As of the beginning of August 2019, 26 children have died in hot cars in the United States. An average of 38 children die each year because of vehicular heatstroke. A record of 53 children died in hot cars during 2018. In California, there have been 49 reported child heatstroke deaths in vehicles since 1998. No deaths have been reported in California in 2019, but three children died in hot cars last year.
A serious mistake caregivers and parents make is assuming that this tragedy could never happen to them.
Bicycling is a popular form of transportation and recreation in California. Many people ride their bicycles year-round in many areas of the state. However, bicycling seems to increase during the summer months when school is out for the summer break. Therefore, it is a good time for our California bicycle accident attorney to review some of the basic bicycle safety tips.
Bicycling Safety Tips to Keep You Safe
- When you need to cross a roadway,
While most injury cases settle without going to court, a few cases proceed to trial. At the end of the trial, a jury decides the case based on the facts presented at trial and the law as explained to the jury by the judge. If you do not agree with the jury verdict, your California personal injury attorney discusses options with you for appealing the verdict.
Who Can Appeal a Personal Injury Verdict?
Both the plaintiff (the person who filed the lawsuit) and the defendant (the party sued) can appeal a verdict in a personal injury case.
When you are injured, you are usually not focused on a personal injury claim. You are focused on receiving medical care and discussing the possibility of permanent impairment with your physicians. However, at some point, your focus will turn to recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. A California personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to calculate the value of your injury claim and explain your legal rights. An attorney can also help you settle your personal injury claim for a fair amount.
Each personal injury case is unique; however, there are several similarities in cases involving personal injuries. One of the most common similarities is that the deadlines to file a claim involving personal injury is restricted by law. Because the statutes of limitations (deadlines) for personal injury claims vary by claim, it is wise to seek the advice of a California personal injury attorney as soon as possible to avoid losing the right to file a claim against the party who caused your injury.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in California
There are several different types of personal injury cases that may be filed in California.
Amusement parks are popular year-round in most of California. Children, teenagers, and adults love amusement park rides, including roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, water slides, and a variety of spinning, twirling, and flying attractions. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries are common. Visitors sustain injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to serious brain injuries and broken bones. In some cases, amusement park injuries may result in death.
When an injury at an amusement park is the result of negligence or wrongdoing, one or more parties may be held liable for damages.
If you have a school-age child, you have probably already signed a waiver of liability or assumption of risk waiver for your child to go on a field trip, participate in a school sport, or take part in another school activity. Schools and businesses use liability waivers to limit their liability for a variety of activities. However, do these waivers prevent lawsuits for all school-related injuries? The best way to know for sure is to consult a California personal injury attorney.
Are You Required to Sign a Waiver of Liability?
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.
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 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,