When we purchase a product, we trust that it has been designed and made correctly. We also trust that companies will warn us about ways in which a product should not be used due to the risk a product could harm us if used in that way. Sometimes companies fail to design or make a product safely, however, or they fail to warn about a dangerous trait of a product. These kinds of failures unfortunately often lead to physical harm. In these situations, who can you hold accountable and how can you hold them accountable?
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.
If you have been injured at work and have medical bills to pay, a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim may be a good option for you. Compensation for your injury is not only fair, it is often also necessary to ensure you fully recover and can get back to work and living your life. This article explains what a personal injury claim is, what a workers’ compensation claim is, and provides some information on common work injuries where these claims are often raised.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury cases in California are traumatic experiences. Whether you have suffered injury as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice, if someone was negligent, you deserve compensation for your injuries both economic and none economic. But how do you figure out how much your case is worth? Is it a $100,000 case or a $1,000,000 case?
In truth, there are many factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury case. While many insurance adjusters like to use a formula of finding the total economic damages,
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.
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,
Although it may seem like every accident results in a personal injury lawsuit, reputable and experienced car accident attorneys know that each accident scenario is unique and that many factors must be weighed when determining whether to move forward with a lawsuit or except an insurance company settlement.
It is never in a victim’s best interest to except an insurance settlement without first consulting with an attorney. Because insurance companies are in business to make money, they may offer a quick settlement to avoid any more costly payment once a lawyer gets involved.
Q: Is the school district or bus company liable for the actions of a bus driver if he left a student to die on a hot school bus?
The responsibility of a school bus driver does not end with simply driving students safely from home to school and back. To avoid personal injury to or wrongful death of the children or adults in their care, school bus drivers are required to make a “sweep of the bus”
Did you know that California also has the highest number of pedestrian accident fatalities?
In California, drivers always have a duty to exercise reasonable care while driving so as not to injure others. Some causes of driver negligence include distracted driving, excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and more. A driver’s duty of reasonable care is upgraded when driving in areas where children are present, such as within the vicinity of schools.
And pedestrians have a similar duty to exercise reasonable care for their own safety.