Archive for August, 2012
Shopping Can Mean Manhattan Beach Department Store Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability Claims
For most Californians, whether they live in Bakersfield, Manhattan Beach, Inglewood or L.A., shopping is a favorite pastime, particularly in beautiful outdoor malls with all the major retailers. Many retail stores are situated alongside spacious courtyards, up dramatic escalators and around elegant fountains. However, consumers don’t usually consider the hazards in those sophisticated shopping malls when they’re out browsing. There may be puddles near fountains, broken stair steps or torn doorway rugs. That can mean premises liability injuries, because accidents happen in the most unexpected locations, including those gleaming, spotless, spacious department store bathrooms.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 234,000 people over 14 years old were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2008 for injuries that took place in bathrooms. Nearly every bathroom accident is a slip and fall injury due to wet floors-which can mean sprains, broken bones, scrapes and cuts, even traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, which could require surgeries.
As an experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, Mickey Fine has seen all types of slip and fall injuries. People slip and fall in Bakersfield department stores and have Manhattan Beach shopping mall injuries in all kinds of areas-in restrooms with cracked floor tiles, in crowded dressing rooms, cluttered aisles and on malfunctioning escalators. Shoppers sometimes have parking lot slip and fall accidents on the way to or from their car, in oily, slick parking garages, on rain-soaked parking lots sidewalks and in poorly lit store entrances off of dark parking lots.
1801 Oak Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
With summer here and many families either getting on planes to visit far away places or having visitors in town, it’s not a good time to hear that the rental cars we and our loved ones drive during vacations could be unsafe. New insight into how car rental companies handle auto recalls has shed light on this issue, however, and it could mean more car accident injuries for Tennessee residents and visitors alike.
According to a June 24, 2012 article in the Philadelphia Enquirer, Senator Barbara Boxer asked car rental companies to make a public pledge “not to rent or sell any vehicles under safety recall until the defect has been remedied.” So far, only Hertz has agreed to the pledge, while their competitors rejected the challenge. For anyone planning to rent a car from one of those non-compliant companies, this means that the consequences of unrepaired mechanical defects, such as faulty seatbelt car wreck injuries or defective brakes whiplash, could not only mar their holiday fun-they could risk lives.
The Knoxville, Tennessee personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III believe car safety recalls should be heeded by both consumers and car rental companies, and hope that Hertz’s response may set a precedent for other auto rental companies to follow suit.
G Turner Howard III Law Office
5915 Casey Drive Northwest, Knoxville, TN
What is Responsive website design for law firms? It’s exactly what it sounds like. A website that reformats and responds, depending on what device is accessing it.
Why is this important to me? Many web vendors have been selling multiples site – in the hopes that Google will give their clients more real estate in the search results.
Not only is mobile and tablet browsing hitting an all-time high in the past 6 months, Google is now recommending it for the mobile delivery. (see http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2184616/Responsive-Web-Design-Introduction-Impact)
With fewer than 5% of law firms actively managing their sites in one of the fastest-growing consumer-competitive markets, A responsive design handles every aspect of site-management.
Nationally, says the CDC, helmets lowered deaths by 37 percent for motorcycle drivers and 41 percent for passengers, and that meant 1,544 fewer motorcyclist fatalities in 2010. Over 40 percent of motorcyclists killed in accidents between 2008 and 2010 were not wearing a helmet, says the CDC report. In states where helmets are not required, 79 percent of the motorcyclists killed were not wearing one, compared to 12 percent in states where helmets are the law.
In Texas, motorcyclists value their freedom and we understand that. But we want everyone out there on the road to be safe and this study sheds new light on how helmet-use yields financial benefits shared by everyone-legislators, citizens and bikers alike.
The Texas personal injury Glenn Law Firm is known as the People’s Warrior for good reason: We help our clients by going after the responsible parties and relentlessly pursuing justice. If you or a loved one suffered a motorcycle wreck injury, call us at 1-817-424-5999 or complete our online contact form for a free consultation. Call today-we’re here to help.