When you're on your way to work, do you ever think about what would happen if you were hurt in an accident while on the job? Do you know what to do after an accident takes place?
We often write about dog bites on our San Diego personal injury blog, focusing on the harm that can result when dogs are improperly trained and socialized or are merely provoked. As such, it is easy to forget that all animals, not just dogs, have the ability to attack and seriously harm children and adults of all ages.
Earlier this month, we discussed the fatal cruise ship accident that took place off the coast of Italy last month, and wondered if, because of the large number of cruises that depart from San Diego, such a traumatic boating accident could conceivably take place here. However, we concluded in that blog post that such a fatal accident would be unlikely to take place off the coast of California.
Late last month, Lindsay Lohan again made headlines a California woman filed a personal injury lawsuit against the actress. In the suit, the plaintiff alleged that she had been hit by Lohan's car while she walked through an intersection. The auto accident suit was the second of its kind to be filed against Lohan last month. In sum, Lohan has defended against four personal injury lawsuits in the past few years, as well as multiple criminal charges for driving under the influence.
In April 2008, a husband and wife were riding on their motorcycle on a California highway when traffic suddenly slowed. Traveling at 65 miles per hour, the husband was unable to stop the motorcycle in time. The rear wheel of the bike locked, and the wife was thrown more than 30 feet forward onto the pavement.
Last month, boating manufacturer MasterCraft filed an appeal in a lawsuit filed against the company by two women who were injured in a boating accident in 2006. In the appeal, the company claims that the boat involved in the accident is a safe vehicle, and that it is not responsible for the women's injuries.
Last month, we wrote about the California personal injury lawsuit filed by 75 former professional football players against the National Football League. In their suit, the players alleged that NFL officials negligently ignored and willfully concealed information about the potential long-term impact of multiple head injuries, only changing their tune after a 2009 Congressional committee ordered them to take head trauma more seriously.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces a number of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, some of which were filed on Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court, stemming from the gas pipeline explosion that occurred early last month. All told, eight people were killed in the explosion and resulting fires. More were injured and many last homes.
Don Yoon's wife, mother-in-law and two young daughters perished in the family's University City home almost two years ago when a military plane flying over the area experienced major difficulties and crashed through their roof. The plane crash destroyed Yoon's home, as well as a neighbor's, while severely damaging three more.
Earlier this week, a San Diego Superior Court jury ruled that Pizza Hut owed $10.8 million to a mother and daughter injured in a car accident with a pizza delivery driver in 2008. The crash occurred in November of that year. Shari Novak was 62-years-old and her mother, Olena, was 87.