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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.

Illegal stimulants and motor vehicle wrecks

From drinking too much with friends at a party to taking prescription opioid medication that results in drowsiness, there are many different ways in which people become intoxicated, which can endanger lives if they decide to operate a vehicle. Intoxicated driving takes many forms, but in this post, we will examine some of the risks associated with driving while under the influence of illegal stimulants. Unfortunately, this behavior has led to the loss of many lives and an overwhelming number of car crash victims have been injured also.

California jury rules in energy drink company's favor

Some people may think of caffeine as a "harmless" drug, but the perception is dubious at best. Though unusual, it is entirely possible to overdose on caffeine, and the number of emergency room visit precipitated by consumption of energy drinks more than doubled between 2007 and 2011, from 10,068 to 20,783. Nevertheless, a jury in California decided in favor of an energy drink manufacturer in a product liability suit alleging that consumption of caffeinated energy drinks caused a heart attack in a teenager that led to debilitating brain damage.

How can you prove an emotional distress claim?

Not all injuries leave marks on the body. You may experience a personal injury in California which affects not your body but your mind, and the damage it causes may be at least as great as that caused by a physical injury. Nevertheless, it can be difficult to prove an emotional distress injury in court due to the lack of objective evidence such as medical imaging or bodily scarring. 

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