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Thursday, May 12, 2016

$6.1 million awarded to injured violinist

A woman who was seriously injured in a bicycle-car accident in 2014 has been awarded $6.1 million by a jury in Los Angeles. The woman who struck the bicyclist ran a Santa Monica red light. It took the jury just a few hours to determine the damages for the plaintiff, as the defendant in the...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Are some police officers prejudiced against bicycle riders?

Statistics about bicycle crashes often claim that bikers are to blame the majority of the time. But if you dig past the numbers, you may find that the official record can be deceptive. An interesting opinion piece in Bicycling Magazine suggests that police bias sometimes skews the narrative of who was to blame after a motorist collides...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How los angeles strives to protect citizens from animal bites

Without a doubt, pets are members of the family in the eyes of most California residents. However, it is becoming impossible to refute that they can pose a hazard to citizens. Most pet owners strive to teach their animals not to attack humans and most pets are friendly and love people. However, attacks do happen...
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Widower files lawsuit for wife’s death related to talcum powder

A man in California is fighting back after his wife’s death. The man has filed a lawsuit claimin that his wife’s ovarian cancer was caused by the talcum powder used in some Johnson & Johnson products. He is seeking unspecified damages for his wife’s wrongful death with claims of negligence, strict product liability, breach of...
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

More about wrongful death litigation

We have spoken before in this blog about wrongful death litigation, and why families of a person killed as a result of someone else’s negligence often choose to file suit. Though the circumstances of a wrongful death case are usually much more serious than the typical personal injury claim, the elements of a successful case...
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Monday, April 25, 2016

How does the law deal with dangerous dogs in california?

In our blog post about dog bites a few weeks ago, we referred to “vicious dogs” attacking and injuring people. (You can read that post here.) In California, “vicious dog” is a legal designation applied to certain dogs, which can lead to authorities requiring the dog be restrained or destroyed. State law defines a “vicious dog”...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Driver may have caused 6 motorcycle wreck on purpose

California’s highways are for all of us to share, whether we drive a four-wheeled vehicle or commercial truck, or if we ride a motorcycle. When motorists act with care and a sense of responsibility toward everyone else on the road, usually everybody gets to their destination safely. But when a driver turns his or her...
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Friday, April 15, 2016

State law blocking more L.A. bike lanes changing

Many streets in Los Angeles would be made safer for bicyclists if they had a bike lane. But adding bike lanes is surprisingly difficult in California — and for a reason few might suspect. Believe it or not, a law called the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) stymied efforts by L.A. and other cities to...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Does lane splitting cause motorcycle crashes?

As motorcyclists know, California is the only state in the U.S. that allows lane splitting. Or, technically, the state has not banned it, leaving lane splitting in something of a legal limbo. Everyone who has ever driven on a California highway has seen lane splitting, but for those who have not: lane splitting is when...
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

What is the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit?

In most personal injury litigation, one of the plaintiffs is the person directly harmed, allegedly because of the defendant’s negligence. But in a wrongful death case, the victim’s suffering is over. It is his or her grieving family that brings the suit. Plaintiffs in a wrongful death lawsuit typically seek compensation for their pecuniary, or...
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