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January 2017 Archives

Study: Designated drivers are not always sober

These days, several options exist if you are looking to get home safely after a night of drinking. You can call a taxi or use a ride-share service, or you can elect someone to serve as your designated driver with the understanding that he or she will refrain from consuming alcohol so that the job can be done safely. A study covered by NBC News, however, suggests that many designated drivers are not maintaining a level of sobriety that allows them to drive without impairment.

California car accidents cases benefit from paramedic reports

Did you know that paramedics and emergency responders have to take special care and consideration when responding to car crashes in California? The first responders are often responsible for collecting information about car accidents to help doctors determine the mechanism of injury, or the reason that the victim is harmed. Just how do they conduct those evaluations? Well, paramedics and emergency medical personnel often examine a vehicle to identify "crunch zones" and areas of collision.

Wet floors could lead to California premises liability claims

Winter has arrived in California, and premises liability is on business owners' minds. Although we are not a location that is always known for ice or other slippery conditions, customers are often at risk for slip-and-fall accidents during the winter months. Experts say that keeping retail customers safe while shopping takes a concerted effort among all employees, particularly in facilities like a shopping mall or grocery store.

Motor vehicle accidents leave 2 injured in San Jose

A wrong-way driver in San Jose reportedly caused one of the year's most serious motor vehicle accidents when two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision. The crash occurred during the early morning hours on Dec. 28, when the wrong-way drunk driver in a Volkswagen Golf struck a Chevrolet Aveo head-on in a center lane on Interstate 280. The crash caused the victims' vehicle to flip onto its roof after striking the center median. The at-fault driver's car was then rear-ended by another vehicle.

Wrongful death suit for multiple drivers in fiery car crash case

The driver of a passenger vehicle involved in a 2014 vehicle crash is suing an individual driver and a big-rig transportation company in connection with the collision. The man is seeking financial compensation for wrongful death in the California incident, which was one of the year's most gruesome car accidents. Official reports show that the man's entire family died in the fiery wreckage. Under fire in the incident: Pomona-based Lexmar Distribution and an individual driver.

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