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Nearby Laguna Beach takes steps to reduce bike accidents

Bicyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in accidents with automobiles. Since they are left largely unprotected, even the smallest of collisions can lead to injuries and even death. In response to four deaths of this nature in 2014, nearby Laguna Beach launched a campaign aimed at eliminating traffic accident fatalities for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The campaign appears to have been a success, as there were no traffic fatalities of that nature in 2016. According to police, education has been extremely helpful in preventing accidents.

How are food recalls prosecuted after consumer injury?

There are several regulating agencies that help to prevent food borne illness and injury. However, while they are helpful in preventing consumer injury, they cannot completely prevent 100% of incidences in which people are injured or become ill due to food illness.

Food illness and injuries are prosecuted under a branch of personal liability called products' liability. Oftentimes, a consumable is only pulled from the shelf when there have been consumer reports of illness after consuming the product. It is not unusual for a dozen food injuries or illnesses to crop up, only for the negligent manufacturer to pull the food from the shelves. Food borne injury or illness could have been due to a variety of factors including a manufacturer's inability to package correctly, list an allergen on the food label, contamination or any other safety concerns.

Compensation for California bike accident victims

It is every bicyclists' worst nightmare. One minute, they are riding their bike, the sun is shining, birds are chirping. The next thing they know, the bicyclist wakes up in a hospital bed. Opting to bike around town rather than driving a motor-vehicle can be really liberating and great for your health.

However, the benefits can feel small in comparison to the potential injuries a bicyclist can suffer after being involved in a bicycle accident. This shouldn't stop bicyclists from doing what they do by any means. However, it really gives a bicyclist pause when their last ride consisted of being struck by a motor vehicle. Motorists are required to share many Costa Mesa roads with bicyclists. An inability to do that can lead to a bicycle accident.

Know your options for compensation after a California rideshare accident

Rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, are extremely popular in California right now. They are easy to access and can get you anywhere you want to go around town. You don't have stress about parking, deal with traffic anxiety or even worry about what types of beverages you consume while out, and ridshare services are not likely to go away any time soon.

What happens, though, if you suffer injuries in a rideshare car accident, either as a passenger, fellow driver or pedestrian? Who owes you compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs resulting from the crash? Because there are multiple parties that are potentially liable, obtaining full and fair compensation for your injuries can be complicated.

Semi-truck plows into nearby Fullerton apartments, injures 5

Truck drivers are typically very responsible. However truck accidents can and do happen. Because of the size and weight of the trucks and the speed at which they travel, truck accidents can be particularly devastating.

A shocking event played out in the early Sunday morning hours at a Fullerton apartment complex. Residents were shocked and terrified when an 18-wheel truck plowed into the side of their apartment complex. No one was killed in the accident that left 5 residents apartment uninhabitable after the crash.

Design defect could have caused CA car accident injuries

Often, when people think of car accidents, they think of wrecks involving multiple vehicles at high speeds. However, while these accidents do happen, there is another type of instigator behind car accidents that can cause serious injuries to the vehicle's occupants. If a car manufacturer designed a vehicle that is dangerous to its passengers, it can cause injuries and be tried under products' liability.

Products' liability isn't in the same category as most car accident personal injury claims. However, this type of law is still based on negligence. While cars are required by law to go through a variety of safety tests and screenings, sometimes flawed designs still get through the consumer. Oftentimes, they are followed by a recall on behalf of the manufacturer.

How is cause or fault determined for auto accident injuries?

After suffering the trauma of a car accident, many may just want to forget that this incident ever happened. This is understandable, as one should focus on nursing oneself or a loved one back to health. While personal wellness is a great focus to have, medical expenses are not cheap and the combined lost wages can really do a number on a family's finances.

If you suspect that another person or third-party was responsible for causing auto accident injuries, it may be possible to seek compensation. Everyone on the road is expected to uphold a duty of care on behalf of the safety of themselves and other motorists. If a person made an error that jeopardized a person's health or safety and they are injured, victims and their families can seek damages.

Seek justice after defective products hurt people

In an ideal world, the products we use everyday would perform perfectly. However, in reality,this is not always the case. People are injured or even killed by defective products every year. For those who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one due to a defective product, read on.

A defective product could be awaiting an unsuspecting user at just about any point in a person's day. It could happen when blow drying your hair, when you start up your vehicle to get to work or even while on the clock at your job. An injury from a defective product could be so serious that it could result in a person's unexpected death. There are strict laws governing defective products and if a company either failed to warn or did not meet design or manufacturing standards when crafting the deadly product.

Teen motorcyclist struck, seriously injured by motor vehicle

Motorcyclists are at a serious disadvantage compared to drivers of motor vehicles. This is because any collision or near-collision can put them in immediate bodily danger. Motor vehicle drivers can be injured in an accident, but they often aren't in as much danger as those involved in a motorcycle accident .

A recent motorcycle accident occurred in Fresno. The young motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Newcomb Street when a vehicle driven by an older male turned northbound at Newcomb from Memory Lane. The collision threw the motorcyclist from his bike, causing serious injuries.

Manufacturer duties on warning labels to prevent accident, injury

Have you ever noticed the little warning labels attached to consumer products? Product warnings accompany most, if not all, consumer products. Their purposes are two-fold and failure to warn against accident or misuse could mean a manufacturer is responsible for the resulting injury.

Manufacturers have a duty to their consumers to warn them against hidden dangers that may be present in a product. They are also utilized to instruct users how to use a product so that the users can avoid any dangers and use the product safely. If a manufacturer fails to do this they can be found liable for any injuries sustained in the accident.

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  • best lawyers | Best law firms | US news | 2016 Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.
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