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California car accident kills 1, injures 5

A teenage driver is dead and five of his passengers are in the hospital following a single-car crash in San Diego, according to local sources. The car accident occurred during the night of Jan. 7 according to the California Highway Patrol, on Highway 905 near San Diego. Police are still in the process of determining the cause of the accident, and so far they have not ruled out intoxication, recklessness or negligence on the part...
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Wrongful death considered in Pop Warner lawsuit

Competitive sports and youth sports are a part of the American landscape and this is no less true in California. While participation in sports is generally good for a person as an excellent form of exercise, the risk of injury tends to be greater in some sports over others. One sport associated with the risk for severe head injuries is football. Head injuries received in a football game may not be apparent until years later....
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A fatal car accident can mar the holiday season

The holiday season is coming to an end in California and around the country. Along with the happy memories of trees, lights, cookies and holiday foods are families in mourning because of a loved one lost in a car accident. Tragically, some of these accidents may have been caused by people who failed to realize that alcohol consumption may have impaired their ability to safely drive a car. A woman was entertaining friends who had come...
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Death from high-speed chase may prompt wrongful death claim

High speed police chases carried out in California can on occasion put other drivers at risk. While drivers know to be alert for the sound of sirens, it can be difficult to get out of the way of speeding vehicles on crowded highways. An recent incident has resulted in a wrongful death claim being filed against the city of Long Beach. According to the police report, the officers had just begun their pursuit of a stolen van...
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Unreported bullying can result in wrongful death lawsuit

It is no secret that schoolyard bullying exists and has existed for as long as there have been children. But in the age of social media and electronic communication it has become pervasive with no safe haven. Back in the day, one could escape the schoolyard bully in the safety of one's home and the embrace of one's sympathetic family as is illustrated in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." But as 2019 draws to...
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