Largest Automotive Recall Continues

The death of a man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana due to a defective air bag marks the 20th fatality linked to the Takata air bag recall. According to the Fox News report, the air bag upon deploying sprayed shrapnel and fatally injured the driver. When the driver’s Honda was inspected, it was found that an [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Largest Automotive Recall Continues

When Is Reporting Child Abuse a Hospital’s Responsibility?

When a baby boy showed up at Sutter Amador Hospital with two broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a spinal injury, child protective services were contacted. The boy was removed from the care of his biological parents and grandparents and entered into foster care. However, this case of suspected child abuse resulted in the boy’s paralysis. Worse yet, [...]

By | January 20th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on When Is Reporting Child Abuse a Hospital’s Responsibility?

Who Will Be Responsible for Driverless Car Crashes?

The future is almost here, and in that future, your car could be driving you places instead of the other way around. Autonomous vehicles have been billed as the solution to many automotive safety problems, and yet there are still many concerns that must be addressed before these vehicles can be loosed on the road. One [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Who Will Be Responsible for Driverless Car Crashes?

Apple Admits to Slowing Performance of Older iPhone Models

Watch out the next time your iPhone asks if you want to update the iOS! There may be a surprise inside that is not a new feature. People with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus have been surprised with Apple’s recent operating system updates by what was inside. [...]

By | December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Apple Admits to Slowing Performance of Older iPhone Models

If You Are Hit by an Uninsured Driver Can Your Damages Be Recovered?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone who didn’t have insurance hit your vehicle? It sounds like something that rarely happens, every driver in California is required to have liability insurance after all. However, you might be surprised to learn that it happens more frequently than you think. Here’s what you can do [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on If You Are Hit by an Uninsured Driver Can Your Damages Be Recovered?

Could You Detect the Signs of Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is probably one of the most under recognized social problems in our modern society. The Journal of the American Medical Association has suggested that one in ten seniors in America have fallen victim to some sort of abuse. Worse yet, another study by the White House Conference on Aging estimates that only one [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Elder Abuse|Comments Off on Could You Detect the Signs of Elder Abuse?

Wells Fargo Fake Account Lawsuits Move Forward, But What Does That Mean for Victims?

The past year has been a rough one for San Francisco-based Wells Fargo. The bank has gone from being the largest bank in America to number three in a matter of months, and hard times are not letting up. New scandals continue to shake loose from the bank’s branches, and now a court ruling may [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Consumer Safety|Comments Off on Wells Fargo Fake Account Lawsuits Move Forward, But What Does That Mean for Victims?

PG&E RECLOSERS, FALLEN TREES, AND THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

David Baker reported in the November 2, 2017 edition of the SF Chronicle that PG&E reclosers, which are designed to restart themselves if power goes off by shooting pulses of electricity through lines that tripped off, may have contacted branches or brush starting the widespread fires. According to Sen Jerry Hill (San Mateo) whose committee [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on PG&E RECLOSERS, FALLEN TREES, AND THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

Why Are New iPhone 8’s Bursting at the Seams?

The iPhone 8 has finally been released! Is it everything you hoped for? If not, the iPhone X arrives on November 3rd. These two phones represent the best that technology has to offer at the moment, however, the latest and greatest may not always be the safest. Reports are surfacing about the new iPhone, and [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Product Liability|Comments Off on Why Are New iPhone 8’s Bursting at the Seams?

PG&E: Inverse Condemnation and the Wind

Map from SF Chronicle detailing Fire Shortly after the Wine Country Fires raged across the Napa and Sonoma Counties, destroying life and property in the Atlas Peak Fire, Tubbs Fire, Nuns Fire and Patrick Fire, PG&E spokesman threw out the claim that winds were “hurricane strength winds in excess of 75mph in some [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Catastrophic Accidents|Comments Off on PG&E: Inverse Condemnation and the Wind