Fremond product liability attorneyJust as one may seek compensation from a business, individual, or institution which was responsible for personal injuries suffered, whether these injuries occurred because of negligence or intentionally wrongful conduct, one may seek compensation for injuries caused by a defectively manufactured or designed product. While product-related injuries may not spring to mind as quickly as others in the personal injury law context, such as those resulting from vehicle collisions, construction accidents, or slip-and-falls, they are common, and they represent a valid basis for seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, losses stemming from short- or long-term disabilities, and in some cases, punitive damages.

All Parties in the Retail Chain May Be Held Liable for Injuries Suffered

“How did this happen? How could a dangerous product like this be allowed to be sold in stores?” These are often the first questions that come to mind when one has suffered injuries due to a defective product, whether it be a hair dryer, bottle of cough syrup, lawnmower, toaster, space heater, or literally any other product sold in any store in California and beyond. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-38.jpgWhether driving to visit family and friends or shopping on busy streets and plazas, the holiday season, with its increased traffic, congestion, activity, and inclement weather is a time of exposure to increased risk of personal injuries. Auto accidents, slip-and-falls (whether as a customer or employee), and mishaps with defective holiday gifts and other products are all possibilities. Injuries, whether short or long-term, can upend not just holiday plans but also one’s employment and educational goals and responsibilities. When you have suffered personal injuries as a result of the negligent or intentionally wrongful conduct of an individual, business, or institution, and experienced Fremont personal injury attorney will advocate for your legal right to compensation for the harms and losses you have suffered.

Negligence is a Common Cause of Personal Injuries

With so many Californians on the state’s roads and highways in late December, there is an increased opportunity for auto accidents – especially when conditions are slick and dangerous on account of rain and low visibility due to fog in the Bay Area or snow in areas of increased altitude and lower temperatures. Importantly, no matter the amount of traffic or severity of the weather, all drivers, whether individual or on-the-job, owe a duty of safe driving to one another. This duty includes driving in accordance with the rules and regulations (e.g. speed limit) of the road and never getting behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications. When this duty is abrogated and an auto accident results, personal injury victims may rightfully seek compensation for injuries and vehicle damage sustained. The legal basis for doing is the tort doctrine of negligence. Negligence is a breach of a duty owed that causes damages. In the auto accident context, the breach is unsafe driving, the duty is that of safe driving, causation is the collision (the accident), and the damages vary depending upon the nature of the accident.  An experienced Fremont personal injury attorney will work to prove the occurrence of each of these elements in one of the state’s civil courts.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-4.jpgWhile northern California’s roads and highways are less inclement weather-afflicted than those of the Midwest and northeastern United States, car accidents are an unfortunate inevitability of daily life and especially during the high-traffic, high-stress periods of holiday travel. While tending the health of your passengers and yourself is obviously the first priority in the aftermath of any auto accident, it is appropriate for subsequent action to concern the issue of compensation for the damage to your vehicle, personal injuries sustained, pain and suffering, lost income due to missed work, and other relevant losses. In matters of representation, an experienced Fremont personal injury attorney is equipped to handle personal injury claims arising from minor to severe injuries.

Types of Car Accident-Related Injuries Eligible for Compensation

Due to the high speeds and heavy weights of cars and other vehicles traveling on northern California’s streets and freeways, injuries sustained in an accident may be severe and include:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_648882850.jpgIf you have lost a loved one to the negligent or intentionally wrongful conduct of another, you know that the tragedy is one of continual unfolding. First, there is the shock over a life taken too soon. Then, there is the grief over the loved one’s suffering and the loss of companionship and affection. And at some point for many loved ones of a wrongful death victim, there is the stress and difficulty of facing financial obligations without the income once earned by that victim. This sudden shift in one’s financial foothold in the world, at a time when one is still grieving, is to add tragedy upon tragedy. When mourning and already dealing with funeral and burial expenses, you should not have to be worrying about mortgage payments, medical bills, and other debts and expenses. This is why it is so important for you to know that compensation may be sought by survivors of a wrongful death victim from those responsible for the wrongful death. For sensitive assistance in pursuing wrongful death compensation as you grieve, know that an experienced Fremont wrongful death attorney is there.

Wrongful Death Survivors are Eligible to Seek Compensation

The California Code of Civil Procedure specifies what constitutes a wrongful death, and which survivors of a wrongful death victim are eligible to seek financial compensation in a relevant state civil court. In Chapter four, Article six of the code, the state legislature has defined a wrongful death as “the death of a person caused by wrongful act or neglect of another.” Continuing, the state of California makes clear that certain enumerated individuals related to the decedent (the deceased) have a legal cause of action for the wrongful death in question:

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Fremont slip and fall injury attorneySlip and fall accidents are thought to be the most common cause of injury in the United States. In fact, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that over 8 million visits to the emergency room each year are due to injuries experienced in slip and falls. Learn more about the most commonly experienced injuries, and discover how an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and other losses associated with a slip and fall accident injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are, by far, the most commonly experienced slip and fall injury. Most are either minor or moderate injuries, but they still have the potential to cause lost wages and medical expenses. Severe brain injuries, though less common, are a real and serious threat to a victim’s life. In either scenario, victims may be entitled to compensation.

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