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February 2018 Archives

Personal injury: Accidents involving pedestrians on the rise

Pedestrians are prevalent throughout California, with many often walking and taking advantageous of the beautiful weather and scenic views. However, those walking near roads or highways are always at risk of being hit by a vehicle. In fact, personal injury experts in one area of the state report that collisions involving pedestrians have increased over the past 10 years.

Florida judge allows product liability case to continue

When a consumer product fails to perform in the manner advertised and causes injury or monetary losses, customers do have means in which to seek a remedy. One of those avenues for relief is through the filing of a product liability civil suit against the manufacturer or other parties who may bear responsibility for the defect and subsequent damages. California residents who have suffered either physical or financial damages -- through no fault of their own -- may benefit from consulting with an attorney who is well-versed in the laws regarding liability and establishing fault.

Car accidents: 1 cyclist dead, another injured following crash

The Tour de Palm Springs is an annual charity biking event that takes place in the California region of the Coachella Valley. The event has been in existence since 1999 and has raised over $3 million for various organizations. While car accidents involving cyclists during the event are rare, this year was marred by a speeding driver. A man from another state was killed after he was struck by a car.

Putting lives at risk: sleep-deprived truckers

A Los Angeles port truck driver had worked over 45 hours in just three days when he ran over a woman crossing the street in Victorville. Another port driver who admitted often breaking fatigue laws said he kept a bucket of ice water by his seat to splash on his face when he felt himself nodding off. Still another port truck crashed on Riverside Freeway when he didn’t see what everyone else saw—a broken down FedEx truck. He slammed into the back of the trailer at full speed killing himself and severely injuring another motorist caught up in the crash.

Product liability lawsuit settled out of court

Buses are often seen on California highways and all across the country as they transport members of various organizations to their destinations. Accidents involving buses can be devastating since they are typically carrying large numbers of passengers. A settlement was recently reached in a product liability lawsuit in another state against a major tire company that involved a bus accident in 2013.

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