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Bentley & More Join Forces for Leadership Bid in Orange County Oil Spill Class Actions

Three prominent plaintiffs firms have banded together to seek control of the proposed class actions filed over the Orange County oil spill. Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy; Aitken Aitken Cohn; and Bentley & More want their cases combined and their firms appointed interim co-lead counsel for five proposed classes, the first major power grab in a flurry of lawsuits that include lawyers across California and beyond. Click The Recorder  for the full article.

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What Are The Most Common Cause Of Motorcycle Accidents?

California has more registered motorcycles than any other state across the country. Even though most motorcyclists get to and from their destinations safely, motorcycle accidents do occur on California roadways. Here, we want to discuss the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. In some cases, these incidents are caused by the motorcyclist, but it is not uncommon for a crash to be caused by the actions of other drivers on the roadway. Ca... Read More

Bentley & More LLP is an active advocate in the fight against homelessness

Homelessness is often a problem that hides in the shadows and we often don’t think of Orange County as an area rife with homelessness. Truth is, this is a public health crisis that we can no longer turn a blind eye to. According to resources provided by the Homeless Shelters Directory, as of 2019, There were an estimated 6,860 homeless individuals in Orange County California. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) states, “As of January 2020, California had an estimated 161,548 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 8,030 were family households, 11,401 were Veterans, 12,172 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 51,785 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.”

Bentley & More LLP is a proud advocate in the fight against Homelessness throughout Southern California. We continue to Partner with organizations fighting for the ever-growing needs of the Homeless epidemic. Organizations like Operation Helping Hands So Cal, The Lucky Duck Foundation, Lawyers for Warriors & Together We Rise are all dedicated to helping battle homelessness and foster care throughout Southern California. Bentley & More sponsors Annual golf tournaments and fundraising events that are intended to bring the community together to bring awareness to the ongoing problem.

There are many contributors to the problem of Homelessness. The horrors of childhood trauma and poverty, mental illness and drug addiction certainly lend to the likelihood that someone lives on the streets. Greg Bentley & Keith More, Co-Founders of the firm, believe strongly in giving back to the community to help fight the good fight in advocating for those less fortunate.

“We are so blessed and fortunate to be able do for others less fortunate than us, giving back is who we are.” – Keith P. More

 

Bentley & More in action:

   

 

For more information on the Non-Profit organizations we sponsor, you can visit their websites here:

Operation Helping Hands So Cal

Lawyers for Warriors – VLI

The Lucky Duck Foundation

Together We Rise

 

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What Are The Odds Of Getting In A Motorcycle Accident?

The last thing any motorcyclist wants to think about is being injured or sustaining property damage in an accident. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents do occur in California. Here, we want to discuss the odds of actually being involved in a motorcycle accident. This is important to know, regardless of whether or not you are a regular motorcycle rider or an occasional recreation rider. California Data Surrounding Motorcycle Accidents When we... Read More

What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the actions of another driver in California, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, you need to follow various steps after the crash occurs in order to recover maximum compensation. Here, we want to discuss the most important steps to take after a motorcycle accident occurs. 1. Call 911 Immediately Somebody at the scene of a mo... Read More

Truck Driver Fatigue and How it Can Affect Your Case

Truck drivers are required to follow strict regulations when it comes to how many hours they can operate during a day and during a workweek. The federal government set these rules in order to prevent truck drivers from operating while fatigued behind the wheel. Here, we want to discuss how truck driver fatigue affects roadway safety as well as how drowsy driving can affect truck accident cases in the event an accident occurs. How Does Fatigue... Read More

Truck Blind Spots: Who Is Liable For An Accident?

Large commercial trucks have significant blind spots that can lead to dangerous conditions on the roadway. Here, we want to discuss commercial truck blind spots and how they can affect your safety. We also want to discuss who could be held liable in the event an accident occurs as a result of a commercial truck's blind spot. The blind spots of a truck are commonly referred to as “No-Zones,” areas where no vehicle should linger for any length o... Read More