Mother’s Day weekend. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a bounce house landed on U.S. Route 395 in Adelanto, CA just after 3 P.M. the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
The family of the victim rented a bounce house to entertain the children during their Mother’s Day celebrations. Everything was going well until “a big gust of wind that looked like a tornado” came rolling through the yard.
Los Angeles, CA — In late April, a Los Angeles Police Department detention officers were relieved of duty after the death of inmate Wakiesha Wilson. Roughly two years ago, Wakiesha was wrongly put into isolation, where she would later hang herself using the cloth that was in the room.
The officer who was fired for failing to give an inmate the proper medical attention necessary. Reaunna Bratton was on thin ice at the time of the incident.
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that, in 2015, more than 1,000 bicyclists died while bicycling. 2015 data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 818 of these were bicyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and that this marked a roughly twelve percent increase from 2014. Further, the NHTSA data shows that 120 of these deaths occurred in California, and that the state’s rate of bicyclist fatalities due to motor vehicle traffic crashes was the second-highest in the nation, only behind Florida.
Can I sue for personal injury if I get hit by a car while inside of a building?
Some people drive to the nail salon in a panic over a broken nail. Others drive through the nail salon, causing panic and injuries in the wake of the car accident.
Apparently, it’s not enough to worry about being involved in a California pedestrian accident while walking the streets. Now, you may not even be safe once you’re inside a store.
But if you are injured due to the actions of someone else,