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College Student Murdered after Uber Mix-Up

Tragically, a female student from the University of South Carolina was killed after she accidentally got into a vehicle, believing it was her Uber ride. The woman, who was a 21-year-old from New Jersey, climbed into a black four-door Chevy Impala after a night out with friends. She believed that the vehicle was her Uber ride. Later, turkey hunters found her body in a wooded area with multiple sharp force injuries. A 24-year-old man was charged with her alleged kidnapping and murder. The woman’s death has already prompted some South Carolina lawmakers to take action to protect rideshare riders. Two …

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Woman Sues Uber for $10 Million after Sexual Assault by Driver

A Washington, D.C. woman is suing Uber for negligence, among other claims, after she says she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers. The woman says that Uber alleges that it is a safe mode of transportation for women, especially women who have been drinking, when instead the company puts its female customers in danger. According to the lawsuit, the woman was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in April 2018. She told a social worker, who contacted the police. The police were able to collect DNA evidence linking the man to the assault. He pleaded guilty and …

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I am breastfeeding and I was told I could not take breaks at work to pump. What are my legal rights in Los Angeles?

I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Being a new mom and going back to work can be stressful, but it can be made worse by an uncooperative employer. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with your legal rights and if you believe they are being violated, that you speak with an employment attorney. Since 2010, a federal law called Break Time for Nursing Mothers has given breastfeeding women the right to take breaks at work to pump. The law amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide basic accommodations to breastfeeding mothers at work. Under the …

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I was hurt in an accident in a road construction zone in Los Angeles. Can I sue for my injuries?

Road construction in Los Angeles seems to be constantly ongoing. The heavy traffic and climate mean that ongoing roadwork is necessary to keep the roads safe. It can be very easy to get used to seeing cones and construction barriers on the side of the roads. However, drivers must be aware that despite how many construction zones there may be, accidents in road construction zones pose a danger to both road construction crews and motorists. There are a couple of common factors involved in traffic accidents that occur in road construction areas. The first is speeding. Drivers often fail to …

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What actions should I take to maximize my personal injury settlement after an accident in Los Angeles?

I’m sorry to hear that you had an accident in Los Angeles. Personal injury cases can be frustrating and lengthy. However, you can improve your chances of getting a good settlement. First, after an accident in which you are injured, you must take care of your health. Your settlement will most likely hinge on the extent of your injuries. You must go to the doctor if you have been injured. You also must follow all of the doctor’s orders concerning your treatment and follow up. If you fail to go to the doctor at all, it will appear as if …

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My child was harmed during childbirth by forceps in Los Angeles. Can I sue the doctor?

I am very sorry to hear that your child was injured during childbirth. The birth of a child is supposed to be a happy time, and when the negligence of a medical professional causes injuries, you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney about your legal options. Forceps deliveries are a type of assisted childbirth. In a forceps delivery, a health care provider uses forceps to help guide the child’s head out of the birth canal. Forceps are an instrument that looks like a pair of large spoons. Forceps deliveries are normally only performed if there is some type of …

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I have been hurt in an industrial accident in Los Angeles. Can I sue my employer?

Employers have a legal duty to their employees to provide a safe workplace. However, industrial settings like warehouses and factories have higher than average rates of injuries. Employees who are injured on the job in Los Angeles deserve to be fairly compensated for their injuries. There are a lot of types of industrial workplaces, including warehouses, factories, refineries, chemical plants, energy plants, and others. Every environment is different but a common factor is that industrial work is more dangerous and causes more injuries to workers than other jobs. Some common types of industrial accidents can involve falling objects, falls, forklift …

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Am I allowed to miss work due to my pregnancy? Can my boss fire me for missing too much?

After receiving the news of a pregnancy, one of the mother’s first thoughts may be how to take time off work. Employers often do not appreciate too many days missed because of a medical condition. In serious situations, an employer may terminate an employee who has taken too many days off work. Fortunately, both federal law and California law allow employees to take time off from work in certain situations. In those cases, the employer must allow the employee to return to work. The federal law that gives time off work is the Family and Medical Leave Act. The California …

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Los Angeles Woman Sues Uber after Alleged Sexual Assault

A woman is suing Uber in Los Angeles Superior Court following an alleged assault in 2017. The lawsuit claims the assault occurred while she was riding in Uber and was intoxicated. The woman, who is only identified as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit late last month, alleging sexual battery, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and intentional and negligent misrepresentation. The lawsuit is seeking damages in an unspecific amount. The plaintiff claims that she attended a wedding in Glendale in October 2017 and became intoxicated. She lived less than a mile away, so a friend arranged for an Uber driver …

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My mother died in a nursing home in Los Angeles and I believe her death was the nursing home’s fault. What are my legal rights?

It can be difficult to place a loved one into a nursing home. In most cases, family members do that as a last resort when they cannot provide care to family members. Nursing homes are expected to provide a high level of care to their residents. However, many nursing homes fail in their duties. It is not uncommon for nursing homes to neglect their patients, who may then ultimately pass away as a result of the neglect. Preventing premature deaths in nursing homes is not difficult. If a premature death happens as a result of poor treatment, it is critical …

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I have been hurt in an accident in Los Angeles. I may file a lawsuit. What does “discovery” mean?

If you have been hurt in an accident in Los Angeles, you may decide to file a personal injury lawsuit so that you can obtain compensation for your damages. If you hire an attorney, the attorney can help walk you through the phases of the lawsuit. Discovery refers to one phase of a lawsuit. Discovery happens after a legal complaint is filed in court and delivered to a defendant. Discovery is a process that attorneys and their clients use to understand the facts of the case. Although each side understands the case from their own perspective, but discovery helps all …

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My parent choked in a nursing home in Los Angeles. What are my legal rights against the nursing home?

Many elderly and disabled individuals have difficulty swallowing. They often must be on very restrictive diets in order to prevent choking. However, some nursing homes do not properly supervise or monitor the food intake of their patients. If a nursing home fails to follow diet restrictions or does not watch patients who have difficulties in swallowing, there can be a risk of choking and potentially death. Unfortunately, swallowing issues are very prevalent among elderly patients. These disorders can be caused by neurological issues, cancer, Alzheimer’s or dementia, or simply aging. Normally, these disorders are determined by a physician, and then …

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