2020 | California Personal Injury Blog
As we all deal with the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic we wanted to share what our firm is doing and what you can expect from us.
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Study Shows Recovering from a Concussion Could Take Longer Than Expected
Less than half of patients with a sports-related traumatic brain injury such as a concussion recover within two weeks. The new research study challenges current perceptions that most people with sports-related head injuries recover within 10 to 14 days. The research’s authors at Axis Sports Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand, analyzed recovery time in nearly 600 patients in New Zealand treated during a two-year period for sports-related traumatic brain injuries. More than three out of four were male and their average age was 20. About 7.5% were under the age of 12. …Read the rest »
New Study Shows Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Distract Drivers More Than Alcohol and Marijuana
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, when they were first introduced to drivers, were marketed as new technologies that would reduce distracted driving. However, a new study from UK’s IAM Roadsmart, which is an independent road safety organization, shows that drivers using these smartphone-mirroring systems in a car displayed reaction times five times slower than someone driving with the legal limit of alcohol in their system. …Read the rest »
Germ-X Maker Faces Potential Class Action Lawsuit Over Coronavirus Protection Claims
Germ-X, the company that makes the popular brand of hand sanitizer, can’t protect against the coronavirus but has falsely claimed it could fight off COVID-19, which has most people in the United States and around the world homebound due to fear of more infections and related deaths. According to a report on Law360, several Germ-X buyers sued Vi-Jon Inc. alleging that the St. Louis-based company markets its hand sanitizer as a way to prevent the flu and other viruses even though there is no evidence to support that claim. …Read the rest »
Dog Attacks on USPS Mail Carriers Could Increase as More People Shelter at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic
In 2019, 5,714 postal employees were attacked by dogs and in a report conducted by City Watch LA stated that Governor Gavin Newsom’s shelter-at-home order might lead to an increase in dog attacks against mail carriers. The strict isolation requirements exempted essential workers such as those employed in law enforcement and certain other public service jobs and critical infrastructure industries including the United States Postal Service. Postal workers will still observe social distancing and sanitize hands and surfaces as they sort and process mail. …Read the rest »
Ford Recalls 250,000 Vehicles for Defective Door Latches
Ford has issued a recall for 248,912 vehicles in the United States over defective door latches. According to Car and Driver, the recall covers three sedans – the Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. Nearly 250,000 of these vehicles were made in the United States and about 20,000 were manufactured in Mexico. The problem is with the latch pawl’s spring-tab design. It can degrade in high temperatures which can lead to the door not being secured when it is shut. Ford says that even if an owner gets the door to latch after repeated attempts, it is still possible that it will become unlatched during driving. …Read the rest »
New Evidence Shows More Infant Deaths Were Linked to Inclined Sleepers
At least 19 additional deaths have been linked to the Fisher-Price Rock’n Play Sleeper, a new Consumer Reports analysis of lawsuits, government records and interviews with parents has found. The publication says the death toll for all inclined sleepers is now up to at least 92 from 73, which was the total released in October by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency tasked with overseeing product safety. Both the CPSC and lawmakers in Congress have proposed a ban on all infant inclined sleepers that position infants at an angle between 10 and 30 degrees. …Read the rest »
Truck Drivers Exempted from Hours of Service Rules During Coronavirus Pandemic
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an expanded national emergency declaration to exempt truck drivers of hours-of-service regulations, which require them to take regular rest breaks while driving and between shifts. According to news reports, this was done during a national emergency situation with the pandemic because large trucks are required to deliver important items such as medications, hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment for clinics and hospitals, which are on the front lines of battling the coronavirus. …Read the rest »
FDA Suspends Routine Food Inspections Due to Coronavirus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is stopping all routine surveillance inspections of facilities that manufacture food and other products that the agency regulates, officials said. According to a report on Eater.com, this change, which comes a week after the FDA announced the suspension of most foreign inspections, affects domestic inspections traditionally conducted every few years based on risk analysis. …Read the rest »
Volvo Recalls Vehicles Due to Safety Systems That May Fail
Volvo is recalling more than 120,000 vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years because their automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems with pedestrian detection might not recognize obstacles. According to a report in Consumer Reports, a crash could occur that might have been prevented. Almost every Volvo car built between November 2018 and March 2020 is affected including the XC40, XC60, and XC90 SUVs; S60 and S90 sedans; and V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, and V90 Cross Country station wagons. …Read the rest »
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