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Why Do Federal Regulators Allow Regional Car Recalls?

By Brian Chase on October 22, 2014 - No comments

Vehicle Safety RecallsTwo U.S. senators are asking why the nation’s auto safety regulators allow car companies to recall vehicles only in certain parts of the country when a safety issue could rear its head anywhere.

According to a news report in the Associated Press, Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts cited a dangerous problem with exploding …Read the rest »


Toyota Recalls Vehicles For Potential Fuel Leaks and Fire Danger

By Brian Chase on October 21, 2014 - No comments

toyota recallsToyota Motor Corporation will recall about 1.7 million vehicles worldwide including 423,000 of the high-end Lexus models in the United States to fix fuel leak issues that could cause a fire.

Toyota discovered the fuel system problem after years of complaints from consumers about gasoline odors coming from the vehicles.

Although the complaints started coming in 2010, the automaker …Read the rest »


Wage Theft: A Serious Problem Nationwide

By Brian Chase on October 19, 2014 - No comments

Wage Theft Employment LawRecent reports indicate that wage theft is becoming a growing problem across the nation.

When you look at these articles, you may wonder what wage theft is.

How can an employer refuse to pay wages for work that has been done? Or how can an employer steal from employees? …Read the rest »


Miley Cyrus Named In Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Brian Chase on October 17, 2014 - No comments

Brandi Miley Cyrus Dog AttackMiley Cyrus has been named in a lawsuit involving her sister Brandi Cyrus, her dog and a Los Angeles model who claims that the dog viciously attacked and injured her and ruined her career.

According to a TMZ news report, model Yolande Ngom claims that Brandi Cyrus’s dog, Feather, attacked her in an apartment building where she and Brandi Cyrus live.

Miley’s company, Smiley Miley, Inc. owns Brandi’s apartment. Ngom says one of Miley’s employees was handling the dog and could not keep it under control.

Ngom alleged in the lawsuit that during the unprovoked attack, …Read the rest »


GM Recalls Nearly 100,000 Vehicles For Stalling

By Brian Chase on October 16, 2014 - No comments

GM RecallWith just over two months left this year, General Motors this week reached 76 auto defect recalls this year.

According to Car and Driver, the automaker’s recalls now include 30 million vehicles in North America. There have been a few recalls this last week.

Fourteen 2013-2014 models have been recalled for chassis control module contamination where one of the computer modules can short circuit due to metallic slivers, which can lead to vehicle stalling.

And then, nearly 290,000 Cadillac SRX models from 2010-2015 have …Read the rest »


Dog Bite Claims Are At A Record High

By Brian Chase on October 8, 2014 - No comments

Dog Bite InjuryDog bite claims nationwide are going through the roof.

According to a news report in Business Week, the Insurance Information Institute states that the number of dog bite claims has increased almost 6 percent to 17,359, breaking the record for the number of claims set in 2003.

These dogs apparently accounted for more than a third of all homeowner’s insurance liability with an average cost per claim of …Read the rest »


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The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

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