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Cargo fell from a tractor trailer in Los Angeles and hit my automobile. What are my legal rights?

I’m sorry to hear about your accident. In Los Angeles, automobiles and large tractor trailers traverse the freeways and streets and high rates of speed. No drivers expect to have items thrown at them from passing vehicles. However, trucks are loaded with all types of products that can come loose, particularly if they are not secured properly. When large trucks have cargo that is not secured, any vehicles unfortunate enough to be in their wake can be seriously damaged. Some experts say that over 50,000 accidents each year are caused by cargo that isn’t properly tied down. There are very …

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Southern California Woman Sues Uber After Explicit Pictures Posted Online

A lawsuit filed late last month against Uber claims that a passenger’s privacy was violated after she left her phone in an Uber vehicle. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the driver found the woman’s phone, found explicit pictures, and uploaded those pictures onto the woman’s social media accounts. The woman took the Uber in October 2017 after a night out with friends. According to the lawsuit, the Uber driver intentionally hacked into the rider’s phone, searched through her pictures, and posted them to her Instagram account. The woman sued the company, alleging that the driver knew that posting the photos …

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I was hurt in an automobile accident at an intersection in Los Angeles. What should I do?

There is a high possibility of an accident occurring when two or more roads intersect – much higher than at other places on the roads. When an accident occurs, the accident victims are entitled to receive compensation from the negligent drivers. About 40 percent of automobile accidents occur at intersections, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which amounts to over two million accidents every year. In those accidents, about 700,000 people are injured and over 7,000 people are killed. In most accidents involving intersections, one or more of the drivers passing through the intersection made a poor decision …

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My boss in Los Angeles will not pay me for my vacation leave from work. Can I sue the company?

It can be confusing to employees in California about whether they are entitled to vacation time and what happens when they don’t use it while they are employed. Under California law, employers are not required to pay their employees for any vacation time. If they do choose to offer vacation days, under federal and state law they are not required to pay their employees for those days. However, most employers do choose to offer their employees paid vacation time in order to attract good workers and to give employees a chance to recuperate from work. Many employers offer either a …

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Apple Letter Sheds Light on Self-Driving Car Program

In recent years, Apple has been attempting to develop self-driving technology, along with other companies in the industry, including Google and Uber. However, Apple has been very secretive about its attempt to develop the technology. Surprisingly, Apple recently wrote a letter voluntarily to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that showed how the company is testing the technology and the safety precautions it has been taking. In its letter, Apple emphasized the fact that it will not fast track the technology in an attempt to beat the rivals. It also says that it places a human driver behind the wheel …

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I have been injured in an automobile accident in Los Angeles. Can I post about the accident on social media?

I understand how tempting it can be to post about your accident on social media. It can be a great source of support in a difficult time. However, most personal injury attorneys caution their clients about what they post – an accident victim can inadvertently seriously harm their case. Social media is extremely popular. Roughly 70 percent of all adults in the U.S. use some form of social media, and the numbers are much higher for younger adults. Many people share almost all facets of their lives on social media. If you have been harmed in an automobile accident, your …

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While I was riding my bicycle in Los Angeles I got sideswiped by a vehicle. Can I pursue compensation for my injuries from the car’s driver?

Bicycle accidents in which the bicyclist is sideswiped by an automobile are not uncommon, especially in areas with heavy automobile traffic. If a driver takes their eyes off course for a second, the vehicle may serve and hit a bicyclist. A sideswipe accident can be just as dangerous to a bicyclist as getting hit directly. The bicyclist may be thrown from the bike or crash. Injured bicyclists may be able to sue for their injuries, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Any bicyclist who is sharing the roads with automobiles can be sideswiped. There is normally not much space …

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I got hit by a car while I was in a crosswalk in Los Angeles. Can I sue for my injuries?

I am so sorry to hear about your pedestrian accident. Most pedestrians assume they will be safe in crosswalks, and for good reason. Drivers are required to respect crosswalks. When a driver hits a pedestrian who is inside a crosswalk, the law is on the pedestrian’s side. Unfortunately, despite all the laws in place to protect pedestrians, thousands are killed each year. Many more are injured. California law gives pedestrians the right of way in crosswalks in most circumstances. That does not prevent accidents from occurring. If a pedestrian is hit by a car in a crosswalk, in most cases …

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I suffered an electrocution at work in California. Is my employer legally responsible for my injuries?

I’m so sorry to hear about the electrocution. Electrocution involves serious injury or sometimes death because of an electrical shock to the body. When an electrical current touches the human body, the current normally looks for a pathway through the body. It often finds an exit to either a grounded surface or another electrical pathway. The damage to the body depends on the voltage, the amount of time the current spends in the body, and the pathway chosen by the current. Electrocutions often cause burns, and can cause damage to the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system, and the musculoskeletal …

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I was discriminated against at work in Los Angeles because of my ethnicity. Can I sue my employer?

I’m sorry to hear about the discrimination. Yes, you may be able to sue your employer. Under federal law, discrimination based on ethnicity is illegal. You should speak with an employment attorney about your legal options. Legally, “ethnicity” means ethnic traits, backgrounds, linguistic traits, allegiances on certain groups, or associations with certain groups. Some people have negative feelings about members of some ethnic groups. If those feelings lead to discrimination in the workplace, the person is violating both state and federal law. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is a federal law, discrimination in employment …

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Man Involved in Accident in Lyft Vehicle Claims Company not Assisting after Crash

A Florida man who claims he was hurt in an accident earlier this year while riding with a Lyft driver says that company is not sharing any insurance information, which is making his situation more difficult. The man says that he was in a crash with a Lyft driver who then left the scene without calling police or paramedics. The man sought medical attention for his injuries, and requested insurance information from Lyft. He says he has not gotten a response. Without the insurance information, he cannot get any pre-settlement funding to pay his bills. The accident victim says if …

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My landlord is violating building codes in Los Angeles. I suffered injuries in an accident on the property. Can I sue the landlord?

I’m sorry to hear about your accident. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year in accidents that occur on public and private property. Although these accidents can occur due to no fault of the property owner, in some cases they are caused by a failure to comply with building codes. There are many building codes at the local, state, and federal level. They have originated over many decades in an effort to ensure that buildings and facilities are safe for visitors and occupants in the U.S. The minimum standards contained in building codes must be complied with by …

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