The Public Works Streets Division (PWSD) for the City of Riverside is generally responsible for maintaining the gutters, curb and sidewalk to the side and front closest to the street. There are some exceptions to this rule though. This can affect who you're able to sue for damages if you're injured while walking or biking along one of these areas.
There are times when we are hurt by our own mistakes or an element of chance in our lives. Accidents are often easy to write off as happenstance and recovery does not take too long. But in some cases, our pain is the result of the actions or inactions of other people and we are owed damages for that consequence.
Dog attacks often happen very quickly, possibly with little warning. Maybe you're just out for a morning jog, for instance, listening to music on your headphones as you run along the side of the street. Suddenly, an off-leash dog charges out of a yard and comes right at you. Now what?
As a pedestrian, it's natural to have concerns about being struck by a motor vehicle. You understand the impact this could have on your life, so you do your part in remaining safe at all times.
It's easy to believe that all dogs are friendly, but there could come a point when you find that this simply isn't true.
You're walking outside, minding your business, and all of a sudden, you slip. As you hit the ground, it doesn't take long to realize that you've suffered a serious injury.
As a driver, you can become drowsy at any time of the day. While it's most likely during the evening and nighttime hours, there is no way of knowing when your body will need a rest.
While working in construction is extremely rewarding, it's dangerous at the same time. Even though there are safety tips you can follow to avoid trouble, there's no way to entirely eliminate the risk of injury.
No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied in school, especially if they were bullied when they were young. While there’s more attention to the short- and long-term damage that bullying can do now than there was decades ago, it still occurs every day in school hallways and on playgrounds. Parents should always talk to school administrators, coaches, teachers or other adults who have the authority and ability to prevent it when they learn their child is being bullied.
An “incomprehensible event.”