Olympic skier Bode Miller lost his 19-month-old child in a friend’s swimming pool during a party. Drowning deaths like this one kill thousands each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that there are 3,536 fatal drowning accidents in the US each year. Twenty percent of these accidents involve children under 14 years old. Drowning accidents can… Continue Reading.
When you are exposed to a dangerous substance, you run the risk of being injured. Dangerous substances can include fertilizers, drugs, or cleaning chemicals. When exposed to these substances, humans can develop medical complications due to prolonged exposure or become sick from immediate exposure. Unfortunately, new chemicals are being produced everyday and as a result, toxic tort litigation has been… Continue Reading.
As our loved ones become older and unable to care for themselves, we often are forced to place them in nursing homes where they can receive the around the clock care they require. Tragically, many nursing home residents become the victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of other residents and staff members. There is no excuse for abusing… Continue Reading.
Rock climbing has gained a lot momentum in the last few years, including increasing in popularity and improving its standing as a sport worldwide. In fact, in 2020, rock climbing will be added as an event at the summer Olympics. It’s no wonder with the sport trending upward, that rock climbing gyms have risen in popularity as well. However, as… Continue Reading.
Even experienced drivers can be thrown for a loop when they pull up to an intersection and find that the traffic light is out. While uncommon, traffic lights do malfunction sometimes. It’s important to know how to behave because a malfunctioning light or problem with the electrical grid is no excuse for negligent driving. Fortunately, California traffic laws are clear… Continue Reading.
In many cases, if you are injured because of another party’s negligence, you are able to sue for compensation. There are exceptions to this rule that include statutory (an injury lawsuit is not permitted in some circumstances), procedural (before suing you will need to file a notice with a government entity), or legal (the injury is entirely your fault). Legal… Continue Reading.
On December 19, an elderly woman pushing a shopping cart was killed when she was struck by a Toyota pickup truck while crossing Lawrence Expressway. While it is important for drivers to be aware of pedestrians, there are certain steps you can take as a pedestrian to be safer. Whenever possible, avoid being a pedestrian late at night or early… Continue Reading.
Few things are as heart-wrenching for families as having to put an elderly relative into a nursing home or care facility. You did so thinking that he or she would get better care than you could provide on your own. When you discover the people you trusted with your parent or other relative’s care abused them instead, it feels like… Continue Reading.
Timing is everything in reporting an accident. One major reason to report an accident, immediately, is video footage. Video is one of the most important tools used as evidence in accidents. One of the issues you run into when reporting an accident, too late, is the loss of this footage. Many security systems automatically erase footage, within days. So, to miss… Continue Reading.
Before you provide any information to the other parties insurance company, STOP! Make it your business to contact Needham Kepner & Fish, LLP. We will guide you on the proper way to go about handling this issue, without hurting your case. Call us for a FREE consultation at 408-956-6949, or visit our site at https://www.nkf-law.com/