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August 2018 Archives

Traffic roundabouts reduce injuries, fatalities

Traffic roundabouts in place of traffic lights could be a lifesaver for some California drivers. In North Carolina, roundabouts are replacing stop signs and traffic lights at rural intersections because they are safer. While intersections with traffic lights have fewer accidents, the crashes that do occur are more likely to be deadly or result in severe injuries. Collisions at roundabouts are more likely to result in only minor injuries.

What is loss of consortium?

If your loved one dies in California because of someone’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible person or entity. While no amount of money can make up for your loved one’s death, you can recover a variety of damages if you prevail in such a suit.

Determining fault in a premises liability case

Homeowners in California who wonder where the blame would lie if a worker was injured on their property should consider the following guidelines. Premises liability law first of all distinguishes between licensees and invitees and outlines the duties that property owners have to each one.

Warning signs of traumatic brain injury after car crashes

After a motor vehicle accident in California, the people involved should be on the lookout for symptoms related to traumatic brain injuries. Problems might be readily apparent within minutes of a crash, but they might not manifest until days later. Ideally, crash victims will seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible after accidents.

Study of car accidents involving teen drivers

Learning to cope with the demands and pressures of urban driving can be difficult for young drivers in California and around the country, and a study published on July 10 by the National Institutes of Health suggests that the first few months of unsupervised driving are especially dangerous. Researchers from the NIH and Virginia Tech University studied in-vehicle camera footage of 90 teen drivers and 131 parent supervisors, and they discovered that accident rates soared by approximately 800 percent during the first three months of unsupervised driving.

Duck boat tour accident has led to wrongful death suit

On July 19, a duck boat conducting a "Ride the Ducks" tour on Table Rock Lake went under in a storm, resulting in the deaths of 17 of its 31 passengers. Ten days later, attorneys representing the families of three of the deceased have filed a wrongful death suit accusing the tour company, Ripley Entertainment, of negligence and outrageous conduct. California residents may want to know about the claim in more detail.

Homeowners could have responsibility for swimming pool accidents

Swimming pools provide recreation during hot California summers, and the law views them as attractive nuisances. Under this legal doctrine, homeowners might be held liable for accidents involving children in their pools even in cases when people did not give children permission to use pools. Federal records about drownings indicate that over 3,500 people drown in accidents not involving boats annually. In addition to drownings, pool accidents could include slips and falls that cause broken bones and cuts. People with swimming pools have an interest in taking precautions that could prevent pool accidents for children and adults.