When most people think of personal injury, they think of a physical injury. An intentional injury to your reputation is also a personal injury, however, even if it does not result in physical harm to your person. If you have been defamed, you have the option of seeking damages against the party who harmed you.
What is Defamation?
Defamation occurs when someone makes false statements about your reputation that result in damage to your reputation. Under California law, defamation can take the form of libel or slander.
If a California business competitor intentionally tarnishes your professional reputation, or if they do something that interferes with a business contract you have, is that a personal injury? You might be surprised to learn that in many situations it is! While most people think that personal injury claims need to involve physical harm, that is not always the case. Read on to learn more about how you can sue for personal injury to your California business opportunities.
Intentional Interference With a Contract and Inducing Breach of Contract
California law punishes unfair business practice known as “Intentional Interference With a Contract” and “Inducing Breach of Conduct.” The two are closely related,
When we purchase a product, we trust that it has been designed and made correctly. We also trust that companies will warn us about ways in which a product should not be used due to the risk a product could harm us if used in that way. Sometimes companies fail to design or make a product safely, however, or they fail to warn about a dangerous trait of a product. These kinds of failures unfortunately often lead to physical harm. In these situations, who can you hold accountable and how can you hold them accountable?
One of the benefits of California’s warm climate is that it allows Californians to be physically active outdoors year-round. While this is one of many upsides to California life, one of the downsides of outdoor fitness is dog bite injuries. Recently, the greater Los Angeles area was named the “dog bite capital of the nation,” according to U.S. Postal Service statistics. Given the prevalence of dogs and dog bites in California, it’s important to know who’s liable and what kinds of recovery you can get if you are attacked by a dog.
Summer is the season for vacations, and booking a vacation through a tour company is an extremely popular form of vacationing without the hassle of planning. When planning a vacation, most people focus on the positive: the Instagram pictures they’ll post, activities they’ll do, and food they’ll eat. Nobody thinks about the possibility that they could get injured on vacation, but injuries on vacation do happen. What happens if you’re injured on a vacation you book through a tour company? Can you sue the tour company?
Proving the Tour Company is at Fault
Whether or not you can sue the tour company will depend on whether you can prove the tour company caused your injury.
Most people know they can sue to recover damages, but did you know that “damages” actually encompasses many different kinds of compensation? Knowing what kinds of damages you are eligible for can be helpful information when considering whether to bring a lawsuit.
Actual damages are damages you receive for proving that you suffered an actual injury. An actual injury typically includes personal injury or property damage. Generally, demonstrating that you only suffered an economic loss because of an injury is not enough to qualify you for actual damages.
In March 2018, one of Uber’s experimental self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. While this was the first fatal accident of its kind, many companies, including Uber, Tesla, and Google, are investing in self-driving car technology.
What Happened With the Uber Accident?
A report released recently from the National Transportation Safety Board found that pedestrian Elaine Ramos was pushing her bike across the street at night when the self-driving car struck her. The report describes how the car’s detection system detected her six seconds before it struck and killed her.
It seems like construction projects are everywhere around us. Construction workers perform a vital economic and public service, but construction work is fraught with risk and injury. While any construction worker will tell you that risks are part of the job, injury is absolutely not part of the job. If you are injured while working on a construction project, you have legal options to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Accidents occur on construction rights for a variety of reasons.
Southern California —
In recent months, the residents of Southern California cities have found a new way to travel, the motorized scooter. Companies like Bird Rides Inc. and Lime Bike are being dubber “scooter startups” and they have taken over the streets (or sidewalks) of Los Angeles and San Francisco. The electric scooters’ have a rage of over 20 miles and top out around 15 miles per hour. In order to ride the scooters, you must download the corresponding app. After you download the app, you will be able to pay to unlock and the scooter.
Southern California — It’s being reported that a bounce house in Southern California took flight with child inside of it over Mother’s Day weekend. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a bounce house landed on U.S. Route 395 in Adelanto, CA just after 3 P.M. the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
The family of the victim rented a bounce house to entertain the children during their Mother’s Day celebrations. Everything was going well until “a big gust of wind that looked like a tornado” came rolling through the yard.