September 12, 2019

Investigation Into the Conception Fire Shows Serious Safety Flaws; Boat Owners File Petition to Avoid Liability

A preliminary investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reportedly shows that serious safety deficiencies may have caused or contributed to the Conception boat fire. The fire, which killed 34 people, was the worst maritime disaster in California history. The passengers on

July 12, 2019

I traveled internationally to Florida and was hurt in an accident. Can a Florida lawyer help?

The days and weeks that follow an accident can be very confusing, especially if you become injured while traveling to Florida from Ireland, Scotland, or the United Kingdom. If you are still in Florida, you should speak to an attorney before you return home. Even if you have already gone

July 12, 2019

I Was Hurt While Visiting Florida from Outside the United States. Am I Entitled to Compensation?

Many visitors from the United Kingdom, Scotland, and Ireland come to Florida each year, as there are many things to see and do in locations such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando. Resorts like Disney and Universal Studios bring travelers from all over the world. Unfortunately, some visitors to Florida

July 10, 2019

What Should I Do if I was Injured on Vacation in Florida?

Every year people from all over the world visit Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Disney’s beaches and resorts. Unfortunately, some vacations end with injuries sustained in accidents caused by carelessness. Florida tourists can become injured in car wrecks, slip and falls, and many other types of accidents while vacationing. Seek

July 8, 2019

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman Secures Record $229M Jury Award for Birth Injury Client

Attorneys Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC recently made history with a record-setting jury award for their birth injury client. A Baltimore jury awarded our client $229.6 million for the harm caused by a permanent brain injury suffered by her infant …

June 20, 2019

What to Know about Ridesharing Car Accidents and Insurance Policies

Ridesharing vehicles such as Lyft and Uber are becoming more popular as our lives continue to get busier, and in many respects, these services simplify commuting and make travel much easier. However, as their popularity increases, the risk of a ridesharing vehicle accident increases as well. Given the unique factors

June 17, 2019

There Was an Accident During My Rideshare—What Do I Do Next?

As rideshare services have skyrocketed in popularity since their introduction in 2010, many commuters have had an improved travel experience with apps such as Uber and Lyft because of their quality service and ease of use. Although this transportation innovation has brought many improvements to commuting, it does not eliminate

May 24, 2019

My employer in Los Angeles will not pay me for all of the hours I have worked. Can I sue my employer?

Most employers in Los Angeles pay their employees all of the wages to which they are entitled. However, unfortunately there are always going to be some dishonest employers who take advantage of employees. They may refuse to pay their employees for all the pay they have earned, which includes

May 24, 2019

Archaic Supreme Court Ruling Denies Active Duty Military Access to Justice

Did you know our active duty military have fewer rights than every other person in the United States? Even fewer rights than non-citizens and prisoners. Established in 1950 in Feres vs. United States — a case involving the Federal Tort Claims Act that allows citizens to sue the government —

May 23, 2019

My parent choked in a nursing home in Los Angeles. What are my legal options?

I’m so sorry to hear about your parent’s incident at the nursing home. Choking can be scary for anyone, but especially an elderly person in a nursing home. If your parent was harmed as a result of the accident, you may wish to speak with an attorney about your

May 22, 2019

Lyft Claims Not in the Transportation Business to Avoid ADA

Recently in court, Lyft claimed that it was a technology company, not a transportation company. The move was taken in order to avoid being subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This arose from a class-action lawsuit that was filed in 2017 against Lyft by a woman who claims

May 21, 2019

What should I do if I have been injured in an automobile accident in Los Angeles?

I’m sorry to hear that you have suffered injuries in a Los Angeles automobile accident. You most likely feel like your life has gotten turned upside down. If your injuries are serious, you may be unable to work and you may have mounting medical expenses. Your vehicle may not

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