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Metrolink Train Kills Woman in Possible Suicide
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ORANGE, California – A Metrolink commuter train headed for Oceanside early Thursday morning struck and killed an unidentified woman walking on the tracks about 6:30 a.m. at the Meats Avenue and Orange-Olive Road intersection, according to news reports.
Roughly 175 passengers were aboard the Metrolink train number 805 on the Inland Empire/Orange County line just north of Heim Avenue at   Read More

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Safe Driving in 2012
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Need to make a list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2012? It’s an annual tradition to create a list of New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead, but this year our firm’s employees got together and decided to provide a list of resolutions to share with drivers and pedestrians in an effort to make roads safer next year.

“Several of   Read More

Man Killed After SUV Overturns in Fatal California Wrongful Death Lawyer Reports
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VENTURA COUNTY, California — One man was killed Wednesday morning after his Lexus SUV overturned after it was allegedly sideswiped by the driver of a Corvette on Highway 101 near Pleasant Valley Road in Camarillo, California Highway Patrol officials report.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the traffic collision while the driver of the Corvette was injured   Read More

Federal Trial Begins Today on Military Jet Crash that Killed Family of Four
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SAN DIEGO, California (Dec. 12, 2011) – A wrongful death case against the federal government begins today to determine whether the father of a family killed in a military jet crash three years ago is entitled to compensation for his loss. The man’s family including a baby and a toddler were killed when a U.S. Navy FA-18 D-Hornet fighter jet   Read More

Man Killed in Train Accident Personal Injury Law Firms Report
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PLACENTIA, California — The driver of a white Toyota sedan was struck and killed Friday by a Burlington Northern freight train near Anaheim at Rose Drive and Orangethorpe Avenue, police officials said.

The train accident took place about 8 a.m. after the man’s vehicle attempted to cross the train tracks prior to being struck. The train pushed the Toyota sedan   Read More

Elevator Death at Cal State Long Beach Campus a Tragedy California Law Firm Reports
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LONG BEACH, California – A 48-year-old Cal State Long Beach employee was killed Wednesday after attempting to crawl out of a struck elevator at the school’s Foundation building, school officials reported.

Cal-OSHA was at the scene of the elevator accident to investigate. Annette Lujan, of Huntington Beach, was alone on the elevator when it became stuck between floors. The elevator   Read More

Huntington Harbor Boat Explosion Injures Eight People Thanksgiving Weekend, Accident Law Firm Reports
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, California – Eight people were injured and transported to local hospitals after the 24-foot recreational boat they were riding in Huntington Harbor exploded Saturday afternoon just minutes after leaving the Sunset Aquatic boat dock, Harbor Patrol officials reported.

The explosion, which was reportedly due to a leaky gas line, knocked four of the nine passengers into the water   Read More

U.S. Department of Justice Announces $950 million Settlement and Criminal Charges Against Merck & Co. in Vioxx Case
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After a lengthy, seven-year investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice won its case against Vioxx manufacturer Merck & Co. for its role in promoting and selling the deadly drug as a pain killer for rheumatoid arthritis – it in fact was found to increase risk for heart attacks and strokes in patients who used it.

The New Jersey-based company was   Read More

Personal Injury Lawyer West Seegmiller on Listeria Outbreak
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Reports that 29 people died and 139 others became ill across the United States due to a listeria monocytogenes outbreak at a Colorado cantaloupe farm are calling into question whether more frequent inspections should be conducted at farms involved in such food production. The deaths mostly affected older adults with the youngest being 48 and the oldest was 96 years   Read More

Personal Injury Law Firm Reports Chemical Exposure Kills Man at Paint Manufacturing Plant
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FULLERTON – Chemical exposure at a paint-manufacturing plant claimed the life of one man and left another in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, according to fire officials who responded to the scene.

The two men were found unconscious by co-workers, overcome by fumes emitting from paint stripper at the Vista Paints plant on Orangethorpe Avenue. Several workers helped pull the men   Read More