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Pictured: Potato Harbor, a Santa Cruz Island cove near where the fire started.

Dozens Killed in Boat Fire off Santa Cruz Island

In one of the worst maritime disasters in California history, the 75-foot commercial scuba diving vessel Conception caught fire early Monday morning, appearing to claim the lives of dozens of passengers. A total of 39 people were onboard the Conception at the time of the incident—6 crew members and 33 passengers—with 5 crew members the…

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Bobby Saadian Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition

LOS ANGELES, CA. August 29, 2019 — Wilshire Law Firm warmly congratulates Founding President and Managing Attorney Bobby Saadian, Esq. on being named among The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for his excellence in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. One of the legal industry’s most prestigious honors, this year marks Mr. Saadian’s…

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An F/A 18 Hornet similar to the model that crashed Wednesday flies through a cloudy sky

Navy Jet Crash Injures 7 in Death Valley

Seven visitors were injured in Death Valley National Park Wednesday morning following a Navy jet crash near Father Crowley Vista Point and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The area, commonly referred to as Star Wars Canyon, has been used for training by the Air Force and Navy since the 1930’s. With planes flying low…

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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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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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Journal Your Way to A Higher Settlement

Car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, any type of accident can lead to costly injuries. Even something as simple as whiplash can require thousands of dollars to treat! Why should you have to pay because of someone else’s negligent act? You shouldn’t! But to win the compensation you deserve, you’ll need evidence for your case.…

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Ambulance sirens

Beware of Ambulance Chasers

  After experiencing a traffic accident, many Southern California law firms will take advantage of your vulnerable state to send people called ambulance chasers, also known as “runners,” “solicitors,” and “cappers,” in the hopes of obtaining your case. An ambulance chaser’s number one goal is to secure you as a client for the law firm…

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