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January 2011 Archives

Skydiving accident results in wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a Tulare woman recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Adventure Center Skydiving claiming that the company's negligence and poor maintenance led to the death of their daughter in a skydiving accident. In addition to wrongful death, the lawsuit also alleges that the company committed fraud and caused emotional distress. The family is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

Distracted driving not limited to cell phones and text messages

We have all heard the warnings about talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. Over the last few years, there have been cell phone and texting-while-driving bans introduced across the country with the hopes of reducing the number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Is Often Long and Unpredictable

While U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recent transportation to a rehabilitative facility two weeks after a gunshot wound to the head is nothing short of miraculous, victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) know that recovery can be long and often unpredictable.

Investigation Looking Into Brakes in GM Trucks

The last few years have seen a number of automotive recalls and reports of safety concerns. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) posted information on its website indicating that it is intensifying its investigation into safety concerns surrounding brakes on a number of trucks manufactured by General Motors, some of which may have caused auto accidents.

San Diego County Family Receives Multi-Million Dollar Verdict

Nearly five years ago, a couple was killed when their SUV rolled over on Highway 98. The SUV wasn't hit by another vehicle. The driver of the SUV did nothing wrong. In fact, the accident was not caused by anyone or anything on the road that day.

Dog Grabs Baby from Mother's Arms in Southern California

Dog bites can have horrific consequences for any victim, but infants and children often suffer the most serious harm after an animal attack. Last month, a six-month-old baby girl was grabbed from her mother's arms by a Great Dane in Southern California. Luckily, the girl will survive, but she suffered serious injuries because of the dog bite.

Worker Suffers Injuries in Trench Collapse in South Park

Of the many dangerous conditions under which construction workers operate, working in a trench is often one of the scariest. When a trench collapses, or caves in, it can bury workers and subject them to crushing pressure, which makes rescue difficult or impossible. Recently, a man in the South Park-area found himself in just such a predicament, but was fortunate enough to escape due to a quick rescue.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Bicycle Accident

The family of a bicyclist who died last November after being hit by a truck is now suing the truck driver and the demolition company he works for in a wrongful death lawsuit. The complaint was filed in San Mateo County late last month. As it turns out, this is the third fatal accident the truck driver has been involved in, and this is the second wrongful death case to which he has been a party.

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