April 30, 2020

Who is at fault? Animals in the Roadway

The law offices of Alan M. Laskin in Sacramento California is currently involved in a very interesting case about a collision caused by an animal in the roadway. Most of the time, animals are not controlled by people and no third person can be held responsible if a collision occurs between them and a vehicle. This is especially true with wild animals such as deer. However, when that animal is a cow and is owned and controlled by a rancher, the facts change and the owner can be held liable for damages caused by a livestock animal. Food and Agricultural Code section 16902 states “A person that owns or controls the possession of any livestock shall not willfully or negligently permit any […]
April 30, 2020

Who is at Fault? Another Sideswipe

I was nearly in a car accident this morning. There is a spot in Sacramento where people coming off the freeway exit onto a one-way street with a blind curve just behind it. There are people taking that curve at 60 mph who need to get over to the left just as there are people coming off the freeway at 60 mph who need to get over to the right. As you can imagine, it can be a harrowing experience. This morning my driver was changing lanes to the right when a BMW came out of nowhere changing lanes to the left. We were within inches of a collision. Both drivers noticed each other last minute and there was no […]
April 30, 2020

Car Safety While Pregnant

The daughter of a Laskin Law client who is acting as a Guardian ad Litem for her brothers is very pregnant at the moment. We needed her to come into the Laskin Law offices to sign some paperwork, but were worried about her safety because she is due any day now. Some cursory research into driving while pregnant showed that cars can be pretty much as safe for pregnant drivers and passengers as for non-pregnant people with just a few modifications. Here is a list of recommendations compiled from multiple sources: 1. If you are taking a long trip, get out of the car and walk around every couple of hours to avoid blood clots. 2. Wear a lap and […]