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February 2015 Archives

A look at pedestrian accidents in San Diego

The temperature climate of San Diego County allows residents to enjoy many outdoor activities year round. With the onset of spring upon us, an even greater number of people will be outside soon walking, jogging and more. As this happens, the dangers to pedestrians become more apparent. People can be involved in a pedestrian accident in a variety of situations including in a parking lot, in a crosswalk or other part of an intersection and on a sidewalk.

What is considered a vicious dog California?

A dog may commonly be referred to as man’s best friend, but unfortunately there are times when this best friend can cause injury to others and even pose serious liability issues for dog owners. San Diego residents should be aware of the state’s laws governing dog bites and learn when they should seek legal help.

Will California’s medical malpractice damage cap be overturned?

San Diego County residents who suffer injuries due to the negligence of medical providers in any fashion deserve the right to seek compensation. The law does allow for this regardless of the nature of the medical mistake. Failure to diagnose an illness, an error during a surgery or any action which can be classified as the failure to provide an acknowledged reasonable standard of care are all causes for a medical malpractice claim.

13-year-old California boy injured in attack by police dog

Police departments throughout California, and elsewhere, have added trained dogs to their forces. Often aiding in the discovery of evidence and the apprehension of suspects, these K-9 officers have become valuable members of their departments. The law enforcement agencies that rely on police dogs generally take steps to ensure the safety of the animals, as well as the public. This includes not allowing the dogs out of the vehicle unless they are directly involved in a police action, or are under the direct supervision of their handlers.