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Understanding comparative fault in California

Most people who live in San Mateo County understand that a person who is negligent must pay damages to anyone injured by the negligent act or omission. But what happens if both parties are partially at fault? The answer to this question depends on what is called "comparative fault."

What is a manufacturing defect for personal injury purposes?

Many products are made in factories. When Californians shop online or at their favorite stores, they may purchase goods that were mass produced in large facilities using automated processes and standardized production techniques. There is nothing wrong with manufactured items, and it many situations manufactured goods are safe and useful tools for American consumers.

Design defects can make products dangerous for Californians

Whether a California resident prefers to make purchases online or would rather go into their favorite local shop to buy what they need, they have undoubtedly bought a new consumer good within the last few months. When they got it home they may have taken it out of its packaging and looked over the instruction manual for how to assemble and use their new product. With any luck, their purchase fulfilled a need that they had in their life and improved a problem that they were experiencing.

Who can sue for wrongful death damages in California?

The death of a loved one can inflict trauma and pain into the lives of San Mateo residents. Fatal accidents can happen in many ways and occur due to different forms of negligent contact. When a wrongful death happens, surviving family members should know their rights with regard to who may sue for the recovery of their damages.

Traumatic brain injuries can have long-term complications

Injuries to the head and brain should be evaluated by medical professionals as soon as possible after they are sustained. California residents who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, falls and other forms of personal injury accidents may suffer brain injuries without knowing they have been impacted. Traumatic brain injuries can have long-lasting effects on the body and may leave victims with lifelong medical complications.

What problems can a spinal cord injury inflict on a victim?

Practically everyone has experienced back pain or discomfort from sleeping in the wrong position or reaching for something that was just too far away. When a California resident tweaks their spine they may suffer from limited mobility, soreness, and other temporary issues that can affect their short-term comfort and capacity to move. However, these fleeting conditions pale in comparison to the serious and life-altering affects that victims of spinal cord injuries face when they are forced to live with accident-related spinal cord damage.

Know the law when it comes to a dog bite

It can be hard to imagine a cuddly pet dog as anything other than a member of one's family, but it sometimes takes an act of aggression on the part of the creature to remind their owner that they are, in fact, an animal. Animals can be unpredictable and, therefore, should be trained by their owners to prevent them from attacking. When dogs and other animals bite, their victims may have legal options for seeking recovery of their damages.

Understanding the complexities of burn injuries

A burn can be a painful injury that may cause a victim to suffer discomfort for a long time. Depending upon the severity of the burn, a person's health may be significantly compromised. Burns can be fatal to California residents and this post will briefly discuss the different types of burns and complications that can arise from them.

A review of California's wrongful death statute

The death of a loved one can forever change the course of a family's life. Whether they were a parent or a child, a grandparent or a sibling, the person can influence many others during the course of their life who then suffer significantly if they are killed in a tragic incident. This post will discuss civil liability for wrongful death and the types of damages that victims may seek through these unique personal injury lawsuits.

Traumatic brain injuries inflict serious harm on victims

The trauma that a person may suffer when they are involved in a fall, car accident or other incident can vary from practically nonexistent to fatal. This is especially true when a person suffers an injury to their head. While some head injuries result in minor bruises or scrapes, others may inflict serious damage on the victims' skulls and brains.

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