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What is driver negligence?

In California, car accident victims may recover damages for their accident-related injuries by filing a lawsuit against the parties who were at fault. Most car accident claims involve establishing that the driver of another vehicle operated their vehicle negligently and therefore caused the accident. What…

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Are you facing age discrimination in the workplace?

There are many types of discrimination that employees in California might face in the workplace. Some types are more subtle than others. Age discrimination, for example, may not be that obvious when it occurs. Are you facing age discrimination in the workplace? Here’s a few examples…

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Three things to consider before accepting a settlement

The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits end up settling through negotiation rather than litigation. While the thought of avoiding court might lift a burden from your shoulders, you have to be careful as you navigate this process to ensure that you’re protecting your interests…

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When is my employer required to give me a meal break?

Sometimes we physically and mentally need a meal break during the workday to refresh ourselves, so we can perform at an optimal level throughout the day. California law recognizes that meal breaks are a basic need and addresses when an employee is owed a meal…

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What issues might you run into in a dog bite case in California?

Although many people think of dogs as loyal pets, the fact is that dogs can sometimes turn hostile in a heartbeat, regardless of what breed they might be. Some of our readers may think that it is just so-called “aggressive” breeds that you have to…

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How does the Jones Act protect workers on ships?

When they think about being injured at work, most people think of workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits protect many workers within the San Diego area. However, there are many workers based in San Diego who work in maritime industries and are not covered by California’s…

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What are my options after a hit-and-run accident?

Bicyclists and pedestrians are prone to suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident. This is because full-sized vehicles are much heavier than a pedestrian or a bicycle. Full-sized vehicles also travel at higher speeds. And of course, pedestrians and bicyclists are much more vulnerable…

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After filing an EEOC charge, this is what happens

Filing your Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge against your employer is scary. You probably already tried to talk to your employer about the employment discrimination, and they did not help. You might be afraid of losing your job, and you probably consulted with an…

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Google settles class action claim based on gender discrimination

Despite all of the attention that has been given to workplace discrimination over the last several decades, the problem persists. In fact, a 2017 class action lawsuit against Google just resulted in the tech giant agreeing to pay $118 million to settle allegations of gender discrimination. The…

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California’s ‘ABC test’ prevents employee misclassification

Did you know that it matters whether you are considered an employee versus an independent contractor? Employees have many rights under California law that independent contractors do not enjoy. Some employers wrongfully classify employees as independent contractors, depriving these workers of their rights under the…

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