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Field Trips and The Immunity from Liability for School Districts and its Employees

By |2021-05-29T13:36:14+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: Recent Posts|

We all love going on field trips as a kid. It was a chance to explore, see different things, hang with friends, visit new places, learn new things, and most importantly, get out of the classroom. But, for parents, it could be a difficult time, letting your kids go with some stranger. Depending on them to [...]

Uber and Lyft – The Uber and Lyft Driver Edition (Part 4)

By |2021-05-29T13:36:52+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Recent Posts|

This is the last of a four-part series on Uber and Lyft Protection.  In Part 1, I tried to explain the law. In Part 2, I discussed the law relative to passengers. In Part 3, I analyzed the law related to other drivers on the road. In this last part, I'm going to talk about the [...]

Uber and Lyft – The Other Driver Edition (Part 3)

By |2021-05-29T13:37:10+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Recent Posts|

In Parts 1 and 2, I talked about the law and then discussed how it would affect passengers, respectively. Now, I will try to explain how it would affect the other driver that was in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver.  This presumes that the other driver was not at-fault for the accident. If [...]

Uber and Lyft – Passenger Edition (Part 2)

By |2021-05-29T13:37:34+00:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

In Part 1, Uber and Lyft - What You Need to Know, I discussed Assembly Bill 2293's three stages of insurance coverage. In this post, I will attempt to examine Uber and Lyft passenger protection issues. I will also try to flesh out some glaring holes or problems that were not addressed by the law. This [...]

Uber and Lyft – Know What You Are Getting Into (Part 1)

By |2021-05-29T13:37:52+00:00December 26th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

I don't know anybody that hasn't used Uber or Lyft, or some other transportation network company. Due to the ever-increasing demand for Uber/Lyft transportation, California enacted a law to provide some measure of Uber and Lyft driver protection , other drivers on the road, and passengers. In this part, I'm going to try to lay out [...]

One Swipe or Tap – Driving with Cellphone Laws

By |2021-05-29T13:38:13+00:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

AB (Assembly Bill) 1785, also known as the "One Swipe or One Tap - That's All You Get!" law attempts to further regulate the use of cell phones while driving. It was signed into law on September 26, 2016. We use our phones constantly every day. Our phones are a part of our daily lives. We [...]

The Hoverboard Law – Think Twice Before Buying for Your Kid!

By |2021-05-29T13:38:33+00:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

AB 604 was approved by Governor Brown on October 11, 2015. It effectively regulates the use of hoverboards! The hoverboard law requires that all operators of electrically motorized boards (which includes hoverboards, swagways, self-balancing scooters, and personal transporters) to: Wear a bicycle helmet while operating it on a highway, bikeway, or any other public bicycle path, [...]

2017 New Earphone Law

By |2021-05-29T13:38:53+00:00December 17th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

The new Earphone Law was approved by Governor Brown on October 2, 2016 and effective the new year (2017), it will be illegal to wear "earphones" in both ears while operating a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Earphones are a popular among bicyclists or motor vehicle operators. For bicyclists and motor vehicle operators, it allows [...]

The Phantom Vehicle Rule – The Road Debris Issue

By |2021-05-29T13:39:11+00:00December 17th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

What happens when you hit an object on the road? You can’t find the owner of the vehicle that dropped that road debris. What do you do now? If you are injured, who compensates you for your injuries? Phantom Vehicle Rule – The Road Debris Issue: We see it all the time, there are always objects [...]

The Full Coverage Myth – A False Sense of Security

By |2021-05-29T13:39:33+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Recent Posts|

This is a very misleading and often times, very dangerous term. It gives people a sense of false security. The term full coverage implies that you are fully covered when you are in an accident. However, this is a "Full Coverage Myth". The term “full coverage” doesn’t actually exist anywhere in the law. It is not [...]

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