Bee Stings Nearly Kill Californian – Wild Animal Liability

Bee stings | Wild Animal Injury | Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney |Drake Law Firm

A 71-year-old woman in Palm Springs, California was stung over 1,000 times by a swarm of Africanized honeybees, commonly known as “Killer Bees,” but was expected to recover after a brief hospitalization.  An approximate 80,000 bees were thought to be hidden underground in a cable box and reported to 911. A local bee removal company […]

Injury by Intoxicated Driver

Severe Auto Accident

A deadly wrong-way car collision in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 9 left a total of six people dead near the Los Angeles area. The driver of the car responsible for the wrong-way crash was placed into police custody for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), causing great bodily injury and death, and for manslaughter. […]

Cruise Ship Illness and Personal Injury

Cruise Ship Illness | Sherman Oaks, CA Premises Liability Attorney | Drake Law Firm

A Royal Caribbean cruise set to tour the eastern Caribbean was halted and returned to shore following a massive outbreak of illness that sickened nearly 700 people. The illness had been originally thought to be food poisoning. Further investigation revealed a norovirus dubbed the “GII.4 Sydney” strain of the highly-contagious pathogen. Do the passengers of […]

“Dance for a Cure” to Pediatric Cancer

Lights Camera Cure | Sherman Oaks, CA Personal Injury Attorney | Drake Law Firm

Go Hollywood for a good cause, and do it to a fun beat! Join the party and “dance for a cure” at Lights. Camera. Cure: The Hollywood Dance Marathon on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Kids with pediatric cancer get the spotlight this spring, at a six-hour gala raising money […]

Graco Car Seat Recall and Unintended Use

Graco Car Seat | Graco Car Seat Recall | Product Liability Attorney | Drake Law Firm

A recent recall by popular car seat manufacturer Graco has put 3.7 million owners of the specific model on alert. The car seats have been recalled due to a buckle issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted that the recall was voluntary on Graco’s part. Consequently, Graco is fighting a government request for […]

Do You Have a Right to Financial Recovery for Injuries at the Gym?

Gym Accidents | Sherman Oaks, CA Personal Injury Attorney | Drake Law Firm

Some physicians and physical therapists are expressing concern over the safety of Crossfit, a strength and conditioning program with gyms across the country. Those concerns were born out in January when Crossfit athlete Kevin Ogar severed his spine while lifting weights during a competition. He apparently was injured when he dropped the weights he was […]

The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

National Geographic 125 Years Exhibit at Annenberg Space for Photography | Sherman Oaks, CA | Drake Law Firm

The Annenberg Space for Photography is featuring The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 years through April 27th, 2014. National Geographic is the world-renowned journal of the National Geographic Society. Its October 2013 issue celebrated the magazine’s 125th anniversary with a commemorative edition. National Geographic Magazine is known for its photography, and its 11.5 million […]

Ice Skating in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles

Ice Skating At Pershing Square | Sherman Oaks, CA | Drake Law Firm

There’s still time to take your family ice-skating at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles! There really isn’t another rink like it, surrounded by palm trees and nestled among downtown Los Angeles’ towering skyscrapers. Skating occurs in one-hour sessions, with a 30-minute break between. It’s the perfect opportunity to warm up with some hot chocolate, […]

Fireworks Safety for New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles County

New Year's Eve Fireworks | Sherman Oaks, CA Injury Attorney | Drake Law Firm

As California prepares for 2014, many will ring in the New Year with a fireworks show. When objects are exploding, however, even for the purpose of enjoyment, there are bound to be accidents, injuries, and malfunctions. When preparing your fireworks show for New Year’s Eve, be sure to take the proper precautions to ensure you […]

Demanding Punitive Damages: What are the Requirements?

Demanding Punitive Damages | Sherman Oaks, CA Attorney | Drake Law Firm

In the course of any California personal injury claim, the issue of damages must be addressed to the satisfaction of the court. Without proving an actual loss, the court will not even hear a personal injury or wrongful death claim. The plaintiff seeks remuneration, or economic restoration, in the form of compensatory damages. These type […]