Wood flooring is common in homes, apartments and other buildings throughout Orange County. Whether a person chooses wood flooring for its style and good looks, or because of more functional considerations, it is probably not something they spend much time thinking about once the floor is installed and finished. Based on some recent reports, however, some people who have wood flooring are likely second-guessing the safety of it.
When a person suffers injury in a car accident and pursues legal claims against another party, the case typically falls under negligence law. Sometimes, however, the case can involve reckless conduct. So what is the difference between negligence and recklessness?
A bicycle is no match for a motor vehicle, and a collision between the two can lead to grave injuries and even death for the biker. Drivers have an obligation to look out for bikers and to take reasonable and appropriate steps to avoid accidents with them. At the same time, bicyclists should do all that they can to help ensure their own safety while riding on streets with automobile traffic.
Because tractor trailers are such massive vehicles, they can cause serious injuries and property damage if they are involved in an accident. Given the dangers involved in trucking, truck drivers must know exactly what they are doing before they get behind the wheel of a big rig. Accordingly, truck drivers in California, and in all other states, must get special training and licensing before they can legally operate a commercial truck.
People in Orange County need not look any further than their family car to find an example of a potentially dangerous everyday product. Of course, not all motor vehicles are fraught with unknown and unnecessarily dangerous flaws. Rather, automobile manufacturers continue to make strides when it comes to vehicle safety. However, just one manufacturing or design defect can have a big impact on the vehicle's overall safety.