Friday, March 22, 2013

San Mateo County Cracks Down on Distracted Drivers on Intersections

Vehicle accidents commonly occur at intersections where traffic moves in several different directions. Accidents on intersections are likely to occur especially if a driver is distracted or does not observe traffic laws. Moreover, it is often devastating and can lead to serious bodily injury and costly damages since it can create a huge impact and may involve other vehicles.

Consequently, the San Mateo County has come to a point of cracking down distracted drivers on intersections.

According to reports, two dozens of traffic enforcers in motorcycles from all over the Peninsula were dispatched at Redwood City and Menlo Park, wherein some of the most dangerous crossings lie last Wednesday.

Apparently, the officers did not have a hard time nabbing drivers who failed to yield for pedestrians at crosswalks since they were on their motorcycles to go after the traffic violators.

Traffic collision date revealed that Redwood City was identified as having some of the most dangerous intersections. Also, in the same location, there has been overwhelming complaints of traffic accidents from the citizens, according to Burlingame police Captain Eric Wollman.

Unfortunately, traffic enforcers also put their lives in danger when cracking down unyielding drivers. In fact, many of them admitted that vehicles get past them, nearly running them over.

Subsequently, police told media sources that they issued nearly 200 citations from their recent traffic enforcement operation. Tickets may range from approximately $200.00 to $400 dollars, the officer said.

Furthermore, the officers are expected to have another operation at Millbrae and in some other cities next month, the report confirmed.

As it is, the San Mateo County sees taking such severe precautionary measures as the best way to end distracted driving. It is like educating all its residents about the dangers that it present, agreed by a Los Angeles injury attorney.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Giant Nursing Home Found Guilty in California Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sometimes, it is hard to make a decision on where to take a family member for a care. Often times, it ends up picking the best nursing home in town regardless of its extra-expensive asking price to make sure that a loved one will be in good hands. However, the fact that we don’t know and might surprise us in the end is that either small time or big time nursing home, both have their own ups and downs.

Surprisingly, recent news reports revealed that one of the biggest known nursing home in the country was found guilty in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against it.

According to reports, the Sacramento Superior Court has returned verdicts of wrongful death lawsuit and elder abuse against the largest assisted living company all over the country, the Emeritus Corp.

The said lawsuit was filed by the family of a former patient of Emeritus facility who died shortly after leaving the nursing home about five years ago. Accordingly, Joan Boice, who has been under Emeritus’ custody since she had Alzheimer’s disease until she died shortly after she left the nursing home in 2008. She was 82-years-old at the time of her death. She had at least four bedsores that were listed as major factors in her death.

Boice’s family’s legal representative has argued during the trial that understaffing and lack of training represented a strategy on Emeritus’ part to cut costs.

On the other hand, a spokesperson for the nursing home giant affirmed that the company is dedicated in providing excellent care to its residents. Apparently, the assisted living company was disappointed with the recent verdict.

Following this news, a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer speculated that this will probably make a change to all the nursing home facilities out there as well as to those people who are investing too much money on what they believed to be the best nursing home in town. For the nursing homes, instead of eyeing at their profits alone, they should also be looking on every single detail of what is going on inside their residences. Meanwhile, for the families who entrust their loved ones to the assisted living homes, make a wise decision, he added.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Speedway Crash that Injured 33 NASCAR Fans Raises Safety Issues

Following the terrifying Daytona International Speedway crash last Saturday, which injured 33 NASCAR fans, questions regarding safety at racetracks were raised.

According to previous news reports, the accident occurred after Kyle Larson’s car went flying during the final lap of a second-tier race. The car came to a stop on the barrier that separates the cars from fans. As a result of which, the fence was shredded and large pieces of debris including a tire sprayed into the upper and lower section of the stands.

At least 33 people were said to be injured from the crash, and many of who stayed in the hospital until Sunday. On the other hand, the driver of the car was left uninjured.

In a statement released by track president Joie Chitwood, he assured that the workers have successfully repaired the section of the fence that was damaged from the Saturday’s crash.

It is expected for fans that would be going for the NASCAR’s biggest race on Sunday will feel uncomfortable with their seating, particularly those who will be seated up-close at the race track.

Consequently, Chitwood further claimed that he has also assigned officials for the upcoming Daytona 500 for the fans who wouldn’t feel comfortable with their seating location. Fans are rest assured that they would receive every accommodation that the premise management can do.

Nevertheless, after the Saturday’s crash, some of the fans would still definitely doubt about their safety while inside the premise despite the outstanding preparedness exhibited by the speedway’s crews and paramedics, commented by a Los Angeles injury lawyer. Unfortunately, no matter how we try to take car of ourselves and avoid accidents whenever we are, accidents still occur, he added.