Student Dies After Model Rocket Explosion

Student Dies After Model Rocket Explosion
An 18-year-old Thousand Oaks student is dead and his friend remains hospitalized in critical condition after their propane-propelled test model rocket exploded Monday evening in Thousand Oaks, California. The two high school students were testing a small propane cylinder as a prototype motor on the handball courts of Madrona Elementary School when the incident occurred. The ...

Six Hospitals Warn Patients of Hepatitis Exposure

Six Hospitals Warn Patients of Hepatitis Exposure
What do you do when the place you go for medical treatment causes a more dangerous personal injury? That’s the question nearly 5,000 patients throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Washington are having to wrestle with after being told that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV when they underwent what was ...

NHTSA Fines Takata For Defective Airbags

NHTSA Fines Takata For Defective Airbags
Honda cut ties with Takata last week after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration leveled a $70 million fine against the airbag manufacturer for their defective airbags. Takata, one of the world’s largest airbag manufacturers, has recently been involved in a scandal that originated over a decade ago. In May 2004, an airbag in a ...

ExxonMobil Fined for Workplace Safety Violations

ExxonMobil Fined for Workplace Safety Violations
ExxonMobil was fined $566,600 last month by California state regulators for incurring nineteen workplace safety violations after the explosion of the company’s Torrance refinery. Eighteen of the workplace safety violations were marked as serious because they could result in the death of a worker. Furthermore, six of the citations were categorized as willful because ExxonMobil ...

How does Filing a Serious Injury Lawsuit Help?

How does Filing a Serious Injury Lawsuit Help?
Why File a Serious Injury Lawsuit? There’s a lot of information potential clients typically gather before deciding to contact us for a case evaluation. Some may need more information on how a lawsuit will prevent others from experiencing the same type of injury. Others will need to know that the effort and difficulty of a ...

Balcony Collapse Surviver Hopeful

Balcony Collapse Surviver Hopeful
Last month, a horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA killed six students and injured seven others, including Irish student Clodagh Cogley. She is currently at a San Francisco rehabilitation center being treated for two collapsed lungs, five broken ribs, and a broken shoulder, knee, and spinal cord. In spite of her injuries she remains hopeful ...

Who is Responsible for Preventing Train Accidents?

Who is Responsible for Preventing Train Accidents?
Rail safety is back in the news after a deadly crash earlier this month when an Amtrak train derailed, killing 8 and injuring hundreds. It’s the deadliest train accident in six years. The accident revived discussions of safety measures and broken deadlines for implementation. Guidelines created after the deadly 2008 crash in Los Angeles where 25 people ...

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?
Determined. Dogged. Protective. Reassuring. Concerned. Fatherly. This is how the former clients of Richard Koskoff describe him during the deposition process. Several years ago, Koskoff’s client, John Mahoney, was working as a rigger at the Hollywood Bowl. While dismantling a structural tower, he and a co-worker fell dozens of feet. Mr. Mahoney sustained multiple severe ...

Two Killed in Fatal Crash at Street Race

Police are seeking a suspect in Chatsworth after a fatal crash that killed two pedestrians and injured a third. The accident occurred during a suspected street race. 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan was identified as the driver of a Mustang who lost control of the vehicle early in the morning. Gevorgyan left the scene of the accident. One of ...

Fourth of July is Deadliest Holiday

Fourth of July is Deadliest Holiday
The National Safety Council has branded the Fourth of July as America’s deadliest holiday. They’ve predicted 385 deaths and 41,000 injuries for this year’s holiday weekend. Between 2008 and 2012, July 4 had an average of 127 deaths in crashes each year, according to data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. New Year’s Day followed ...