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November 2014 Archives

Dog bite injuries and implications

The attorneys at Harting, Simkins & Ryan, L.L.P., are all too familiar with the level of violence and damage that can result from dog attacks. Every day, people across the state of California and the country are personally impacted by painful dog bite incidents. If you or a loved one were involved in an animal attack, it’s important to understand the nature and severity of issues that you may be confronted by, as well as your rights as a potential personal injury claimant.

Paramount accident results in 1 fatality, multiple injuries

Multi-vehicle collisions can be especially dangerous for those involved, since they often involve high speeds and multiple impacts. Similarly, accidents that occur at intersections have the potential to involve oncoming vehicles and numerous victims. A recent car accident that occurred in Paramount, California, was expected to result in criminal charges because of the nature and severity of the crash.

Alcohol and fatal boating accident incidents

California lakes, rivers and coastlines offer the prospect of year-round adventures for residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, though, the safety and well-being of water enthusiasts can be severely compromised by the negligent and reckless actions of boaters. Serious injuries and deaths occur every year as a result of boating accidents, and many of them are linked to alcohol use.

What should I do if I’m involved in a hit-and-run?

Being involved in any kind of car accident in California can be an incredibly stressful and hurtful experience. And in the event that the vehicle at fault leaves the scene of the accident without providing you with contact information or other necessary documentation, you may feel powerless to gain the recognition and compensation you deserve. Fortunately, there are several things you can do after a hit-and-run accident to help ensure that any resulting injuries and/or property damage is accounted for.

3 Santa Ana trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run

Halloween is a beloved holiday for people of all ages, as it allows adults to act like children and children to be kids. Unfortunately, however, the holiday is also linked to serious accidents across the state of California and the entire country. Lack of visibility, driver negligence and other factors all contribute to unsafe conditions for trick-or-treaters and other Halloween revelers.

What can I do to drive safely this holiday season?

Despite the fact that Southern California may not necessarily be known for its significant winter weather, you and countless other Los Angeles residents may still find yourself navigating some pretty hazardous conditions this holiday season. Keeping a few key driver-safety tips in mind during your holiday travels can help to ensure that you and your family remain safe no matter where you go.

Wrongful death lawsuit considerations

While no one ever wants to be put in the situation to consider pursuing wrongful death claims, we here at Harting, Simkins & Ryan, LLP, understand just how crucial personal injury actions can be to achieve necessary recognition and compensation for incredible hardship and loss. If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the wake of losing a loved one in a fatal accident, it’s important for you to be familiar with the types of monetary damages you may be entitled to. It’s also helpful to understand how those damages are regarded under California state law.

Alcohol suspected in deadly Sacramento crash

Every year, countless people across the state of California and the entire country are personally affected by serious and fatal car accidents. Driver recklessness does not only endanger other motorists and passengers but also places the lives of bicycle riders and pedestrians at risk. And too often, a single accident can impact multiple lives.