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Deadliest Fire in Oakland's History

"After 15 seconds, the power went out, and another 30 seconds later it was completely engulfed. It went so fast."

  • Survivor's quote

UPDATE: On Dec. 8, TIME reported the Ghost Ship as "missing" from the city's fire-inspection lists, making it hard to know when the warehouse was last inspected - if ever - for fire hazards.

The Balcony Collapse in Berkeley Was Preventable

In the weeks following the Berkeley balcony collapse, Aoife Beary was released from the high dependency unit and began intensive rehab six days per week, according to Irish Central staff writers, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Berkeley Balcony Collapse: News Round-up for July 20, 2015

"It's hard to imagine the pain inflicted on these wonderful young students and the massive grief to moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and friends. The pain is even worse when you realize that this was totally preventable. This company has had to pay out millions of dollars for bad balconies causing harm to innocent people. One would think that any company with integrity, once they knew of a problem, would immediately do something about it. If it weren't fixing the balconies, then at least making them inaccessible. Our law firm, Girardi & Keese, is continuing to investigate every possible aspect of this terrible tragedy and we will continue to update the public." - Attorney Tom Girardi

Daytona 500 Crash Injures 30 Spectators, Part 2

Our last post covered the horrific crash that left around 30 spectators at the Daytona 500 with serious injuries after a safety barrier failed to keep debris out of the grandstand. This post will look at one of the big questions that legal experts are examining in the wake of this incident.

Daytona 500 Crash Injures 30 Spectators, Part 1

Last week, a last-lap pileup crash at the Daytona 500 resulted in serious injuries for 28 fans. Most racing fans know that crashes affect drivers on a regular basis - but spectator injuries are also a frequent occurrence. Nearly 50 spectators have died at racing events since 1990 and this is just the latest situation to attract renewed safety attention.

Hotel Fire Leaves 14 People Injured, Liability Questions Exist

when an aggressive and fast-moving fire forced them out of the building. Fortunately, none of the guests died in the blaze but 14 people suffered injuries. Three guests were hospitalized in critical condition.

California Woman Awarded $415,000 in Slip and Fall Case

A Los Angeles County woman was recently awarded $415,000 in a slip and fall case. The woman was at a Costco store when she slipped on liquid soap that was not cleaned up by store employees. It is unclear where the soap came from but the woman's attorney believes that it likely spilled from a shopping cart.

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