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The Every 15 Minutes program, which has undoubtedly raised awareness of the issue of drunk driving, and other programs seeking to curb drunk driving, must have had some measure of impact.

THE ‘EVERY 15 MINUTES’ PROGRAM SEEKS TO CURB DRUNK DRIVING

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. The Every 15 Minutes program originated in Canada and came to the United States in the 90s when Chico, California, police instituted the program. The name is derived from the fact that every 15 minutes someone was killed as a result of a drunk-driving […]

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Currently, if the host of a party allows an adult or minor to become intoxicated by supplying alcohol, and that person is injured or injures a third person...

SOCIAL HOSTS IN CALIFORNIA COULD BE HELD LIABLE UNDER NEW RULE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Victims of personal injuries face many challenges while recovering. Compensation for medical treatment, missed work and other damages from the responsible parties as soon as possible often goes hand in hand with recovering from any physical injuries. But what happens when a victim is […]

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But research by the FBI indicates that saturation patrols involving multiple law enforcement agencies targeting a location known for alcohol-related arrests and accidents are actually more effective than sobriety checkpoints.

DO CHECKPOINTS HELP REDUCE CAR ACCIDENTS?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Car Accidents. The Tracy Police Department recently conducted a fruitful sobriety and license checkpoint, nabbing two drunk drivers and 34 others driving without a license. While the California Supreme Court has come down on the side of law enforcement on police checkpoints, some citizens oppose what they […]

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The bill, which has major implications for individuals in same-sex relationships, passed in both the Senate and Assembly with considerable majorities.

NEW CALIFORNIA PATERNITY LAW CLARIFIES RIGHTS OF NON-BIOLOGICAL PARENTS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Family Law. When California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed The Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act, groups that advocate for non-biological parents were justifiably pleased. The new law, authored by San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill, allows California family courts some discretion to grant parental rights to individuals who […]

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If an adult knowingly or unknowingly hosts an underage drinking party on property they own or lease, they could be liable in a personal injury lawsuit for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.

LIABILITY IN TEEN DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Drunk Driving Accidents. Teen drivers can be dangerous behind the wheel, generally due to lack of training and experience. It takes time to develop sufficient self-control to handle a motor vehicle properly and in varied conditions. Teen alcohol use adds further hazards on the road. If a […]

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Although it is necessary to allow for parenting differences, it is also important to create a routine.

THE NEW MODERN FAMILY: PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Family Law. The nuclear family is not what it used to be. The father no longer serves as the sole breadwinner and the mother is no longer expected to stay within the home. Instead both parents often take are active in raising their children and can serve […]

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In many cases, a defect in a motorcycle would become the subject of a recall if the manufacturer is aware of the issue and if it is a widespread problem.

SOME MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY DEFECTS IN THE MOTORCYCLE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Motorcycle Accidents. When a motorcycle rider gets into an accident, many people will jump to the conclusion that the rider did something wrong. That isn’t necessarily the case. Some motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers; however, other motorcycle accidents are caused by defects in the motorcycle. […]

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While a legal separation is often fruitful, it also warrants caution.

LEGAL SEPARATION MAY BENEFIT CALIFORNIANS CONSIDERING DIVORCE

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Family Law. As in all states, in California, the parties to a divorce may negotiate their own arrangement as to property division outside of court. However, coming to an agreement is not always possible – and even when couples can find common ground, the standards a court […]

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According to reports from law enforcement, the motorcycle and the dump truck collided.

MOTORCYCLIST DIES AFTER ACCIDENT INVOLVING DUMP TRUCK

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Motorcycle Accidents. A California motorcyclist died in a fatal crash involving his motorcycle and a dump truck on a highway. The accident occurred the morning of Aug. 6. Law enforcement officers responded to reports of the accident just before 9 a.m. According to reports from law enforcement, […]

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This law is meant to help keep you safe because you risk suffering a head injury if you don't wear a helmet when you are on your motorcycle.

WHY SHOULD I WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING A MOTORCYCLE?

On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Motorcycle Accidents. When you are on a motorcycle in California, you are required by law to wear a helmet. This is true regardless of your age. This law is meant to help keep you safe because you risk suffering a head injury if you don’t wear a […]

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