Reckless and negligent drivers pose a dangerous threat to both pedestrians and other motorists on the road. The most dangerous of drivers, some would argue, are those who drive under the influence. Such drivers experience reduced reaction time, lack of muscle coordination, poor balance and poor decision-making ability, among other things. Getting behind the wheel in such a state can result in serious injury to both the driver and other parties, should a car accident result.
One of the nation's best-selling small sport utility vehicles was the subject of two separate recalls earlier this week over concerns that oil and gas leaks could potentially cause engine fires.
Medtronic, one of the world's largest producers of medical devices, made headlines last month when it announced that it was recalling nearly 15,000 guidewires following a comprehensive internal investigation, which revealed at least one patient injury and at least three other complaints.
Rollover accidents are probably one of the most frightening kinds of accidents. Rollover accidents can be especially terrifying and disorienting for passengers. One recent California accident tragically killed a man and injured two women.
A recent multi-vehicle accident that occurred in California proved fatal for a motorcycle rider and left another man facing serious criminal charges. The fatal motorcycle accident also caused injuries to several other people as it involved the accused in his car, two other cars and a tractor-trailer. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
Train accidents can often have unfortunate if not tragic results, especially in situations where pedestrians are directly struck or hit by flying debris. Terrible accidents like this leave family members feeling robbed, as many believe that people are supposed to die from natural causes rather than tragic collisions. When an individual or business steals years from someone's life, there can be an obligation to pay financial compensation, to both surviving victims and their families. The decedent's family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim even if there is no clear case of negligence.
It appears that Toyota is finally being held accountable for problems with its vehicles concerning unintended and sudden acceleration. Toyota has just decided to settle out an acceleration case before a jury had a chance to decide upon punitive damages. The jury had at that point returned a $3 million verdict against Toyota for compensatory damages.
In the eight hours between 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and 6 a.m. Monday Oct. 28, three accidents claimed the lives of three California people. In addition several people sustained injuries. Each motor vehicle accident occurred in a different location across the Los Angeles County.