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Coronavirus--Staying Safe Amid So-Cal Reopening

Coronavirus–Staying Safe Amid So-Cal Reopening

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led to statewide shelter in place orders. For months, California residents have been required to stay home and only go out for necessities. Recently, counties throughout Southern California have started to lift some restrictions and allow more businesses and activities to begin again.

Los Angeles county is opening slowly–According to ABC 7 News, County officials are “working with industry leaders and health officials to safely make way for Los Angeles County to reopen by the Fourth of July.” Other Southern California counties, such as Orange County and Ventura County have already allowed for more businesses to open including modified dine-in at restaurants.

Van Nuys Security Guard Suffers Personal Injuries After Asking Customer to Wear Mask

Van Nuys Security Guard Suffers Personal Injuries After Asking Customer to Wear Mask

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, cities throughout California and the country have asked citizens to wear masks when outside the home, specifically in places such as stores where they may come in contact with others. The goal of the masks is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many California stores are requiring masks before customers are permitted to enter the store.

Recently, a Van Nuys security guard was injured by two men who were not wearing masks inside the local Target. According to ABC 7 News, several security guards had to escort two men from the store because they refused to wear masks. During this attempt to get them to leave the store, the two men turned around “and started hitting one of the guards.” As a result of the altercation, the guard suffered a broken arm. The two men suspected of causing the injuries were later arrested and are facing criminal charges. Although these men are currently facing criminal charges, the injured security guard can also bring a civil claim against them for his personal injuries that resulted from their attack.

What is Joint and Several Liability in a Woodland Hills Personal Injury Claim?

What is Joint and Several Liability in a Woodland Hills Personal Injury Claim?

If you are involved in an accident that results in personal injuries, you can bring a Woodland Hills personal injury claim against the person responsible to get financial recovery for the costs associated with your injuries. However, what if more than one person is or may be responsible for causing your injuries? When this occurs it is possible that both parties can be found liable for covering the costs of your injuries and damages under the legal doctrine of joint and several liability.

Joint and Several Liability in California

Tiger Woods Sued by Fan Claiming He was Injured by Caddie

Tiger Woods Sued by Fan Claiming He was Injured by Caddie

Recently, NBC Golf Channel reported that Tiger Woods is currently being sued by one of his fans. The fan, Brian Borruso, claimed that back in 2018 at the Valspar Championship, he was pushed by Tiger Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, causing him to fall into the crowd and injure himself.

Borruso claimed that he was attempting to take a selfie at the 13th green as Woods came up to complete his shot. According to Borruso, LaCava came up and told him to get out of the way and then “intentionally shoved” him. As a result of the push, Borruso fell and suffered “permanent or continuing injuries.” Borruso has filed a personal injury claim against LaCava the caddie, as well as Tiger Woods, because he is LaCava’s employer.

Could the Coronavirus Affect My Personal Injury Recovery?

Could the Coronavirus Affect My Personal Injury Recovery?

Even though the coronavirus pandemic has been on the forefront of people’s minds, it remains true that injuries can and will happen from other accidents in California, even as the fight against the virus continues. If you were injured by another person, you may wonder how a case would go forward and you’d get maximum compensation from the responsible party during this time. Despite the impact COVID-19 has had, it is still possible to take steps to best maintain the value of your case.

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The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has taken a serious toll on our country and the world. The State of California is in a state of lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. According to ABC7 News, California residents are ordered to stay home and practice “social distancing” unless you need to perform an “essential activity.” Essential activities include things like getting food, getting medical help or supplies, caring for a family member or pet, exercising as long as you maintain six feet distance from other people.

Covid-19--Staying Safe and Healthy During the Pandemic

Covid-19–Staying Safe and Healthy During the Pandemic

At this time of uncertainty and concern, it is crucial that we try to come together and comply with what officials have asked in order to stop the spread of this virus and protect particularly vulnerable populations.

What Should You Do After A Rideshare Accident?

What Should You Do After A Rideshare Accident?

Accidents happen everyday in Los Angeles but figuring out who is to blame when the crash involves a rideshare car or scooter can be confusing. Uber, Lyft, Lime and other companies make a killing off of getting people where they need to go and when a driver plays a role in causing an accident, they also need to pay.

What Should I Do After My Rideshare Accident?

I Was Injured in an Accident—How Long do I have to File a Los Angeles Personal Injury Claim?

I Was Injured in an Accident—How Long do I have to File a Los Angeles Personal Injury Claim?

When you are injured due to the fault of another person, you have a right to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Injuries caused by an accident can greatly disrupt your life and can affect your ability to work, take a toll on your mental health, and require expensive medical care. A personal injury claim can help you get recovery not only for your medical bill costs, but for all of your damages (a legal term meaning all harm caused by the accident) suffered.

However, if you are wanting to bring a Los Angeles personal injury claim against the party responsible for your injuries it is absolutely crucial to understand one thing: there is a time limit to filing personal injury claims.

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