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Personal Injury: Sinkhole Causes Accident and Injuries

Personal Injury: Sinkhole Causes Accident and Injuries

Sinkhole Causes Accident and Injuries We take for granted the condition of the roads we travel. We rarely think twice about how the road could affect our daily routine. Unfortunately, when a road isn’t properly maintained, it can cause major damage to a vehicle as well as injury or death to those in the vehicle.Continue Reading

Personal Injury: Thousands of Children Injured Each Year After Falling from Shopping Carts

Personal Injury: Thousands of Children Injured Each Year After Falling from Shopping Carts

Thousands of children injured each year after falling from shopping carts Each year more than 24,000 children are injured after falling from shopping carts. The Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital concluded that an estimated 66 children are treated in the emergency room each day as aContinue Reading

Labor Law:  Personal Attendants Owed Overtime Pay

Labor Law: Personal Attendants Owed Overtime Pay

Household employees are entitled to overtime. Although it only came into effect on January 1, 2014, it has been over a year since Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Yet many household employers still continue to refuse to pay overtime to their employees in violation of law. Even worse,Continue Reading

Bankruptcy:  Avoid the Home Equity Line of Credit Urge

Bankruptcy: Avoid the Home Equity Line of Credit Urge

Bankruptcy: Avoid the Home Equity Line of Credit Urge Oh no, here we go again! The real estate bubble and collapse was largely due to homeowners using their home equity like a savings account. Individuals were routinely rolling over credit card debt and car loans into equity lines of credit, rather than dealing with overspending.Continue Reading

Personal Injury: Dog Bites are More common

Personal Injury: Dog Bites are More common

Man’s best friend isn’t always so neighborly. Because of lawsuits, we generally live in a safer environment than earlier generations lived. Lawsuits from car accidents resulted in seat belt laws, crumple zones, highway dividers, and ultimately airbags. When there is a present danger, and there is exposure to being sued, people generally become more cautionsContinue Reading

Bankruptcy:  What to do if being sued for credit card debt.

Bankruptcy: What to do if being sued for credit card debt.

What should you do if you are being sued for credit card debt? If you have been sued for credit card debt, there is no reason to panic.   There is no debtor’s prison, they cannot through you in jail for not paying your bills.     If a credit card company sues you, their objective is toContinue Reading

Personal Injury: Light-Rail Security Increases After Shootings

Personal Injury: Light-Rail Security Increases After Shootings

Light-rail Security Increases after Shootings Public transportation is the mainstay of most large cities. People who work and live in and around the city utilize public transportation every day. With the increase of usage also comes the increase in crime. While incidences of crime are rare, they do occur. Two shootings took place this yearContinue Reading

Labor Law: Employees entitled to overtime for working off the clock

Labor Law: Employees entitled to overtime for working off the clock

The Ninth Circuit Court of appeals has approved a class action certification of Allstate Insurance Company adjusters who allege they are entitled to overtime pay because they required to work off the clock. Employees working off the clock is not a new phenomenon, but is unfortunately very common and it is illegal not to payContinue Reading

Personal Injury: Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Traffic Accidents

Personal Injury: Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Traffic Accidents

Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Traffic Accidents News has been circulating about the fatal accident that claimed the life of one man and critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan. Reports are now saying the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that allegedly caused the accident had not slept in more than 24 hours. While this case is stillContinue Reading

Personal Injury: Jerry Brown signs employee subcontractor bill

Personal Injury: Jerry Brown signs employee subcontractor bill

Personal Injury: Jerry Brown signs employee subcontractor bill Workplace safety, overtime claims, and employee rights in general have been circumvented by employers using subcontractors to try and insulate them from liability.   That has come largely to an end in California, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation exposing contractors for liability of their subcontractors. Large employersContinue Reading