Trains are generally a safe way to travel. You don’t have to worry about watching how much you drink or how tired you are before commuting. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the landscapes out your window. Even though commuting by train can be much safer than taking your chances on the road, accidents do happen. In fact, as rail travel becomes more popular, more people are getting injured and killed in high-speed train accidents. Train Accidents On the Rise Across the Country A Miami company recently analyzed four years of train accident data published by the Federal Railroad Administration. It discovered that s one pedestrian or vehicle is struck by a train every three hours. In 2017, there were […] Read more

Alladin Star Sues Tesla Over Vehicle Defects

Tesla is a trendsetter. Its designs are unique and modern. They’re often ahead of their times. This helps Tesla to sell a lot of cars. It’s also caused some legal trouble. Many Tesla owners have sued the company, claiming that their cars had defects that caused serious damage. Following a recent car accident, Mena Massoud, star of Alladin, filed a lawsuit of his own against the vehicle manufacturer. He claims that he crashed into a tree because his Tesla’s steering wheel “suddenly crumbled and flew off” when he was changing lanes. The lawsuit accuses the company of negligently designing or manufacturing the car. Car Manufacturers and Strict Products Liability We trust that the products we use will be safe. This […] Read more

Earlier this months, two dock workers were inflating a tire on a top-handler, a large piece of equipment used to move shipping containers around the Port of Los Angeles, when it exploded. One worker was killed instantly in the blast. The other was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for critical injuries. Now a family grieves the early loss of a loved one, while another man’s life may never be the same. When workers are injured or killed on the job, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to offset accident-related financial burdens. Benefits Available to Injured California Workers Most employers in California are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee gets hurt on the […] Read more

A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being struck by a vehicle in Oxnard. According to reports, the girl was crossing the road just before 7 PM when she was suddenly hit. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene while the child was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Police are still investigating the crash to understand why it happened. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor. Even if the driver was sober, he may still be financially responsible for the girl’s injuries and suffering. Pedestrian Accidents in Oxnard The young girl wasn’t the only pedestrian involved in a car accident in Oxnard that fateful day. Earlier in the day, a man was […] Read more

At least one person suffered injuries when a car unexpectedly drove into a Los Angeles area liquor store. According to reports, the driver lost control of his SUV and crashed through the store’s front window. Police believe that the driver suffered a sudden medical emergency behind the wheel. If this is true, he may not be liable for damage or injuries caused by the crash. Defendants Can Argue Medical Emergency As Defense in Personal Injury Lawsuits Generally speaking, if your actions cause another to get hurt, you can be financially responsible for their injuries. This even extends to harm you may cause if you are mentally ill or of unsound mind. There are very few exceptions to this rule. Courts […] Read more

What is the Mirena Crash?

Millions of women across the country rely on some form of birth control to prevent pregnancy. Some take a pill every day. Others prefer IUDs, or intrauterine devices, a more semi-permanent solution. The Mirena IUD, manufactured by Bayer, is a popular choice among young women. Unfortunately, the Mirena IUD is associated with a host of severe side effects. Many women are opting to have their Mirena IUDs removed to avoid these complications. However, removing the device appears to come with consequences of its own.  Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against Bayer over these complications, known as the Mirena crash. What is the Mirena IUD? The Mirena IUD is a semi-permanent form of birth control. Rather than having to remember […] Read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Los Angeles?

There’s a common belief that it’s illegal to drive if you’re not wearing shoes. Is this really true? Can you break the law by getting behind the wheel with nothing on your feet? There is no California law explicitly prohibiting driving while barefoot. However, driving without shoes could still land you in trouble. Laws Don’t Target Bare Drivers They’re actually aren’t any federal or state laws that make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle while barefoot. Some states, like Virginia, urge drivers to wear shoes for their safety and others. Language in on the Virginia DMV website States “while wearing certain types of footwear while driving or driving barefoot is not illegal, vehicle control can be compromised, and it […] Read more

Falls are a leading cause of unexpected injuries in Los Angeles. When you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have the right to obtain compensation. However, the things you do immediately after your accident will affect your personal injury case. Our attorneys discuss the four things you need to do after you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles slip and fall accident. Let the Owner Know You’ve Fallen Property owners will be quick to deny responsibility for your slip and fall accident. In fact, they may even try to argue that you didn’t fall, at all. You can protect your legal claim by immediately reporting your fall after it happens. Find an employee and ask if there […] Read more

In 2012, a mother and her two children were killed in a Los Angeles car accident when their minivan was struck by another vehicle. According to reports, the vehicle, an Infinity QX56 manufactured by Nissan, was equipped with faulty brakes. Family members, including a father and surviving sister, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victims. The driver of the Nissan SUV also sought damages from the car manufacturer. The lawsuits claimed Nissan knew about safety issues related to the braking system, but failed to issue a safety recall. Nissan Ordered to Pay $25 Million After Critical Failure in Brake System Causes Fatal Crash Five years later, Nissan was ordered to pay $25 million for its role in the accident. […] Read more

In early 2017, a 30-year-old motorcyclist was struck from behind by a SoCal Gas Company vehicle while sitting at a red light in Hawthorne. He became wedged under the vehicle and was dragged for more than 400 feet. The accident caused the rider to suffer severe injuries to his right leg, requiring him to undergo multiple surgeries. Amputation could be necessary in the future if he develops any complications. The motorcyclist filed a motorcycle accident lawsuit against SoCal Gas to recover compensation for his injuries. The lawsuit claimed that the company knew that the employee driving the truck at the time of the accident suffered from random seizures. Despite this knowledge, the company still permitted him to get behind the […] Read more