December 2018 Archives

Homeowner insurance premiums increase over California dog bites

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.

Could a lead paint lawsuit eventually affect climate change?

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.

Are truckers liable for cargo spilling from their trucks?

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.

What should I remember after a slip-and-fall accident?

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.