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Los Angeles Couple Seek Damages from Motel After Fatal Shooting of Daughter

03/21/2017 01:55:45 AM

A California couple is seeking compensation from a popular motel chain after their daughter was fatally wounded while staying at the company’s North Hill Los Angeles location. According to the Northern California Record, a convicted felon ...

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable?

02/25/2017 19:36:42 PM

Wrongful death settlements can ease the pain and suffering endured by families who lose a loved one unexpectedly. The compensation recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit verdict or settlement can help to cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred ...

Los Angeles Statute of Limitations

02/21/2017 18:04:25 PM

Each state sets their own statutes of limitations which govern the amount of time a plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit. The statutes are dependent, not only on the individual state, but also on the type of lawsuit in question. As an example, there ...

What Are the Legal Issues Surrounding a Wrongful Death Claim?

02/14/2017 13:30:44 PM

Wrongful death lawsuits fall under the category of personal injury law. The untimely death of a loved one puts their family members in a difficult situation financially, emotionally as well as legally. Wrongful death claims have a number of ...

When is Your Car Considered Totaled?

02/13/2017 12:38:46 PM

According to cccis.com, data for 2015 shows the rate at which vehicles are being totaled versus repaired has risen significantly. Of course, totaled vehicles are more often those which are older. Over three-quarters of one-year old vehicles ...

Why Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer After A Motorcycle Accident in CA?

02/12/2017 19:35:34 PM

The number of motorcycle related accidents have increased drastically in Los Angeles, CA, over the last decade. This is understandably so because of the high level of traffic on the roads and an increased number of roadways. Many of these motorcycle ...

Reckless High-Speed Pursuit In Buena Park

02/07/2017 09:49:35 AM

Officers chased a suspected thief over fifteen miles before the pursuit ended in a multi-vehicle collision that left several people seriously injured. Police initially spotted a yellow Mustang which had earlier been reported stolen near the ...

Motorcycle Accidents Overview

02/01/2017 03:59:07 AM

There is a saying among bikers that there are only two types of riders: those who have gone down and those who will go down. In many parts of the country, motorcycle-vehicle collisions are very rare during the winter months, because it is too ...

Drug-Induced Collision In Los Angeles Kills Two

01/29/2017 20:21:50 PM

Authorities believe that a man driving the wrong way on the San Diego Freeway was probably under the influence of drugs when he smashed head-on into another vehicle, killing two brothers and seriously injuring a third person. The wreck happened ...

Fatal Intersection Collision in South Los Angeles Raises Multiple Liability Questions

01/22/2017 23:10:03 PM

A serious hit-and-run car crash killed an Uber driver and seriously injured her passenger. 52-year-old Folesha Parker Iverson was carrying a passenger in her black Honda Accord at the intersection of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and ...

Controversial Animal Attack In Riverside

01/16/2017 14:28:14 PM

A dog bite vigilante who claimed he was protecting a small boy faces felony animal cruelty charges after he allegedly stabbed a neighborhood pit bull. According to police and witnesses, 30-year-old Rudy Jesus Barajas believed that Devo, a ...

Two People Killed In Two Van Nuys DUI Crashes

01/03/2017 13:04:58 PM

Separate alcohol-involved crashes a few hours and a few miles apart killed two women and seriously injured another person. In the first incident, an intoxicated woman who went through a stoplight at the intersection of Van Nuys and Victory ...

Brain Injury Liability

12/09/2016 15:48:11 PM

A Bay Area police officer clings to life after a suspect assaulted him with a skateboard on Thanksgiving Day. The victim was among several South San Francisco officers summoned to a disturbance call at an area business. Several people reported ...

Who Is Responsible For A Serious Bus Crash?

11/08/2016 15:20:33 PM

Investigators are closer to finding a cause in the Southern California tractor trailer-tour bus crash that killed thirteen people and injured dozens more in October 2016. Due to the lateness of the hour (the bus arrived at a Palm Springs casino ...

Pedestrian And Cyclist Deaths On Upward Trend

10/31/2016 17:37:50 PM

The number of victims in fatal pedestrian-vehicle crashes increased 7.2 percent last year, and if preliminary 2016 figures hold up, they may increase even more this year. Bicyclist fatalities increased as well (12.2 percent). There are more ...

Drunk Driver Accident Liability

10/15/2016 10:38:10 AM

Corona, California is ranked number 7 on a list of the nation’s cities with the most alcohol-related crash fatalities. In 2015, six of the eleven traffic fatalities in Corona were alcohol-involved. With a population of just under 170,000, ...

Dual Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Irwindale

10/09/2016 14:43:41 PM

Two people are dead, and another one seriously injured, after a left-turn motorcycle crash in the 14900 block of Los Angeles Street. According to the Irwindale Police Department, a motorcycle rider and passenger were on the street when a white ...

How Insurance Companies Try to Deny Your Personal Injury Claims

09/27/2016 12:57:36 PM

Insurance companies put on a friendly face when soliciting your business. Every insurance company claims that it is friendly to the policy holder and always works in the best interest of the consumer. But that all ends when you submit a claim ...

A Dangerous Ride for Cyclists in Los Angeles

08/22/2016 16:38:00 PM

A recent road rage incident highlights the dangers that cyclists face every day on the roads of Southern California. According to CBS Los Angeles News, the local man accused of road rage, whose incident was captured on the cyclist’s cell phone, ...

No More Recalled Cars in Rental Fleets

08/15/2016 13:34:18 PM

As of June 1st, rental car agencies must fix all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to consumers. The changes comes after an almost decade-long fight by the mother of two children killed due to a defective rental car. After four ...

Safety on Set: Actors Are Not Immune from Serious Injury While Filming

08/09/2016 22:44:13 PM

The film industry brought in approximately $11 billion in 2015, yet despite this impressive revenue, every year people are seriously injured on set due to unsafe working conditions or negligence. Actors, crew members, and stunt men or women ...

Wrongful Death Claims: Who Can Bring Them and When

07/31/2016 02:54:07 AM

A wrongful death claim arises when a person’s life is taken as a result of a negligent or willful act of another person or persons. It is an area governed in the State of California by statute, and as it can be complex, it requires the help ...

If a Car Has No Driver, Who Do You Sue? Driverless-Car Lawsuits

07/29/2016 13:35:43 PM

A fatal accident provided the world a glimpse of the future recently. According to NBC Los Angeles News, a male driver of a Tesla Model S died in a crash in Florida while his car was operating in its autopilot mode. The car was driving down ...

Will Using Social Media Cause Me to Lose My California Personal Injury Claim?

07/10/2016 02:46:16 AM

It seems like almost everyone is posting personal information on social media these days. In fact, over 75% of all Americans use social media. While having a smartphone on hand may allow us to take pictures and keep in touch with everyone that ...

Who is Liable When a Dog Bites?

07/03/2016 23:47:00 PM

An improperly trained dog is a dangerous animal. While everyone wants to believe that his or her pet dog would never hurt anybody, the truth is that dogs do bite, injure, and even kill people and other animals all the time. About 4.5 million ...

Southern California: Dangerous Trucking Hotspot

06/06/2016 14:44:25 PM

In 2013, the most recent data available, California reported over 2,715 fatal traffic accidents. Of those fatal traffic accidents, over 300 involved big rig trucks, representing nearly 9 percent of all fatal traffic accidents, higher than most ...