The question of whether a worker is classified as an independent contractor or an employee under the law has significant consequences in terms of the legal protections afforded to workers. An employee is covered by the basic labor standards imposed by law such as minimum wage, overtime, and compensation for hours worked. Moreover, laws such as...Read More
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If you believe you have been illegally fired from your job, our Redondo Beach wrongful termination attorneys can help. Drawing on years of experience, our attorneys are prepared to get to work on your case right away and to take it as far as needed to help ensure justice is served.
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Slip and fall accidents can result in serious or even fatal injury, with the elderly and very young at highest risk for hospitalization. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident in Redondo Beach or the South Bay area, our premises liability attorneys are here to help.
Call Kirtland & Packard at 310-536-1000 for a free consultation with one of our slip and fall lawyers. Located in Redondo Beach, we serve Torrance and all surrounding areas of California.
St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration for many – and that celebration often involves alcohol. If you plan on drinking this St. Patrick’s Day, be sure to arrange for a safe ride to and from all of your destinations. If you do not have a designated driver, consider a rideshare option such as Uber or Lyft. If you are the designated driver, download the DDVIP app from the California Office of Traffic Safety for discounts and perks at participating bars and restaurants.
The Daily Breeze reports that...Read More
If you have been injured on someone else’s property – in a slip and fall accident, for example – you may be entitled to compensation for related medical expenses, wages lost during recovery, and personal pain and suffering. In many cases, property owners or managers are responsible for injury that takes place on or in spaces they maintain, but do not expect compensation to be freely offered just because you have sustained an injury.
The short quiz below can help you determine if your accident qualifies you for a...Read More
Uber has announced the addition of a feature to its platform that will require drivers go offline for at least six hours following every 12 hours of work. The idea behind this break is to encourage rest and help reduce the risk of car accidents posed by drowsy driving.
According to the website Tech Crunch, this technology is similar to existing features required in certain states. However, unlike state-specific drivetime limits, this latest...Read More
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for compensation. You may even assume that your accident was a result of your own clumsiness and not caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. However, if your injury has resulted in medical expenses, an inability to work, physical pain, and similar issues, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. But who can be held liable for a slip and fall injury in Redondo Beach?
The first step in establishing liability following a slip and fall...Read More
Your first meeting with the Redondo Beach personal injury lawyers at Kirtland & Packard is free of both cost and obligation. This consultation gives you an opportunity to meet our legal team, get a better understanding of our practice, and determine if we are the right law firm for your needs. It gives us an opportunity to review your case, discuss all of your legal options, and help you determine the most effective way to move forward with your claim – even if moving forward does not involve us.
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