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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 →

SLOWER REACTION TIME DUE TO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION CONTRIBUTES TO CHILD’S DEATH

Back in May and June of this year I blogged about the dangers of drinking and driving. Now, a six year old boy was run down and killed by a suspected DUI driver. According to Riverside county sheriff department spokespeople and jail records, a man suspected of fatally striking a 6-year-old boy who ran in front of his car Sunday, Sept….read more →

RECENT TEENAGE DEATH SHOULD BE A CALL TO ACTION

Approximately a month ago, I blogged about putting a stop to bullying. I wrote about the need to implement and enforce  anti-bullying policies in schools. Sadly, the recent suicide of bullied teenager, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, is a tragic reflection of how out of control and devastating bullying has become in American schools.  As an advocate against injustice, I feel Rebecca’s…read more →

TEXTING AND DRIVING RESULT IN ACCIDENT AND INJURY

Since California outlawed texting and driving in 2008, the rate of texting while driving has almost doubled.  This increase, despite the ban, can be attributed to the overall increase in texting and the ability to easily conceal the practice while driving. Studies reflect that drivers using hand-held devices are four times as likely to get seriously injured in crashes.  This rate…read more →

FIREWORKS SAFETY AND KEEPING A SAFE DISTANCE

Attorney Newsletter The recent 4th of July Simi Valley fireworks catastrophe should be a very real reminder why safety precautions should be taken and respected when shooting off fireworks.  Apparently, a rack of fireworks fell over, setting off others and firing across the field into the crowd of spectators. It is reported that 39 people were injured as many in…read more →

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE IN SHERMAN OAKS. JUST ASK THE POLICE WHO HAVE

Recently, the California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) arrested 25 year veteran Los Angeles Police Department (“LAPD”) Captain, Steve Ruiz, for DUI drunk driving on the 101 Freeway near Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks. Instead of being booked and taken into custody, his vehicle was impounded and he was released to either a family member or friend. Ruiz’s field sobriety test and…read more →

“Avoid the 100 Los Angeles County DUI Campaign”

100 law enforcement agencies made dui arrests over the Memorial Day. Over 529 dui arrests were made in Los Angeles County over the Memorial Day weekend according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. California Highway Patrol reported over 35 DUI arrests in Orange County and statewide 1133 people in California were arrested for DUI during the long weekend. Locally,…read more →

A Green Light Doesn’t Always Mean It is Safe To Proceed

A Green Light Doesn’t Always Mean It is Safe To Proceed

Los Angeles City Attorney candidate, and former State Assemblyman Mike Feuer, who represented Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood was seriously injured in a car accident on Monday, after his Toyota Prius vehicle was broadsided by a driver of a Chevy Tahoe who ran a red light. The “Jaws of Life” was needed to pull him out…read more →

Carmageddon Returns

Carmageddon Returns

One of the busiest freeway stretches in the United States will be shutting down again for 53 hours on September 29th, 2012. The second phase of the $1-billion upgrade will temporarily shut down the 405 from the 10 to the 101 freeways. The Not-So-Apocolyptic Carmageddon Many predicted that when the freeway was first closed for roadwork last summer that it…read more →

C.M. Meiers Co. Auctioned for $1.4 Million

C.M. Meiers Co. Auctioned for $1.4 Million

Former employees and their attorneys piled into United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California San Fernando Valley Division’s courtroom in February. The 76 year old, Woodland Hills based insurance brokerage company was auctioned off at $1.375 million, though with the accumulation of up to $1 million in liabilities that will be required to put the firm back in trust….read more →