As a consumer, you know that products being sold in the marketplace should have passed quality standards for them to be considered safe for public use. However, that is not always the case. Reports pertaining to dangerous or defective products that have caused injuries to consumers often appear in the news. Such cases should never happen. When someone has sustained injuries or died as a result of using a defective product, the question of who can be held responsible is likely to arise.
We often associate brain injuries with athletes who have suffered such injuries while playing contact sports, like football. Los Angeles residents need to understand that you may suffer brain damage from all types of accidents, such as construction accidents and motor vehicle accidents, including head-on collisions, rollovers and collisions with bicyclists or pedestrians. A brain injury can change your life, but there may be legal remedies that can help you obtain compensation if you've suffered a brain injury.
As most Californians can imagine, some jobs are fairly safe and others present considerable risks to workers' health and safety. People in high-risk industries usually understand the risks involved and know to be careful while working. They also know that workplace safety is just as much the responsibility of employers as employees. They must make the workplace as safe for employees as possible or be held responsible in the event of a workplace accident. This is the situation following the death of a San Diego tree trimmer in November 2013.
Auto crashes, falls, defective products and toxic chemicals can all kill people. When another party's recklessness or carelessness is a principal cause of such a death, a wrongful death lawsuit can follow.