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When a dog attacks a small child

For parents with small children, there are few things that can stoke terror in their hearts as much as their child suffering serious injuries. One circumstance under which small children are sometimes seriously injured are dog attacks.

When a dog attacks a small child, the child's face and neck may end up taking the brunt of the attack, as small children and dogs are often at about eye level with each other. Thus, among the injuries young children can end up suffering in dog attacks are significant neck and face injuries. 

Questions still remain following Southern California train crash

Investigators are trying to piece together the cause of a major train derailment in Southern California last week. On Tuesday, 50 people were injured when a double-decker Metrolink commuter train derailed in Oxnard after running into a truck that was parked on the tracks at a crossing.

After the accident, the driver of the truck was found walking but "in distress" more than a mile from where the derailment occurred, Reuters reported. At this point, it is unclear why the driver left the truck on the tracks, but his lawyer said that he left the crash scene in order to find help.

Creativity in the courtroom: Using a Fitbit to prove your case

Have you heard about the Fitbit device? If you live in California, chances are that you have. Fitbit is a line of wearable activity trackers that measure data, including the number of steps you have walked during a day.

The trackers can be great for people who are trying to lead healthier lives, but soon they could also be used in personal injury cases to show the effects an accident has had on a victim’s life. 

When a criminal and civil case happen at the same time

This week, we have been discussing the two different kinds of cases that can be filed under our legal system: criminal cases and civil cases.

In our last post, we explained the main differences between the two types of cases, and we also stated that it is possible for a defendant to face both types of lawsuits for the same act.

What is the difference between a criminal and a civil case?

As we began discussing in our last post, it is often possible to hold people accountable in civil lawsuit even when criminal charges are not successful because the standard of proof is different in each type of case.

As a FindLaw.com article explains, criminal charges must usually be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt," which is a very high burden on the prosecution. In civil cases, the allegations must be usually be proven by a “preponderance of the evidence," which is similar to saying “more likely than not.”

Jenner likely to face civil, not criminal charges for accident

Bruce Jenner, who is perhaps more famous for being their former patriarch of the Kardiashian clan than winning the gold at the 1976 Olympics, was involved in a fatal car accident earlier this month and could face some major consequences as a result.

We reported in a past post on our blog that the chain-reaction accident took place on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu around noon February 7 when Jenner rear-ended a Lexus and caused it to jolt into oncoming traffic.

Bicyclist, city reach settlement in suit stemming from accident

A California city has settled a personal injury lawsuit stemming from an accident involving a bicyclist and a city refuse driver.

The bicycle accident took place on July 1, 2013 when a female bicyclist was traveling down the road and the driver of a refuse truck allegedly made a U-turn in front of her, causing her to run into the rear of the truck.

Now is the time to revisit school zone safety

California Law enforcement officials are reminding drivers to use caution in school zones. Interestingly, they say it is often parents who drive too fast or are distracted after picking up or dropping off their children.

In fact, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said parents cause most of the safety problems in school zones. He said in addition to speeding and distracted driving, there are also problems with parents double parking and telling their kids to jaywalk.

Are you sending your child mixed messages on distracted driving?

Distracted driving leads to more than nine deaths and more than one thousand injuries every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and cellphones are one of the main sources of distraction.

If you are the parent of a teenage driver, chances are that you have talked to him or her on numerous occasions about the dangers of texting and driving. But how do you know if what you are saying is getting through to your son or daughter?

What if the police report is inaccurate after a car accident?

Police are called to the scene of countless accidents everyday in California. That's because the state has some of the busiest roads in the country, where accidents occur almost non-stop.

Even though car accidents are extremely common in California, it does not mean that they don't severely impact the lives of those involved.

Accolades & Memberships

Attorney Chris Kreeger is accomplished and well respected in the California legal community. Below is a short list of some of his accolades and memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Sacramento Consumer Attorneys (President 2003; » Board of Directors 1997)
  • Sacramento County Judge Pro Tempore
  • El Dorado County Judge Pro Tempore.
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