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A World Without Lawyers

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 4, 2010

Great video, great song. The video speaks for itself. Produced by Consumer Attorneys of California A World Without Lawyers – The top video clips of the week are here

Red Light Camera Ticket? You Can Fight It!!!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: August 4, 2010

Wow, have you ever run a red light and then see that red light camera flash bulb go off? Then, just as expected, that nasty ticket came in the mail? You knew you were a goner, right? Well, maybe not! A California Appeals Court recently came down with a decision in The People v. Tarek Khaled which rendered the photographs inadmissible as hearsay and, on that basis, overturned a the conviction for running a red light based on the red light photo! The ruling, in part, reads as follows: “To be more specific, the photographs contain hearsay evidence concerning the matters depicted in the… Read More

Disturbing Car Accident Compilation Video: This Could Happen To You

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 25, 2010

This could happen to you. Every disturbing, graphic car accident in this video could happen to you, to me, to any one of us or our loved ones. Pay attention on the road. One millisecond of inattention can change someone’s life, and the lives of their loved ones, forever… and ever. The original video was posted by Tanvir Ahmad on Facebook and, after some sniffing around on Youtube, I was able to find it. I’ve only been able to watch parts of it, it was too disturbing for me to watch in its entirety. You may be braver. I’d like… Read More

Do I Need An Estate Plan? Cute Video

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: July 9, 2010

Hi Folks, I thought I’d like to use a bit of creativity and make a short, cute and informative video pointing out a couple of pluses when it comes to why we all need an estate plan. Naturally, I’m telling you this because we, at the Law Office of Lowell Steiger, provide this necessary legal service for you.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row Through Estate Planning

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 24, 2010

What Is Estate Planning? Getting your ducks in a row — that’s what estate planning really means! Depending on the nature of your assets and future needs, the process of estate planning can be simple or complex. Surprisingly, estate planning involves more (much more) than simply writing a will. In fact your estate plan, which should include the creation of a trust, is a dynamic plan which addresses many issues including: Your family Other individuals Charitable organizations Your property (assets) and the many types of ownership and title that your property may take Financial planning Medical planning Tax planning Business planning and/or Future needs… Read More

Dog Bites: Emotional and Physical Devastation

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 18, 2010

Being bitten or attacked by a dog can prove to be one of the most devastating experiences of a person’s life. You may find that, after being bitten, the love that you once had for dogs suddenly turns to fear and mistrust. The emotional and physical scarring that result from a dog bite oftentimes requires extensive medical treatment, scar removal or reduction and psychological counseling to restore you to the person that you were before this unsettling event. There are nearly 5 million Americans that are bitten each year by dogs with almost one million causing injuries which require medical attention. Important Links… Read More

Witness Blindness: Memories & Perceptions Not Always Reliable

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 14, 2010

You may be interested in an article that I came across in A Public Defender, a fascinating blawg. This particular article, Change Blindness and the Fallacy of the All-Remembering Cop, illustrates how faulty a witness’s memory might be. This phenomenon is known as Inattentional Blindness. Watch the short but very eye-opening videos below. The first one illustrates how an eye-witness can easily misidentify an alleged defendant. This, of course, would also apply to eye-witnesses in civil cases misidentifying or not accurately recalling people, places and things involved in an auto accident, slip and fall case, etc. Watch The Door Study by Daniel Simmons. In A Public Defender’s article, he… Read More

Deadly Fun: Texting While Driving

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 10, 2010

The New England Journal of Medicine just published an article entitled The Most Primary of Care – Talk About Driving and Distraction by Amy N. Ship, M.D. Dr.Ship references a British Public Service announcement. Watch this. Show it to your kids.

Drinking Coffee While Uninsured? Don’t Do It!!!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 8, 2010

What do McDonald’s, Jack-in-the-Box and an uninsured motorist have in common? Well, you might recall that back in the day elderly Stella Liebeck was the victim of a hot coffee spill at a McDonald’s drive-through. When McDonald’s refused to pay for her skin grafts and other related medical bills, they were hit with a multi-million dollar verdict. McDonald’s whined and cried and screamed bloody murder but, the truth is, that the verdict was in response to their refusal to lower the temperature of the coffee they served to something safe — i.e., a temperature which doesn’t cause third degree burns… Read More

Indecent Exposure Defense Strategy

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 5, 2010

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