Burns are a risk to victims because they have the potential to cause permanent or long-lasting injuries.
Independence Day weekend is widely regarded as one of the busiest times to be on the road. Even with California's traditionally high gas prices (even though they are lower than in past years), it is expected that more people will be on the road. Nationwide, it is expected that more than 37 million people will travel at least 50 miles to a vacation destination.
A 12-year-old Rancho Cordova girl was struck and killed by a motorist early in the morning on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The 7th grader was walking across the street en route to Cordova High School to attend summer school when she was struck. She was a 7th grader at W.E. Mitchell Middle School.
When you're a pedestrian, it's usually a bad idea to enter a highway without a reason. Sometimes, people are on the highway because of a vehicle that has broken down or because they need to do work on the roads. These individuals are in danger every moment they're around the high-speed roadway. If even one driver isn't paying attention, it could mean a fatal accident.
Imagine you were driving your children home from school one afternoon and a pickup truck hits your car from behind. Not only was the accidents surprising, but it didn't make sense. You gave the person plenty of time to slow down. Your stop wasn't abrupt or sharp. The roads weren't slick. It's almost as if the driver who hit you wasn't even looking at the road in front of him.
There are many factors that can lead to a car crash, whether it's the glare from the sun or a sudden stop to try to avoid an animal in the road. When a crash happens, the people in the vehicle have the potential to be injured.
At Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP, we represent Roseville residents in their premises liability claims. Usually, when plaintiffs hear the word "premises liability," they think of dangerous property conditions that result in a slip, trip or fall, but this category of personal injury law is much broader than slip-and-fall cases alone.
Whenever you get hurt, it's normal to see bruising. When your skin is impacted, blood vessels below the surface rupture. That causes bleeding, which turns into bruising as it rises to the surface near the skin.
California law is not exceedingly clear about how to treat an unborn baby that dies in a car accident. In fact, if a baby dies in a mother's womb due to a car crash, the at-fault driver may not be guilty of manslaughter because babies are not seen as "living persons" until after they have been born. In a recent case, though, a very peculiar set of facts may lead to murder charges for a drunk driver that caused a horrific accident to unfold.
Personal injuries come in many forms. Some are physical, and others are emotional. Even emotional scars come at a cost, and in this case, those injuries were compensable.