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Systemic Liabilities Within Rideshare Programs
Systemic Liabilities Within Rideshare Programs
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Rideshare on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Have you ever been concerned by a driver’s habits on the road, only to realize they are operators of a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft? Well, you have good reason to worry. Unfortunately, these industries are still in their infancy, which creates a number of risky conditions that expose everyone on …
Seeing An Attorney Shouldn’t Be Intimidating
Seeing An Attorney Shouldn’t Be Intimidating
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Other on Friday, August 17, 2018.
The decision to meet with an attorney can seem like a scary one. After all, if you are considering this course of action it’s most likely due to an unpleasant experience, such as personal injury. Getting hurt, especially when you’re not at fault, is incredibly jarring – it can come with physical pain …
Lack of Compliance Within Trucking Industry
Lack of Compliance Within Trucking Industry
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Labour Laws on Friday, August 17, 2018.
The trucking industry is a dangerous one, and often lacks the needed enforcement of checks and balances to ensure all drivers on the road are kept safe. Although there are laws and regulations in place meant to address such issues, the unfortunate reality is these safety rules are often ignored by truckers and/or …
Labor Laws and the Culture of Trucking Employees
Labor Laws and the Culture of Trucking Employees
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Labour Laws on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Driving is a dangerous activity – we navigate down windy roads with unpredictable conditions while surrounded by strangers who are all operating 5,000 pounds of high-speed metal. It’s always our responsibility to do our part to maintain safety conditions for everyone, but when you introduce semi-trucks into the mix, that’s another 80,000 pounds …
Title IX
Title IX
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Title IX and Sexual Assault/Harassment on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
In the remote town of Concord, New Hampshire only 67 miles from Boston, MA sits the esteemed St. Paul’s School, an Episcopalian boarding school, whose school prayer “urges kindness and an eagerness to ‘bear the burdens of others.’” A school known for its tight-knit community, academic prestige, and “devotion to healthy and caring …
Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury
Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris Industries, Inc. (“Polaris”) will pay a $27.25 million civil penalty. Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 dictates that companies must follow certain safety standards to ensure …
California Poised To Ban Confidentiality Product Liability Settlements
California Poised To Ban Confidentiality Product Liability Settlements
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Friday, May 25, 2018.
California is poised to pass a law that bans secret settlements for product defects in Los Angeles and all across the state. California could join a number of other states that have passed similar bills in recent years. The point of the new legislation is to prevent manufacturers in Los Angeles and all …
Wrongful Death Settlements And Taxes: What Is Tax Exempt What Is Not?
Wrongful Death Settlements And Taxes: What Is Tax Exempt What Is Not?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
It seems as if just about anything is subject to taxes nowadays, which is why many people tend to believe that wrongful death settlements are taxable as well. But that is not entirely true, and our Los Angeles wrongful death attorney is going to explain why. Although there are some insignificant exceptions to …
Why Food Related Trucking Accidents Are Funny, and Why We Really Should Not Be Amused
Why Food Related Trucking Accidents Are Funny, and Why We Really Should Not Be Amused
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Truck Accident on Friday, May 18, 2018.
When news of a trucking accident breaks online, it is natural to assume that people learning about the incident will be concerned about the wellbeing of those motorists and pedestrians potentially involved. Most of the time, we are, but when food spills from that crashed truck, it seems to become fodder for the …
Tesla Crashes Killing Two Teenagers, NTSB Investigates
Tesla Crashes Killing Two Teenagers, NTSB Investigates
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Car Accident on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced that it is to launch an investigation into a Tesla car accident, which killed two teenagers in Florida recently. On Tuesday May 8, the Tesla Model S collided with a concrete wall, bursting into flames and killing two teenagers, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A third teenager was …