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August 2015 Archives

How to Identify a Products Liability Case

Consumers in America buy millions of products every year. From motor vehicles to medical devices and generic consumer goods, these products can range greatly in purpose. No matter the type of product you bought, if it caused you a serious injury while being used correctly and safely, you could have a products liability case. However, determining whether you have a strong case isn't that simple. There are some key elements that must be present in order for you to develop a strong products liability claim. Even with a valid claim, you aren't guaranteed a successful outcome against a huge corporation or products manufacturing company without a strong case.

5 Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in San Francisco

According to data from the San Francisco Police Department's Park Station, there are certain streets and intersections around the city that are known to be extra dangerous for pedestrians. Without the right amount of resources to crackdown on these streets, drivers continue to commit red light violations and put pedestrians and cyclists in danger.

Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Government Agency?

Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. However, when your loved one's death is connected to the negligent, reckless, or criminal actions of another person, company, or agency, it can be all the more frustrating and devastating. California law allows for those considered to be "next of kin" to pursue wrongful death claims against the liable party or parties. So what happens when that liable party is a government agency or employee? Do the laws and statutes change? Should you approach the case differently? Read below to get informed on your rights.

$56.9 Million Settlement Program Agreed to for Yaz Blood Clot Claims

Hundreds of plaintiffs have come forward with claims against the makers of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella for allegedly causing bloods cots and other medical complications over the last five years. The birth-control drugs have been tied to causing arterial blood clots, leading to both stroke and heart attacks. Bayer, makers of Yaz and Yasmin, and Barr Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals, makers of Ocella, have all agreed to a settlement program that will reach nearly $56.9 million. This program will be used to settle claims that are pending in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

5 Steps to Take After Your Car Accident

According to statistics, around six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life. Despite this, a majority of those involved in accidents don't actually have a clear idea of what they should do following a collision. Should they report the accident? How soon should they see a doctor? Do they need to hire a lawyer? All these questions can make an accident more complex and frustrating for an injured party.

The Proposed Truck Safety Act: What You Need to Know

Truck accidents are one of the leading causes for roadway related deaths in our country. With the growing need for transportation for goods, it doesn't seem like the commercial trucking industry is going to slow down any time soon. In response to countless deadly accidents that have been caused by truck drivers, many have called for changes to the rules regulating commercial truck driving.

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