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Are commercial drivers being coerced into dangerous driving practices?

Industries all over the U.S. rely on trucking carriers to transport and deliver goods. Drivers are under a lot of pressure to deliver the goods by deadlines that are set by the companies that are receiving them. Some carriers threaten negative job actions against truck drivers in order to coerce them into breaking federal laws so that they can deliver their loads on time. This coercion is illegal, and a regulation called the coercion rule was put into place in order to protect truck drivers from … [Read more...]

Do mandatory bike helmet laws reduce injuries?

Do mandatory bike helmet laws reduce injuries?  When bicyclists are involved in accidents in California, they are much likelier to suffer from severe brain trauma and head injuries than are motor vehicle occupants. Without helmets, cyclists do not have protection from the environment around them when they strike their heads in accidents. This leaves them with a greater risk of suffering from serious injuries or dying in collisions with motor vehicles.While California has a law mandating that … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Traffic Accident Attorney

As a Los Angeles traffic accident attorney, I know that traffic collisions are prevalent in L.A., and the city experiences higher auto accident fatality rates than do other similar cities around the U.S. In 2016, 260 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Los Angeles. When the city is compared to others, Los Angeles had a fatality rate of 6.27 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012. Chicago, by contrast, had a fatality rate of 5.34 deaths per 100,000 people, and New York City had a fatality … [Read more...]

California Auto Insurance Claims Basics

Filing and pursuing California auto insurance claims requires some basic knowledge of the types of coverage, the laws and the claims process. Motorists in California are required to have automobile insurance. The state has established minimum liability requirements, and there are a variety of different types of coverage and levels of insurance. People who are involved in accidents may file claims with the at-fault driver's insurance or with their own, depending on the types of coverage that they … [Read more...]

Top Five Causes of Death Inside the Home

Ever wonder what the top causes of death inside the home are? While Californians may tend to view their homes as safe places, many people suffer accidents that lead to serious injuries or deaths in their homes. In some cases, others who are on the property are seriously injured or killed. Homeowners should be aware of the potential dangers, and they should promptly correct any hazardous conditions that might exist on their property. If a person is seriously injured or killed while at the home of … [Read more...]

Segway Accident Attorney California

As a Segway accident attorney in California, I know that Segways are a great form of transportation for our warm and, mostly, dry climate.  Throughout the Golden State, including large cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, these devices provide a way to view the surrounding in the open air and even take tours for visitors and tourists. Most Californians are likely familiar with Segways, which are the two-wheeled motorized devices that have a post with handlebars. Segway riders … [Read more...]

Wal Mart Injury Claims in California Explained by Personal Injury Attorney

As an attorney who handles Wal-Mart injury claims in California, I know that most Californians are likely familiar with the huge retailer. The company is the largest one in the world according to its revenue in 2016. It is believed to be the company that is most often sued in personal injury claims in the U.S. Almost 20 lawsuits are filed against Wal-Mart every day. While a large number of these lawsuits are filed by its employees for business disputes and employment claims such as wage and hour … [Read more...]

Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Full Recovery in CA Personal Injury Claims

Can an undocumented immigrant obtain monetary recovery for a personal injury claim in California? Under a new law that was passed, courts will no longer be allowed to inquire about plaintiffs' immigration statuses in personal injury cases. Previously, defendants were allowed to raise the immigration statuses of plaintiffs as a defense to the determination of lost earnings. The new law passed in February, 2016.The old law: Rodriguez v. KlineFor the past 30 years in California, plaintiffs … [Read more...]

Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?

Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?  As a accident lawyer with over 20 years experience, I can tell you that this is one of the most common questions I get from prospective clients. Soon after you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's wrongful actions or failures to act, you will likely be overwhelmed by phone calls and requests for paperwork and statements. It is common for injured victims to receive requests from insurance companies, law enforcement … [Read more...]

When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

When should I hire a personal injury attorney is a question many people ask me. After you have been injured in an accident, such as car crash, bike or motorcycle wreck, slip and fall, or any other type or mishap, you may wonder if or when you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. Your decision should be informed by the answers to several questions. After you have thought through each of them, you'll have a better idea about whether or not you should retain counsel.● How serious … [Read more...]