August 6, 2014

What is Negligence?

Negligence is a very important part of tort law in the United States. The concept plays a role in most of the civil lawsuits you see and hear about. For example, if a car runs a stop sign and causes an accident, it was probably because the driver was acting negligently. Similarly, a medical...
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June 10, 2012

One Killed, One Injured in Riverside Suspected DUI Car Crash

RIVERSIDE - A tragic solo-vehicle accident in Riverside killed a 20-year-old passenger and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. According pe.com, the driver of a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo was traveling at a high rate of speed on Arlington Avenue west of Fairhaven Drive when he lost control on a curve in the roadway causing the...
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June 3, 2012

One Killed, Two Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver in Hacienda Heights

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A devastating alleged hit-and-run drunken driving accident on a freeway in Hacienda Heights Sunday left one dead and two injured, cbsloangeles.com reports. The accident happened at about 12:40 a.m. on the westbound 60 Freeway, east of 7th Avenue. According to reports given by the California Highway Patrol, a Honda Civic...
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May 30, 2012

One Person Injured in Big-Rig Collision on 605 Freeway

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - One person was injured after a collision involving a big-rig and two passenger vehicles occurred on the southbound 605 Freeway Wednesday night in the City of Industry. The California Highway Patrol reports that a big-rig went through the center divider and into northbound lanes shortly after 11 p.m. Reportedly, a...
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September 12, 2011

Contra Costa County to Pay $11.7 Million to Crash Victim's Family

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - In personal injury news, the Contra Costa Timesreported a jury has ordered Contra Costa County to pay $11.7 million in damages to the family of William Tindall, 56, of Clayton, who died in an August 20, 2008 crash on Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood. Tindall's accident was one of 15...
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April 19, 2011

Big Rig Underride Guard Failure in Accidents Examined by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently announced new crash test results and analysis revealing the life-threatening risks of tractor-trailer underride guard failure in low-speed accidents. In determining that truck underride guards increase the chances of death or serious injury to small passenger vehicle occupants, the Institute has petitioned the federal government to enact...
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April 7, 2011

Fresno School Bus Crash Involving Intoxicated Driver Injures Six Students

Six students suffered minor injuries after a Fresno school bus accident occurred the morning of April 7 at a stop sign at the intersection of Belmont and Brawley. A Fresno Bee article reports that the 53-year-old female motorist who struck the bus from behind has been arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics....
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October 26, 2010

Ontario Priest Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

A 57-year-old Ontario Catholic priest has been arrested on charges of molesting a 12-year-old boy, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported. The priest, the Rev. Jose Alejandro Castillo, a.k.a., Father Alex, was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga in lieu of $1 million bail. Prior to his arrest, Castillo worked...
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