Governor Newsom loosens California WARN Act requirements in response to COVID-19

By Benjamin Kussman | Attorney, Blair & Ramirez LLP The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“California WARN Act”) requires all covered employers to provide employees with 60-days notice prior to a mass layoff, plant closing, or major relocation. Cal. Lab. Code §§ 1400-1408. The California WARN Act only includes two express exceptions: (1) physical calamity; or (2) acts ... Read More

Train hits car in south Los Angeles

Early in March, a driver found their way onto the tracks of a Metro Blue Line train in Los Angeles. The train crashed into the car, dragging the vehicle and causing serious damage. Fortunately, the driver sustained only minor injuries. Authorities were surprised the crash was not fatal. Video shows there was no train gate down that would block traffic ... Read More

Tanker truck crashes into multiple vehicles near Los Angeles

A tanker truck carrying milk was trying to navigate residential streets near Los Angeles when it crashed into several parked cars alongside the road. A few cars were pushed out of the way, and one car was thrown into a residential front yard before the tanker became wedged against a minivan. Thankfully, the truck accident occurred around 2:00 a.m. when ... Read More

Child airlifted to Riverside County Hospital after a bus crash

According to a story published by ABC 10 News San Diego, a 5-year-old was recently injured in a serious bus accident. The child was airlifted from Inland Medical Center to Riverside University Health System Medical Center to receive treatment for a head injury. The incident occurred late last month on I-15 south of Route 76. The bus was carrying passengers ... Read More

Riverside man injured by a car accident in his own home

Recently, a Riverside resident was sleeping in their home when a car crashed into his bedroom at about 1:00 a.m. News reports indicated the car hit a utility pole, plowed through two yards, then came through the wall of the house into the man’s bedroom, pinning the man against the wall. When first responders arrived, the two occupants of the ... Read More

Causes of truck accidents and best ways to avoid them

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All traffic accidents are dangerous, but when they involve massive semi-trucks, they often result in devastating injuries. The extreme size and weight difference between semis and the cars we drive makes these accidents extremely destructive. If a negligent trucker leaves you or someone you love injured in a truck accident, consult with an experienced truck accident attorney in the Los ... Read More

Common risks for pedestrians in the Los Angeles area

Traffic in the Los Angeles area is known for being congested—and it is becoming more so every year. This often makes being a pedestrian in our city extremely dangerous, and we’re all pedestrians at one point or another. In fact, simply getting from the parking lot to our final destination puts us in the position of being a pedestrian. There ... Read More

The 6 most common causes of motorcycle accidents

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include distracted driving, impaired driving, or dangerous road condtions.

The 6 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle AccidentsKnowing the most common causes of motorcycle accidents here in California can help all drivers reduce the risk to motorcyclists on the road. If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, it might even help you determine what caused yours. Here is what you need to know about how motorcycle accidents occur and ... Read More

When should you hire a lawyer for a car accident in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles County is home to at least 5.8 million registered motor vehicles. These vehicles cover over 92 million miles annually in Los Angeles alone. With so many vehicles driving so many miles, there are bound to be accidents. When you find yourself in the middle of one, it may be the beginning of a long chapter in your life, ... Read More

Long Beach sees serious truck-on-truck and motorcycle-on-motorcycle crashes

In previous articles, we have focused on how the size discrepancy between vehicles can increase the risk of injuries in a crash. For example, a semi-truck can cause severe damage to a passenger car, while—in turn—a passenger car can cause serious injuries to motorcyclists. However, serious and even fatal injuries can all occur in collisions between the same types of ... Read More