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Construction Worker Killed at Moscone Center

By Kelly Balamuth on July 16, 2018

You may recall a recent story in the news where a construction worker, who was operating a hydraulic crane commonly referred to as a “cherry picker,” was killed in a workplace accident at Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. According to the police department, the man, who was there to pick up a high-reach boom on behalf of a machinery rental company, was crushed between the heavy device and a concrete slab. Emergency workers pronounced him dead on the scene. Read the rest »

How Hot Is Too Hot for a Parked Vehicle?

By Kelly Balamuth on June 29, 2018

In Northern California, we’re accustomed to mild temperatures for most of the year. But it doesn’t take much direct sunlight to heat up the inside of a parked car to dangerous levels. Leaving someone in your vehicle with the windows rolled up could lead to disastrous results, especially for pets, babies, or the elderly. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

In Case You Forgot…

By Kelly Balamuth on June 11, 2018

You may recall a little scenario from our blog last March that went something like this: You’re at the drugstore to pick a common household item, perhaps eye drops or toothpaste, and you notice that the seasonal aisle is full of summertime items, like beach towels and sunscreen. It’s at that moment that you realize summer is in the not-too-distant future.

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Posted in: Auto Maintenance

If You Are Injured in a Park, Can You Sue?

By Kelly Balamuth on May 25, 2018

City parks are a valuable public resource that allow anyone in the community to enjoy outdoor spaces and recreational facilities. They can come in many different shapes and sizes, with fun options for families and individuals of all ages. Unfortunately, every year, park visitors get hurt in awful accidents. Many of these injuries could easily have been prevented with proper supervision and maintenance. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Tourist Winetasting – What About the Danger of Car Crashes?

By Kelly Balamuth on March 18, 2018

Northern California is famous around the world for its lovely scenery and amazing vineyards. But what you might not think about when visiting Napa Valley and other popular spots in California’s wine country is that all those tourists lead to an increased risk of deadly crashes—especially because many tourists participate in wine tastings, and will end up intoxicated. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Collision

You’ve Winterized, Now “Summerize”

By Kelly Balamuth on March 1, 2018

As you stroll through your local drugstore to pick up some shampoo or shoe polish, you may be somewhat surprised that sandals, beach towels, ice chests, and pool toys are abundant in the seasonal section. Yes, that’s right. Even though you’re still wearing sweaters and thick socks, this display serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that spring and summer are right around the corner. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Maintenance

Check Your Car for Animals as It Gets Colder

By Kelly Balamuth on January 9, 2018

It’s probably the last place you’d think to look for an animal, but come wintertime, your car engine becomes very attractive to critters of all shapes and sizes. For instance, you may have noticed that cats like to sit on car hoods. This is because they appreciate the warmth of an engine after it’s recently been turned off.

For this same reason, animals (whether house pets, strays, or wild animals) will sometimes crawl up into a car’s engine column for warmth and shelter. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Maintenance

The Hit-and-Run That Ruined My Fun

By Kelly Balamuth on August 24, 2017

It’s another one of those beautiful Northern California weekends. You hit the road with your special someone and for a moment it feels like everything in the world is going your way. You decide to stop at a roadside nut stand to pick up some fresh almonds. As you sample the hickory-smoked variety—BAM!—a loud crash, followed by the squeal of tires peeling out. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Collision

When Man’s Best Friend Is Not So Friendly

By Kelly Balamuth on August 14, 2017

People love dogs. And why shouldn’t they? Dogs are known for their loyalty and protection, and are also furry and adorable. Unfortunately though, dogs can harm people, sometimes maliciously, sometimes unintentionally. Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bite Attack

A Hot Car on a Cool Day

By Kelly Balamuth on August 11, 2017

Brooke, a busy mother of two boys—5-year-old John and 2-year-old Louis—worked full-time as an audiologist and lived in the Mission District with her husband, Mark, a dentist. They were educated, well-informed professionals who handled their respective workloads and joint home life while making it all look easy. The kids were always clean and happy, dinner was always on the table, and they were hip to all the latest parenting trends.

So you’d never think it would happen to them. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
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