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Ainbinder & Pratt's latest updates and commentary on workers compensation, personal injury and car accident legal issues.

1 Reason Why You Shouldn’t Swordfight

Remember why your mother wouldn't let you get an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time for Christmas? Turns out that's also a good reason to avoid sword-fighting. Jeremiah...

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Tesla Sued by Driver Over Autopilot Crash, Broken Foot

In yet another Tesla Autopilot crash, Heather Lommatzsch filed suit against Tesla in a Utah state court for negligence, among other claims. She crashed her Tesla Model S into a fire engine in May 2018 while Autopilot was on and she was looking at her phone. Lommatzsch...

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THE SESSION IS OVER

The 2018 California legislative session is over. My last post, “Home Stretch”, detailed the California workers’ comp bills that were under consideration as the session neared its close: http://www.workerscompzone.com/2018/08/29/home-stretch/ All of those bills have...

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3 Legal Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Having surgery is a major life event. Whether it is elective or life-dependant, minor or major, wanted or not, every surgery carries risk. Risk of failure, lengthy recovery, and even risk of death. Assuming you have done your due diligence choosing a surgeon, here are...

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Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

It's just a little fender bender, right? Doesn't look like anyone was really hurt, so we can just exchange some insurance information and be on our way, right? Well, maybe not. Depending on the accident, the damage to the vehicles, and any potential injuries, a minor...

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Homeless Vet Sues to Recover $400K GoFundMe in His Name

You may have heard the story last year about a homeless vet giving his last $20 to a woman who had run out of gas near Philadelphia. And you might remember that woman and her boyfriend started a GoFundMe for the man, raising funds for food, shelter, and clothing, a...

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