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$21.5 million awarded to motorcyclist hit by driver

As a motorcyclist, you know how dangerous it can be when you're riding. People don't always see you, and simple mistakes, like failing to signal, can mean that you don't have time to get out of the way. When others make mistakes, the reality is that you could be badly hurt or killed.

Here's an interesting story about a motorcyclist who received a $21.5 million verdict after being hit by a car on the 405 Freeway. The motorcyclist suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the collision.

New innovations help keep L.A. cyclists safer on the road

Southern California weather is ideal for bicycle enthusiasts all year round, and more people than ever use their bikes as everyday transportation.

This means that motorists are seeing greater use of bicycle lanes. Savvy cyclists are making greater use of safety innovations that provide them with improved visibility.

Employment discrimination isn't fair: Choose to fight back

Employment discrimination is something that no employee should have to struggle with. It's hard to know that you're being discriminated against. It could mean that you're not able to get the roles you want at work or that you're paid less just because of your gender or personal background.

Employment discrimination is against the law. You cannot be discriminated against due to:

  • Age (over 40)
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Physical disability
  • Race

Can an interviewer ask about your U.S. citizenship?

Immigration and citizenship status seem to be all over the news these days. If you are looking for a new job, you may wonder if an interviewer can ask about your citizenship status. 

In the United States, employers may not employ individuals who lack legal authorization to work in the country. They also have an obligation to verify a new employee’s identity and work eligibility by completing an I-9 form. Still, they must not discriminate against either applicants or employees because of their citizenship status or national origin. 

Red-light traffic deaths reach a 10-year high

California has taken action in recent months to restrict when the state’s drivers can use their cellphones. While laws prevent them from using phones at red lights, many motorists continue to do exactly that. This is one of many reasons California and the nation’s red-light traffic deaths are on the rise. It is also an important reason why you should exercise extreme care when making your way through traffic signals.

Per NBC News, nearly 940 people died when other motorists blew through red lights in 2017, which is a substantial increase from prior years. In fact, it marks the highest number of red-light-related traffic deaths reported since 2008. It is also 28% higher than the number of red-light-related traffic deaths reported in 2012.

A spinal cord injury and what it means for your life

There are many causes of spinal cord injury, and an estimated 12,000 cases are reported every year in the U.S.

This type of injury can have long-term consequences, so after a diagnosis, immediate treatment should begin in order to slow damage and prevent further complications.

The color of your car impacts your risk of being in an accident

When you look for a new vehicle to buy, you want to keep a few factors in mind. You want to see what safety features the vehicle comes with and how much mileage you get out of it. However, you may also want to consider what your likelihood of ending up in a car accident is with the car color you want. 

Reader's Digest ran a report to show how vehicle color affects your chances of ending up in a crash. While there is no way to predict how or when someone ends up in a crash, there does appear to be a connection between car color and accident risk. Therefore, you may want to think twice about what color you want to purchase. 

Refresh your memory about steps to take after a car crash

In a city the size of Los Angeles with millions of vehicles and congested traffic nearly everywhere you drive, accidents are bound to happen.

If you are the victim of a car crash, would you know what to do? Here is a brief review of the steps to take following even a minor collision.

Common workers' compensation benefits

People spend the majority of their week at their jobs. As such, the chances of them sustaining an injury while at work are higher than they are at home.

For those who receive injuries while at work, workers' compensation may be essential to staying afloat. Thankfully, there are a few different workers' comp benefits that may be available.

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