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.
The most important damages that most plaintiffs seek in a car accident injury claim relate to medical costs. As all Roseville residents know, the costs of medical care are completely unaffordable for the average person. Without insurance money or other kinds of financial assistance, most people would never be able to see a doctor.
A nursing home known as the California Armenian Home is being sued over an alleged wrongful death by the daughter of a resident who passed away. Though the company was doing business under the aforementioned name, the lawsuit technically targets a company called California Home for the Aged Inc.
You see it in the movies constantly: cars crashing and then bursting into flames or exploding. On one hand, it makes sense. Cars are filled with gasoline, a very flammable and explosive form of fuel.
Over 4,000 employees commute to their workplaces by bicycle in Sacramento each day. Hundreds of cyclists ride bicycles while running errands throughout the city. This is excellent for the environment, and it's wonderful for the health of the people who enjoy their bicycles, but riding a bike can also be dangerous. Let's take a look at the statistics as they apply to Sacramento bicycle versus car accidents.