June 20, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Auto Accident

Why Do Car Accidents Happen????

The dictionary defines accident as “an unexpected and undesirable event, a mishap unforeseen and without apparent cause.” Strictly speaking, most accidents are not accidents at all: they are collisions that could and should have been avoided. So, what causes them, and how can you avoid them? Four factors contribute to the vast majority of collisions….

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June 20, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

Los Angeles Premises Liability: Questions and Answers

The blanket legal term “premises liability” encompasses a wide range of personal injuries occurring on property belonging to another person. The property can be owned by a small business, family, giant corporation or municipality, but regardless, each property owner has a duty to keep his land in reasonably safe condition to protect people who might…

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June 20, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Premises

Los Angeles Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Under California law, a property owner has a duty to keep his or her property reasonably safe and to warn others of any dangerous condition if such a condition exists. Premises liability cases cover all cases where the owner breaches that duty of care, allowing dangerous conditions to exist on the property that cause bodily…

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June 19, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Chivas USA Player Killed In Car Accident

Monday, June 17th in CARSON, California — Julio Chavez, a defender and captain of Chivas USA’s Under-18 team, died in an auto accident. He was 19. Chavez was killed on Monday night in Modesto, California, his hometown, the team said. He attended the team’s youth academy for three years. Chavez, a native of Modesto, graduated…

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June 18, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

Lead Paint Poisoning and Children

You cannot see, smell or taste lead, and most children with lead poisoning do not even have symptoms. Even at high levels of lead in the blood, common symptoms such as stomach aches and anemia are similar to illnesses that are much less serious. But, over time, children exposed to very high levels of lead…

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June 16, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

Latino Workers at Higher Risk for Fatal Construction Accidents

Recent Tragic Lancaster Construction Accident Illustrates Problem Just days ago, a job-site accident in Lancaster tragically killed a young, Latino construction worker. The 26-year-old man was helping construct a 65-foot wall when the cinder-block wall suddenly collapsed, killing him and seriously injuring three others. Early reports indicate that the wall failed as scaffolding collapsed and…

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June 13, 2013

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News

Bullying Laws: Can They Protect Our Children?

Bullying is nothing new; ever since school children have gathered on playgrounds, youngsters have been singled out by their peers. But, some things have changed, and the disturbing new trend of cyber bullying has turned social media outlets into a hotbed of abusive electronic communications that can sweep through the internet in moments, sometimes with…

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June 2, 2013

Ellis Law Corporation

Personal Injury

Distracted Truck Drivers Pose Big Dangers on the Road

Two tragedies earlier this summer highlight the extreme dangers posed to motorists by distracted truck drivers. In Illinois, a distracted trucker triggered a nine-vehicle crash that killed three people; in Missouri an inattentive truck driver killed two people when he rear-ended their vehicles. Deadly Inattentiveness St. Louis’s KSDK TV spoke with a police officer on…

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