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California Highway Patrol investigating fatal motorcycle accident

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but also an immensely dangerous one. Negligent drivers pose a serious threat to people on motorcycles by creating unsafe environments for their fellow drivers on the road. A recent fatal motorcycle accident exemplified just how devastating the results of a negligent driver can be. Around 2:15 a.m.,…

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Pursuing justice when injured through negligence in car accident

Traveling on busy California roadways is sometimes downright dangerous. When menaces, such as drunk drivers or those distracted behind the wheel of cars share the highway, disasters often occur. A person injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence is entitled to seek justice by filing a personal injury claim in a civil…

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Risk of causing a car accident at even a low BAC is still high

Car accidents are unfortunately far more common than most people in California realize. Of the thousands of fatalities that result from these wrecks, a significant portion were the direct result of a drunk driver. While some wrecks might be the result of unavoidable circumstances, a car accident caused by a drunk driver is simply not….

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Compounding pharmacies could be responsible for product liability

Compounding pharmacies provide customized prescription medications for patients who are unable to take conventional versions that are produced on large scales. It is understandable that California patients might be under the impression that these compounding pharmacies are as closely monitored as other manufacturers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require these pharmacies…

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Takata expands air bag recall, product liability suits likely

Revolutionary technology has helped create the safest motor vehicles ever manufactured. From the introduction of seat belts to side air bags, most people in California have a fairly good chance of surviving car accidents. However, defective or flawed features greatly reduce the chance of survival, making safety and quality checks a necessary aspect of the…

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Injured California consumers may file product liability claims

California consumers have the reasonable right to expect that the products they purchase and use will operate or perform safely and accurately. Product users often refer to package labels to obtain important information or needed instructions before using their wares. Grounds for a product liability claim may exist when a person is injured or made…

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Deadly car accident sends pedestrian through windshield

A California woman is in police custody for what they say was a grizzly act of negligence behind the wheel. She is currently facing multiple charges for driving under the influence and for striking a pedestrian with her vehicle. The pedestrian-related car accident ultimately had a tragic ending. Police believe the 29-year-old driver had spent…

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Personal injury compensation still possible after hit-and-run

A hit-and-run accident has California police searching for the driver who sent one woman to the hospital. The victim — a wheelchair-bound woman — was hospitalized after the auto-pedestrian wreck left her with severe injuries. Despite what many people believe, it is still possible for victims of hit-and-run accidents to recover compensation for a personal…

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Anton Yelchin’s death could result in product liability suit

Anton Yelchin rose to stardom in the 2009 film “Star Trek,” and fans were devastated to learn of the actor’s recent death in California. Yelchin was killed by his own vehicle. His death has raised serious concerns regarding his vehicle — a Chrysler Jeep — that was recalled because of a serious design flaw with the…

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New information could help product liability suits for e-cigs

For California consumers, making informed purchasing decisions relies on access to public information to product safety. The Food and Drug Administration just made a decision that will make it easier for consumers to report defective e-cigarettes, a process that was previously more complicated. These new rules could also make it easier for injury victims to…

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