• Fatal Train Accident in San Jose Raises Pedestrian Safety Questions

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 13-Oct-2015

    News sources reported a fatal train accident in San Jose, California Tuesday afternoon after a VTA light rail train struck and killed a pedestrian. Authorities said the accident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. near Fruitdale Station. According to reports, a pedestrian was trapped beneath the train and died after being rescued by emergency responders. A VTA spokesperson stated that the ...
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  • Can I Sue if I am Injured by a Defective Product?

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 8-Oct-2015

    Every year, an estimated 34 million people are injured as a result of accidents caused by defective products, and tens of thousands of product liability lawsuits are filed every year. Product liability law protects consumers against dangerously flawed products by giving them the right to seek financial compensation if the product causes an injury through normal use. A person should not have to ...
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  • What Are My Legal Options After a C-Section Error?

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 22-Sep-2015

    When childbirth cannot occur naturally, a Cesarean section (more commonly referred to as a “C-section”) surgery can be performed to deliver the baby safely and with as little risk to both the mother and her child as possible. As with any surgery, C-sections are not entirely without risk, but when performed correctly by a competent doctor, the procedure is considered safe. Doctors who ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 27-Jul-2015

    Cerebral palsy is a serious birth injury that can occur during labor or childbirth. Often, this condition can be the result of doctor negligence and can be grounds for medical malpractice. While the exact cause of cerebral palsy is unknown and may vary from case to case, it is thought to be the result of an insufficient amount of oxygen to the baby’s brain during birth. This condition ...
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  • The Impact of Misdiagnosis

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 10-Jul-2015

    Health is quite possibly the most important factor when it comes to a person’s quality of life. For this reason, many people make visits to doctors and specialists to make sure they are living healthy lifestyles. Physicians stand at the forefront of providing accurate service to their patients. However, inaccuracies occur. Unfortunately, mistakes in the medical field can leave a person with ...
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  • Six Students Dead Following Balcony Collapse in Berkeley

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 16-Jun-2015

    At least six people died late last night after a fourth-four balcony gave way at an apartment complex near UC Berkeley. According to officials from the Berkeley Police Department, the 6 victims killed in the collapse were identified as Irish exchange students working in the Bay Area on temporary visas. Here’s what is known about the incident so far: Officials state that the collapse occurred ...
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  • Watch Out For These Summer Driving Hazards

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 8-Jun-2015

    Summer-time driving comes with innate dangers. Although most people associate dangerous driving conditions with rain and snow, the summer months create additional on-the-road hazards for motorists and pedestrians alike. During the summer, most schools are out of session. This means more teenage drivers. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), teenagers account for 14% of ...
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  • Omar Habbas Named in the "Nation's Top One Percent" by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 7-May-2015

    Omar Habbas, the founding attorney of Habbas & Associates, was selected to the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Associate of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). This organization is a dedicated to “promoting the highest standards of legal excellence,” and does this by identifying legal professionals who stand out among their peers. The NADC ...
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  • Watch Out for DUI Accidents on Cinco de Mayo

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 4-May-2015

    Drunk driving is never okay and is responsible for countless injuries, accidents, and fatalities every year. The FBI estimates that approximately 300,000 people drive drunk daily, but law enforcement arrests fewer than 4,000. U.S. laws are designed to seek justice for these accidents and punish drunk drivers, but the courts may not provide the financial compensation victims need. Unfortunately, ...
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  • San Jose "Road Diet" Begins This Month to Improve Lincoln Avenue Safety

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 3-Mar-2015

    Friday marked the first day of a three-month "road diet" in San Jose, CA – a city project aimed at the increasing safety by rechanneling traffic along Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen. The project will last from March to May, and will transform the four-lane road into a two-lane road with a center turn lane. Supporters of the road diet hope that the new traffic pattern will allow ...
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  • What You Should Know About Bus Accident Lawsuits

    Posted By Habbas & Associates || 23-Feb-2015

    If you're considering a lawsuit for your bus accident injury, you've probably asked, "Who's to blame for my injury?" Liability (who is responsible for your damages) is an integral element of your case, so determining liability is the first step in a successful claim lawsuit. Determining liability is not always easy, but a skilled legal advocate can help you determine who is ...
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