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  • States Urge Administration to Protect Victims' Rights to Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
    Attorneys General for the District of Columbia and 16 states are urging the federal government to protect victims’ rights to take civil legal action following alleged neglect, abuse, and sexual assault in nursing homes. Their efforts come in response to a proposal that would reverse a new rule banning nursing homes from including language in contracts requiring disputes to be handled t...
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  • What Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries?
    In a recent blog, we discussed the shocking findings of a study that found brain disease in 99% of deceased former NFL athletes whose brains were donated for scientific research. The results have bolstered ongoing conversations about the long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries, as well as the serious consequences of repetitive head trauma. As a law firm that has represented many vi...
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  • Can I Sue a Third Party for My Workplace Injuries?
    The workplace is not immune to the threat of accidents and injuries. While some professions may be inherently more dangerous due to the nature of work performed – including construction and industrial work – employees in all types of industries face risks of suffering harm. If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you have likely heard that your only option for securing c...
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  • Who Can be Held at Fault for Drone Accidents?
    In previous blogs, we have discussed drones and the issues they introduce when it comes to accidents and injuries. With drones now widely available to consumers, and many companies considering drones for use in product delivery, it is inevitable that drone accidents will increase. Unfortunately, laws regarding the safe operation of drones and the rights of victims harmed in drone acciden...
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  • Study Finds Brain Disease in 99% of Former NFL Athletes
    Brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable nature, especially when it comes to long-term effects on health and cognitive function. Over the years, there has been mounting evidence linking brain injuries to serious adverse outcomes, including neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s, dementia, and more. These adverse outcomes ha...
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  • Tesla Crash Calls Attention to Challenging Issues Posed by Self-Driving Cars
    A recent crash in Minnesota involving a Tesla vehicle has garnered considerable attention after the driver and four passengers suffered minor injuries. While the driver of the vehicle initially told authorities the vehicle suddenly accelerated and rolled over after he engaged the vehicle’s self-driving system, he later denied the autopilot mechanism caused the accident. In an e-mail rel...
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  • Alcohol-Related Boating Accidents, Liability & Victims' Rights
    Throughout the summer and nearly year-round, residents across Los Angeles and Southern California are able to capitalize on warm weather and enjoy a range of boating activities. While fishing, water sports, and boating on local lakes or the open ocean can certainly be an enjoyable time, it is important to remember that there are always risks when on the water. These risks can be exacer...
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  • Mounting Lawsuits Against Opioid Industry Illustrate Power of Civil Justice System
    Prescription medications are fueling an opioid addiction crisis that has reached epidemic proportions. Across the nation, drug overdoses kill more than 90 Americans each day, and in 2014, there were more fatalities due to drug overdoses than any year on record. This rise in addiction and death can be directly correlated to a rise in prescriptions for painkillers, which have nearly quad...
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  • Holidays and Fireworks Injuries: Understanding Victims' Rights
    With summer months upon us, more celebrations, and Fourth of July around the corner, fireworks become a pastime enjoyed by many Americans. Although they can be fun, fireworks pose significant risks of injury, especially when they are used inappropriately or when poor supervision fails to prevent an accident that should never have happened. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...
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  • Building Fires & Personal Injury: What You Need to Know
    Fires are a leading cause of property damage, injury, and death. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association estimates that in 2015, over half a million structure fires caused 13,000 injuries, 2,685 deaths and more than $10 billion in damages. With such extensive damage and an overwhelming potential for causing serious injuries, including catastrophic burns and smoke inhalation, f...
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  • Fires, Injuries & Deaths Spark More Lawsuits Over Hoverboards
    Hoverboards, marketed as battery powered self-balancing scooters, have become increasingly popular over recent years. While they are enjoyed by consumers of all ages, many of these devices are being criticized for potential defects that pose risks of fires, property damage, and preventable injuries and deaths. In fact, there have been a number of lawsuits filed against manufacturers an...
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  • Families, Advocates Push Federal Regulators to Remove X-LITE Guardrails Following Deaths
    Victims’ families and safety advocates are pushing regulators from the Federal Highway Administration to rescind its approval of a dangerous guardrail system that has been linked to a number of serious injuries and at least seven confirmed deaths on U.S. roadways. The X-LITE guardrail, manufactured by Lindsay Transportation Solutions, has come under intense scrutiny after it was discove...
