In recent years, there has been a growing trend of distracted walking. This is the practice of walking while using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Distracted walking can be dangerous, as it can lead to pedestrians being injured in accidents.
O'Connor, Runckel and O'Malley LLP would like to announce our 2023 law school scholarship recipient, Sushila Thind.
Sushila Thind is a recent graduate from the University of California, Davis with a major in Political Science and a minor in Middle East and South Asia Studies. Currently, she is thrilled to embark on her journey as an incoming 1L student at McGeorge School of Law, where she will be focusing on immigration law. In the past year, Sushila gained valuable experience working at a criminal and personal injury law firm in Contra Costa County, which has been instrumental in shaping her understanding of the legal field.
During her undergraduate years, Sushila completed two internships, gaining hands-on experience with federal laws and congress. This exposure to policy-making further strengthened her passion for pursuing a legal career. With a strong commitment to social issues, Sushila believes in using law as a tool to create positive change. She looks forward to exploring her journey into law and dedicating herself to making a difference.
We look forward to seeing Sushila succeed in her upcoming years at McGeorge School of Law.
A 20-year-old woman, identified as Angela Fierro from Antioch, was killed on Thursday when the black Jeep Grand Cherokee she was in rolled over as the result of a collision with another vehicle. Fierro was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries. She was reportedly pregnant.
The accident occured at 4:50 PM at the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Clayburn Road in Antioch. Residents report there are accidents at that intersection on a weekly basis.
O'Connor, Runckel and O'Malley LLP would like to announce our 2022 law school scholarship recipient, Jewel Drigo.
Jewel Drigo, born on the island of Dominica and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is pursuing her Juris Doctorate (JD) at Yale Law school as part of the class of 2025. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and History. As an undergraduate student, she had the opportunity to live and work in China as part of a study abroad program focused on cultural immersion and collaboration. Before law school, she returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands to work in the legal branch of the Office of the Governor. She is looking forward to law school and is keeping an open mind in terms of what aspect of the law she plans to pursue. However, she is passionate about serving others in her community and aspires to influence international policy and government relations.
We look forward to seeing Jewel succeed in her upcoming years at Yale Law School.
On Wednesday, an accident involving a vehicle and a parked public works truck left a driver seriously injured. The collision occurred at approximately 8:30 AM on Ygnacio Valley Road between Oak Grove and Cowell. The vehicle was travelling eastbound when it collided with the parked vehicle as the public works crew was working on road improvements. The driver was seriously injured in the collision and was rushed to the hospital. The accident caused a temporary road closure as the police investigated the accident. No other injuries were reported and the road was reopened 3 hours later.
Congratulations to Thomas O'Connor for being named to Super Lawyers for 2022. The designation means that he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. He was selected to Super Lawyers for 2013 - 2022.
When a large semi truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the outcome can be devastating. Large trucks are significantly heavier passenger vehicles, and when the two collide, injuries are often inevitable. In 2019, large trucks accounted for only about 4% of all registered vehicles, but they were involved in 10% of all fatal crashes, a 2% increase from the previous year. Such statistics are shocking, but there are many factors behind this steady increase in fatal truck accidents.
In a California personal injury case, a plaintiff may be given compensation in cases that someone violated an obligation of care to that individual through negligence, causing harm. Defendants are typically found negligent when they act in a manner inconsistent with a reasonable, careful individual. Read below for more information on the various types of negligence and how the class can impact personal injury cases.
Read more: Definition of Negligence in California Law
New data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the pandemic has had an impact on the number of pedestrian traffic deaths in 2020. Although data shows that the number of cars on the road has decreased during the pandemic, the projected fatality rate of pedestrian accidents increased by 21%, the largest spike ever recorded since 1975, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System was established.