Every year, there are about 53,000 bicycle accidents in America, about 850 of which result in the death of the bike rider. It may seem like a high number, but bike deaths and injuries have actually been dropping sharply. Since 1995, bike accidents have dropped around 25%. While most people would assume that young cyclists are involved in a majority of these accidents, those injured are usually around 31 to 32 years old and the average age of cyclists killed is 41.
Since 95% of fatalities involve riders without appropriate head protection, there is a probable correlation between the average age of cyclists killed and the fact that bicycle helmet laws only apply to those who are 18 or younger. read more
If you were injured in an accident, your spouse may be entitled to damages as well. Under California law, when a husband or wife is injured, or dies as a result of a third party’s negligent or intentional acts, the non-injured spouse can recover non-economic damages against the third party. This separate claim is referred to as loss of consortium. read more
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous types of mishaps a motorist can encounter. Motorcycle riders aren’t protected by airbags, seatbelts, and crumple zones like car passengers. Because of that, even minor crashes can result in catastrophic injuries. Below are some good-riding practices that can help keep you out of harm’s way. In the unfortunate instance that you are involved in an accident, these tips can also help steer the resulting case in your favor. read more
The attorneys of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell litigate many types of dog attack cases. While dog bites are the most common type of dog attack, a client does not need to be bitten to have a case. Being knocked down, pushed, or chased into a hazardous situation by a dog are instances that also qualify as dog attacks. read more
Why are medical malpractice cases so difficult to win, yet from time to time you see a monster product liability case litigated very successfully? The answer has more to do with the different laws that apply to each type of case rather than the personal injuries involved. read more