Tag Archives: Lawsuit

California Lawmaker Wants Bicyclists to be Included in Hands-Free Law

If California’s lawmakers pass a proposed expansion of the state’s hands-free phone law, bicyclists could join drivers in receiving tickets for talking or texting while riding on streets and highways throughout California. The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, believes very strongly that California’s hands-free bill, which took effect in 2008, should include bicyclists. “If you’re a cyclist, you’re probably not going to do as much...
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Man Ejected from Car in Anaheim Auto Accident

The Orange County Register describes an Anaheim auto accident that resulted in the ejection of a man from his vehicle onto the sidewalk after his car collided with another. The Anaheim auto accident occurred early on the afternoon of Nov. 19 when a black Chrysler Sebring heading eastbound on Broadway and a southbound green Hyundai Elantra on Loara Street entered the intersection of Broadway and Loara at the same...
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The Elements of Damages in Lawsuits

When damages are awarded in a lawsuit, the purpose is to restore the plaintiff to the state that he or she was in prior to the defendant’s negligent acts.  California accident attorneys like Samer Habbas are very familiar with the elements of damages in lawsuits. There is a variety of different elements to consider, such as: Property damage If the plaintiff sustained any damage to property resulting from the...
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How to Succeed in a Discrimination Lawsuit

The purpose of a discrimination case is to recover damages sustained by a victim of discrimination and to discourage the defendant person or organization from discriminating against others in the future. However, pursuing a discrimination lawsuit is not an easy task. Like all personal injury lawsuits, it is upon the plaintiff, or lawyer filing the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff, to carry the burden of proof. This means...
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Dog Bite Injuries

A recent WeHoNews.com story discussed the efforts of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reduce dog bite injuries to its mail carriers. This story underlines the importance of understanding California’s laws regarding dog bite injuries and pet owner liability.While some other states will not hold the owner liable for the first biting incident (the so-called “free bite” rule), this is not the case in California. California enforces a...
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Riverside County Motorcycle Accident Claims Wildomar Woman’s Life

MyDesert.com reports that a Wildomar woman has been killed in a Riverside County motorcycle accident. The accident occurred on Route 74 in Hemet when an SUV collided with a motorcycle driven by Diana Vandenberg of Wildomar. According to early police reports, Vandenberg was thrown from the motorcycle by the impact. The motorcyclist was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where she died several hours after the crash. This...
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Insurers and Businesses Brace for Swine Flu Related Claims

The swine flu is slowly spreading across America, and insurers and businesses are getting ready for the possibility of swine flu related premises liability lawsuits. According to a news release from Mondaq.com, some businesses may be more exposed to premises liability lawsuits in the event of swine flu than others. Hospitality businesses-such as restaurants and hotels-may face lawsuits from customers and employees who become sick from swine flu after...
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Ed McMahon Settles Medical Malpractice Suit

According to GantDaily.com, former television star Ed McMahon has reached a settlement in a medical malpractice suit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. McMahon filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital claiming that in 2007 the staff at Cedars-Sinai had misdiagnosed a neck fracture he suffered. McMahon’s suit sought damages for the misdiagnoses as well as two allegedly botched surgeries following the diagnoses. The article further mentions...
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Fatal Bus Accident Caused By Driver Error

TheCalifornian.com released news that the California Highway Patrol has determined driver error as the cause of a bus accident that killed the driver and four French tourists on April 28, 2009. According to the report, bus driver John Egnew failed to properly negotiate a curving section of Highway 101, causing the bus to strike one of the guardrails and flip on its side. The crash killed 5 and injured...
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Butane Tanker Crashes on San Diego Freeway

According to the DailyBreeze.com, on April 29, 2009, a tanker truck carrying over 8,000 gallons of flammable butane overturned on the San Diego Freeway. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the freeway shortly before midnight. Officials say that none of the butane carried by the tanker spilled, and clean-up crews have safely cleared away the wreckage. So far, the cause of the crash has not been determined....
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