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Premises liability claim after customer is injured after fall

The owner of a convenience store has been sued after a client slipped in a puddle of water and fell. The customer has filed a premises liability claim after she suffered serious injuries in the fall. The injured victim alleges that the shop owner was negligent, as shoppers were not warned of the danger posed by a leaking fridge. Shop owners in California and other states must place warning signs when something may pose a danger to their shoppers.

Why pursue a wrongful death claim?

The passing of a loved one is devastating, especially when it occurred because of someone else's negligence. After such a tragedy, most people focus on grieving and helping their family get through the difficult time. Few people consider taking legal action.

DUI car accidents often have devastating effects

A California accident involving two cars on a recent Tuesday evening in October has resulted in the arrest of one of the drivers on charges of driving under the influence. Car accidents such as this one often have devastating and lasting effects on the victims. Not only did one person suffer injuries, but her beloved pet was killed in the accident.

Can't shut the phone down while driving? These apps will do it for you.

If you have been following our blog, you are familiar with the reasons drivers continue to text while driving: their belief that they can text safely while driving and the positive reinforcement the brain provides during cellphone use. Although the act of texting while driving is illegal in California and results in a fine for violating the law, a poll conducted by Distraction.gov found that 25 percent of teenagers admitted to texting while driving each time they get behind the wheel. Ten percent of adults also confessed to engaging in the practice.

We fight to stay out of court after fatal motor vehicle accidents

While an undeniable asset to our current way of life in California, there is little denying the danger that motor vehicles can pose when a negligent driver is behind the wheel. A driver who is drunk, looking at their phone or simply distracted has the potential to wreak devastation on the roadways. When the negligent actions of these drivers cause fatal motor vehicle accidents, it is usually the victims' families who must seek justice on their behalf.

Samsung the focus of another products liability suit

Once-loyal Samsung customers might be questioning their allegiance to the company's products after reports broke that another one of its products could be defective. Washing machines across the country are breaking down, and at least one products liability suit has already been filed against the company. No injuries have been reported yet, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission noted that there is a real and impending safety risk to consumers who use the washing machine.

Another defect raises concerns about Samsung products

You've probably heard about incidents in which a water heater has exploded in a person's home, causing considerable destruction and possibly even serious injuries as well. But have you ever heard about a washing machine exploding and causing similar problems? If you've been paying attention to the news lately, then you may have answered yes.

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