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June 2016 Archives

Some California car accidents can be prevented

When a person hears about a tragic, deadly traffic accident in California, it seems like there is nothing to be done about it. Car accidents happen every day, and innocent lives are often lost in the blink of an eye. However, the fact is that many accidents can be prevented if drivers plan ahead and stay alert.

Victims of California car accidents fortunate to escape injury

When traffic comes to a stop at night on a California highway, there is a pretty good chance that there is some trouble ahead. Car accidents may not always mean serious injury, but when the ones who cause the crash do not take responsibility, it adds to the frustration. Even when one faces seemingly minor injuries from a hit and run, that person may be due some compensation.

$44.1 million jury verdict based on medical mistake

One of the largest medical malpractice awards in the country so far this year, i.e., the sum of $44.1 million, was rendered by a jury in another jurisdiction. The verdict was entered against a doctor and a renowned university hospital where the surgery took place. The theory of recovery for the plaintiff was based on the failure of the hospital staff and the medical mistake of the doctor to not recognize the female patient's adverse reaction to the blood thinner, Heparin. The principles of negligence under California law are similar to the principles applied in the case.

Police say pregnant, drunk female caused fatal accident

When a person is driving under the influence and causes an accident resulting in death, it is a form of vehicular homicide in California and most states. In addition, a drunk driving offense generally indicates a degree of recklessness that rises to a criminal level, thus making a resulting death generally a homicidal act or a felony violation that carries a very stiff criminal sentence. When the impairment causes the fatal accident and the victim's death, there is not only criminal responsibility but also civil liability to the decedent's estate and generally also to other victims seriously injured in the accident.