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California Won’t Tolerate Sub-Par Maintenance in Self-Driving Vehicles

California regulators have nixed a General Motors suggestion to remove liability from companies whose self-driving cars caused accidents due to the vehicle not being maintained to manufacturer specifications. This recommendation would place the burden of liability on drivers and could have opened a loophole for companies to avoid responsibility for injuries caused by a defective…. Read More

3 Ways to Stay Safe While Driving Around Big Trucks

As you travel back home from the holidays, you may run into several truckers and their huge trucks dominating the highways. The average driver, however, isn’t easily intimidated by these large vehicles. In fact, many drivers are guilty of cutting off truckers or forgetting they’re even on the roads in the first place. With over…. Read More

Is It Safe to Go to a Rock Climbing Gym?

Rock climbing has gained a lot momentum in the last few years, including increasing in popularity and improving its standing as a sport worldwide. In fact, in 2020, rock climbing will be added as an event at the summer Olympics. It’s no wonder with the sport trending upward, that rock climbing gyms have risen in…. Read More

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement?

There are very few absolutes in this world, but many would agree that among them are death, trouble and taxes. However, when it comes to a personal injury lawsuit settlement, is paying taxes an absolute certainty? Are Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlements Taxable? In many cases, under both federal and state law, a personal injury lawsuit…. Read More

What Are Traffic Laws When a Stop Light is Out in California?

Even experienced drivers can be thrown for a loop when they pull up to an intersection and find that the traffic light is out. While uncommon, traffic lights do malfunction sometimes. It’s important to know how to behave because a malfunctioning light or problem with the electrical grid is no excuse for negligent driving. Fortunately,…. Read More

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips

At Needham, Kepner & Fish, we want our clients to have a safe Labor Day weekend with their relatives and friends. We recommend using these five safety tips over this holiday weekend. Safety Tip 1: Don’t Drink Alcohol While Driving or Swimming Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while driving a vehicle or engaging in water sports….. Read More

Legal Liability Waivers: Top 5 Questions

In many cases, if you are injured because of another party’s negligence, you are able to sue for compensation. There are exceptions to this rule that include statutory (an injury lawsuit is not permitted in some circumstances), procedural (before suing you will need to file a notice with a government entity), or legal (the injury…. Read More





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