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ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB CENTER INJURY CLAIMS

ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB CENTER INJURY CLAIMS

Recently, CNN reported that since 1999, the number of opioid overdose deaths has quadrupled. Since the year 2000, more than a half million people have died from drug overdoses in America.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 91 Americans die every day from opioid addiction and for every death, 30 more of users of opioid…read more →

4 BASIC INSURANCE COVERAGES WE SHOULD ALL HAVE

4 BASIC INSURANCE COVERAGES WE SHOULD ALL HAVE

We get bombarded with solicitations to buy different type of insurance.  It can get confusing and expensive.  Often times, we do not know what kind of insurance that we really need.  There is a lot of insurance to choose from.  The following 4 types of  insurance coverage  are essential for your protection and security:   HEALTH INSURANCE –  Recent enactments…read more →

IF A DOG BITES SOMEONE IN CALIFORNIA, CAN IT BE PUT DOWN?

IF A DOG BITES SOMEONE IN CALIFORNIA, CAN IT BE PUT DOWN?

In general, the owner of a dog that bites someone is strictly liable for the injuries and damages suffered by the person who is bitten by the dog. Factors as to whether the person bitten is in a public place, lawfully in a private place, including the property of the dog owner will come into play as well as to…read more →

DON’T COMMIT A FOUL DRIVING IN FOUL WEATHER

Tips For Driving In the Rain We do not get much rain in Los Angeles, so when it does rain, Southern California drivers need to adjust driving habits and be more cautious. Here are some suggestions: • SLOW DOWN! The roads can be slippery and slick, especially if there are oil deposits on the surface. It takes longer to stop…read more →

I’ve Been Injured – What Are My Rights? by Deborah Nelson

Most people who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence know that they have the right to hire a lawyer and that they have some kind of rights, but they often aren’t sure what they are entitled to. Although every case is unique, this is a general list of the things that you may have a right…read more →

DOES THE THREAT OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE OUTWEIGH THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT T0 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that school officials’ concerns of racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. A Northern California high school principal had ordered students wearing American flag t-shirts to turn the shirts inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco. With a history of racial tension incidents between white and latino students on…read more →

PRESERVE YOUR EVIDENCE

In most slip and fall and other premises liability cases, it is the burden of the injured party to prove the negligence of the defendant. One of the elements in proving negligence is showing the defendant had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous, hazardous or defective condition. The injured party or Plaintiff must prove that the defendant (eg. property…read more →

BUYER BEWARE OF “NON-DISPARAGING CLAUSES” WHEN MAKING ON-LINE PURCHASES

It is estimated that there will be over $259 billion in on-line purchases in 2013.  So on this “Cyber Monday” we should all take a little caution when we scroll down through the legal “mumbo jumbo” and just click “Accept” when making an on-line purchase.   Appearing more and more in these acceptance provisions are “non-disparaging” clauses which give the company…read more →

ARE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BEING EATEN AWAY? FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Corporate America, with the help of the U.S Chamber of Commerce, is using its power and influence to weaken individual rights. Encouraged by recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the enforceability of clauses requiring disputes to be resolved through arbitration and not by trial by jury, these forced arbitration clauses have become commonplace. Unbeknownst to most consumers, these clauses appear in…read more →

FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING HIT-AND-RUN AND NEGLIGENT DRIVERS; UNDERSTANDING LANE SPLITTING AND SHARING THE ROAD

Early this morning a hit–and-run driver struck and killed a motorcyclist in Boyle Heights.  The victim was 54 year old Los Angels probation officer, Ken Hamilton who was returning home from work.  The Los Angeles Police Department report that Hamilton was struck by a silver four door Honda Civic DX that was changing lanes.  The vehicle’s side mirror was sheared…read more →