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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Cannondale Cyclocross CAADX bicycle, which has caused several riders' injuries and at least one person's death, was recalled in late July.
A 28-year-old Sacramento woman has been arrested and charged with seriously injuring a pedestrian on the evening on July 23. The incident occurred just before 11:00 p.m. at the Midtown intersection of P and 16th streets.
Data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 showed that as many as 200,000 children are seen annually in emergency rooms for playground injuries. While most of them are treated for cuts or fractures, at least 20,000 are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. This discovery led the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to publish some safety tips that caregivers can follow when visiting playgrounds.
One child was killed, and another four people were injured when a speeding motorist crashed into their vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. on June 18 along the perimeter of Sacramento International Airport.
At least 100 cities around the world have begun allowing individuals to use stand-up electronic scooters (e-scooters) in recent years. Researchers have been monitoring the uptick in use of these motor vehicles in California and other states. They've found that reports of e-scooter-related injuries and deaths have steadily increased as more of these vehicles have been introduced to area streets.