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Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP is proud to announce that they are the title sponsor of the 2019 Run to Feed the Hungry. After many years of growing sponsorship commitments and fundraising milestones, DBBWC has risen to the top of the sponsorship ladder and has snagged the "Title Sponsorship" for this huge community charity event.

California has the second-highest number of deadly car accidents

Every year, nearly 40,000 people lose their lives in car accidents. Back in 2017, for example, the specific number of fatalities for the United States was 37,133. It's an incredible amount of people when you think about it, coming in higher than the total enrollment at a lot of colleges. And this happens year in and year out. The numbers do change a bit, but tens of thousands of people still lose their lives for the convenience of driving.

If you're wondering how dangerous California is in particular, it saw 3,602 fatalities that year. That was the second-highest number out of all states in the country. The only state that had more was Texas, with 3,722 accident fatalities in 2017.

Can you sue if you signed an injury waiver and get hurt?

When you participate in a potentially dangerous activity, it's common for the venue to ask you to sign a release to protect them from any potential liability if you happen to get hurt. Most people who sign these assume that they cannot take legal action against a venue if they get hurt once they signature these forms, but this is often not the case.

In California and most other states, a judge will make sure that three conditions are addressed in the release when determining whether to let a potential plaintiff move forward in suing a venue.

What are the different types of product defects?

Each year, countless individuals are injured or killed by products that they've purchased at the store, online or directly from the manufacturer. There are three general categories that each of these defects fall into including design, manufacturing and warnings. If you believe that you were injured or your loved one was killed due to one of these factors, then you may qualify to file suit to cover your expenses.

Design defects are often discovered by manufacturers when they attempt to produce a product. Sadly, some flaws with the way that a product is designed aren't discovered until an item makes it on the market, and consumers start buying and using it though. Individuals who are injured or killed may start exploring what caused their injury. If they determine that it was due to the product's flawed design, the designer may end up being sued for negligence.

What are the different degrees of burn injuries?

If you've only ever suffered a minor burn while taking something hot out of the oven, then you may not realize how this type of injury can leave a lasting impact on your health or even claim your life. The truth is that it can depend on how severe your burn is.

There are four primary types of burns. These are first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree ones. The latter is the most severe of all.

Steps to take after an accident with your baby in the back

Parenting a new baby isn't easy, even if you have already raised a few children. Things change rapidly and you are likely constantly worried about your child’s safety and well-being.

Traveling in a vehicle can seem like one of the simplest and safest things, as baby car seats have design features intended to help your little one travel safely. However, motor vehicle collisions remain a leading cause of injury and death for all children under the age of 18. If you experience a crash with your infant in the back, there are certain steps that you should take.

Roger Dreyer and Anthony Garilli Prevail In Limitation of Liability Action (LOLA)

On February 25, 2019, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood and Campora attorneys Roger Dreyer and Anthony Garilli won at trial against a vessel operator and Marina who negligently sent a rental party out on Lake Tahoe without adequate safety warnings.

The case was tried in federal court in what is known as a Limitation of Liability Action, or LOLA, due to the vessel owners' attempt to take advantage of an antiquated 1851 federal statute that allows a vessel owner to attempt to limit the victims' recovery to value of the vessel and its cargo. 

A light rail accident in Sacramento leaves 27 injured

A crash between two Sacramento Regional Transit (SRT) train cars resulted in the derailment of both of them on the evening of August 22. The mass casualty incident occurred just before 9:43 p.m. nearby the intersection of Marconi Avenue and Roseville Road. It resulted in over 27 people's injuries.

The Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) was first to respond to the scene. It's upon their arrival there that they found out that the SRT's maintenance train and a light rail passenger car had collided with each other. The 40 or more SFD firefighters who were summoned to the scene identified 27 individuals that had been injured in the crash.

You can sue your landlord for injuries on their property

Each day across Sacramento, many tenants come and go from their rented homes or offices. Many do so without incident. Others aren't so lucky. They trip on raised or cracked pavement, fall on stairs, get burned in a fire or fall victim to a waiting assailant hiding in the bushes. These are just some reasons why renters get hurt on landlords' premises. If such an event has happened to you, then you may be able to sue your landlord.

Landlords are responsible for making sure that the property that you rent from them is adequately maintained and reasonably safe. If a particular flaw with the building envelope or their premises is brought up with them, then it's their responsibility to fix it. They should regularly assess their property on their own to see if needs repairs as well. If they fail to address flaws pointed out to them or ones they find on their own, then they can be sued if someone gets hurt.

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