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A truck accident could occur due to many contributing factors

Truck drivers have a job to do, which is why California residents often see so many tractor-trailers on the roads. Of course, knowing that they have a job to do does not necessarily make other drivers feel more comfortable traveling the roads with them. This feeling is understandable, as a truck accident could happen at any moment.

Detailing the attractive nuisance doctrine

One of the main benefits of living in California is being able to enjoy relatively good weather throughout the year. While you might certainly enjoy not having to deal with seasonal changes, you might experience stress over the fact that outdoor activities are available to your kids all year round. Your older children may have the understanding needed to discern which of these activities are safe, but what about your younger kids? Many have come to us here at Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP after their children have been injured from such activity wondering what sort of legal recourse is available to them.

Has a fatigued driver hit you?

California residents share the road with plenty of other people. Unfortunately, with a higher number of drivers on the road, there is also a higher chance of you running into problematic drivers or drivers who are not engaging in safe behaviors. We at Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP, are here to discuss the dangers of driver fatigue and its potential impact on you.

Why you shouldn't be ashamed of dog bite trauma

Californian residents who are attacked by dogs can end up with severe wounds. Some victims have been described as being "in shreds" by the time they reach the emergency care unit, with the damage they have suffered through making them virtually unrecognizable. Naturally, some individuals who go through these attacks may also suffer from mental or emotional trauma because of the intensity of the damage faced.

The hidden risks associated with dog bites

In California, there are laws in place that make it so an owner is held responsible for their pet if said pet happens to bite someone. This can come in handy, because an animal bite attack may actually leave an individual with more expenses than they initially assumed.

Balancing trucker fatigue and public safety

Most California residents are quite used to seeing semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles gracing their area roads and highways. Whether a truck is delivering goods to a local grocery store, transporting oil or something else, the importance of commercial trucking in the United States cannot be underestimated. However, the importance of keeping people safe should be even more important.

Can you suffer electric shock at the workplace?

Californian workers like you often spend time around appliances, machinery, or other sources of electricity. Even if your precise job doesn't involve dangerous voltage levels, that doesn't mean that you will never face the possibility of an electric shock.

Technology addiction and car crashes

Addiction to technology can increase the probability of a car crash in many different ways. Not only can these addictions cause someone to become distracted while behind the wheel, such as those who try to drive while using a tablet or sending messages on their phone, but it can also cause drivers to become mentally distracted, agitated and even fatigued. There are many ways in which people are addicted to technology, whether they spend a significant amount of time playing games on their computer, are addicted to social media or struggle with some other form of technological addiction. Sadly, this has played a role in many fatal auto accidents.

Revisit the facts on distracted driving

Since distracted driving is an increasingly prevalent issue across the country, it is important to periodically recap the risks. Thousands of people across the country, including in California, are injured and killed every year in accidents attributed to distracted driving.

Are hands-free cellphones a safe alternative for drivers?

California is just one state in the nation that prohibits motorists from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel. Many states have created legislation banning this act due to the many people who are injured and killed in distracted driving car accidents every year. As a California motorist, you may have switched to using a hands-free cellular device while driving in an attempt to stay in compliance with the law. However, studies show that hands-free devices may not be a safe alternative to hand-held cellphones.

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