When a serious car accident involved multiple vehicles, it is not always easy to immediately tell who is at fault. In some situations, multiple drivers may have played a role in causing an accident.
When California residents purchase a new vehicle or a product from the store, they expect it to be in proper working order with no defects. It is expected that all the kinks were worked out before the items were allowed to be purchased by the public. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes there is a manufacturing defect or design defect that is either covered up or is not seen before the product hits the market. One vehicle and one item have been recalled recently due to defects, which could promote products liability claims being filed across the state of California.
The Food and Drug Administration has renewed warnings to consumers about the potential dangers of the drug acetaminophen, which can be found in Tylenol as well as in prescription pain killers such as Percocet and Vicodin. Regulators say that liver damage can result when patients take even slightly more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen.
Everyone knows that downhill skiing can be a dangerous sport, but this is especially true when a ski resort fails to make safety its No. 1 priority. Over the past few years, at least three skiers have died after crashing into "tree wells" at a ski resort in Montana.
Bicycle safety has been in the news in California a lot lately, as injuries and fatalities for cyclists continue to occur even when cyclists are being safe and obeying traffic laws. A recent fatal bike accident case made the news after witnesses say they saw the driver of the vehicle get out of his car with his cellphone in hand, indicating that he may have been distracted at the time that he crashed into a cyclist who was riding with a group of friends along Highway 1.
Plenty of documentation exists regarding the diminished capacity of impaired drivers. Drivers that get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol often become disoriented and have little to no reaction time in the event of an emergency on the road. These factors increase the probability of an auto accident when a driver is drunk.