Food Allergies and Children: Is There a Legal Responsibility to Keep Your Child Safe?

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it an abundance (some might say overabundance) of cookies, candies, and other sweet treats. While many relish the chance to indulge in once-a-year sweets like pecan pie, sugared almonds and pumpkin shaped peanut butter cups, for those with allergic reactions to peanuts and other nuts, participating in
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Walnut Creek’s Most Dangerous Intersections

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The infographic below compiles all of the accidents in Walnut Creek during 2013 as reported by the Walnut Creek Police Department. Our observations include: Ygnacio Valley (YV) Road and Main Street are closely matched for most dangerous road in Walnut Creek. Nearly 38% of all accidents in Walnut Creek occurred along one of these two streets. Be sure
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Day at the Amusement Park May Leave You with More than Carnival Prizes

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A fire that broke out at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at Walt Disney World Florida fortunately caused no injuries, but highlights how an amusement park may not always be the happiest place on earth. Instead, your visit could end with a potential personal injury claim against the park, its operators or mechanics. Of
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School Bus Crash in Northern California Claims Lives of Students, Drivers

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Every day hundreds of thousands of parents wave goodbye as their children head off to school on a school bus. For some it is by necessity; for others, it is simply convenience. Regardless of the reason, parents entrust their child’s safety to the school bus driver and expect their child to be safely returned to
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Dangerous Driving in California

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Driving under the influence is a serious matter. Most people know that drunk driving can result in dangerous outcomes, but it is important to note that consuming other drugs while driving can also lead to dangerous situations. This news story from the ABC News affiliate in San Diego details how driving under the influence can
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Planned Mass Shooting at South Pasadena High School Highlights Need for School Safety Plans

Two South Pasadena High School seniors were arrested in mid-September on charges of planning an on-campus attack against staff and students. The boys had been under heavy surveillance for a week following information supplied by the school district, which had managed to get wind of the planned attack. Police had evidence that the boys were
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Backover Accidents Leading Cause of Nontraffic Injuries to Children

The start of a new school year is filled with new backpacks, new friends, and new adventures. But it also means more kids on the road, either walking or biking to school – and that means a greater potential for backover accidents. What is a Backover Accident? A backover accident occurs when the driver of
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New Law Limits Contact in High School Football Practices

Law Limits Contact in HS Football Practices

The start of a new school year signals the start of high school football season. But a law recently enacted by the California legislature seeks to change the way coaches and players gear up for the new season. The law, which goes into effect January 1, addresses growing concern about the long-term damage caused by
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An Accident at an Air Force Base

When you believe that a party acted negligently and is responsible for a loved one’s death, the law permits you to turn toward wrongful death litigation as a judicial remedy for such neglectful behavior. An Airshow Stunt Gone Wrong A recent post from the Sacramento Bee details a family that is suing on behalf of
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Tragedy Strikes in California

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A recent report in the Pasadena News describes a tragic situation that nobody would want to confront: the senseless death of a child. However, when such a tragedy strikes, a person should know that the law can provide them with some type of recourse. While a person may be unable to resume a relationship with
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