Whenever a fatal accident occurs during what is supposed to be a fun event, it can seem particularly tragic. This unfortunately proved to be the case for one 84-year-old woman who recently suffered deadly injuries while she was engaged in a boat outing. The woman suffered what could potentially be considered a wrongful death while on a whale-watching boat near San Diego, California.
Head-on motor vehicle accidents number among some of the most deadly collisions on American roadways. This is especially true when the motor vehicle accident occurs on a state route or highway where drivers are often traveling at a high rate of speed. One recent California head-on collision claimed the life of a 53-year-old Oceanside mother and sent several of her family members to the hospital.
When California residents engage in recreational activities, they rarely expect that a carefree moment could turn into a fatal tragedy. Unfortunately, though, that is just what happened to one 26-year-old Marine who was taking part in a recent scuba diving expedition. The outing, which was likely meant to be a pleasant diversion, took a turn for the tragic and left the woman dead after an apparent equipment malfunction. Such a fatal recreational accident could cause family members who have unexpectedly lost a loved one to consider whether they should pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
A Los Gatos, California, man died after being struck by a car in Truckee late last month. He was riding on his bicycle when the accident occurred. Several citizens witnessed the accident and were at the scene performing CPR on the man. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, but was pronounced dead after arriving.
Holidays are generally unusually dangerous times to drive on California roads and Thanksgiving is historically one of the worst. More fatal traffic accidents happen during that holiday than any other day of the year.
Distracted drivers claim the lives of many Californians every year. Although the risks of driving and texting are attracting more and more attention, some drivers ignore the obvious dangers and wind up harming other motorists.
Just as the nation passed out of the incubation period in which experts expected all new cases of fungal meningitis to develop, reports are surfacing of new medical problems for meningitis victims. These "secondary infections" are puzzling health officials.
Train accidents typically occur without warning, and when they also involve smaller vehicles they can be devastating. California authorities are trying to piece together the factors leading to a recent train accident that resulted in the potentially wrongful death of one man. A second man, the driver of the two men's vehicle, was transported to an area hospital with significant injuries.
After a fire at a California group home killed two residents and left a third hospitalized, authorities arrested a fourth resident. They believe this resident might have intentionally started the fire.
Less than a week after we last covered the national fungal meningitis outbreak, the death roll has risen to from 19 to 23 people and more than 300 other victims are sick from the contaminated steroids. Our recent post on the outbreak discussed how a sterilization failure could have contaminated the products and new information suggests that this may have indeed played a role.