Although millions of people are injured every year through common ways, such as tripping or minor car accidents, many people also suffer due to the products they bring into their homes.

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Wes Siler, a writer for Gizmodo, had two friends hurt themselves in motorcycle accidents over the same weekend. Both crashes were avoidable. Siler’s friends are new riders, both trying to ride the proper way- wearing safety gear and riding within their limits. Both of them crashed for the same reason- gravel in a corner.  They…

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On Monday, May 19th, a bridge collapse on Highway 91 killing 59-year-old Okesene Faasalele, of Long Beach. The accident wasn’t expected to slow commuters or the ongoing widening of Highway 91 through Riverside.

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Lily Quintus, age 4, died after she was struck by a hit-and- run driver who crashed into the orange county daycare center she was at. Fourteen other victims suffered severe to minor injuries. Following this car accident, Orange County Mayor announced that a group had been formed to evaluate the risk of car accidents at…

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Jose Santiago “Jim” Solis, a 47-year old former Texas state attorney has pleaded guilty in aiding extortion by a public official. Solis had paid State District Judge Abel Limas $8,000 for favorable judicial rulings in a personal injury case involving a helicopter crash.  The case, which was settled for $14 million dollars, ensured Solis, Limas…

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With the help of a personal injury lawyer, two California parents have filed a lawsuit against a U.S. Army hospital, claiming that their infant suffered birth injuries in the delivery room. According to the parents the hospital staff committed a series of missteps during the woman’s labor.  At one point the fetus’ heart rate came…

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Who thought pulling a random bike stunt could overturn a conviction… 29-year-old Anthony Thomason, a motor bicyclist who had just purchased his 2007 Suzuki sport bike, was being reckless.  Thomason had been speeding, wasn’t wearing a helmet, had been drinking and didn’t even have a motorcycle license.  At one point Thomason popped a wheelie, his…

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Hansel and Gretel have been one-upped… Tragedy strikes: Jose Melana, 62, a Bumble Bee seafood worker, was cooked to death in an industrial oven.  Details are hazy and Erika Monterroza, a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Hazard says she’s unsure how Melana wound up in the steamer machine. An investigation has…

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California gets a rep for being a lawsuit-fixated state but new data provided by the National Center for State Courts’ Court Statistics Project proves that California ranks 28th in the number of civil suits per capita.  That’s 38% below the median of the group. Bran Kabateck, incoming president of Consumer Attorneys of California clarifies, “This…

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