In our last post, we provided a summary of the law that governs lawsuits against government agencies to recover damages for the torts of public employees. Now, a recent auto accident in West Hollywood provides a practical example of the kind of incident that might...
Month: October 2015
Can a government agency be sued for its torts?
News media in the Los Angeles area frequently carry reports of automobile and truck accidents that involve vehicles owned and operated by the state, the county or the city. For example, a recent news story involved a county police car and a pedestrian fatality. Such...
Metrolink to use diesels at both ends of trains for added safety
This blog has followed the consequences of the deadly truck-train collision in Oxnard in February 2015. The latest installment involves a decision by Metrolink to run diesel locomotives at both ends of commuter trains to improve safety.In the Oxnard train-truck crash,...
Safety of highway guardrails becomes subject of controversy
One of the most common roadside sights is the ubiquitous metal guardrail. Now, this mundane safety device has become the subject of sharp controversy for its alleged failure to prevent - and indeed worsen - some kinds of auto accidents. Safety tests now underway in...
Fender-bender or road rage: police to re-investigate
A big rig truck rear-ended a Toyota sedan near Yorba Linda, but no one was injured. This sounds like a routine minor traffic accident, but a cell-phone video and the Toyota owner's statement make it sound far more like a truck accident caused by road rage.The Toyota...
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