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  • Risks of Catastrophic Injuries, Deaths Increase During Memorial Day Weekend
    Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here, and for many the three-day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. As such, it’s a common time for celebration, events, road trips, and vacations. With more people out and about, and with more people choosing to celebrate with alcohol, the holiday weekend presents unique and increased risks of preventable accidents, including those that re...
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  • FDA Requires New Label for Invokana Foot and Leg Amputation Risks
    Following the conclusion of two clinical trials, regulators with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have required Johnson & Johnson to add new warnings to the label of Invokana, a medication used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. The results of those trials found that patients taking Invokana, or canagliflozin, experienced foot and leg amputations at twice the rate as patient...
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  • 7 Mistakes To Avoid After an Accident
    If you have been involved in an accident, you know how traumatizing and overwhelming the experience can be. The chaos caused by the sudden and unexpected events often makes it difficult for individuals to think on the spot about the necessary steps to ensure that the aftermath is not just as harrowing. To avoid making mistakes if you are in an accident, familiarize yourself with these ...
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  • Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents this Summer
    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2 out of 3 people will be affected by drunk driving within their lifetime. In addition to the loss of life, and irreversible injuries these accidents often inflict, there is also an economic cost. In the U.S., the economic toll for drunk driving related deaths and injuries amounts to approximately $52 billion annually. With summer fast...
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  • How Long Should an Injury Settlement Take?
    Every case will run its own course. Small injury cases have a better chance of settling without litigation. Catastrophic injury cases almost never settle without litigation, unless the case is worth more than the defendant's available insurance limits. Timing of settlement is controlled exclusively by the insurance company as they hold the key to the insurance policy purse strings. No o...
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  • Uber Accidents - Who is Liable for Your Damages?
    Over the past two years, a few different studies have indicated that ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, rapidly gained in popularity, devastating taxi companies by taking a huge chunk of their market. With the widespread use of this service, however, the potential for being involved in a ride-share accident has also increased. What does this mean for individuals who are invo...
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  • Motel Sued for Facilitation of Ongoing Criminal Activity
    This month, the Roosevelt Inn, a roadside motel located in northeast Philadelphia, was targeted in a sex trafficking case. The lawsuit alleges that the hotel’s owners and staff leased rooms to a 14-year-old girl’s traffickers, profiting off their abuse and making no attempts to stop it. The girl’s abusers were convicted and sent to prison, but her lawyers and family believe they can ho...
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  • Legal Eligibility for Wrongful Death Claims
    When an individual dies as a result of a wrongful act or negligence, this is considered a wrongful death in the state of California. The wrongful act or negligence can be committed by either an entity or another individual. Unlike a criminal case, a wrongful death claim results in monetary damages paid out to heirs of the decedent. However, all states govern wrongful death claims with ...
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  • Insurance Coverage, Hit and Run Accidents, and Your Rights
    Generally, a hit and run accident is defined as a driver crashing their vehicle into another vehicle, a pedestrian, or onto private property, and leaving the scene of the accident without stopping, filing a report, rendering aid if necessary, or providing insurance information. This act is considered a crime in all 50 states and, depending on the circumstances, may be considered a misd...
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  • How much is a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
    There are no determinate values for a spinal cord injury lawsuit since injuries vary in degrees of severity, affecting individuals in a number of different ways. Many serious spinal cord injuries, especially those involving surgery, can cause lifelong disabilities and, as such, it is not uncommon for an experienced attorney to secure compensation in excess of $1 million for these types...
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  • How Long do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit?
    If you’ve been injured in an accident and have grounds to take legal action and pursue compensation, it’s important that you think of the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. If you miss the window of time given to file a lawsuit, you may be denied to seek justice for the injuries you’ve sustained from your accident. In this blog, our Los Angeles personal injury attorney explai...
  • National Safety Council Data Report Reveals a Continued Increase in Crash Fatalities
    In 2016, a data report was released by the National Safety Council (NSC), which revealed that 38,300 people died in automobile crashes the previous year, marking the largest spike in crash fatalities in fifty years. At the time of the report’s release, it seemed that 2016 would only continue this upward trend in traffic deaths. Unfortunately, this fear is now a confirmed reality with t...
