Author Archives: Michael Caroff

Bicycle Safety Tips From a Personal Injury Lawyer

I have seen—we all have seen—a lot more bikes on the roads since the outbreak of the virus crisis.  I culled a few safety tips in some internet research which hopefully will make our community safer for the bicyclists, and … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOU GET INTO A CAR ACCIDENT

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOU GET INTO A CAR ACCIDENT: I am on both Sunland-Tujunga Community pages as well as the La Crescenta Community pages. As an attorney, I have recently received a handful of messages from members … Continue reading

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15th Straight Year as Southern California Super Lawyer

I’m honored to have been selected as a Southern California for the 15th straight year.  The selection criteria is rigorous and, by vote of colleagues and judges, you have to be considered to be among the top 5% of practicing attorneys … Continue reading

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Message to all Uber and Lyft drivers:

Uber and Lyft use Checkr to do their background checks.  Checkr has a lengthy history of putting false criminal information on applicant’s background checks, i.e. records of arrests or convictions that do not belong to you. Checkr is not the … Continue reading

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Hyundai Tucson Consumer Alert

CONSUMER ALERT re 2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON: this year/make/model of vehicle has serious transmission problems.  There is a class action where several unscrupulous class action attorneys settled out claims for the defective transmission for something like $50 or less per vehicle owner.  This … Continue reading

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WHEN TRYING TO CORRECT YOUR CREDIT REPORT BECOMES “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”…

Our client Eric immigrated to the United States from China in 2001 with high hopes of furthering his business education in this country. Eric’s resume reads like a classic success story. He got his MBA from Cal State on scholarship, … Continue reading

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BINDING ARBITRATION: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO GIVE AWAY YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL?

Quite often our clients learn the hard way that they “agreed” to give away some of their basic legal rights, including a trial by jury, when they purchased a new vehicle or telecommunications service, or other products and services. The … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA LEMON LAW COVERS RV’S, FIFTH WHEELS, BOATS AND MOTORCYCLES

Our firm has been specializing in the handling of lemon law cases for over 25 years.  For most people, the term “lemon law” probably connotes a defective car, but over the years we have seen a lot more lemons than … Continue reading

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RE-INSERTION VIOLATIONS

RE-INSERTION VIOLATIONS: WHEN A CREDITOR, A DEBT COLLECTOR OR A CREDIT BUREAU RE-INSERTS FALSE OR DEROGATORY INFORMATION ON YOUR CREDIT REPORT. Our office has litigated a number of credit-damage cases in which the client disputed a delinquent account appearing on … Continue reading

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UBER AND LYFT USING FLAWED BACKGROUND CHECKS WHICH SHOW FALSE CRIMINAL HISTORIES ON JOB APPLICANTS

Uber and Lyft pull background checks on all people who apply to be drivers.  Unfortunately, many of the background checks have false information that an applicant has a criminal record. If you do not have a criminal record and you … Continue reading

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