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May 2014 Archives

Defective product in California leads to Salmonella outbreak

Most Americans do not stop and question the production of foods that they consume. There are a number of regulations in place to ensure that food is safe for eating. Unfortunately, these precautions do not prevent every improperly processed or flawed product from entering stores and homes. The sale of a defective product in California has resulted in the illness of hundreds.

Lawmakers look to close loophole concerning used cars, rental cars

As illustrated by our blog, the federal government wields considerable authority when it comes to dealing with dangerous auto defects, issuing fines and persuading automakers to institute a recall. Interestingly enough, however, this authority does not extend to the realm of both used cars and rental cars.

Accident causes serious injuries and death to vehicle occupants

Sometimes, when an accident occurs, the seemingly improbable happens. Recently in southern California, after slamming into a stationary car, a van ended up coming to rest upside down on top of the car it had hit. The accident caused serious injuries or death to all five of the vehicle's occupants.

Serious injuries and death result from crash with impaired driver

It is not often that people see a high performance sports car such as a Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini as they drive down the street. If California drivers come upon an accident involving one of these cars, it would be easy to assume that the driver of the sports car is at fault for any serious injuries or deaths that occur. However, that is not always the case.

California motorcycle accident takes the life of off-duty officer

Police officers accept a certain amount of risk every time they put on their uniforms. Among these risks is the possibility of motor vehicle accidents since patrol officers spend a good deal of their shifts on California's roads. However, once they remove their uniforms, they expect their risk of injury or death in a car or motorcycle accident to be no more than that of anyone else.

Devastating auto collision kills 1, injures 3 in California

A minivan was parked on the shoulder of California Highway 85 on the afternoon of April 21, when the driver of an oncoming vehicle suddenly saw a large brown cloud. Barely a fraction of a mile away, she had just witnessed a devastating auto collision. The crash killed a young girl who was strapped into her booster seat. Her brother and mother were also injured.

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