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UCLA Study Reveals E-Scooters Cause as many Injuries as Motorcycles

A new study published in PLOS One reveals e-scooter injuries have been on the rise and are now even higher than those caused by motorcycles. According to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers, the growing popularity of electric scooters has contributed to a significant rise in injury rates among riders. The study, which […]

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The problem plaguing Tesla’s Autopilot

The carmaker’s Autopilot system continues to face scrutiny for its “phantom” braking issues. All new Teslas have featured Autopilot since 2014. This advanced “self-driving” system assists drivers with braking, parking, steering, and lane changes. Despite the system’s advanced safety features, it’s been plagued with problems that have been a factor in several accidents within the […]

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Why is the NHTSA Investigating Tesla?

Tesla, the auto manufacturer who introduced Autopilot, is currently being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for issues with their braking system. The “phantom braking issue” doesn’t seem to be a new problem for the car’s driver assistance program, but a rapid increase over the last year in braking complaints about certain […]

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Gun reform makes appearance at Biden’s first State of the Union

President Joe Biden calls for measures to reduce firearm violence Urging Congress to pass “commonsense gun violence legislation that will save lives,” on Tuesday night during the first State of the Union address of his term, President Joe Biden directly acknowledged the increase in gun violence. Biden issued direct pleas to the country’s legislative body […]

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What inspired Tesla’s Autopilot?

We took a look at Tesla’s Autopilot before, but where did the idea come from? Tesla’s Autopilot feature, an advanced driver assistance system, has sharply divided opinions in the auto industry-both good and bad. Some experts have praised the “self-driving” system for its ability to prevent accidents, and others have raised concerns over its capabilities. […]

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What Does the “Napkin Deal” Have to Do With MICRA?

February 28, 2022 Robert Jalon Accidents, California, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability

In the latest addition to our series on MICRA, we examine how it and the “Napkin Deal” intertwine. “The Napkin Deal,” infamously hashed out on a cloth napkin from Frank Fat’s restaurant in Sacramento, was an agreement turned law struck between manufacturers, trial lawyers, insurance companies, and doctors in the late 1980s. This deal single […]

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Willie Brown and the Napkin Deal

February 21, 2022 Robert Jalon California, Legal, Product Liability

In the continuing series on MICRA, we explore what a napkin, a powerful California politician, and personal injury law have in common “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  — Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) No one can agree on what was being served that hot September night at Frank […]

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A look at Tesla’s Autopilot

The controversial feature on Tesla vehicles faces backlash, recalls and lawsuits over safety and accidents; but is Tesla liable or are the drivers? Since its introduction in 2014, Tesla’s Autopilot system has attempted to revolutionize the way vehicles move and put “self-driving” cars on the map. But despite all the buzz surrounding this feature (both […]

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