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Boat Accident Leads To $2.998 Million Judgment

A woman injured in a slip and fall accident while on a Carnival Cruise was awarded $2.998 million. A federal judge determined the cruise line had known about several prior accidents on the resin surface it installed on its pool deck - both on this ship and on other ships. The surface was hard and slippery as ice, leading the woman to fall and suffer a fractured patella. As a result of the fall, she needed six surgeries and will require one to two total knee replacements.

When boat accidents occur - whether a privately owned boat or a commercially owned cruise ship - the laws governing your right to recover damages and the boat owner's responsibility for reporting and providing medical attention may be complex. An experienced boat accident litigation lawyer can provide needed answers and help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

Here after initial discovery the cruise line admitted liability, leaving only the question of damages for trial. However, often times boat owners or operators will deny any wrongdoing requiring a skilled boat accident lawyer to show that it was the owner or operator's failure to use reasonable care that caused the accident. This may be shown in the same manner as for any personal injury - i.e. was the boat owner or operator careless or reckless and did this carelessness or recklessness injure the passenger? Where the negligence of a boat owner or operator causes an injury, compensation may be recovered.

For more information, or if you have been harmed in a boat accident, please contact the experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping those injured for more than 15 years.

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead, Another Critically Injured

A 50-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger was killed in a Sacramento motorcycle accident this past Saturday night. According to Sacramento news, the woman and her driver were thrown from the motorcycle after being hit by a car that was heading north. The driver of the car was uninjured, but the driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries.

If you have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case and help you obtain compensation.

The potential for an injury from a motorcycle accident is great. Because of the lack of any shell protecting the rider from the full force of a crash, falls from motorcycles may result in serious, even fatal injuries. In an effort to increase safety and awareness, NHTSA has created safety initiatives combining outreach, legislation and enforcement to minimize the risk of injury when a crash occurs.

For example wearing a helmet can significantly decrease the risk of a head or brain injury. In order to promote safety, NHTSA as designated May as "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month."

Whether wearing a helmet would have altered the outcome in this situation is unknown. However, helmet usage remains the number one safety tip to follow to avoid serious injury.

For more information or if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the experienced California motorcycle attorneys at the Sette Law Office for a free consultation.

Serious California Injuries From PG&E Electrical Explosions And Fires Blamed On Aging Gear

The Silicon Valley news reports that at least 78 PG&E electrical accidents have occurred in the Bay Area since 2005, with dozens of serious injuries, including burn injuries, as a result of nearly 31 explosions.

In one instance, Lisa Nash of Redwood City was burned over half her body when an electrical vault exploded underground. She received a $20 million settlement after suing PG&E. In-depth investigations are now underway after the September 9th San Bruno explosion in which 8 people died and 38 homes were destroyed.

If you or a family member has been injured in an electrical accident, it is important to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer to discuss your options and determine your next steps. In many situations, it may be possible to be compensated for your losses.

As a result of the San Bruno incident, along with the fires and manhole blasts caused in part by aging underground electrical equipment, PG&E is evaluating how it can improve safety. With the vast majority of the accidents occurring in San Francisco, Bay Area residents and officials are fed up.

Hopefully with improved safety measures the frequency of these accidents will diminish.

For more information, or if you have received burn injuries or any other harm as the result of an electrical accident, please contact the experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping those injured by the carelessness or recklessness of others.