An interesting case out of New Jersey has peaked people's attention across the country, including many here in California this month. While the woman in the case is suing Wal-Mart for an injury she says she received from one of their shopping carts, Wal-Mart is in turn blaming the shopping cart's maker in a third-party complaint. So who should be held liable for the injury: the store where the injury was received or the manufacturer of the product which caused the injury in the first place?
A recent fatal motorcycle accident prompted a California official to remind people that May will mark Motorcycle Awareness Month, and to urge caution in watching out for motorcyclists when taking to the streets and highways. The motorcycle accident happened when a truck traveling southbound on a California freeway lost control and smashed into the center median. Debris that was kicked up from the collision then fatally struck a motorcyclist who was driving in the northbound lane of traffic.
A recent recall from the company Classic Characters has California parents on edge this month. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the company's line of infant socks that look like frogs are being recalled after it was discovered that the knit face of the frog on the front of the sock could become detached, which poses a choking hazard to infants and young children.
For some, the allure of street racing makes it hard to think about the potential consequences. Yet, the consequences caused by excessive speed and reckless driving can be tragic. Earlier this week, a five-year-old girl was critically injured when a Ford Mustang smashed into her car in Riverside, California.
Investigators are looking into drunk driving and speeding as potential causes of a serious South Los Angeles car accident that injured nine people, including six children.
Many of our readers may be familiar with the horrific train accident that occurred near Chatsworth, California back in Sept. 2008. The deadly train accident claimed the lives of 25 individuals, including the engineer, and injured 135 others. Forty-six of those people suffered critically serious injuries and total damages associated with the collision numbered in the neighborhood of $12 million. This accident wasn't just a catastrophic event for the state of California, but for the entire country.
A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, Texas Health Resources and Harvard's schools of medicine and public health confirmed something medical malpractice attorneys see frequently: Hospitals can benefit from surgical errors and other medical errors.
Yesterday, a car accident in South Los Angeles killed three people and seriously injured another. The accident occurred around 10:20 pm when a convertible ran into a light pole, causing the car to ignite.
A recent bizarre accident during a high school gym class led to the death of a boy on his 16th birthday. The incident took place while the teen was playing a game called 'Over the Line' at a California high school. Another boy hit a line drive softball that struck the teen directly in the chest. He reportedly told others that he was suffering chest pains shortly thereafter and was rushed from the school to receive medical treatment. Tragically, however, the boy suffered a potentially wrongful death, and officials pronounced him dead at the hospital.
When it comes to car accidents in the state of California, a majority of them are caused by driver negligence. But it's in those rare few where we find instances of product liability. And although an accident victim may have a clear case against the vehicle manufacturer or the company responsible for maintaining safety, the accused party will usually try to deflect blame; sometimes even onto the accident victim.
In a fairly bizarre turn of events, the driver of a big rig who nearly choked on food he was eating stands accused of causing a fatal collision in California. The tragic truck accident happened not too far from Sacramento when the driver of a tractor trailer lost consciousness after choking on food. While he did return to alertness fairly quickly, that awakening came too late for the two people who died and the two others who were injured in the incident.
In the past few years, robotics has made its way into our hospitals, claiming to be more exact than hands-on surgery. "At the console, [certain operations] can be performed effectively and precisely, translating to superior quality," one surgeon said about the da Vinci robot. But could they cause more harm than good?
A judge in Philadelphia will soon decide whether more than 200 former NFL players will be allowed to seek compensation for their concussion injuries in court.
In coordination with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, BabyHome USA Inc. has decided to participate in a voluntary recall of nearly 1,100 of its Eat High Chair models because of a potential safety hazard. The company posted information about the recall on their website after the safety hazard was brought to their attention late last month.
It has been less than a week since state and federal officials announced the disturbing results of an inspection at an Oklahoma dental practice. The aftermath of this announcement should be a strong reminder to dentists in California and around the nation - patient safety requires careful sterilization practices.
According to a recent survey conducted by AT&T, 98 percent of Americans know that distracted driving is a dangerous activity. While phone-related distractions have received a lot of attention in recent years, any activity that takes a driver's attention off of the road can result in a serious accident and injuries.
Stopping after a California car accident is not just a good idea, it is typically a requirement. Failing to stop at a car accident involving injuries can often result in criminal actions being taken against a driver who is found to have been responsible for causing the incident. This appears to be the case for one California man who apparently caused a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 71-year-old man and left his wife of the same age suffering from major injuries.
There are few things more terrifying than driving along the freeway in a vehicle that refuses to stop. This can become more terrifying though when pressing on the break appears to make the car speed up faster, all while you pray that you don't end up in an accident as a result.