Famous shoe manufacturer Nike has reportedly taken a short-term hit in its stocks after national television caught one of its shoes breaking apart while on the foot of a noted college basketball player. The player left early in the game after the shoe broke, causing him to fall.
A previous post here talked about how many truckers who drive around or just pass through Orange County, California, are required under the law to, from time to time, pull off of the road for a few hours and take a rest. The idea behind these rules is to make sure drivers get the sleep they need so that they don't experience truck driver fatigue.
You may feel that it's never safe to drive on a California highway, but you do so anyway, out of necessity. No one can blame you for feeling that way as it's definitely true that there is an increased danger in traveling by motor vehicle nowadays compared to driving or riding as a passenger several decades ago. Posted speed limits are higher in many areas, which some believe has added to the risk for collision.
Previous posts here have either mentioned punitive damages or have reported on juries awarding punitive damages. Indeed, there are some circumstances that seem to suggest that just paying someone compensation for their losses simply is not enough. For example, car accidents that are caused by a drunk driver, a driver who is going far in excess of the posted speed limit or a driver acting in a fit of road rage are situations that are entirely avoidable. To prevent these sorts of accidents, a driver need only show a minimal amount of courtesy and care for their fellow motorists.
A bicyclist who was trying to cross the street in Aliso Viejo, a community in Orange County, California, died after a motorist struck and killed him. According to reports, the driver attempted to leave the scene of the accident.
Motorcycle enthusiasts often talk about the sense of freedom they feel when riding on their bikes. However, if you are a rider, you know that that freedom comes with its fair share of risk. Here in California, though the mild weather may make this an ideal area for motorcycle riding, authorities say there has been a significant rise in the number of motorcycle fatalities over a 22 year period, especially in SoCal.