A dog attack is not a minor incident, despite the fact that insurance companies and the dog owners frequently dismiss these cases or downplay the severity of the injuries. If you are the victim of a dog bite or attack, you know how painful and traumatizing these events can be. You need a strong legal ally by your side, advocating for your rights as a victim.
Given how common motorcycle lane-splitting is in Southern California - particularly during rush hour - many motorists may be amazed to learn that this controversial method for navigating traffic is technically not legal or illegal under current state law. Instead, the practice of motorcycle lane-splitting is simply based on an unspoken understanding shared by motorcyclists, motorists and police alike.
GM has released new details about another serious defect in their vehicles leading to personal injury lawsuits. According to GM, ignition switches in certain vehicles can deactivate in a collision, causing the airbags to, in turn, deactivate. The force of the crash actually turns the vehicles' airbags off and prevents them from deploying. This increases the chance of serious personal injury and wrongful death.
Uber is in more hot water, following a personal injury law suit brought against the company in March, 2014. This latest suit, brought by a female Uber passenger, alleges that a male Uber driver repeatedly fondled her while she was a passenger in the vehicle. After the female passenger moved to the front seat to help direct the driver, he began making lewd comments and repeatedly fondled the woman's legs, breasts and groin area. The passenger demanded that the driver stop and let her out, but the driver locked the doors and refused to let her leave. The passenger was eventually able to escape after she threatened to call the police.
With Spring Break right around the corner, San Diego residents can anticipate underage drinking that always accompanies the warmer seasons. It is no mystery that the combination of minors and alcohol is disastrous. This combination can lead to senseless personal injury and death. Typically minors choose to drink at huge parties thrown at someone's house when their parents are out of town. As guests enter the party, the hosts ask for money or collect a cover charge to help offset the cost of alcohol. During or after the party, the underage drinkers stumble out of the house and make regrettable decisions that cause harm to others.
Three dogs later identified as purebreds reportedly bit four pedestrians last week, three of them quite seriously. The dogs, two Belgian Malinois shepherds and a Dutch Shepherd, were roaming apparently free in the area around Manhattan Place Elementary School in South Los Angeles and attacked pedestrians unlucky enough to encounter them. Fortunately, no children were bitten.
When a 17-year-old from Stockton was riding his bike a few weeks ago, an unknown dog chased him and bit him on the leg. The dog bite left a painful puncture wound, and despite several searches over the course of a week, the dog could not be located.
"I caught something moving out of the corner of my eye" just before he was suddenly "flattened" by a police dog in 2008. Then the dog clamped down. "The pain was something indescribable," he says.
Dog bites and dog attacks in San Diego County frequently occur and result in severe personal injury and sometimes death. Each year many adults and children are the victims of dog bites and attacks. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Humane Society maintain statistics gleaned from reporting agencies and hospitals. The United States Postal Service reports that San Diego is the second most dangerous city in America for dog bites to letter carriers.
Bullying an older person is elder abuse and a very personal injury. Bullies pick on the most vulnerable of people. Bullying occurs across gender and generations. Children are bullied at school, on school grounds and on the Internet. The aged can also be the target of bullies.