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 ...

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Still Expanding

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Still Expanding
The measles outbreak at Disneyland has spread to employees, and the number of confirmed cases is 53 as of the 20th of January. At least five employees, some of whom have been vaccinated, contracted the virus while working at the park during Dec. 17th to 20th. The outbreak caused Orange County officials to prevent at ...

Five Painters Injured After 20 Foot Fall in Casino Fire

Five Painters Injured After 20 Foot Fall in Casino Fire
Five painters sustained minor injuries after they fell 20 feet while on the job at Commerce Casino in Southern California. The fall happened during a fire on the afternoon of January 3rd. The contracted workers reportedly fell from scaffolding. No other injuries were reported. Casino fires have become rarer in recent years as local governments have ...

Fuel Truck Driver Hospitalized After LAX Accident

Fuel Truck Driver Hospitalized After LAX Accident
A fuel truck driver at LAX was hospitalized after the fuel truck he was driving crashed into an American Airlines plane on Monday afternoon. The driver, a third-party contractor, was trapped in the truck after the accident and required extraction by emergency crews who used the Jaws of Life. The plane was not occupied at ...

Job Site Negligence Leads to $3 Million Settlement After Serious Injury

Job Site Negligence Leads to $3 Million Settlement After Serious Injury
. Four years ago, Fernanco Sanchez started his work day as a plumber at Grimway Farms, a carrot processing operation in Kern County. December 8th was just like any other normal work day until mid-morning when he began driving a forklift to move a cylinder and was impaled on a 20-foot-long metal “pole” gate left ...

Case Studies: Quality of Life after a Workplace Injury

Originally published on Booth & Koskoff, we wanted to share on our Serious Injury site because we find this topic to be one that comes up often. What is it like to experience a workplace injury, file a suit, take it to trial, and win? 27-year-old Reggie Qualls learned this all first-hand after he was ...

Calculating Damages in a Brain Injury Case

Calculating Damages in a Brain Injury Case
It can be difficult to fully express to a jury the level of damage when a client experiences a brain injury. The changes are often subtle. At first, an increased level of depression or trouble controlling anger can seem to be connected to recovery. But as time passes, it is made clearer that these changes ...

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 ...

$1 Million Settlement in Trucking Accident Case

$1 Million Settlement in Trucking Accident Case
We just settled a wrongful death case, for the full amount of the defendant’s $1,000,000 insurance policy limits, arising out of a collision between two tractor-trailers in Bakersfield. The crash occurred when the decedent (a 73-year-old truck driver), traveling northbound on a small rural road, started to turn left at an intersection. The defendant, also ...

Father Charged After Child Sustains Serious Injuries

Father Charged After Child Sustains Serious Injuries
A 32-year old father was charged with child endangering after causing his 8-week old son to suffer from serious injuries. The incident happened on July 5, when at around 10:30 a.m., 911 received a call for help at a house located at 41 Park Avenue in Struthers. The Struthers Fire Department personnel arrived first at ...