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October 2018

Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 18, 2018

What Are My Legal Rights As a California Uber Passenger?

It goes without saying that California car accidents involving a passenger's personal injuries differ greatly from accidents where the injured parties were drivers of their respective vehicles. For one thing, a passenger is not a registered vehicle owner. More importantly, however, California law applies different standards for passengers and drivers, both in regards to recovering compensation and the duty of…
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Mesothelioma
October 18, 2018

Can Lawn Fertilizer Cause Mesothelioma?

The vast majority of mesothelioma diagnoses are caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral known to be the primary cause of a mesothelioma diagnosis. Over the years, efforts have been taken to strictly regulate and limit asbestos once its cancer-causing capability became an indisputable scientific fact. Asbestos, however, can sometimes end up in other products, which can then expose…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 18, 2018

What Should I Do If I Was Hit by an Uber Driver As a Pedestrian?

When Uber accidents are discussed, it is fair to say that people most often think of accident victims who were in the Uber vehicle or another car involved in the accident. However, in many cases, pedestrians are seriously injured in car accidents, some of which have involved Uber. The most notable pedestrian accident involving Uber was the first death involving an Uber…
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Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Can You Sue If Your Child Was Born With an Opiate Addiction?

Adults, it seems fair to say, are the understandable face of opioid addiction. After all, opioid addiction has helped contribute to the fact that drug overdoses are now thought to be the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age. Moreover, an estimated 60 percent of the more than 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.…
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Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Can I Sue If I Lost a Spouse to an Opioid Overdose?

Losing a spouse is something that cannot truly be put into words. An envisioned future of shared dreams and completed goals that is taken away by the negligence of a legally responsible party deserves compensation. If you have lost a spouse who is one of the more than 300,000 Americans who has passed away due to an opioid overdose, then…
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Opioid Litigation
October 15, 2018

Opioid Case With National Implications Should Move Forward, Court-Appointed Expert Says

A substantial number of the growing body of lawsuits against Big Pharma and the opioid industry have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court. Indeed, more than 1,000 cases filed by government entities have been consolidated into a Cleveland, Ohio court presided over by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster. Of these lawsuits, one case in particular — which could…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 11, 2018

Months After Fatal Self-Driving Crash, Uber Announces $150M Investment for Self-Driving Research in Toronto

In the immediate aftermath of Uber's first fatal accident involving a self-driving vehicle (which occurred in March of 2018), the San Francisco-based company appeared to be scaling back its broad autonomous vehicle ambitions. Indeed, Uber shut down its self-driving testing program after the fatal crash occurred in Tempe, Arizona. However, it soon became clear that Uber's plans to suspend self-driving testing…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 11, 2018

West Hollywood Crash That Injured 4 Involves Suspected DUI Driver Whose Vehicle Bore a Lyft Sticker

One of the long-touted benefits of the ride-share industry has been its supposed ability to significantly reduce drunk driving. Whether this holds true or not, however, appears to depend on the city. To be certain, some cities see a correlation between ride-sharing and a drunk driving reduction, but this is not the case everywhere. Of course, these types of studies tend…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 10, 2018

Are Self-Driving Cars and "Walkable" Cities Mutually Exclusive Goals?

It is no secret that proponents of self-driving, fully autonomous vehicles tout a future that increases the safety on the roads. Moreover, these ambitions broadly extend to large cities and metropolitan areas, at least in theory. However, an insightful opinion piece on CityLab sheds a light on whether self-driving cars and walkable cities are mutually exclusive goals. Namely, there are several…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 10, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Car Crash the Result of Driver Who Fell Asleep at the Wheel

After the fatal self-driving car accident involving an Uber vehicle in March of 2018, it was eventually revealed that the human safety driver for Uber was watching Hulu just prior to the fatal accident. While that safety driver was certainly asleep at the wheel in a figurative sense, a new car accident involving a self-driving vehicle occurred because a safety driver…
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