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In California, landowners owe a duty of care to everyone

In premises liability cases, many other states in the country still distinguish between whether an injured person had permission, either expressed or implied, to be on the property where their injury took place. The idea is that landowners should not have the same obligation to make the land safe for someone whom they may not even know is there and who certainly does not have permission to be on the property.

What is the difference between strict liability and negligence?

Negligence and strict liability are two important terms used when discussing the basis for many types of personal injury claims. Many people who get injured focus on the harm they suffered. However, proving that the harm occurred because of someone's fault is also necessary.

Medical malpractice cases can be tough, but we can help

Riverside, California, residents who have been victimized by the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional may be in for a tough legal fight if they choose to seek compensation for their injuries. For professional reasons, many doctors will not admit to medical malpractice even if the case is pretty clearly stacked against them.

Fatal car accident occurs when two vehicles run red light

Drivers throughout Southern California function under the unsaid understanding that certain basic protocols will be followed to keep everyone safe. Stopping at red lights, staying at the scene if there is an auto accident, adhering to all general traffic laws and more are expected from drivers. Unfortunately, there are incidents in which a car accident will occur and it will be due to a series of violations like those listed above. When this happens, there can be injuries and even fatalities. Those who are affected need to be aware of what steps to take after the car collision has taken place.

Distracted driving research shows surprising, dangerous results

In Riverside and across the nation, the risks of encountering a driver who is not paying strict attention to the road are increasing. This is due to the number of ways in which a driver can multitask. Texting and driving, checking apps, using social media and other distractions are prevalent. Studies try to make sense of the information and determine who is most at risk. Sometimes, these studies yield surprising and worrisome results. Such is the case with a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Are schools liable for student injuries?

The short answer is, it depends. Wait, you might think, “aren’t school entrusted to protect my child? How can they evade responsibility?” You are right; schools are required to care for the students while they are under the care of the school. But the law also recognizes that the school cannot be liable for every injury sustained on campus because of circumstances beyond the school’s control.  

Thousands of Californians infected by superbugs in hospitals

Thousands of Californians are dying every year in hospitals due to hospital-acquired infections. But, many of the families do not even know that their loved one died due to a hospital-acquired infection. It seems hospitals are recording deaths based on the underlying circumstances, rather than addressing the impact that the infection played in the death. This post will go over the dangers of this issue.

Are schools liable for student injuries?

The short answer is, it depends. Wait, you might think, "aren't school entrusted to protect my child? How can they evade responsibility?" You are right; schools are required to care for the students while they are under the care of the school. But the law also recognizes that the school cannot be liable for every injury sustained on campus because of circumstances beyond the school's control.

How should you react after a car accident?

A car accident is a traumatic event that can send you into a state of confusion and/or anger. When you are confused and/or angry, then you may do things that you wouldn't normally do when you are calm and prepared. As a result, angry drivers that have just been involved in an accident can make rash decisions such as fleeing the scene or getting so upset with other people involved in the crash that a confrontation occurs.

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