The Difference Between Wrongful Death and Homicide
Since the O.J. Simpson murder case took place in Los Angeles, local area residents may remember it better than people living in other areas of the country. However, recent series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Networks) introduces this 1994 case to a new national audience. Simpson prevailed with a not-guilty verdict in the famous case, but a personal injury lawyer took the case to civil court a year later, winning tens of millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
Tanker Trucks Pose Extra Risks to Motorists
The flammable and inflammable markings on many tanker trucks tend to elicit great debate about their relative danger relating to fire and explosions. To be clear, both markings indicate an identical danger in terms of fire and even explosions. However, all drivers need to know that any type liquid cargo in a tanker truck can increase danger to nearby motorists. In spite of strict federal and local regulations, drivers need to be alert.
When it comes to bicycle safety recalls, the first half of 2016 has been prolific. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) already listed eight bicycle recalls as of the beginning of August, 2016. While well-known recalls affect countless motor vehicles, however, bicycle recalls do not readily make the headlines.
Do Not Expect All New Car Airbags to be Free of Defects
Each Los Angeles car accident lawyer at our firm has touted the importance of airbags for a long time, and we will continue to do so. Consumers need to know that it has been years since the first announcements of airbag recalls began. Even though the Takata airbag recall recently earned the dubious honor of being the largest in U.S. history, however, many auto manufacturers continue to install these defective devices in new car models.
Imported Toys are Subject to Strict Regulations
According to recent estimates, 3.1 percent of the world's children reside in the U.S., but they represent 40 percent of toy consumption. Of those toys, only about 20 percent come from the U.S. and about 90 percent of imports come from China, which is known for continued use of lead paint and other hazardous practices.