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The Uber-Lyft Issue

As Uber and Lyft ridesharing increases in our cities and society in general, the likelihood of accidents involving at least one shared-platform vehicle also increases. Uber and Lyft are called [...]

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Is the California Supreme Court in a Renaissance?

In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the California Supreme Court came up with legal fictions such as “assumption of risk” to deny injured victims compensation in instances like a Super Bowl half-time [...]

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Us vs. Them

As a Past-President of a local Chamber of Commerce, I often have heard employers say: “Employees want a paycheck but they don’t want to work. Injured workers abuse the system as much as they can, [...]

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Bicycle Rider Faces Lies, Incompetence, and Bias

  The 51-year old warehouse employee was riding his bicycle home from work on a sunlit summer afternoon when he was run over by a pickup truck that ran a red traffic light.  The 51 year-old [...]

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There It Is Again: Well-Meaning Doctors Hurt Patients

There it is again: “12 year-old female seen in clinic today. …On freeway going 45-50 mph when struck from behind….No airbags deployed and no windows broken.   Pt (patient) felt her head thrown [...]

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Hardly Justice

Some personal injury attorneys foolishly advertise that any victim of a car accident should consult with them so they can send the injured motorist to the attorney’s doctors.  Our law firm does [...]

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A Conversation With Grandma

“I think your clients should pay better attention to what they are doing and they wouldn’t get hurt,” Grandma said in a fit of defense attribution.  This is not an uncommon attitude that [...]

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Binding Arbitration

What do real estate sales contracts, uninsured motorist policies, and credit card applications all have in common? Binding arbitration clauses. If a controversy arises, the aggrieved party must [...]

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Howell hurts injured victims!

The California Supreme Court put the fox in charge of the henhouse (Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541) and patients and medical providers are getting nervous. [...]

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Damages in a Car Crash

Have you ever sat at a red stop light, minding your business, when you saw headlights coming from behind at a high rate of speed?  Will the car stop in time?  Will it swerve and miss me?  Should [...]

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