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  • Winter Motorcycle Safety Tips
    Many motorcycle owners and riders thoroughly enjoy the feeling of the wind hitting their face when taking on the open road. Once the cold winter air sets in, however, road conditions can take a turn and put motorists at risk for being involved in an accident. Even if you have motorcycle insurance, riding your motorcycle in the winter can be a dangerous endeavor. In this blog, our Los A...
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  • California's Most Dangerous Roads
    Not only is California one of the biggest states, but it is also one of the most populated. There are an estimated 29 million cars on our roads and highways, making accidents an inevitable occurrence. While accidents can occur anywhere, regardless of the time or place, there are several highways in California known for its inherent dangers. In this blog, we list some of the most danger...
  • Matthew B.F. Biren Honored with Twelfth Consecutive Selection to Super Lawyers
    We are proud to announce that Matthew B.F. Biren, attorney and founder of the Biren Law Group, has been selected for the 2017 Super Lawyers, marking his 12th consecutive year with this distinction. The multiphase selection process is done annually and on a state-by-state basis. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or campaign. 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement...
  • Drone Delivery Services - A New Risk in Our Skies
    Drone services are quickly gaining traction as a delivery method. Receiving orders via machine is no longer a far-out idea, but rather something that is currently being tested out and, in some cases, put into practice. 7-Eleven, for example, carried out 77 flights in its drone delivery experiment in 2016 when it partnered up with drone maker Flirtey, servicing select customers that liv...
  • Drones - A New Danger to Look Out For?
    A groom is currently facing a lawsuit after two of his guests were hit in the head by a drone while dancing at the wedding reception. The event took place at Searles Castle in Windham, New Hampshire this past August and the drone was used to get the perfect birds eye view photos of the couple’s reception. However, the drone eventually crashed into the two dancing guests, injuring them ...
  • Distracted Driving - A Rising Problem
    During the past four decades, highway fatalities steadily decreased, with innovative solutions that kept drivers’ hands on the wheel rather than on their smartphones. However, this changed in 2015, which revealed the largest annual percentage increase in about fifty years, with this year promising to be significantly worse. Previously, drivers were mainly distracted by phone calls and ...
  • Biren Prominently Featured in Book
    Matthew B. F. Biren has recently had some of his most important work featured in the new book Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand against the World’s Most Powerful Industry. In the book, author Andrew Nikiforuk highlighted an exceptionally triumphant case in which attorney Matthew B.F. Biren handled following an explosion on March 24, 1985, at the Ross Dress Less clothing...
  • Do Older Commercial Truck Drivers Pose a Danger?
    In today’s economy more and more individuals are working past the retirement age of 65, including truck drivers. In fact, there were more than 6,636 accidents involving elderly drivers in only 12 states, according to a CBS News analysis of crash data. With the industry’s shortage in truck drivers, trucking schools are actually making an effort to recruit seniors with the allure of good...
  • What Are Contingency Fees & How Do They Benefit You?
    A contingency fee is an agreement dictating that a law firm shall only receive payment should they win your case. If they lose your case, you are not obligated to pay them for their services. Contingency fees are beneficial for those who cannot afford to pay a lawyer’s hourly rate, allowing them to seek the best possible representation regardless of their financial status. Given that s...
  • Cycling in Los Angeles: Safety, Regulations, and Tips
    The densely populated urban make-up of Los Angeles can often make riding a bike a bit more tricky than most other areas, but cyclists and drivers of motor vehicles can work together to make the roads a safer place by understanding and observing the rules of the road, being alert, and being courteous in a potentially dangerous environment. For bicyclists, this means remembering that just...
  • A Guide to Los Angeles for Pedestrians: Safety Tips for Walkers
    While there is the common thought that Los Angeles is full of drivers and people who never want to walk, there are plenty of pedestrians walking the busy roads. It may not seem like it, but there are a number of areas with many businesses in the city that have been redeveloped to make them more pedestrian friendly. These include places such as Old Town Pasadena and Third Street Promena...
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  • An Overview of California's Wrongful Death Law
    Reckless actions of any kind can lead to individuals sustaining serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are times when these types of actions can also lead to fatalities. In legal terminology, this is referred to as a wrongful death because it is a preventable action caused by negligence or an intentional act. A wrongful death lawsuit is brought forward by certain parties allowable unde...

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