uber driver attacked with tacos

An Uber driver was attacked with tacos in Midland, Texas when a passenger expressed dissatisfaction with her service. This was definitely not your average Uber accident. Ms. Maria Chavez works as an Uber driver on the weekends. At one point, she picked up a passenger and her friend who both appeared intoxicated. The two people…

In many ways, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft help make our communities safer by giving people options to drinking and driving.  Studies by U.C. Davis found that arrests had declined by 32 percent in San Diego, 28 percent in San Jose, 26 percent in Sacramento and 14 percent in both Los Angeles and the San…

hollywood boulevard

Los Angeles holds the ignominious title of having the highest fatality rate of any major city in the country, with an annual average of 6.27 traffic deaths per 100,000 residents.  Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children in the city. What is Los Angeles doing about this crisis?  In 2015, Mayor Eric…

MGM sues massacre victims

Oh, the irony of ironies.  Megaresort and corporate giant MGM takes the unprecedented action of SUING the victims of the Las Vegas massacre that occurred on their property, to their guests. According to this July 17, 2018 Los Angeles Times article, over the last couple of days, dozens of survivors of last year’s mass shooting…

the walking dead; texting horde; texting while walking

  There’s no denying that texting has invaded nearly all aspects of our lives.  There’s nowhere people won’t take out their cell phones and disappear into their own texting universe, clackety-clacking away while the world carries on without them.  It can be amusing sometimes; rude others; and frankly, DANGEROUS often. A 2017 report released by…

heatwave los angeles

Get ready, Southern California is about to get hit with an extreme heat wave!  Please do what you can to keep yourself, your family and your pets cool and hydrated.  As Pasadena personal injury lawyers, we are sadly too familiar with the risks that high heat pose to all of us.  According to the American…

personal injury attorney, safety, fourth of july, safe and sane fireworks

It’s that time of year:  parades; barbecues; swimming; long warm So Cal nights with family and friends; John Philip Sousa, Old Glory and the Red White and Blue; and last but not least, FIREWORKS!  Some like sitting back and watching a grand public display.  But many others in Southern California grew up lighting fireworks on…

car accident attorney, personal injury attorney

It’s in the news: California has given the green light to companies looking to test self driving cars (also known as “autonomous vehicles”) on our roads, effective immediately, without a human overseer present. That means you could see cars without steering wheels, side mirrors, foot pedals or indeed, people, very soon. Obviously there is plenty…

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