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Rideshare Sexual Assaults

For the year of 2018 alone, Uber drivers made 3,045 reports of sexual assaults in the United States.  On December 5, 2019, the New York Times published an article about the recent safety report done by Uber Technologies.  It is important to be informed about the statistics of ride-share assaults, tips on how to protect Read More

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what percentage of sexual abuse is committed by someone the victim knows?

Victims Generally Know Their Abuser. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women, and one in 71 men will be raped during their lives. Unfortunately, victims of sexual assault know their attacker in approximately eight out of 10 cases. When a child is the victim of sexual abuse, the rates are Read More

Post-Concussion Syndrome Settlement Value

The doctors told you it was “only a concussion.” They referred to it as a “mild traumatic brain injury.” Your friends and acquaintances shrugged when you told them about your symptoms and said you would feel better in a few days. However, after your accident, you’re still dealing with headaches, dizziness, and a host of Read More

Payroll Coverage in Business Insurance

Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover Payroll? If your business has recently suffered property damage in a protest or you have had to close up to comply with stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, you might be concerned with your ability to cover employee wages once your cash reserves dry up. Business interruption insurance is an optional Read More

Business Interruption Insurance Exclusions

Business Interruption Insurance Claims Think of the last time you saw a commercial for the latest antidepressant or allergy medication. Each commercial has a  long list of side effects at the end. If you are a business owner, you know that business interruption insurance works the same way. You purchase insurance to protect your business Read More

Reasons Why You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident

When to Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident Car accidents are all too common in the United States. Over 35,000 individuals die in motor vehicle crashes each year, and an additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. While traffic fatalities decreased slightly in California in recent years, the state still saw more than 3,500 Read More

Churches: Defiance Results in COVID-19 ‘Clusters’

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has created fear, stress and panic throughout the global community. During these times of economic, physical and emotional hardship, believers tend to lean on their faith and turn to their church community for solace and support. Ordinarily, gathering with one’s faith community would be a recommended source of comfort. However, during Read More

Investigating “Clusters” of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Americans are inundated by the minute with updates regarding the novel coronavirus- COVID-19.  We receive alerts from our smartphones, newspapers, television news stations, email, and social media accounts – all reporting updated COVID-19 data at a local, regional, national and even global level. One datapoint that health authorities continue to report on are “clusters” of Read More

How to Win a Wrongful Termination Case

Filing For a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit If you recently lost your job for unfair reasons, you might have a wrongful termination case against your former employer. A free consultation with a wrongful termination lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys will give you the information you need to determine whether you have a case. This guide will Read More

Be Prepared: Ready Your Home for a Natural Disaster or Emergency

Prepare For an Emergency or Natural Disaster While no one wants to think about the worst-case scenario, you should think ahead to be prepared for a natural disaster or emergency. While California is a state filled with beauty, it is also susceptible to natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, and wildfires. The United States Geological Survey, Read More

Covid-19: Facts, “MYTHBUSTERS,” and Answered Questions

Know the FACTS about the New Coronavirus – COVID-19 Facts regarding the new coronavirus or COVID-19 are emerging and changing at a rapid pace.  As each day of quarantine passes, it seems that we learn something new or important about this troubling coronavirus disease.  Health authorities are still learning how the disease spreads, the severity Read More

COVID-19 Injuries Suffered on Cruise Ships

COVID-19 transmission on cruise ships has been a significant problem in this pandemic. Cruise ships have been a source of outbreaks of infectious diseases causing injury and death to many. According to the CDC, to date there have been more than 800 cases of confirmed COVID-19 on cruise ship voyages, with the numbers growing daily. Read More

Neck Pain Can Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries

While car accidents aren’t the only cause of neck injuries, they are one of the most common. To make sure you put your well-being first, after you suffer an injury from any accident, seek medical attention right away. Neck injuries have the potential to become debilitating. Once you see a doctor, a seasoned personal injury Read More

Injuries That Can Result in a Legal Claim

When you are injured because of negligence on the part of another person, you may have the basis for a legal claim against the party responsible for your injuries. Under California’s personal injury laws, should you prove the other party acted in a reckless manner, you can file a claim against them. Many people do Read More

Falling Cargo Truck Accidents

Each year in the U.S. over 15 million trucks move nearly a trillion dollars of manufactured and retail goods within the United States, and between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. With so many trucks on the road, collisions with passenger vehicles are bound to happen, and when they do, they can be catastrophic, resulting Read More

How Much Does a Dog Bite Lawyer Cost?

If you or a loved one were injured by a dog bite, you may wonder how much it would cost to bring a lawsuit against the dog’s owner. We have two short answers. The first answer is that it costs nothing to bring a lawsuit against the dog’s owner. Why? Because attorneys who handle dog Read More

What Is the Difference Between Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse?

Sexual assault and sexual abuse are both sex crimes in which perpetrators can be prosecuted in California criminal court and found liable in civil court. Often these words are thrown around in ways that conflate the two or confuse one for the other. Each has very specific meanings, especially in how they are expressed in Read More

How to Heal From Sexual Abuse

For many years, sexual abuse wasn’t something that was often talked about. Far too often, victims chose not to come forward, and those who did were often met with disbelief, or worse, victim-blaming. But finally, the climate is beginning to change. With the rise of the #MeToo movement and more and more victims speaking up, Read More

Why is It So Important to Be Alert to Behavioral Indicators of Seuxal Abuse?

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents and caregivers is recognizing signs that a child has been a victim of sexual abuse, or that they are currently being sexually abused. As we are accustomed to children acting out, and may miss signals they are sending us. Parents and caregivers should be aware that statistically, Read More

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