There are many ways that a Californian may be hurt by the negligence or reckless actions of another person. In some cases, companies may liable if they created the conditions that injured a person. Insurance rates are often affected when a person or company endangers someone or when a specific type of hazard causes more damage or injury.
Product liability lawsuits do more than reward people who claimed damages after they were hurt or sickened by something on the market. They can protect other people from the same fate, and they can stop companies from making dangerous mistakes. One recent case may even help make a statement about climate change.
You're on the road without a care, and then suddenly a tractor-trailer appears in front of you. Maybe it merged from another road. Maybe it made a sharp turn into your right of way. It may be annoying, but the real fear may be from loose cargo on the trailer now in front of you.
Unfortunately, as highways and freeways support increasing traffic, more semi-truck accidents occur. On November 22, 2018, a horrific accident happened around 2 a.m. on Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, California. It was dark and raining, and driving conditions were treacherous.
When the ground gives out from under you, you may feel like you're never going to stand on solid ground. Sometimes, the consequences of an injury are simply something to be borne, but there might be ways of becoming whole if the accident is proven to be someone else's fault.