The website poughkeepsiejournal.com reported that a man involved in a recent case was originally seeking $300,000 and claimed that he had lost partial use of his left hand. The man and the dog owner’s insurance carrier came to an accord during trial before acting state Supreme Court Judge Thomas J. Dolan in the city of Poughkeepsie. The bite happened in the town of Washington while the man was working on another person’s property when the dog came from next door and bit him.
The lawyer for the man said, “It was a business decision,” and added, “We did not make any admissions that this dog was vicious. It was clear this dog did not have any vicious propensities.”
Each year approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. It is estimated that 1,000 people in America visit the emergency room each day due to dog bite injuries.
Most of us are aware of the many joys having a pet can provide a person; however, pets, such as dogs, can also pose the threat of serious injury when they are improperly contained, taken care of, or trained. Unfortunately, on too many occasions dog owners believe their dogs are friendly and leave them untied or unsupervised.
If you have been bitten by a dog in Northridge, you have the right to ask for compensation for your medical bills, suffering, and any potential monetary loss if the owner did not take proper precautions to ensure that their dog would not harm innocent people. The experienced Northridge dog bite lawyers at the Mandell Law Firm can help you with your case. Considering that our firm obtained nearly $10 million in settlements and verdicts in 2001, you can rest assured that we will utilize our extensive legal knowledge and skills to reach a successful outcome in your case. Contact the Mandell Law Firm today for your free consultation by calling 1-818-886-6600.
According to lacrossetrdibune.com, Sheriff investigators are trying to determine the cause of a recent deadly accident that involved a school bus traveling with 9 students on board. Fortunately no one on the bus was injured, as said by Thomas Simonson, Kickapoo School District Administrator. The children’s ages ranged from 4 to 15 and they were on their way to their first day of class. After being checked out by the emergency personnel on the scene, it was determined that they were unharmed and could continue on their way to school. The bus had made a stop to pick up more students when it was hit from behind by an SUV. Vernon County sheriffs reported the accident happened at approximately 7:10 am and the driver of the SUV was age 51.
The United States employs approximately 450,000 school buses to transport children to school each day. There have been many cases of injuries and deaths related to school bus accidents, including children being struck or run over by the bus, rollovers, and collisions. In most cases, Los Angeles bus accidents involve school buses in particular, but a significant percentage of accidents also occur on city buses and affect not only children, but adults of all ages. According to the Federal Transit Authority, the total number of bus accidents in the United States has risen dramatically in recent years with a corresponding rise in injuries.
The San Fernando Valley auto accident attorneys at the Mandell Law Firm are very concerned about recent trends in bus accidents and other auto accidents around the country and especially worried about bus accidents involving children occurring on our congested Southern California streets and highways. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the experienced lawyers at the Mandell Law Firm may be able to help you receive compensation to offset medical and other expenses. Please call us today at 1-818-886-6600 for a free consultation.
A story reported on the latimes.com website should serve as a reminder to all of us who enjoy trips to the park that we must be extremely cautious as the park and/or its employees can sometimes overlook safety precautions when operating vehicles. Unfortunately this is precisely what happened when a city truck hit a 32 year old man from Anaheim who was napping under a tree. Fortunately, it does not appear the man was seriously hurt, according to the Anaheim spokeswoman Ruth Ruiz. He was transported immediately to a local hospital by ambulance and was alert and able to speak with an officer according to Ruiz.
The man was lying down underneath the shade of a tree in Modjeska Park when a maintenance worker driving an Anaheim Parks and Recreation truck drove through the grass in order to pick up garbage, and realized he “felt something.”
Ruiz said, “He stopped his car and had hit a gentleman who was napping in the shade under one of the trees.”
Anaheim city investigators are trying to determine if it was possible that a “visual obstruction” may have had something to do with the accident.
It would seem odd that a “visual obstruction” may have been a factor in this accident. It also seems like the worker was negligent by cutting through the park and perhaps this was lack of proper training by the city.
No matter where your auto accident injury took place, if another driver’s negligence actions caused you to suffer serious calamities, then you may be able to hold him or her liable for your injuries. The skilled California auto accident lawyers at the Mandell Law Firm have been representing clients from throughout the San Fernando Valley for many years and are knowledgeable of the law and experienced in the court system. This means you can rest assured that your case will be treated with utmost professionalism. The Mandell Law Firm attorneys will make sure that no stone is left unturned when your case is in front of a judge and will fight for the rightful compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Please call 1-818-886-6600 for a free consultation of your injury case.
Another extremely sad story of a teenager who apparently purposely sat or jumped in front of a passing Caltrain was reported on the sfgate.com website. The teenager was a girl, age 13 and the accident happened on the East Meadow Drive track crossing in Palo Alto. Christine Dunn, Caltrain spokeswoman, stated that the accident happened at 10:45 pm and that it looks like it was on purpose. Dunn also told reporters that a suicide note was found on the scene but gave no further details.
Dunn said, “This is a very sensitive issue.”
The same spot has tragically seen two other 17 year olds take their own life but Dunn refused to call them suicides. The first accident happened on May 5 and the second on June 2.
Dunn pointed out that Caltrain has posted signs in the area where the accidents are taking place, with a suicide prevention hot line number and that they are engaging with the public to establish if something more can be carried out to halt these terrible deaths.
Due to the high volume of trains in use, train accidents have become increasingly regular occurrences in the United States today. Although transportation has evolved since the inception of the train, mistakes made by drivers or train part defects can contribute to accidents, among many other influences. We all know that trains are a cost-effective means of moving people, goods, including hazardous materials, across the country. However, this does not stop trains from being involved frequently in accidents that critically injure passengers and other non-suspecting persons.
At the Mandell Law Firm, our Chatsworth Metrolink train accident lawyers understand that the recent spate of train accidents has Southern Californians concerned. The Mandell Law Firm has the experience and knowledge that is required to effectively pursue all types of personal injury cases, including train injury. We will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your claim while the evidence is still fresh. If you have been injured, please call the Mandell Law Firm today at 1-818-886-6600 for a free and confidential consultation.