A night out with friends should be a stress-free way to blow off steam and enjoy one's time outside work and family commitments. In Southern California, residents have a multitude of opportunities to find fun and exciting new restaurants, bars, and other businesses where they can relax and enjoy themselves. However, a popular district in Fullerton known for its nightlife was recently shocked by a horrible accident when a pack of people was run down by an impaired driver.
This blog has offered prior posts on negligence and how it may form the basis of legal claims for accident and injury victims. If a person is able to establish that someone owed them a duty and that party breached their duty and caused the victim harm, that victim may be able to sue for the recovery of their losses. However, in some cases, it may come out through the facts that the victims actually carried some blame for their own harm and may have contributed to the events that caused their injuries.
Drivers are responsible for maintaining the safe operation of their vehicles. This can mean ensuring that their brake lights work, their signals are operational, and their tires are sound. Poorly maintained vehicles can be threats to drivers as well as others who may encounter the vehicles while out on the roads.
An attack by a vicious dog can leave a victim with serious medical complications and may even cause them life-threatening injuries. Pain, suffering, disfigurement, and death are all possible outcomes from dog attacks. In California, when a dog bites another person, their owner is strictly liable for the harm the dog causes the victim.
Serious accidents can leave California residents with significant physical harm. Past posts on this blog have discussed traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, and a host of other damages that victims can be forced to live with after an accident. This post will discuss spinal cord injuries, a serious medical condition that is associated with different forms of paralysis.
A car accident may leave a victim with broken bones, brain trauma, pain, suffering, and emotional shock. On top of this, they will almost certainly face enormous medical bills, and they will probably lose income during the time it takes to recover from their injuries. In cases of serious injury, they may never be able to return to work, and thus their loss of income may be permanent.
Dogs are excellent companions to many Southern California residents. They are popular pets because they are generally kind and loyal, and many Encino residents take great pride in training their dogs to behave properly when faced with new situations. Though dogs are animals and can be prone to unexpected reactions, dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets act safely in the presence of others.
Legal claims can be overwhelming for personal injury victims to pursue on their own. It is often helpful for them to discuss their possible lawsuits with attorneys that understand the relevant laws and legal theories that may be applicable to their cases. Encino residents who have suffered harm at the hands of others may have claims based on negligence regardless of whether their injuries were sustained in car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents or others.
Southern California residents may not have to contend with snow and ice in the winter but that does not mean that they are free from hazards that can cause them to slip, slide, and fall. From wet sidewalks and store floors to uneven staircases and loose carpets, a number of indoor and outdoor threats can place Encino residents in dangerous positions and can subject them to injuries when they fall due to the negligence of others.
One part of being human is that people make mistakes and many accidents occur every day in California. Most of them are minor such as spilling a drink, but others can be very serious and have a huge impact on people's lives. The person who caused the accident often times have to take responsibility for their actions. That is the basis for most personal injury lawsuits. The victims have a right to receive compensation from the person who caused the accident and their injuries.