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What To Do After A Car Accident?

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Dealing with a car accident can be a headache. With the following instructions, you will be able to handle the situation more smoothly.

1. Take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries. This will help you have some proof to help explain your side of the story.
2. Take notes of everything, including: names, contact info, injuries, medical diagnoses, treatments, medications you have taken, missed days from work, changes in your everyday routine, etc.
3. Contact your insurance company right away to let them know of your car accident. Make sure you have your notes ready when you call.
4. Seek medical treatment right away after your injury. Your health is the most important thing you should be concerned about. If you delay the process, it can be a hindrance to your recovery, and to your case.
5. Find a personal injury lawyer to help you with the process. Car accident cases are done on a contingency basis meaning that you do not have to pay anything for the legal service until the lawyer has won the case for you. This also means there is NO cost if there is no recovery.
6. Do not sign anything until you have reviewed it with your lawyer. If you sign some documents, you can give up certain rights in the future, so do not attempt to handle anything yourself.

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Prohibited Employer Actions under ADA and FEHA

If you are an employer, you should be familiar with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA). Said acts ensure that disabled employees are not discriminated against in the workplace. So what do these two acts entail?

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Under the ADA and FEHA an employer cannot:

  • Fail to make a reasonable accommodation for someone with a disability.
  • Use qualification standards, employment tests, or other selection criteria that screens out or tends to screen out individuals with disabilities.
  • Have a policy with an adverse effect on people with disabilities, even if that was not the intent of the policy. One example is when a policy states that an employee who has an absence from work after exhausting all leave options will be terminated, without exception. This is illegal since disabled individuals may require further accommodation.
  • Retaliate against an individual because that person opposes an employer act or a practice that is unlawful.
  • Ask a job applicant whether she or he is an individual with a disability.
  • Ask a job applicant about any job-related injuries or workers’ compensation history.
  • Force an applicant to take a pre-offer medical examination or psychological examination.

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Uber Sued Over Girl’s Death in San Francisco

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The family of a 6-year-old girl killed by an Uber driver filed a lawsuit against the driver as well as the company, asserting that the use of the fast-growing Uber app runs afoul of California’s distracted-driving laws. The suit alleges that the driver of the vehicle – who was at that time an Uber contractor – was logged on to the company’s Uber app when he fatally struck the victim. The wrongful-death suit will have a big effect on how technology companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar should be regulated and to what degree they should be held liable for the actions of their drivers.

 

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Jury Awards $4.6 Million in Jeep Death Where Seatbelt Didn’t Work

Jury awarded $4.6 million to the husband of a woman killed when she was ejected from a Jeep when here seat belt didn’t work.

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A Gwinnett County jury awarded $4.6 million to the husband of a woman killed when she was ejected from a Jeep during a rollover wreck. The company that manufactured the seat belt the victim was wearing must pay $3.7 million of the judgment and the jury apportioned $900,000 of the verdict to the victim’s daughter, who was driving at the time of the accident.

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