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Pedestrians in the US Are Dying, But Governments Have Been Slow to Respond

While cars have gotten safer over the last twenty years, being a pedestrian has actually become more dangerous. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report found that 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016, the highest figure since the early 1990s and a nine percent increase over…

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Road Rendered Impassable By Earthquake Damage

Driving During an Earthquake? DON’T Do This

Since the Northridge earthquake in 1994, Los Angeles and Southern California have been rather lucky when it comes to significant seismic activity. But that period of relative quiet ended with some fireworks this Fourth of July when a magnitude 6.4 quake rocked communities from Las Vegas to Baja California, with aftershocks continuing into Friday. What…

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White Semi Trucks Lined Up For a Potential 17 Hour Day

Truckers Want Longer Hours. Is That A Good Idea?

Trucking industry interest groups may have finally gotten their way. The United States Department of Transportation is considering weakening current hours of service regulations to provide motor carriers and truck drivers with greater flexibility. The move comes at an interesting time, with the most-recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports indicating that fatal crashes…

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Minimum Wage Workers are Getting a Pay Raise, But It May Not Be Enough

Minimum Wage Raised in LA County, But Not For Everyone

Although the California minimum wage is now $12.00 per hour for large employers and $11.00 per hour for small employers, that hasn’t stopped many counties and municipalities across the state from increasing their minimum wages. Starting July 1st, 2019, workers in the City of Los Angeles and Unincorporated Los Angeles County received a small bump…

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E-Cigarette Sales are Now Banned in San Francisco

San Francisco—Home of Juul Labs—Bans Sale of E-Cigarettes

Are smokers being driven back to cigarettes by anti-vaping laws? Or does the free sale of vaping products ultimately lead to more people smoking cigarettes? The city of San Francisco may be about to find out. The home of Juul Labs, which controls nearly 70% of the US vaping market, San Francisco will become the…

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Crossing the street in Los Angeles hasn't improved much since 2015 when Vision Zero was implemented.

Pedestrians in the US are Dying, but Governments Have Been Slow to Respond

While cars have gotten safer over the last twenty years, being a pedestrian has actually become more dangerous. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report found that 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016, the highest figure since the early 1990s and a nine percent increase over…

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Can Undocumented Immigrants File Personal Injury Claims in California?

The short answer to this question is yes, absolutely. If you were injured in an accident in California through no fault of your own, you can file a personal injury claim. Your immigration status is irrelevant. In addition, if you are the next of kin of someone killed in an accident in California, you have…

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Young man sitting on ground behind caution tape clutching his head after a car accident

5 Reasons Why Personal Injury Lawsuits Take Time

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, the first thing on your mind is likely how much in damages you may be able to recover. After that, however, you are probably wondering how long the entire process will take. The truth is that there is no set amount of time that a…

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Complete guide to motorcycle safety gear

The Complete Guide to Motorcycle Safety Gear

Riding a motorcycle is a mode of transportation that is 33 times more dangerous than driving a car. To mitigate the risks of being so exposed to the elements, it is essential to wear gear that would save your life in the event of a crash and prevent common motorcycle accident injuries.Wearing the proper gear…

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Los Angeles Unified School District in the Process of Being Sued

Scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter account, you see sexual harassment and abuse claims against famous celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, and Senator Al Franken. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get caught up in celebrity news, but are you aware of sexual abuse happening in your own neighborhood? Sexual…

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