The Golden Gate Bridge has a new safety addition, but that same addition may be causing problems for drivers. The new safety feature is a movable traffic barrier that keeps cars from crossing over into oncoming traffic. The barrier was put in place in reaction to a tragic accident that occurred when a vehicle crossed too far left and into… Continue Reading.
Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, and many injuries within construction zones are inflicted on those that pass by. On January 15, a man that is reported to be 45-years old had his leg severely injured. The leg injury occurred within a construction zone as a bulldozer allegedly crushed his leg. The man is in stable condition, but other details… Continue Reading.
Prior to this year, dogs were not allowed on outdoor patios of restaurants. Many restaurants allowed dogs regardless but were doing so against California health and safety laws. However, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law allowing dogs on the outdoor sections of restaurants if the owners of the restaurants wish to allow dogs, known as the dog law. This… Continue Reading.
Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from mistakes in a hospital yet lawmakers seek to take on tort reform. Lawmakers may find Tort reform appealing as it may lower medical costs across the board, but there are many factors to consider. If a doctor is performing surgery and makes a mistake that costs a patient irreparable harm, there… Continue Reading.
Three Kings Day is supposed to be a religious celebration. Instead, it turned into a nightmare for more than 40 individuals this past holiday season. Our attorneys found that many people were coming into hospitals complaining of hallucinations, heart palpitations, and other conditions in Santa Ana. The commonality between all of these victims was a bakery known as Cholula’s Bakery…. Continue Reading.
At least 40 people were taken ill after eating Three Kings Day bread, also known as Rosca de Reyes, baked by Cholula’s Bakery in Santa Ana, the Los Angeles Times reported. The original article can be seen here.
Needham Kepner & Fish LLP are finalists for the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association’s 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award tonight in Santa Clara California. Needham Kepner & Fish represented a man who was riding his bicycle to work and was struck by a vehicle that turned left through an intersection was controlled by a “keep clear” zone…. Continue Reading.
A highway worker was killed and another was injured when a driver veered off the road on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City Tuesday morning. Unfortunately a driver veered off of the road toward a nine-person crew that was working along the right shoulder and hit two of the workers. One of the workers was pronounced dead at the scene… Continue Reading.
Even though reports of pedestrian accidents appear in the news at an alarming rate, people continue to suffer from serious injuries and even loss of life after being hit by a vehicle. San Francisco is no stranger to these tragedies, which take place for a variety of reasons, from obscured road signs to a reckless drunk driver. Anyone who has… Continue Reading.
Although there are many things for an employer to focus on, compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations is imperative. There are numerous pressures that can always arise, but the penalties for workers’ comp violations (such as fines and potential imprisonment) can be especially tough. If you are a business owner in San Francisco, it is smart to make sure… Continue Reading.