There's nothing more wonderful for a boater than fair weather, friends and few hours on the water -- unless tragedy strikes. So how do you keep yourself and everyone on your boat safe?
Food poisoning isn't nearly as much of a concern as it once was before refrigeration became common -- but it's still a problem. It kills around 3,000 people every year and puts another 100,000 in the hospital.
Did SoCal Edison's failure to keep its equipment updated and in repair lead to the deadly Thomas Fire? It was the largest wildfire in the state's history, and it destroyed vast parts of both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
The loss of companionship, or consortium, is often a part of serious injury claims or wrongful death cases. Aside from the obvious economic losses caused to a family after someone in the household is seriously injured or killed by someone's negligence, there are often other, even more devastating, emotional losses as well.
Actor Bill Paxton, who is famed for his roles in "Aliens," "Titanic" and other notable films, died a few days after having heart surgery at the tender age of 61 -- and his family believes the death was needless.
If your elderly parents were in a senior care facility that was directly in the path of a wildfire, you'd probably expect the staff to hasten everyone out of there.
California, like much of the nation, has a drug problem.
The National Safety Council (NSC) considers accidental injuries inside homes to be one of the most dangerous obstacles people face in life. Statistically, one person is injured in a home accident every four seconds -- and a death will occur roughly once per 16 minutes!
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine exactly who is to blame for an accident.
Not many people actually understand what a wrongful death claim is -- and even fewer understand how they work.