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Alleged cruise ship fall sparks premises liability claim

A woman located in a different state has accused the operator of a cruise ship of causing her to slip and fall. The accident reportedly caused her to suffer serious physical and emotional injuries. If these types of accidents, which can easily happen at California businesses, are the result of company owners' carelessness, this is grounds for premises liability lawsuits.

The recent cruise ship accident occurred in the spring of 2017. According to the woman involved in the incident, she slipped and fell while heading toward a casino on the cruise ship. The woman claimed that the area where she fell did not have a slip-resistant coating, so she ended up losing her balance on the water that had accumulated there.

Can my child legally ride bicycle on the sidewalk?

With summer in full swing, your kids are likely spending much of their time outside, and for many kids, riding bicycle can be one of the best outdoor pastimes. However, bicycling near motorized traffic can be dangerous, especially for young children who may not behave predictably on their bicycles.

Depending on your children’s ages, it may be safer for them to bicycle on the sidewalk. However, it is important to understand when it is okay to do so and when it is not.

Car accident results in 1 death, 3 injuries

A woman's life was recently snuffed out in a tragic motor vehicle crash in California. Three men also suffered injuries in the car accident. The crash was reportedly caused by a drug-impaired driver, who ended up being arrested following the fatal accident.

The California accident took place on a Tuesday at about 7:30 a.m. along the 15 Freeway. Video from an uninvolved car's dashcam reportedly showed a car rear-ending another car that had come to a stop. According to police, a 25-year-old man who was suspected of driving while impaired by drugs ended up being arrested in connection with the crash after allegedly hitting multiple cars and sending one into a nearby parking structure.

Car accident claims 4 men's lives in California

Four men recently lost their lives in a tragic collision involving a single motor vehicle in California. The car accident occurred on a Wednesday morning along the 710 Freeway. Now, the men's surviving loved ones are left to grieve and wonder how they could have lost so many lives at once.

The crash took place at 3:17 a.m. Police said the car was speeding at that time. The motor vehicle's driver then lost control of the car before crashing it into a guardrail as well as a pole. Firefighters had a hard time extricating the man from the mangled car, which apparently wrapped itself around the pole.

Whiplash injuries often heal quickly but can lead to chronic pain

Whiplash is an injury commonly associated with car crashes, especially rear-end collisions. Although many consider whiplash a minor injury, it can have debilitating symptoms that affect your daily life.

With treatment, most people with whiplash recover in just a few weeks. However, sometimes complications of whiplash can last much longer. When this happens, those debilitating symptoms don't just reduce your ability to enjoy your life. They can also negatively impact your financial situation due to added medical bills and possibly a loss of income.

Who is liable when a driverless car crashes?

Driverless cars are the future, and California is at the cutting edge of developing the new technology. Companies leading the charge include Tesla, Waymo and Uber – all based in California.

As self-driving vehicle technology evolves, we will all be interacting with these cars on a regular basis. That poses a whole new legal question: When no one is behind the wheel, who’s at fault?

Car accident claims life of man, leads to injuries

A man recently lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle collision in California. The car accident took place on a Wednesday afternoon. Sometimes, these types of wrecks are the result of a driver's carelessness, in which case the at-fault driver may be held liable for any deaths or injuries resulting from the accident.

The recent California wreck occurred at about 3:40 p.m. According to police, multiple cars slowed down along Highway 12. However, a van that was traveling behind them reportedly did not slow down and thus ended up causing a five-vehicle chain reaction crash.

Car accident may stem from distracted driving

It is not uncommon to see fellow drivers using their smartphones while driving on the roadways in California. Unfortunately, surfing the World Wide Web, talking and texting on a cell phone while driving are dangerous activities that can easily cause serious accidents. Fortunately, if you have suffered injuries in a car accident due to another person's decision to drive while distracted, you have the right to seek to hold him or her accountable through the civil court system.

Additional examples of driving while distracted, outside of Web surfing, talking and texting, include eating or applying makeup while operating a vehicle. In addition, some motorists hold onto their pets while navigating their cars. Meanwhile, others scroll through their phones or MP3 players to play their favorite tunes.

How can you recognize a traumatic brain injury after a car crash?

There are many obvious signs that you’ve been in a car accident. Both your body and your vehicle might have taken a beating, with bruises and dents making it plain to see. But some of the worst damage may be completely invisible.

The crash might have injured your brain as well—but it isn’t always obvious at first. You should know what signs to look for to check for a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Alleged DUI car accident claims 1 life, multiple injuries

A man recently passed away in an automobile accident in California. In addition, multiple people suffered injuries in the crash. A woman was arrested in connection with the car accident for allegedly driving under the influence.

The accident involved a single motor vehicle and happened at about 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. Police said the woman was driving the car at a high rate of speed following a night of partying. According to police, her vehicle ended up crashing into a pole.

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