Car accidents can be caused by numerous events, but a common cause for a car accident is drunk driving. Drunk driving accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in all areas, including the San Francisco area. Drunk driving accidents not only have criminal penalties but civil consequences as well. The parents of a victim of a drunk driving accident are suing for the wrongful death of their child.
It would not surprise people to learn that teen drivers have an increased risk for causing an accident than a more experienced adult driver would. In general, a person cannot get a driver's license until the age of 16. These drivers in their teens are simply inexperienced, but inexperience is not the only factor in teen accident risk.
San Francisco, California, prosecutors recently made a plea agreement that some are calling controversial for a pedestrian accident that occurred last July.
Paying rent is not the only responsibility that goes between a landlord and a tenant. The landlord also has the duty to keep common areas properly maintained. This duty stands to protect the tenants from unnecessary injury due to dangerous property conditions. A landlord who negligently fails to maintain the premises can be held liable for the injuries that result.
We all have heard that accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime. This statement is literally true as one California family learned this past year when they lost their husband and father on May 26, 2011 in a motorcycle accident. Now, approximately 10 months later, the widow and her two sons have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
It is a vacation any 9-year-old boy would dream about. He got to not only watch one of his favorite baseball teams battle it out with a worthy opponent, but he got to travel to one of the most amazing cities in the United States.
One of the most common injuries suffered by victims in a bike accident is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can be caused by even the slightest amount of force to the most complex and delicate organ in the body. Symptoms of a brain injury can be difficult to detect such as nausea, mood swings or temporary memory loss or extremely obvious such as the loss of the ability to form words, coma or even death.
When we talk about the kinds of damages that can result from a car accident, we most often focus on medical bills, pain and suffering or other kinds of physically-related injuries. Property damage is another type of compensation that accident victims can recover in a civil suit.
It may seem like a minor mistake to forget to signal a turn or to sneak above the posted speed limit, but even the smallest rule of the road is vitally important. Traffic rules and regulations were created to keep order on streets and highways in California and across the nation. When they are followed, accidents can be prevented. When they are not followed, accidents are sure to happen.
A head-on collision occurred in San Mateo County this past weekend that left a motorcycle rider with serious injuries. The motorcycle accident occurred on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2012 just west of Portola Valley on Highway 84.