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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.