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California Last Call Moving To 4 a.m.?

In what can only be called a horrible idea, a California Legislator has written a bill to allow the last call in bars to move to 4am. This bill would allow each municipality to decide what their last call should be and in no event could it be made earlier than the current 2am last call time.

Dramatic Videos Of People Being Saved

As a result of almost unprecedented rainfall in Northern California we have all seen our heroic first responders rescuing people stranded in cars. The reality is that often these victims ended up stranded because they failed to heed the warning signs that were put in place to prevent this exact occurrence.

Passenger Rights In The Event Of A Car Crash

Passengers often feel like the odd person out after a car accident. Since they weren't the driver the odds are, with rare exception, they aren't going to be at fault. Since they are a passenger they often feel like there is no place to turn to recover financially from their injuries. We have often been told they don't want to pursue the driver if they were at fault and if the other driver was at fault the complexity of going after them as a passenger is overwhelming.

Car Crash Where You Were Just A Little Responsible?

Many personal injury situations are pretty clear with a clear idea of the responsible party. What happens when liability is in dispute or when the situation arises that there is what's called "comparative negligence." This most often happens when the defendant claims you were at least partially to blame for the crash. This can affect the total amount of your claim. The law Office of Guenard & Bozarth will work diligently to eliminate this possibility. What happens when the facts support shared liability?

Imagine you're in a traffic crash where the other driver negligently ran a stop sign and you just happened to be driving at a speed above the posted limit at the time of the crash. The reality is you might share 10 percent of the blame for the accident while the other driver accepts 90 percent of the actual fault. Now imagine your damages add up to $15,000. Understanding this how would a shared fault situation impact your potential compensation? Under California's pure comparative negligence rule, your compensation will be reduced to $13,500 (or the $15,000 total minus the $1,500 that represents your share of fault for the accident.)

What's interesting is while the court system is obligated to follow this rule individual adjustors aren't bound by the same rules outside of the actual court. Adjustors will often assume a combative and unreasonable point of view and offer only a very small token settlement to limit their exposure and your eventual recovery. In fact, an adjustor will often raise the issue of California's comparative negligence rule during settlement talks when they have no basis in the negotiation. Outside of court we are free to negotiate what the impact of the rule should be on your claim. Often times we are able to bypass any comparative negligence claims and that allows our office to enhance your settlement.

We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience practicing law on our legal team. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!

California DMV Pressures Tesla For Change

It turns out California regulators are taking a dim view of Tesla Motors Autopilot. They are not yet taking issue with the system itself, just the name. In draft regulations recently released the Department of Motor Vehicles said car companies should not use the terms "Self-Driving", "Automated" or "Autopilot" in their advertising unless their cars are capable of driving themselves without a human paying attention. That is not something approved on California roads as of yet.

Jet Blue, Common Carriers And Other Dangerous Things

Jet Blue is something called in the law a "Common Carrier" and that simply means it's an entity whose business involves transporting people or goods from one place to another for a fee. In California even amusement parks are considered to be Common Carriers as are trains, busses, taxis, Uber and Lyft. Common Carriers are held to the highest standard of care because they are transporting passengers for money and need to be extra careful and they may be held liable for damages if a plaintiff can prove negligence.

Common Carriers offer their services to the public under the authority of a regulatory body, which sets standards for safety and other passenger concerns. Commercial airlines like Jet Blue for example are expected to adhere to regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Common Carriers are required to exercise the highest degree of care and diligence in the safety of their passengers and/or cargo. Their failure to warn passengers about potentially dangerous conditions expose carriers to legal action. For example, an airline like Jet Blue may be held liable for a passenger's injuries if the pilot failed to turn on the fasten seatbelt sign after noticing and flying into an area known to have heavy turbulence.

Liability for failure to warn comes down to the question of whether a reasonably careful operator would have known or should have known about the dangerous condition. Therefore, Jet Blue is being sued for injuries as a result of severe turbulence and for failing to exercise the care and diligence expected of a reasonably careful operator.

In this particular instance 24 people were transported to the hospital after the Jet Blue flight from Boston To Sacramento was forced to divert and perform an emergency landing to tend to the injured aboard. The facts support that the pilots flew into severe turbulence even after the FAA warned of such turbulence and a CNN Weather anchor revealed that the sort of turbulence the Jet Blue pilots were flying into could have been seen on both Radar and visually from the cock pit.

We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience practicing law on our legal team. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!

Yes! We Handle Family Law And Estate Planning Questions!

Anyone familiar with our Law Office knows we handle Personal Injury Litigation exclusively. We work with injured people from injury to settlement and that can mean all the way to trial. We take exceptional care of our clients and as a result they often ask us to handle everything from Estate Planning to Family Law and child custody.

You Or Your Teen Driver Still Feeling Distracted

As distracted driving becomes a bigger and bigger issue there are more people and companies coming forward with both solutions and enforcement. Chevrolet and the State of New York are 2 of the most recent and what they bring to the table is worth talking about.

More Of Us Walking... More Of Us Getting Hit By Cars!

The benefits of walking are well documented. With almost 35% of Californians in a diabetic or pre-diabetic situation walking can be a good portion of the solution. Walking starts to lose some of its luster if you're walking and get hit by a car. That scenario is increasing in California and we lead the nation in both whole numbers of injuries and percentage rise in injuries.

Elk Grove High School & Pleasant Grove High School In The Local News

The natural inclination of people when you mention the word Lawyer is a slight recoil. Almost like no one wants to associate with a lawyer unless they have to and then they have to they want someone who has compassion, experience and an exceptional level of comfort in the area of law they need addressed. Ever wonder how some of the lawyers like this are created? Many of the lawyers of tomorrow are being created and trained in our local high schools and it's important they are acknowledged.

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