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Are Boats Required to Have Insurance in California?

  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

Alejandro’s Taqueria in Fairfield Linked to Food Poisoning

Courtesy of CBS News

Courtesy of CBS News

On Wednesday, June 8, California Public Health Officials closed Alejandro’s Taqueria, a popular Mexican food restaurant in Fairfield, California in order to investigate a Campylobacter outbreak. The Solano County Department of Health has found 32 cases of food poisoning with one common denominator: Alejandro’s Taqueria. Although officials have identified the location where people became ill, they are still working on locating the exact source of the bacteria. Investigators believe under cooked meat is a likely source, but have yet to establish this as a certainty.

Campylobacter jejuni is a bacterial organism known to be the most common cause of food-borne illness in the U.S.  The symptoms can occur within two to five days after being exposed to the bacteria. Most cases of Campylobacter infection occur as isolated, sporadic events, and not as part of a large outbreak. Even though surveillance is limited, about 14 cases are diagnosed each year for every 100,000 persons in the population.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide tips on preventing a Campylobacter infection:

Legally, a claimant who alleges that they contracted food poisoning after consuming contaminated food at a restaurant does not need to rule out all other possible sources of food poisoning. They must, however, establish enough evidence to permit a jury to find causation based on reasonable inferences that apply generally in other types of tort actions.  Those who contracted the bacteria would be well advised to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer who will fight for their rights, ensure that they are fairly compensated for their suffering and hold the negligent party liable.

Dixon Teacher Killed In Fairfield Car Accident

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Courtesy of Google Earth

Dixon Teacher Killed in Fairfield Car Accident

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a rollover crash that claimed the lives of three people in Fairfield, California on early Sunday morning just after midnight.

Katie Anderson, a Dixon teacher, was one of three individuals who died in the single car crash. According to CBS Sacramento, the accident occurred on westbound 80 on the North Texas Street off-ramp. Two people were pronounced dead on the scene and a third was pronounced dead at the hospital. A fourth person is in critical condition. These victims’ identities are not revealed.

Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims involved in the crash. We hope the individual suffering major injuries makes a full recovery.

Fairfield Collision Fatalities and Injuries Statistics

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 562 victims either killed or injured were involved in a collision during the 2012 year in Fairfield. In the 2012 report, approximately 39 fatal and injury collisions occurred at nighttime between the hours of 9PM and 3AM.

What Caused the Rollover Crash?

The cause of the crash is still unknown. California Highway Patrol is examining the cause of the crash. There are many factors that can account for a rollover crash. The news report mentioned the victims were in a truck. Trucks have a high center of gravity which potentially makes this type of vehicle more susceptible to rolling over. Additionally, speeding and driving under the influence can play a part in auto accidents. There is also the consideration of road conditions at the time of the accident. Was there road work? Was the area undergoing construction?   There are many unanswered questions. Finding causation may bring closure to the families of the parties killed by this tragic accident.


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