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California Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against the City of Azusa, California, for Dangerous Conditions of Public Property

California Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against the City of Azusa, California, for Dangerous Conditions of Public Property













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Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) March 25, 2010

The California personal injury lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE (http://www.BestAttorney.com)] have filed a lawsuit against the City of Azusa, Azusa Pacific University and the operator of a trolley on campus property. The complaint for damages for dangerous conditions of public property and motor vehicle negligence was filed after a February 2008 incident in which Julie Farris, a student at Azusa Pacific University, suffered a severe and permanent brain injury after she was struck by a trolley that was owned by the University while riding her bicycle to class. Julie, the plaintiff in this case, brought the action against the aforementioned defendants. The case is currently pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, case #KC055075.

Catastrophic Personal Injuries After Trolley Collides with Bicyclist

According to court documents, Julie Farris was riding her bicycle on the 800 Block of East Foothill Boulevard, between Citrus Avenue on the east end, and the West Campus of Azusa Pacific University campus on the west end, on February 19, 2008. A trolley owned by Azusa Pacific University and driven by a university employee, Oscar Armando Galan, struck Julie causing her to sustain catastrophic personal injuries, including a severe and permanent brain injury.

“We allege Julie suffered severe permanent injuries at the hands of both the City of Azusa and Azusa Pacific University, both of which knew the roadway on which Julie was traveling was unsafe for students.” said Brian Chase, a partner at the Los Angeles personal injury law firm, BISNAR | CHASE. “What’s equally disturbing is the fact that both the City and the University knew there had been numerous accidents on the roadway and that the majority of university students were riding against traffic, yet did nothing to warn students or the public about these dangers, and did nothing to fix the roadway.”    

Unsafe Roadways in the City of Azusa

The suit alleges that bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between the east and west campuses of Azusa Pacific University were forced onto a congested, narrow roadway owned, operated and maintained by the City of Azusa. Students frequently traveled this roadway against traffic due to a lack of bike paths, crosswalks and/or traffic signals that would allow students safe travel to and from classes and residence halls. The hazardous condition of the roadway was further exacerbated by the presence of parked cars that narrowed the usable surface of the street.

What’s more, the suit alleges the University failed to install crosswalks or traffic signals that would allow students to safely cross the busy roadway during peak times of the day when motor vehicle traffic was the most congested. In particular, because of the lack of crosswalks and traffic signals, bicyclists had no other choice but to travel head-on into oncoming traffic, versus with the flow of traffic, further increasing the roadway’s dangerous conditions.

Finally, the suit alleges the City of Azusa failed to provide its students with duty of due care by scheduling the location and times of its classes in a manner that increased traffic congestion and intensity along the roadway.

Azusa Pacific University Allegedly Failed to Improve Hazardous Road Conditions

According to the lawsuit, the defendants were aware of the dangerous conditions of the roadway due to increased serious and fatal car accidents and had been provided funding to make improvements to the roadway but instead, used these funds for other projects at the expense of public safety.

“We allege that not only did Azusa Pacific University use funds earmarked for roadway improvements for other unrelated projects, it failed to warn people about the dangers of this roadway which further demonstrates its negligent and reckless disregard for human safety,” said Chase.

The action seeks economic damages for severe personal injuries, pain and suffering and permanency, past and future hospital, medical and other healthcare expenses, and loss of past and future wages and earning capacity.

About BISNAR | CHASE

The BISNAR | CHASE Newport Beach personal injury lawyers represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging serious injury defective product cases against a number of Fortune 500 companies. Get a complimentary copy of The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim. For more information, please visit http://www.CaliforniaInjuryBlog.com.

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California Personal Injury Lawyers File Lawsuit Against City of Mountain View, California, for Dangerous Conditions of Public Property





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Mountain View, CA (Vocus) March 17, 2010

The California personal injury lawyers of BISNAR | CHASE (www.BestAttorney.com)] have filed a lawsuit against the City of Mountain View, California, for dangerous conditions of public property. The lawsuit was filed after a June 2008 incident in which Randy Richards, a resident of Santa Clara County, California, sustained severe, permanent and disabling injuries when he was pinned between two vehicles on city property. The action was brought against the defendant by Randy and his mother, Martina Richards, who was witness to the incident. The lawsuit is pending in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, case #108CV131502.

