California operates under a fault-based system for car accidents and insurance purposes. This means a driver is responsible for the damages he or she causes on the road. Drivers must purchase automobile insurance that covers the state’s minimum insurance requirements. It’s also important to understand how fault works in car accident insurance settlements and lawsuits.
Many possible situations can make clients feel tempted to fire their attorneys, but it’s vital to weigh this decision carefully. Firing your attorney can delay your legal proceedings, and repeatedly changing attorneys during a case will not cultivate a favorable impression with the presiding judge. If you are considering firing your attorney, keep in mind a few things while making this decision. Depending on your reasons for wanting to fire yo...
California is home to some of the most congested traffic in the country, but countless pedestrians are also making their way through California streets every day. Drivers need to exercise care around pedestrians, and it’s a wise idea to know the laws concerning pedestrians’ right-of-way on California roads. Pedestrians should also know a few best practices to avoid serious accidentsRead More
California is home to nearly 40 million people, and some areas of the state are renowned for heavy traffic. It’s essential for all drivers to operate their vehicles as safely as possible and to abide by all posted traffic signs and signals. While most drivers know that they must stay under posted speed limits, and stop for stop signs and red lights, it’s also important to know about California’s Basic Speed Law.
Greg Bentley continues to fight on behalf of consumers who have suffered tragic injuries as a result of e-cigarette explosions. One young man in San Diego had his e-cig battery explode in his pocket while driving for Uber. His story, like so many others, was covered by ABC San Diego. Sadly, these senseless injuries are happening all too often. Bentley & More is at the forefront of e-cigarette litigation, fighting on behalf of consumers and pushing for regulation. The firm filed 9 new lawsuits all involving randomly exploding batteries, many of which were manufactured by LG Chem.
Consumer advocate Greg Bentley was interviewed by ABC in a story involving a man whose e-cig battery exploded in his pocket. Mr. Bentley said that e-cig users and vapers are “playing Russian roulette” due to the potential danger of the unsafe e-cig batteries. See the ABC News Story here.
Workers’ compensation exists to provide emergency relief to employees injured on the job. The goal is to compensate for medical coverage and lost wages, but oftentimes injuries can prove so severe that they may permanently displace workers from their jobs. It is for these extreme circumstances that California offers a Return to Work supplemental program for injured employees. Finding new work or entering a new position within the same industry...