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Pedestrian accident takes life of teen in California

While his identity is not yet being released to the public, a teenager has lost his life after being hit by a car. The teen was the victim of a pedestrian accident that occurred on a California highway. The accident happened on a Wednesday after 5 p.m.

A California bicycle accident can be costly

Riding a bicycle should be a safe and fun mode of transportation for anyone. Unfortunately, a bicycle accident can occur at any time and can leave California bicyclists with injuries and mounting medical bills through no fault of their own. When a cyclist has been hit by a car on the road, sidewalk or a trail, the bicycle accident victim may be able to seek compensation by pursuing a claim in civil court.

Dog bite victims may endure injury and financial problems

When a dog bites a person, the owner of the dog is typically responsible for the injuries caused by that attack. Indeed, California is known as a strict liability state when it comes to these types of injuries. While there may be a few exceptions, such as if a victim provoked the dog or was trespassing, the victim of a dog bite attack has rights which can be enforced. 

Pedestrian accident in California leads to serious injuries

Unfortunately, a pedestrian proved no match for an SUV recently as an accident resulted in serious injuries -- which is typically the case in such incidents. The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred near the intersection of a California expressway and local boulevard in Santa Clara. The victim is said to be a 65-year-old male.

Auto repair employee suffers work injury in business fire

An employee at an auto repair shop in California suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out at the business near the end of July. As a result of this work injury, the employee was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Establishing negligence in a California trucking accident

Thousands of 18-wheelers travel the highways here in California and across the country every day. In an attempt to ensure the safety of its drivers and everyone else on the road, the industry is highly regulated. If you become the victim of a trucking accident, it is important to begin gathering evidence to establish negligence and estimate your damages as soon as possible.

For a novice or pro, a bike accident can be devastating

Riding a bike along the road, in a bike lane or park should be a safe adventure or mode of transportation as there are laws and protections in place to keep bicyclists safe. However, despite those laws and protections, those who ride recreationally or as a main mode of transportation or for sport can be the victim of a costly bike accident due to a number of situations or unfortunate events. Bicyclists in California who are injured because of the actions of another may benefit from understanding the causes and potential costs of a bike accident and the aftereffects that can impact a bicyclist long-term.

Dog bite victims may need financial compensation in California

Being the victim of an attack or bite from a dog can result in devastating injuries and so much more. There may be medical bills to deal with and other forms of financial loss through no fault of the dog bite victim. Because of all that may be at stake, anyone who is the victim of a dog bite in California may benefit from understanding the types of compensation available and under which circumstances that compensation may be warranted.

Cute but dangerous: risks of the Pokemon Go craze

When the first Pokémon games came out in the U.S. in the 1990s for Nintendo Gameboy, many people jumped on the bandwagon and bought the games for their kids. In a world of violent games, one of the saving graces of the game was that characters didn't actually die. If they lost a battle they simply fainted and went back to the hospital until they healed and could go out again.

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