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Posts From November, 2017

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Watch Out for Road Rage on California Roadways

  • Nov 30 2017

How can I protect myself against drivers with road rage?

A shocking road rage incident caught on video highlights the immense dangers of enraged drivers on California highways nationwide.  Recently, motorists driving to work along the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita spotted a motorcyclist and a silver sedan driving erratically.  A video reveals the motorcyclist and the sedan veering into the same lane.  The motorcyclist attempts to kick the sedan and the sedan swerves, sideswiping the motorcyclist.  The sedan continues to swerve and switch lanes, smashing into the center divider.


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From Beauty to Beast and Back?

  • Nov 29 2017

Q: Can I sue for medical malpractice if a botched plastic surgery procedure cost me work opportunites?

The cosmetic surgery industry is booming in today’s selfie- driven society. But the industry’s biggest clients have traditionally been and will likely continue to be celebrities in entertainment industry–celebrities who are not afraid to sue for medical malpractice over a botched plastic surgery procedure.

Many celebrities –particularly women–literally depend on their looks for their livelihood. So a botched facial (or body) procedure could not only cost them previously booked lucrative job assignments,


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California Takes on Texting While Driving

  • Nov 27 2017

Why is it so dangerous to text and drive?

Any activity that diverts your attention away from driving, including texting, eating, or using your GPS, results in distracted driving.  Distracted driving is believed to kill over 3,477 people each year and injure another 390,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  In an effort to combat distracted driving, California lawmakers have passed laws banning the practice.  Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers at J&Y discuss California’s distracted driving laws and why it is so dangerous to use your phone while driving.


Tesla Shares Blame in Autopilot Crash, According to Federal Panel

  • Nov 25 2017

Who is liable for car accidents involving self-driving technology?

A fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle operating in Autopilot mode called the nation’s attention to the potential dangers of self-driving technologies.  The accident happened in 2016 when a 40-year-old man driving a Tesla Model S sedan rammed into the trailer of a big rig that was making a left hand turn in front of it.  Investigations revealed the car was traveling at over 70 miles per hour using Tesla’s semiautonomous Autopilot feature.  Autopilot did not stop the vehicle in time to avoid the crash.


Determining Damages in a California Car Accident Case

  • Nov 21 2017

What damages could I receive if I am injured in a car accident in California?

Serious car accidents can result in a wide array of injuries.  If you have been injured in a car accident, chances are you have incurred medical expenses and lost wages after not being able to return to work.  Depending on the cause of the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses stemming from the crash, known as damages in the legal field.  Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys at J&Y offer an overview of damages in California car accident cases.  


Common Myths About Elder Abuse

  • Nov 17 2017

You may think that elder abuse only happens to people who are living in substandard nursing homes and are too senile to know the difference. You might assume that most abusers of the elderly are strangers, not family. Actually, those are two of the common myths about elder abuse.

In fact, most abused seniors suffer their harm at the hands of people close to them, such as relatives, caregivers, and other trusted people. Most of the abuse happens in the home,


Airplane Crashes into California Freeway

  • Nov 15 2017

“Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway” ~ John Wayne

People often try to get the attention of firefighters in an emergency situation, sometimes by screaming and waving their arms. One desperate person who was moments from disaster did so by tapping the firefighter’s moving car – – with his airplane’s wing! Of course, the pilot couldn’t have known at the time that the car he tapped as it drove along 405 Freeway contained a man ready to help save his life.


What To Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident

  • Nov 13 2017

Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter. They can lead to serious injuries such as head trauma, broken or fractured bones, hip, knee and ankle injuries, muscle sprains and many others. These injuries lead to high medical expenses, lost income following days away from work, incapacitation or permanent disability.

If you or a loved one slipped and fell, it may be because someone was negligent and if that is the case, you can sue for compensation. Talk to a California slip and fall accident attorney.