San Diego Law Blog
After decades of TV and movie portrayals, motorcyclists often have a media-generated reputation to overcome when seeking compensation in an accident. The average American may consider motorcycle riders to be reckless, hell-raising gang members with a proclivity for breaking the law. In truth, most motorcycle riders are upstanding, law-abiding members of the community who simply enjoy the freedom of cruising the open road. Nevertheless, to prevail in a claim for compensation, a personal injury lawyer representing an injured motorcyclist often faces the task of overcoming certain biases.
Prior to AB5, independent construction contractors could hold construction companies and property owners liable for any injuries, as they were considered third-parties for not providing workers’ compensation. However, AB5 shifts the classification of independent contractors in California, and may impact the legal procedures for work injury claims.
Dog walking is an occupation that has several benefits. It provides fresh air and exercise for you, as well as for the pets you are walking. It lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces stress, and builds stronger muscles and bones. It provides a unique source of income that allows walkers to spend time with man’s best friend. However, in addition to the benefits, this occupation has several risks.
Moving can be stressful enough without having to worry about being arrested. While it is legal to own weapons on private property in California, when it comes to transporting them, specific rules apply under the law. You must understand how to safely transport firearms to avoid criminal charges.
Re-runs of Law & Order present a trimmed down and rushed idea of a courtroom. Each episode neatly divides it into investigation, arrest, and trial if there is enough time left, but the reality is much more complicated. If you have been charged with a crime, your criminal defense case will follow five key steps, each with their own procedures and timelines.
If you are pulled over by the police, it is essential to know that you have certain rights. It is also critical that you respond in a way that does not escalate the situation. Remain calm, be polite, and let the officer do the talking, responding only as appropriate. Turn off your engine, roll down your window completely, turn on your internal light if it’s dark, and remain in the car until and unless the officer directs you to get out. Wait until the officer asks to see your license and registration before you begin rummaging around for them.
In 2018, there were 1,894,000 non-fatal motor vehicle crashes involving injuries in the U.S., as reported by the Insurance Information Institute (III). While these individuals may have avoided death, there are still considerable costs associated with a non-fatal car accident injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or broken bones. Recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy process, depending on the nature and severity of your injuries.
Standing up for what you believe in can be hard, especially when people doubt you. At jD LAW, P.C., we want to award students who persevere when no one believes in them, which is why we are launching the Against the Current 2020 Scholarship! This contest will award one student in the United States with a $1,000 scholarship towards their post-secondary education. This award is available to high school seniors and current college students from anywhere in the United States.
In most personal injury cases, economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, are the core elements of the claim. However, many accidents caused by someone else’s negligence also result in pain and suffering, which can adversely affect a victim’s recovery. Damages for pain and suffering, with certain restrictions, are allowed under state law.
In a society obsessed with social media and online content, internet privacy has become a major concern to most Americans. Cases of identity theft, large and small, are becoming increasingly more common. However, many questions still exist as to how identity theft is defined and prosecuted.
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