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December 2013 Archives

U.S. Customs and Border Protection cautions of dangerous toys

During the holiday season, as well as other times of the year, consumers often times find themselves shopping far and wide for the right toys for their children. While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to note that some toys are dangerous and should not be purchased.

Motorcycle accident may lead to wrongful death suit

Motorcycle riders are undoubtedly the most vulnerable drivers on the road. They do not have the cushion of a car around them, meaning they potentially stand the greatest risk of getting hurt in an accident. Having negligent or reckless drivers in the vicinity increases the likelihood that, if something does go wrong and a motorcycle accident occurs, the motorcycle rider will most likely endure serious, if not fatal, injuries.

Lawsuit alleges medical device used for leg fractures is defective

There is perhaps nothing more frightening for people than the prospect of having to undergo some type of surgical procedure to implant a medical device. However, those frightened of the operating room often find comfort in the thought that the medical device being implanted into their body has been rigorously tested and is otherwise perfectly safe.

Man arrested for drunk driving could lead to wrongful death claim

Negligent and reckless drivers make decisions that can lead to serious injuries and sometimes even death. Negligent drivers may choose to do the wrong thing, or they may fail to do the right thing. Impaired judgement is flawed judgement, and it can lead to a wrongful death suit being filed.

Study: Number of high chair accidents skyrockets

When it comes to the topic of dangerous or defective children's products, most people naturally think of toys, cribs or even clothes. However, a recently published report by researchers at the renowned Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital suggests that people might want to add high chairs to this mental checklist.

Hit-and-run car accident -- possible wrongful death claim?

A woman was recently on her way to work in the early morning hours when she was struck as she waited for her bus. The California nurse was originally born in the Philippines but had created a happy life in California. She had a large, loving family, and she had progressed to become the director of nurses at a convalescent hospital. The early morning car accident shattered her entire life that morning.

Report warns parents about hidden holiday toy dangers

It may seem hard to believe, but Christmas is now less than three weeks away. That, of course, means parents here in California and across the U.S. are busy searching for toys online and on store shelves, trying to find those items that will make it a truly memorable holiday for their children.

Former high school athletic director, coach dead in car accident

Many parents tell their children when they're first learning to drive that worry about safety is not necessarily over what their children are doing, but rather about the potential negligent and reckless drivers who may be sharing the road with the young and relatively inexperienced drivers. What holds true over the course of a man's life is that he can only ever control what his reactions are when behind the wheel. He has absolutely no control over whether other drivers choose to drink and drive, drive distracted or simply make reckless choices when getting from point A to point B. Negligent and reckless drivers make decisions that lead to serious injuries and sometimes even death as the result of a car accident.

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