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Employers Must Beware of the Duty to Accommodate | Employment and Labor Law

Employers Must Beware of the Duty to Accommodate | Employment and Labor Law

Employment and Labor Law | The Court of Appeal upheld a Los Angeles Superior Court jury’s conclusion that the City of Los Angeles violated the Fair Employment Housing Act (F.E.H.A). Atkins v. City of Los Angeles. The decision, awarded 5 recruit officers who sustained various injuries while training in the police academy over $12 million- including millions in future economic damages. The five recruits were assigned read more...

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  This month is a reminder to motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.  Motorcyclists are also reminded to make themselves visible to all motorists.  While the rate of automobile fatalities has slowed or declined in recent years, the number of motorcyclists and their passengers injured read more...

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. In fact in 2013 alone, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes that attributed to distracted driving. Over 400,000 Injuries Per Year Due To read more...

Personal Injury Attorney | The Importance of Consultations

Personal Injury Attorney | The Importance of Consultations

The legal process requires injured plaintiffs to prove their damages within a certain degree of certainty which means you could use a personal injury attorney. This means that juries cannot simply pick a number they think is fair. It also means they cannot simply guess what happened when the facts are in dispute. In many cases, expert witnesses are necessary to fill these gaps. By read more...

Risks of Texting & Driving | Personal Injury Attorney

Risks of Texting & Driving | Personal Injury Attorney

Risks of Texting & Driving | Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney | There is universal agreement that texting and driving is a deadly activity. A recent study released by Car and Driver Magazine shows that texting while driving is actually a far riskier activity than drunk driving. To study this, the magazine rigged a car with a light that alerted drivers of when to brake. It read more...

Personal Injury Attorney | Occupant Safety

Personal Injury Attorney | Occupant Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has kicked off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, aimed at increasing the rate of seatbelt use in the United States.  The campaign started on Monday, May 19, 2014 and ran through June 1,2014. Occupant safety is critical during an automobile accident. The seatbelt remains an effective means of reducing injury and avoiding fatality.  In January, NHTSA released read more...

Live-Saving App | Personal Injury Attorney

Live-Saving App | Personal Injury Attorney

Live-Saving App | Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney | Saving Lives with One Smart App Choosing a designated driver before you head out on the town is simply smart. It means your friends or family can have a great time without putting anyone else in danger. As a designated driver, you're taking on an important role. Shouldn't you be rewarded for it? In California, the read more...

Lane-Splitting Eliminated | Personal Injury Lawyer

Lane-Splitting Eliminated | Personal Injury Lawyer

Lane-Splitting Eliminated | Personal Injury Lawyer California Highway Patrol Eliminates Lane-Splitting Rules from Website Personal Injury Lawyer | In a move that upset motorcyclists and raised questions about attitudes toward the practice, the California Highway Patrol removed the guidelines for lane splitting from its website in July. The rules had only been posted since last year, when they were created as a reference for drivers of all read more...

Brain Injury on Playing Field | Personal Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury on Playing Field | Personal Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury on Playing Field | Personal Injury Lawyer Heads Up: The Danger of Brain Injury on the Playing Field Personal Injury Lawyer | In autumn of 2013, the National Football League (NFL) settled a lawsuit brought by retired players for $765 million. In the suit, the players allege the NFL had knowledge of the dangers of suffering repetitive concussion and failed to inform players. Now read more...