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The Tragedy on Interstate 5: What Happens Next?

The grief brought upon the families of the young victims of yesterday’s I-5 crash is unfathomable. Any caring person should have the survivors and families of those affected by this terrible tragedy in their thoughts and prayers. As lawyers involved in motor vehicle and trucking accident litigation we have seen how tragedies like this devastate… read more

Jury Awards $240k to Injured Bus Passenger

A California jury recently awarded $240,830 to a woman who was injured while on a bus. The bus was operated by Arcadia of Hollywood Adult Day Health Center. Plaintiff Genia Olshansky claimed that the back of her leg was turn off by an object protruding from a back step of the bus. Olshansky suffered permanent… read more

California Nightclub Held Civilly Liable for Patron’s Assault

A West Hollywood bar was recently held civilly liable for the sexual assault of a female patron. The woman, who is a 43-year-old news reporter, alleged that she was assaulted by an employee of the Here Lounge in 2009. A Santa Monica jury awarded the woman $5.42 million finding that the bar’s negligence contributed to… read more

Thorny Legal Issues in Hit-and-Run Accidents

SFGate recently reported that SF 49er player Chris Culliver was arrested last Friday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run of a bicyclist. He is also accused of threatening a witness who chased him down. Serious and troubling charges. We obviously do not know the specific facts, but a number of interesting legal issues will likely be… read more