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Comparing The Jones Act And Longshore Claims For Maritime Accidents

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you spend your workday on and around the water, ships, docks, and boat yards, you probably do not dedicate too much thought to the differences between these two statutes. If you are hurt on the job, however, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)  or the Jones Act will come into play… Read More »

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Why California Motorists Drive Without A License

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

The vast majority of motorists comply with driver’s license laws and would never consider getting behind the wheel of a vehicle without this important card in their wallet. Like you, many of them know the consequences of breaking the law. According to the California Vehicle Code, it is illegal for a person to knowingly… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For Accidents At California Cruise Ship Terminals?

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

You are probably well-aware of the types of accidents that can occur on a cruise vacation, including slip and falls, food-borne illness, and incidents on shore excursions. However, you might not consider the dangers that can lead to serious injuries even before you step onboard the ship. The Port of San Francisco is an… Read More »

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Laws You May Not Know About Motorcycle Lane Splitting In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Avid riders already know that motorcycle lane splitting is legal in California, as the only US state that allows driving a two-wheeled vehicle between passenger cars in traffic. Lawmakers lifted the ban on this practice as of January 2017, so many riders frequently split lanes to avoid heavy congestion. If you are one of… Read More »

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4 Things You Should Never Give The Insurer After A California Car Accident

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Though California may not rank at the top in the US when it comes to the overall car accident rate, the state’s massive population means the total number of traffic-related crashes will always remain high. Statistics from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicate that more than 277,000 people are hurt in the 193,600 injury-causing… Read More »

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Venardi Zurada Argues Landmark Covid Case Before 9th Circuit

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Attorney Martin Zurada argues landmark Covide case before the 9th Circuit. To view video, click here

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FELA: Federal Workers’ Comp For Railroad Employees

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

Many people tend to lump workers’ compensation concepts under one umbrella, but there are numerous programs that pay benefits to employees who are injured or killed because of work-related conditions. For those working on or around the more than 7,000 miles of railroad track in California, the federal workers’ comp system for railway employees… Read More »

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Potential Parties In A California Boat Accident Case

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

There are numerous changes to the climate, scenery, and terrain along the 800 miles running from north to south California, and navigable waterways are more common in the upper half of the state. As a result, boating accidents occur quite frequently. According to the California Division of Boating and Waterways, there are more than… Read More »

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OSHA Statistics Reveal The Risks Of Construction Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

When you think about the industries that present the highest risk of accidental injuries, construction is probably among the top jobs that come to mind. Data compiled by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proves that this assumption is correct, as approximately 1 in 5 employee fatalities annually are in construction. Many… Read More »

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California Pedestrian Accidents And The Risks Of Lower Body Injuries

By Venardi Zurada LLP |

It is obvious that the person on foot is most likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident, since walkers barely stand a chance against a sizable, fast-moving motorized vehicle. You can probably also guess that the pedestrian is more prone to lower body injuries, but you might be interested to… Read More »

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