Hermosa Beach Residents Had a Close Call. But Who Pays When Drivers Pass Out?

Who is Responsible after a Crash Following a Medical Emergency? A crash earlier this month highlighted many of the fears of drivers of all stripes. Following an undisclosed medical emergency, a driver hit a car and crashed their vehicle into an apartment complex. Only good timing avoided some fatalities. In the aftermath of the crash, drivers must consider the limit of their liability. The Daily Breeze covered the accident, which left one injured. Authorities did not identify the driver, who avoided major injuries. Fortunately for the residents of the apartment block, no one was in the apartment at the time. If they were there at the time, it would be a different story. In fact, the Chevrolet landed on the person’s bed! See the Video...

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Does Hate for the President Trump The Law?

Vetted member of the Personal Injury Warriors Crew President Trump laid out a well put together, nuanced approach to overseas travel. After a few bumps, the revised version headed to the courts is just what the country needs. It uses recent precedent, a true understanding of current immigration law, and means to enforce it. Naturally, he’s been fought every step of the way. Unfortunately, there are many in the legal community and beyond simply blinded by their hate of the Commander in Chief than to give him any credit. The New York Times reported on the upcoming case. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the executive order, even though there is no legal case to do so. In fact, the court even stated that they consider it permissible...

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Having a Law Degree Means it’s Time to Learn Business

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM red Rubber Stamp over a white background. You’ve been through four years to get your Bachelor’s Degree and likely about three to get your JD, not to mention any internships or prior experience. All of that reading through case studies and precedent it’s not hard to begin to write or speak like you belong in Robert’s Rule of Order. There are clearly many circumstances where a professional, formal style can assist the young tort attorney, but sometimes formality goes well too far. Most of all, lawyers must learn business etiquette. Naturally, that includes knowing marketing 101 to start with. But informality often gets attorneys in trouble. And this is especially true if they let colloquialisms...

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Going Above and Beyond as an Attorney

Serving Your Clients in Every Way PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM red Rubber Stamp over a white background. If you haven’t had one of these clients yet, it’s just a matter of time. There are often clients in desperate need of more than the job description of an attorney can provide. There are many clients that have a series of issues, from divorce to injury, to a loved one passing before their time. They are often in a vulnerable position and need a strong shield in order to rebuild. This is why you went to law school. This is an opportunity to assist someone in their time of need and provide more than what’s stated on your business card. This can be the moment that defines you in comparison to others in the legal field. Where Ethics...

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Soon to be Nearly Universal, Fears Over Efficacy and Self Driving Cars?

Ridesharing Automatic Emergency Braking systems, or AEBs, become nearly universal in passenger cars by 2022. Most of the major car manufacturers have jumped on the wave. They offer them in their new car lineups or will soon. While there can be certain advantages to such a system, a AAA study cited by TechCrunch showed a number of unexpected drawbacks. As the pace of such systems only increases the need for a closer look grows as well. The tests found interesting facts about cars using the AEB systems running at 30 and 45 miles per hour. Often they still do not prevent all crashes. In fact, the tests weren’t even close. When operating at 45 the car did not avoid such a collision 60% of the time. There are still positive aspects to the...

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The Fatal Millennial Trap Law Firms Fall Into

Playing Against Millennials’ Interests Vetted member of the Personal Injury Warriors Crew There are a series of stereotypes about Millennials. Many of them are negative, but 100% accurate. Many of that generation get portrayed as unable to handle difficult circumstances. They are also in need of “safe spaces”, free speech zones” and coddling. Many “progressive” injury law firms play into this stereotype. So they are actively attempting to bring in younger clients. Also, they do this through the support of policies that hurt businesses, including law companies. Millennials and Financial Chaos Americans for Tax Reform describe the economic situation of Millenials as “financial chaos.” Unemployment...

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Child Loses Hand in Fireworks Mishap

Happy family at sunset Injuries to our kids are probably the single worst nightmare for a responsible parent. Living in a free society means we have dangerous freedoms.  At the end of the despot spectrum, we have peaceful slavery. Tempering the two means society as a whole must be taught civics and love of country at an early age. When citizens are divided and trample their flag, laws are meaningless and selectively enforced. Instead, your right to life, liberty, and property become dependent upon political leanings of the judge, prosecutor, and jury. Parents cannot and should not cede their duty to rear responsible kids to the government that benefits from division and discontent politically. When parents are on welfare and have never had...

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Adapting to the “New” Field of Law

A successful lawyer in the office of justice figure in the foreground. As we come into the age of electronic vehicles, we can see a point in time where there will be less car accidents. This means that traditional PI lawyers need to be considering the latest cottage industries in the injury law field, just as many doctors had to balance the value of continuing the practice of medicine after the passage of the so called “Affordable Care Act.” Safety regulations, just like medical laws, do seem to create some new industries, while destroying others, for better, or for worse. The bottom line is that “the times, they are a changing.” An Ever-Changing Environment The legal field is not one for anyone afraid of change. Between...

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Formality and Professionalism in the Modern Injury Law Firm

Lying attorney With reputations as ambulance chasers, we PI attorneys are already at a disadvantage when it comes to getting and keeping clients. Ask ten people what it means to be professional and they will all have a different answer. Many of them will have similar trains of thought, largely revolving around the ideas of respect and decency. However, there are many other factors that go along with these cornerstones of running a personal injury law firm. Honesty is the best policy, and coupled with tried and true management techniques your firm will become and remain respected. In asking attorneys about their experience, as well as from the client side, several key ideas emerge. A Suit and Tie Don’t Make You a Professional A nice...

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You Too May Be Able to Sue an Uber Near You!

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM red Rubber Stamp over a white background. Consumer attorneys are always looking for the latest boutique injury case to bring. With all the news about Uber lately, it is natural that lawsharks are looking for any chinks in the armor of this powerhouse transportation company.  Recently in California, a court found that Uber drivers are not independent contractors, and are in fact employees of Uber. This could spell the end of Uber in the Golden State according to some experts, like attorney Michael Ehline. But not so fast, it appears another chink in Uber’s armor has been found. Can I Sue Uber for Illegal Texting? Sure why not? Uber customers, in a new lawsuit, claim that Uber, the ride sharing service built around...

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