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Crosswalk Right of Way in California

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 accidents and injuries. California Right of Way Law California Vehicl... Read More

Greg Bentley continues to fight for consumer rights in the wake of E-Cig Explosions

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.

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CAOC Immediate Past President, Greg Bentley interviewed by ABC News regarding the dangers of E-Cigs

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.

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California’s Return to Work Supplement Program

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... Read More

How Long Does a Settlement Take After a Demand Letter is Sent?

The litigation process follows a relatively standard procedure once an attorney meets with a client. As the two negotiate, they determine when an appropriate time to issue demands will be. Initially, they have two choices – issuing a demand letter or going straight to a lawsuit. The timeline following a demand letter, then, diverges into two branches depending on how the parties react. The Immediate Future In personal injury or auto accident... Read More

How Bad are Juul Pods for You?

Anti-smoking campaigns have, over the past two decades, made significant progress in their goal to end cigarette smoking among younger people. The recent surge of e-cigarettes, more commonly known as vaping or vapes, however, has seen this remarkable health initiative start to reverse. One brand of vapes leads the pack at 60% market share per dollar spent – Juul. Social media is replete with images, tweets and videos of teenagers and college s... Read More

Injuries From Falling and Landing on Your Hands

Falls are a silent, pervasive threat across the United States. Though most slip and fall research focuses on the elderly population, over 800,000 people go to the hospital annually for fall-related injuries. One common set of injuries from a fall is a broken wrist, hand or finger. The injury most often is the result of someone attempting to break the fall on the way down. Aside from age, there is no predictive factor for hand injury or fractur... Read More