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Proving slip and fall allegations is not as simple as it sounds

Slip and fall incidents can dramatically change a victim’s life, producing injuries ranging from fractures of wrists and hips to major head injuries. Most fall injuries fall within the ambit of so-called premises liability law, which has its own special requirements – it’s not enough to snap a picture of the dangerous circumstance on your mobile phone to show a judge that a business premises or rental dwelling has a negligently caused defect. There are various factors that must be proven by law to recover if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident. In order to prove…

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Class-action lawsuit over cellphones a reminder of more serious problems

Many of LG’s mobile phones have been targeted by lawsuits due to poor performance. Some of the allegations include a “boot-looping” problem, where the phone constantly powers up, turns off and reboots – a never-ending cycle. There are also complaints of battery power drain, where the device is rendered useless in a short amount of time. The issues impact a person’s ability to stay connected to the modern world but pale in comparison to the safety problems the Samsung Note 7 manifest, with the lithium batteries of the phone becoming so hot that the phones were exploding, endangering the lives…

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At least 10 people, 4 vehicles involved in major accident

A multi-car accident on Highway 4 left multiple drivers and passengers needing medical care and a number of vehicles with serious damage. The accident occurred near Antioch where a stray bumper had fallen onto the freeway. As speeding cars tried to avoid it, one stopped, triggering a pileup that involved four other vehicles. At least 10 people were treated for injuries, with reports that three people were listed in critical condition. Five ambulances and four helicopters responded to the scene to tend to the victims. Road debris like this is dangerous – auto-parts, bumpers, loose and unsecured cargo as well…

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Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Is Wrong

A driver in downtown San Francisco fled the scene of a serious accident recently, but the police fortunately apprehended her later in the day. This is yet another example of drivers who try to get away from the problems they caused, only to suffer more extensive punishment because of their decision. No one should flee the scene of an accident. There is no reason to do this. You immediately escalate a civil wrong to a criminal act. And drivers who stay at the scene are able to help those who have been hurt by their conduct The 32-year-old defendant driver…

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Are On The Rise

A recent report revealed that one category, which California sits atop of, isn’t the type you want to be famous for; the Governors Highway Safety Association found that California, Florida, New York and Texas accounted for 42 percent of pedestrian fatalities nationwide. Even with an 11 percent decrease in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the first half of 2016 when compared with the same period in 2015 in California ranked #1 for fatal pedestrian accidents. This statistic reflects a scary trend nationwide. Fatal pedestrian accidents have reached highs that haven’t been seen in decades. From 2015 to 2016,…

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Read our free white paper about carbon monoxide poisoning – it could save your life

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that’s highly toxic to humans. CO poisoning is responsible for hundreds of deaths every year. Alarmingly, it often happens with little or no warning. By the time you realize something is wrong, it may be too late. So how can you protect yourself (and your loved ones) from CO poisoning? The first step is to educate yourself about the dangers. By reading our free white paper, titled “Without Warning: How Everyday Appliances Become Deadly Threats,” you’ll learn: Which common household appliances are the biggest culprits What factors contribute to CO leaks What…

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Is a deadly threat lurking in your home?

Everyday appliances are a major source of carbon monoxide (CO) – a gas that’s highly toxic to humans. Although proper ventilation and other safeguards usually keep CO in check, on occasion, something goes wrong. CO is colorless and odorless, which means that leaks usually go unnoticed until it’s too late. Find out how deadly CO poisoning occurs – and how to protect yourself – by reviewing our free SlideShare presentation below. The information you learn could be life-saving. Without warning: How everyday appliances become silent killers. from The Law Buzz

WALKUP ATTORNEYS OBTAIN $4,000,000 VERDICT IN S.F. PEDESTRIAN FATALITY TRIAL

A Walkup Law Firm trial team including partner Matthew Davis, associate Jeff Clause and headed by senior partner Michael Kelly obtained a $4 million verdict in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 against the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District arising from the wrongful death of Lori Helmer, a 51 year old finance executive who was struck and killed by a Golden Gate Transit bus on November 6, 2014 at the intersection of Van Ness and Lombard streets while she was out for a morning jog. When she was fatally struck, Ms. Helmer was crossing Van…

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2016 in product recalls

The year 2016 was a big one for product recalls, with perhaps the massive recalls of Takata airbags and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 making the most headlines. Many of these recalls were the result of consumers suffering serious injury because of the product was defectively designed or manufactured. Here are some of the most important recalls of 2016, as reported by the Glen Falls Post-Star: · Takata airbags. Specifically, the inflators that tended to cause airbags to burst open too hard. At 100,000,000 inflators involved, this is the biggest auto recall in history. · CRF Frozen foods. The company…

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13-year-old dies of brain tumor missed by hospital

Failure to take a patient’s symptoms seriously or to obtain a complete and thorough history of symptoms enough can lead to catastrophe. That is what the family of a teenage girl who died of a brain tumor in 2016 say caused her death. They are suing the hospital and three doctors for medical malpractice for failing to diagnose the tumor in time to treat it. According to the Concord Monitor, the girl first began experiencing headaches in February. She went to the hospital and was told to come back if they got worse or she started vomiting. Two months later,…

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