As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, residents of Modesto who suffer an injury because of someone else's negligence have the right to recover compensation. Victims will usually apply compensation from a personal injury lawsuit to their medical bills, lost wages and the like.
According to recent statistics, the number of drunk driving accidents in California has increased despite stepped up law enforcement efforts and many public awareness campaigns. The study determined that in 2000, 987 people died at the hands of drunk drivers on California's roads. By 2017, the number had increased to 1,120.
The aftermath of a serious car accident can be devastating for just about anyone. In addition to recovering from significant or even debilitating physical injuries, a victim may also have to try to figure out how to support herself financially, as she may no longer be able to work. Moreover, an accident also takes an emotional toll both on the victim and his family. To add to these issues, California's legal system can be hard to understand, particularly for those who are immigrants to this country and thus may not be as familiar with the way the law works.
A 10-year-old girl who lived near Sacramento died in what authorities believe was an electric shock drowning.
As is the case with residents of other states, California property owners, that is, both private residents and business owners, have an obligation to keep their property reasonably safe for others.
A recent daytime crash near Modesto sent 8 people, including two young children, to area hospitals with injuries. Police who responded to the accident described the injuries of two of the victims as quite serious.
As many residents of Modesto probably know, our state recently passed a measure allowing adults to use marijuana legally under certain restrictions. To be clear, though, this change did not affect the prohibition on driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.