teacher abuse

The Expensive Price Tag For Missing Warnings of Teacher Abuse

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school system, has been plagued in recent years by a series of lawsuits for missing indications of teacher misconduct. In some cases, this even includes continuing to employ teachers and staff who were under a cloud, or ignored or overlooked direct complaints of abuse and/or sexual assault. This has resulted in massive payouts surpassing $300 million in just the...

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car accident attorney

Determining Fault In a Multiple Car Crashes

Getting into an accident is bad enough – but getting involved in an accident that involves multiple vehicles can be even more stressful. Unfortunately, multiple motor vehicle accidents rarely end well. One party always ends up hurt or even worse. One of the most difficult aspects of a multiple car accident is determining who is at fault. In most states, laws and rules have been enacted to determine who...

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dangers of distracted driving

What To Do If You Injured In a Distracted Driving Accident

There are a lot of distractions that can vie for our attention while behind the wheel. The cell phone can ring. We can get a text or email that may require our “immediate” attention. The kids can demand our attention. The radio station may need to be changed so we can find a song that we prefer. We may be running late and need to apply make up in...

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personal Injury claim

What Is a Release In a Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured in an accident, it is easy to get overwhelmed with documents from the insurance company. Documents can include simple correspondence, requests for information, or more importantly releases. These latter documents are important because they are an attempt to release the liable party from certain responsibilities. Although releases are not an unusual part of the personal injury claim process, it is imperative that you do not...

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personal injury attorney

Factors To Consider Before the Insurance Company Personal Injury Settlement

When you have suffered serious injuries in an accident, the damage can go far beyond physical pain and suffering. Amongst other lingering effects, you may incur a loss of wages, loss of independence, feelings of depression, and even suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. As a victim of a personal injury, it can be difficult handling the overwhelming legal process when you are hurt, in pain and are attempting...

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Injuries Caused By Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accidents

Fighting the Insurance Defenses In Pedestrian Accident Cases

Walking is an integral part of our every day lives. We walk to the store. We walk to a friend’s house. We walk as a form of exercise. We walk to relieve stress. We walk to work. Some of us may walk more than others; but nevertheless, we all walk every day. Walking may not seem like a dangerous activity, but it can be. In the blink of an...

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Filing an Injury Claim As a Passenger In an Accident

What Are My Rights As a Passenger In a Car Accident?

When a motor vehicle accident happens, many different parties can be at fault, including passengers in the cars involved. Injured passengers generally have easier personal injury claims than injured drivers because liability is not typically an issue. In other words, unlike drivers involved in car accidents, passengers do not have to worry about proving liability in order to get compensation for the injuries they have suffered in the accident....

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When Is It Too Late To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you are injured in an accident that is caused by the negligence of another party, it may feel like you have an unlimited amount of time to file a claim and a lawsuit against the liable party. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. This is known as the...

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The Common Causes of Motorcycle Collisions

The Primary Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

While studies show that motorcycle fatalities have decreased by about 2 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, they still remain high in an era of great progress in reducing other motor vehicle fatal accidents. Motorcyclists take a big risk when they get on their bike. Such risks and dangers can be even greater when combined with factors such as lack of helmet use, speeding, alcohol and invalid licensure. Motorcycles...

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Benefits of Resolving Your Personal Injury Case Out of Court

The 4 Benefits of Resolving Your Personal Injury Case Out of Court

When you are injured in an accident that involves the negligence or recklessness of another party, there are two possible ways to secure compensation from the at-fault party. Either the liable party (or their insurance carrier) will voluntarily agree to pay your compensation, or the case will proceed to trial and a court will order the negligent party to pay you. Most personal injury cases – including motor vehicle...

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