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Rolling skating has risen in popularity in the past year, largely due to skaters utilizing Tik-Tok to showcase their skills. With skaters posting everything from cool tricks at skate parks to dancing tutorials to lively roller rinks, almost every popular brand has reported being sold out of all their skates, leading to long wait times for new skates. That being said, new skaters should be aware of the apparent dangers of skating and understand that, while some injuries can be due to improper training or inexperience, there are situations where a property owner can contribute to a skater’s injuries.
We all understand the dangers of driving under the influence, but drowsy driving should also be a major concern when getting on the road. A lack of sleep can mimic the effects of alcohol or drugs, making it difficult for you to stay awake, pay attention to the road, respond to other vehicles or traffic lights, and stay in your lane. When someone drives fatigued and causes a car accident, an experienced attorney can hold them liable for any injuries they caused in a claim for damages.
Victims of falls are often quick to dismiss their injuries, often citing clumsiness or carelessness as the primary cause, even when the accident occurred at a place of business. However, store owners are required to protect their customers from safety hazards, whether they are wet floors or loose carpet. If the property owner failed to clean up a safety hazard in a timely manner, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages, especially if you suffered a catastrophic injury.
Before a vehicle can get on the road, it must go through thorough testing and inspections to ensure all safety features are fully functional and the risk of serious injuries is low. Many people are aware of crash tests, but vehicles are also tested in environments such as Germany’s Nurburgring test track, public roads, different weather patterns, and varied road conditions. These thorough reviews can not only identify the unique qualities that make a vehicle special, but also under what conditions it can become involved in an accident. In most cases, this may lead a manufacturer to issue a redesign or to correct a faulty part. However, there are situations where cars fail and still end up on our roadways.
Golf is one of the most popular leisure activities for people who want to relax in the outdoors and have the patience for a steady game spread out over 18 holes. While it does not attract the attention of football or basketball, golf has risen in recognition in recent years among both younger and older generations. But, although it may seem like a safe, low-impact sport, golfing does have one real risk: golf cart crashes.
The loss of a child is the worst thing a parent could suffer and even more tragic when someone else’s negligence caused the death. If the deceased was unmarried and had no children of their own, then, in California, their parents can pursue compensation in the form of a wrongful death claim. However, this matter can become more complicated if the parents are divorced. In this situation, which one of them is allowed to file a wrongful death claim?
Many people are reluctant to take the steps to hire a lawyer after being involved in a car accident. We know it can be confusing, scary, and intimidating to reach out for help.
At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, we are constantly asked the same question: “Do I even need to hire a lawyer? Is it even necessary?”
And the answer is always YES.
If you find yourself or someone you know involved in a car accident, it’s important to understand what to expect during this experience. Statistically, there are over six million car accidents each year in the United States. Most of these accidents only involve property damage to vehicles. However, one-third of accidents involve personal injury to a passenger or driver. By knowing what to expect, you can make this unpleasant experience less overwhelming by following our recommended steps below.
Parents and new drivers may be tempted to shop for a used car to save on the cost of a vehicle. This can cost you quite a bit of time as you search through reviews, ratings, consumer reports, and dealership payment plans before finding the right vehicle. You will always hope that you are purchasing a safe and reliable vehicle. But what if the used car you buy has been damaged or has a recalled or defective part?
College is often cited as being some of the best four years of a young person’s life. Orange County is home to several outstanding public institutions, from UC Irvine to Santa Ana College, that train the brightest minds in the country. However, one accident can change what is supposed to be an educational and fun experience into a nightmare. Following an accident that was the fault of your university, you may be wondering just how you can hold your school accountable. Afterall, they are supposed to keep you safe and healthy, and they failed that responsibility. Unfortunately, when it comes to public colleges in California, filing a personal injury claim isn’t that easy.
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