Court Finds Employer Liable for Injuries Caused by Employee Driving Personal Vehicle on Job Site
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Court Finds Employer Liable for Injuries Caused by Employee Driving Personal Vehicle on Job Site

19-March-2012

Employers are not responsible for all actions of their employees — only for those actions within the scope of employment. For example, if you are injured by a forklift operator at HopeDepot, you have a claim against Home Depot if the employee operating the forklift was doing so as part of his/her work duties. On ...

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Dangerous by Design

17-February-2012

“Dangerous by Design” is a Dec 2011 report by t4america.org, a group that lobbies for safer roads for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, and motorists alike. The report lists the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians. “From 2000 through 2009, more than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the US, the equivalent of a jumbo ...

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Replacing Child Safety Seats After an Accident

19-January-2012

Insurance companies frequently refuse to replace child safety seats after an accident. Typcially, they will tell you the seat does not appear to be damaged or they are only obligated to replace the seat if the child was in the vehicle at the time. California Insurance Code § 11580.011 requires the replacement of a child ...

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MediCare and MediCal and other liens

09-January-2012

Clients are often surprised to hear their Medicare, MediCal, or TriCare benefits come with strings attached. These health insurance programs expect to be reimbursed for the reasonable value of any treatment you receive after an auto accident and you must make sure your attorney is aware of these benefits so that these liens are properly ...

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Jury Nullification

29-December-2011

The Daily Beast posted a very interesting article on jury nullification earlier this week. Jury nullification occurs when a jury disregards the law and delivers a verdict they feel represents real justice. In our legal system, juries serve only as “finders of fact,” whose role it is to determine the truthfulness of the evidence but ...

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Comparative Fault

16-December-2011

Comparative fault is the legal principle that more than one party can be responsible for causing an injury. This principle allows fault to be divided among parties. For example, in a 2 car accident, the driver whose car was rear-ended by another car may have braked unnecessarily, thus contributing to the accident. The driver whose ...

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