Ten toys with the potential to injure

With the holiday season fast approaching, many are thinking of potential toys to gift their young. However, the consumer advocacy group World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) recently released their list of the nominees for the “Worst Toys of 2016,” a list of potentially harmful and hazardous toys.  Toys on the list include Peppa Pig’s… read more

Inclement weather to blame in many deadly car accidents

While tornadoes, hurricanes and floods dominate news coverage, plain old inclement weather is the cause of more fatal car accidents annually than all three combined.  According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 5,748,000 car accidents occur annually, based on statistics spanning from 2005 to 2014. Of these, 22 percent (roughly 1,259,000) involved bad weather… read more

Driving while buzzed: Marijuana and safety

California is poised to legalize marijuana in a few days, with polls showing a strong majority favoring Proposition 64. So it’s time to ponder the impact of legalization on highway safety. It is illegal to drive and drink. It is also illegal to drive while high on pot. But are the two things equally dangerous?… read more

Thoughts on deer-car collisions

The 2016 deer hunting season in California comes to an end November 16. It’s a good opportunity to ponder the relationship between deer, motor vehicles and personal injury law. Deer hunting season coincides with deer mating season One reason that deer-automobile collisions increase is that autumn coincides with the animals’ mating season. Deer take chances… read more