State and local governments have a responsibility for the safety of their citizens. Sometimes, efforts by these governments will be uniform across the nation, as there are a number of ubiquitous dangers facing everyone in the country. Car accidents, for example, are a problem everywhere, and states implement speeding guidelines and post warnings to try and stifle the dangers posed by motor vehicles. Some dangers, however, are unique to particular states, and their local governments must implement unique strategies to deal with these problems.
For example, trees falling onto motorists in California, in the Tahoe Basin in particular, has posed an enormous safety hazard and results in deaths every year. Earlier this year, during heavy winter snowstorm weather on Highway 89, a tree fell into the roadway and killed a Tahoe City woman as she drove in her car in Squaw Valley. Other mountain highways near the lake have also experienced tragic crashes caused by falling limbs and trees. California is responding by implementing initiatives to reduce this risk, and highway 89 will be where crews begin their work. A $115 million California safety campaign has made it possible for crews to have already cut down more than 100,00 dead trees all over the state on state property next to highways.
The next step is for public safety workers to approach people who own houses next to the highway in order to get permission to cut down trees that pose a particular risk. It is illegal for the state to cut down any such trees without permission, and the trees must meet a variety of specifications in order to be eligible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert auto accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
If someone is ever unfortunate enough to be in a serious car accident, the first point of concern is whether any party involved in the accident has sustained serious injuries. Car accidents are commonplace, and they result in severe injuries every day. Beyond that, the next inquiry is on the economic side of things: what insurance will cover, how much repairs will cost, and to what extent one party may be economically liable to another. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert car accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
When a car accident does occur, we at least expect one or both of the parties involved to be responsible for the economic consequences of the collision, regardless of who might have been driving. Fundamental notions of fairness and accountability reinforce the notion that only those directly responsible for something like a car crash should have to share in its burden.
This notion of fairness is exactly why Delaware County, Pennsylvania residents are up in arms after learning that a Pennsylvania state representative has crashed her car three times in the past three years, and each time the repairs and insurance bills have been footed by the state taxpayers. Representative Margo Davidson has allegedly racked up $30,000 in insurance and repairs for car accidents over the past three years, leading many to wonder what kind of system would allow such a use of taxpayer money. The most recent incident came when Rep. Davidson rear-ended another car, only for the officer on site to discover she was driving with a suspended license.
As many organizations, spokespeople, or concerned parents will tell you, distracted driving can cause the same dangers as drunk driving. In an age where a wealth of information and social activity are at the tips of our fingers, we must be particularly conscious of the fact that whatever we need our phones for can wait until we have parked. However, what many do not consider is whether the manufacturer of a potentially distracting product, such as a mobile phone, may have some liability when accidents do occur. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.
When the father of an 18 year old kid who died while driving and texting sued Apple, he believed that Apple failed to provide a lock-out feature that would prevent people from using their phones while operating a motor vehicle. However, the California Supreme Court felt that Apple’s role in causing the teen’s death was not nearly proximate enough, and that the teen’s choice to text, instead of driving responsibly, was the overwhelming factor in her death. The Court believed that the string of causation that led to her death did not involve Apple in nearly a direct enough way for liability to attach.
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