Pedestrian’s Are In Danger Even When Crossing in Designated Cross Walks

Posted: October 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Legal and Law | Comments Off on Pedestrian’s Are In Danger Even When Crossing in Designated Cross Walks

Pedestrian’s are in danger even when crossing in designated cross walks, because drivers do not always give the pedestrian the right of way. The person crossing the street in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Orange County, for example, is can be struck and injured.

Negligent drivers are not the only concern, accidents, buses, big rigs and other vehicles can injure the person that is crossing the street. The injuries that can be sustained can be deadly, this type of accident can cause head and brain trauma, broken bones, cuts, gashes and other injuries. These can be severe injuries that can mean many months of recovery, or lasting pain and disability.

Pedestrian’s are in danger even when crossing in designated cross walks, which is a place that the person out walking should feel safe to cross the street, but instead they can be killed or injured. These injuries can become a lifelong disability, need surgeries to repair the damage and the person and their family’s life is changed forever in many cases, due to the negligence of drivers.

The driver that strikes a pedestrian with their vehicle in a designated crosswalk can be held liable for the person’s injuries. This is important to hold them responsible for their negligence and it is important for the injured victim to have compensation for medical bills and other expenses. This is difficult to do alone; however, with the experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney that specializes in pedestrian crashes the injured victims rights can be protected. Their right to compensation can be protected, even against the insurance company that does not want to give a fair settlement.

The Los Angeles pedestrian personal injury attorney is the one person aggressive enough to hold the driver responsible and keep the injured victim and their family informed about each step of the personal injury claim. Crossing the street should be safe, but all too often it is not and results in severe injuries to the pedestrian. Statistics show that there are thousands of pedestrians struck by vehicles each year, even when they are crossing the street lawfully. This is why there are lawyers that specialize in pedestrian accidents to protect their rights, against the negligent driver. Other types of attorneys do not know the laws that protect these victims like the Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney.


STATUTE AUTHORIZES RECOVERY IN CALIFORNIA – WRONGFUL DEATH FOR UNMARRIED HOMOSEXUALS

Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Legal and Law | Comments Off on STATUTE AUTHORIZES RECOVERY IN CALIFORNIA – WRONGFUL DEATH FOR UNMARRIED HOMOSEXUALS

Many people do not know that statute authorizes recovery in California Wrongful Death for unmarried homosexuals under certain conditions. Section 377.60 of the Cal. Code of Civil Procedure was amended on October 14, 2001 to add “domestic partner” to the class of persons with standing to sue for wrongful death; this amendment did not become effective until January 1, 2003.

These rights and benefits include recognizing the right to bring tort actions for wrongful death and for negligent infliction of emotional distress as well as the right to employee benefits such as family health care, group insurance and unemployment benefits. (See Rivera, Our Straight-Laced Judges: The Legal Position Of Homosexual Persons In The United States (1979) 30 Hastings L.J. 799, 874.)

And recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress is not limited to couples that are married. (Ledger v. Tippitt, 164 Cal.App.3d 625.) When marriage is not a requirement for recovery, there is no reason to distinguish between heterosexual relationships and homosexual relationships in determining whether the relationship is significant and stable. (Note, Marital Status Qualifications: Protecting Homosexual and Heterosex 1284 Cohabitors (1986) 14 Hastings Const.L.Q. 111, 137-139; see Butcher v. Superior Court (1983) 139 Cal.App.3d 58, 70[setting forth certain elements indicative of a stable and significant relationship].)

What this means is that in California, no matter what your moral beliefs, homosexuals who take care of each other, are apparently allowed the same rights to get paid under tort law if they are domestic partners pursuant to statute. It appears the California legislature believes a domestic partner who has the same love for a person of the same sex should be able to recover money damages when that person suffers a wrongful death.

And although many people do not know that statute authorizes recovery in California Wrongful Death for unmarried homosexuals under certain conditions. This seems to be cottage industry in the personal injury professions in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and smaller cities such as Hillcrest, and Laguna Beach with their large populations of homosexuals , transvestites and proportionally huge cases of AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency.

If you or someone you know is in a same sex domestic partnership, and they were involved in a tort, they may be leaving money on the table if one of them is injured due to the negligence or recklessness of a tortfeasor. The first step is to contact wrongful death lawyers, or a tort attorney depending upon your unique situation. Getting financial recovery for a homosexual wrongful death domestic partnership can go a long way to helping the lover who was left in the behind.


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