Tragic Events Lead to Catastrophic Personal Injuries

According to court documents, on January 9, 2008, Randy was standing and working on a roadway in the City of Mountain View, just behind a lawfully parked pickup truck on Diericx Drive near Franklin Avenue. As he was loading the truck at the edge of the roadway, well out of the lane of travel for northbound vehicles, the driver of a car in the northbound lane suddenly lost control, veered into the lane toward the right, and collided with Randy and the parked pickup truck, pinning him between both vehicles.

In addition to severe emotional distress, Randy sustained catastrophic physical injuries , including the complete present and potential permanent loss of the use of his right leg, and its severe disfigurement and the future possibility of amputation. He also sustained the complete present and potential permanent loss of the use of his left leg and its severe disfigurement.

City of Mountain View Fails to Correct Dangerous Roadway Conditions

“Tragic as this incident is, what’s even more tragic is the negligence and careless disregard demonstrated by the City of Mountain View for not correcting dangerous roadway conditions that had existed for some time,” said Brian Chase, a partner at BISNAR | CHASE.

The suit alleges that the roadway where Randy was injured was wrought with a variety of dangers that created a substantial risk to him and to others who might use it for similar purposes. First, the presence of a concrete island in the center of the street narrowed the available path of travel for northbound cars, causing vehicles to veer further right than would normally be necessary. What’s more, pooled rainwater on the roadway due to inadequate drainage caused slick driving conditions near the area where Randy was injured. Additionally, the street was configured in such a way that it created the illusion there was more driving room than actually existed. And the City of Mountain View, after being aware of habitual speeding and resulting similar accidents in that area, did not adequately or effectively control the speed of vehicles using the northbound lane.

The action seeks economic damages for Randy’s severe and permanent bodily injuries and resulting permanent disabilities, past and future physical and mental pain and suffering, and past and future economic losses, as well as damages for Martina’s severe emotional distress after witnessing the collision and her son’s resulting injuries.

About BISNAR | CHASE

The BISNAR | CHASE Newport Beach personal injury lawyers represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging serious injury defective product cases against a number of Fortune 500 companies. Get a complimentary copy of The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim. For more information, please visit www.ProductDefectNewsAndAdviceBlog.com.

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How much should a lawyer-drafted terms & conditions document for a website cost?

Question by Sparky: How much should a lawyer-drafted terms & conditions document for a website cost?
My website includes creating free account, uploading, viewing, and downloading photographs. I thus need a terms and conditions document drafted for those who try to upload copyrighted content. I think I’ll also need a “take down” document for those who wish to make copyright claims on given photograph uploads. How much should this legal service cost?

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Answer by hensleyclaw
this will depend on how long it takes to create the document. Most lawyers charge by the hour for everything. You need to speak to an attorney that deal with intellectual property to get a clear answer.

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New York Personal Injury Lawyers Prepare to Move In as Struggling Landlords Create Dangerous Living Conditions for Tenants




New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2009

As reported by the New York Times, landlords are struggling to pay their mortgages. It’s a story being repeated throughout neighborhoods around New York, according to personal injury lawyers.

More than a financial nightmare for the owners, residents of the abandoned apartment buildings are being left in a dangerous limbo. As the landlords vacate their responsibility, buildings are being left in a state of perilous disrepair and with non-existent security. Many tenants are even being left without basic services including heat and hot water.

With conditions like these escalating, New York personal injury lawyers expect to hear from more and more tenants injured by inhospitable building conditions.

“What many landlords don’t appear to realize is that if something happens on their property, they are responsible for it and the financial consequences can be as enormous- and even more so – then the ones they are abandoning in the neighborhoods around New York,” personal injury lawyer David Perecman explained.

A landlord has a duty to keep the apartment and the building fit to live in. If a tenant can show, for example, that a trip or slip and fall was a result of a hazardous condition like a broken stair, and the landlord either knew or should have known of the problem, the landlord can be held responsible for the tenant’s injury. As explained by New York personal injury attorney Perecman, this also means that the landlord must do the things agreed to in your lease, including doing all necessary repairs.

Many of these landlords bought their buildings in recent years when the real estate market was booming. Now, the unstable situation is growing because those same landlords are struggling to make mortgage payments. They don’t have the thousands of dollars they need for building repairs either. Left unchecked, poorly maintained buildings not only threaten the health and safety of the people living there, they threaten to destabilize entire blocks.

If a person is injured due to a hazardous condition on someone’s else’s property, in New York or elsewhere, they should see the advice of an experienced personal injury or slip and fall lawyer right away.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, construction accident, auto accident and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is the past Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition”.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict* for a construction accident, a .35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*later settled while on appeal for .940 million

**later settled for .5 million

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