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What Happens if You are Injured in an Airbnb Rental?

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Airbnb has become extremely popular among travelers as an alternative to staying in hotels. The website offers tourists the option of staying in a private home while they’re visiting a new city, either alone in the owner’s home while the owner stays elsewhere, or while the owner is present. The rapid growth in popularity… Read More »


Labor Day Boat Collision Leaves One Dead, Three Injured and One Missing off of Santa Catalina Island

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Around one in the morning on September 6th, two vessels collided in the waters off of Catalina Island, a 176 square mile island lying about 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. A dinghy carrying five people collided with a larger vessel near Casino Point and Descanso Beach, an area close by the… Read More »


California Firm Sued in Connection With Salmonella Outbreak

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

As a salmonella outbreak has caused hundreds of people to become sick across the United States, several lawsuits have been filed against a California produce firm whose cucumbers allegedly caused consumers to become severely ill. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, Inc., operating out of San Diego, had previously issued a recall of cucumbers that… Read More »

Fatal Shooting

Los Angeles Man Fatally Shot After Car Crash

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a bizarre tragedy, a man was fatally shot last Saturday, January 10th, by the driver of the other vehicle. The accident occurred in the Los Angeles community of Willowbrook, on East 121st Street near the corner of Main Street and El Segundo Boulevard. The victim of the shooting, Darrell Orlando Daniels, first tried… Read More »

Mulholland Drive

Motorcyclist Killed in Multi-Car Collision on Los Angeles Freeway

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Around 9:00 in the evening on January 13th, a multi-car collision on the 405 near Mulholland Drive in the Sepulveda Pass injured several and took the life of a motorcyclist involved in the fatal traffic accident. The events began when the driver of a Toyota Tundra traveling northbound on the 405 lost control and… Read More »


Chrysler Asks for “Death Wobble” Dismissal

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

2014 may go down as the year of vehicle recalls, with what seems like nearly every automaker—from Ford and GM to Honda and Toyota to BMW—acknowledging defects in various aspects of their automobiles. One recall involving airbags produced by the Japanese supplier Takata involves 7.8 million cars and trucks—and counting. In the U.S. District… Read More »

Self-Driving Cars

California Welcomes Self-Driving Cars, But Not Self-Driving Car Crashes

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

As part of an omnibus insurance bill, the California legislature recently passed a law regulating what it calls “autonomous vehicles” but that are also variously called self-driving cars or robo-cars by the general public. Although the technology is here today, any self-driving cars so far on the road have been strictly used for testing… Read More »

Car Accident

Do You Know What To Do In A Car Accident?

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

According to estimates by the car insurance industry, the average driver is involved in a car crash several times over a lifetime of driving. Hopefully, these collisions do not cause severe vehicle or property damage or serious injury to any drivers or passengers involved. But what if they do? There are several steps you… Read More »

Los Angeles Bicycle Accident

No Criminal Charges for Sheriff’s Deputy in Fatal Los Angeles Bicycle Accident: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Still Proceeds

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

The Los Angeles County District Attorney announced last week that it would not be pressing charges against an LASD deputy sheriff who struck and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last December due to distracted driving. Milton Olin, Jr. was riding his bicycle on Mulholland Highway when he was struck and killed by a patrol… Read More »

Los Angeles Truck Accident

One Killed and Over a Dozen Injured in Los Angeles County Multi-Vehicle Truck Accident

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Shortly before sunrise on August 14th, a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of milk was traveling westbound on the Pomona Freeway just east of Los Angeles in South El Monte, when the tanker failed to take into account the slowed traffic ahead. The truck jackknifed and came to rest on the center divider… Read More »

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