Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Toddler Ejected from Car due to Improperly Secured Car Seat

Can parents be liable for their child's injuries in a car crash?

Yes, when parents fail to abide with traffic laws that result to injuries of their child, cops can lock them up in jail.

Consider the case of a two-year-old child who was ejected from an improperly secured car seat during a car accident at Santa Monica Freeway on Sunday. The toddler was listed in critical condition, reports said.

According to reports, the driver was getting off the 10 Freeway when the car collided with another vehicle. The car rolled over near Fairfax Avenue intersection and burst into flames.

At least six other passengers suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The other driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

If the results of investigation show that the child’s parents or guardians failed to fasten the child properly, the court may impose penalties on them. More so, if the parents ignored known defective car seats, the court may reduce the damages when they file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.

Under California law, vehicle drivers have the responsibility to ensure the safety of child passengers. This means installing baby seats with lap belts as protection from road hazard. It also requires motorists to check if the safety equipment is in good condition and was properly fastened to the child. Failure to fulfill such regulations can result to legal consequences.

For more information on child restraint laws in California, you may consult with a personal injury attorney. You may dial 1-866-772-2889 or email us at info@mesriani.com for a free case analysis.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

LA Driver Dies Shortly After Carmageddon

Staying away from the "Carmageddon" site seems not enough to avoid an accident.

Hours after the closure of 405 Freeway or the so called "Carmageddon", a male driver has died in a collision with a Porsche Carrera.

The 28-year-old motorist was taking an alternate route on Sepulveda Boulevard when he veered off the lane and hit another car on Saturday morning. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital, but he did not survive his injuries, according to reports.

Reports said the other driver sustained non-life threatening injuries.

"You have been warned", but the words were not enough to prevent collision on the alternate highway. Sepulveda Boulevard served as the primary option on reaching the west side of Los Angeles. It received the heavy flow of traffic starting Friday evening and lasted on Sunday noon to give way for the I-405 re-widening project.

The closure on the I-405 ramps between the 10 and 101 freeways compelled motorists to re-route on north-south canyon roads such as Beverly Glen Boulevard, Cahuenga Boulevard, and the Sepulveda Boulevard. Local transportation officials have promised to finish the construction before Monday.

On Sunday noon, the local government boasted reaching the goal ahead of time, but cannot deny a life that has been sacrificed on Saturday morning. Perhaps, instead of giving bonuses among laborers, the money can be given to the family of the deceased driver. It may not be enough to cover the emotional loss, but it can help starting anew.

The family of the victim may file a premises liability lawsuit against the government to recover damages. Nevertheless, they will have to present documents that will prove that the accident is related to the I-405 construction project.

For more information on car accident lawsuit, you may consult with a Personal Injury lawyer in Los Angeles. You may dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at info@mesriani.com for a free case analysis.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Police Officer Killed in Alhambra Two-Patrol Car Collision

Police officers are the ones more exposed to road hazard, especially if it is near dawn. When patrol men are responding to a robbery, they are compelled to drive at high speeds or enter narrow streets. Because of these on-duty activities, patrol car crashes occur at least once in four police operations.

Take this instance last Sunday when a police officer has died after his patrol car slammed into another car in Alhambra.

According to reports, Police Officer Ryan Stringer was responding to a robbery when he was involved in a two patrol-car collision in Main Street and Garfield Avenue.

Stringer died instantly after the crash. The other police officer sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Huntington Hospital, reports said.

The patrol officers were heading to a parking lot at 100 North First Street to respond to a robbery when the accident occurred.

When police officers are fatally or seriously injured in an accident, the state police department offers some assistance to their family members. A representative from the family can file a Workers’ Compensation claim in behalf of the injured officer.

If the result of the investigation shows that another party is liable for the car accident, the injured officer can file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for losses.
Meanwhile, the decedent’s surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive damages.

For more information on car accident lawsuits, you may consult with an attorney in Los Angeles. Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at info@mesriani.com for a free case analysis.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

27 California Residents Rescued from Mexico Boating Accident

If crossing the US-Mexico border is prohibited, try cruising in the Sea of Cortez.

This time, almost two dozens Californians ventured on Mexico waters for a vacation trip. The difference is that these North American travelers carry legal tourist documents.

Sadly, the cruising adventure ended up in a boating accident, which fatally injured one passenger and left seven others missing. The group consisted of 27 US citizens, mostly from California, and 16 Mexican staff.

According to reports, a storm hit the charter vessel Erick at south of the Baja California port of San Felipe on Monday at 2:30 a.m. It hurled the passengers into the seas near the San Luis Island.

At least one passenger was pronounced dead and seven others were missing. The US Coast Guard and the Mexican Navy have helped in pulling the victims from the waters. The survivors, who were wearing life jackets, were transported to local hospital for medical treatment, reports said.

Reports said that the first survivor had managed to swim toward the shore of a nearby island and alert Mexico local officers regarding the incident.

The officers are still searching for the seven missing passengers.

If the authorities find that the boat operator has failed to provide sufficient safety equipment, he or she may face liability for the accident. Moreover, if the vessel owner failed to instruct his or her crew on implementing standard safety measures, then the court may give stringent penalties to him or her.

The family members can also seek damages for the losses resulting from the boating accident.

Cruising together on US-Mexico seas can be an adventure, but it involves legal responsibilities. The next time you visit the other country, make sure you have complied with the regulations to ensure a safer travel.

For more information on boating accident lawsuits, you may consult with a personal injury attorney in California. Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889, or email us at info@mesriani.com for a free case analysis.