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The only past President of the State Bar of California ever elected from the Inland Empire, James Heiting handles civil litigation matters throughout California, recovering over $300 million for clients, dealing with wrongful death, serious injury, professional malpractice and transportation accidents. Also past President of Riverside’s County Bar, his firm has served the Inland Empire for over 30 years. View Attorney James Otto Heiting's Attorney Bio Here.

Protect Your Rights After a Bus Accident in California

By James Heiting |

A bus (and many other forms of public transportation) is within a category called “common carriers”. When a person has been injured as a result of a bus accident, the injured victim can be left with costly medical expenses, a sudden loss of income, and be left to deal with excruciating pain and suffering…. Read More »

Burn Injury Law: Establishing Liability and How to File a Claim

By James Heiting |

A burn injury can result from a product defect, a workplace injury, or some other form of negligence. The party responsible for the injury is also responsible to cover the victim’s medical expenses and damages. In cases where a victim is partially held accountable for the incident, he or she could still be able… Read More »

Causes of Pharmaceutical Error and Malpractice

By James Heiting |

Every day, thousands of prescriptions get filled by professional pharmacists. This could be at your primary care, at a hospital or even your local drug store.  While most prescriptions may be filled correctly, mistakes are unfortunately inevitable.  Faulty prescriptions may have devastating and long lasting consequences. These errors may leave one with lifelong, debilitating… Read More »

Premises Liability Claims in the State of California: Injuries Caused By a Fire

By James Heiting |

Unfortunately, wildfires in the State of California are nothing new. Just recently, California experienced some of the most devastating wildfires it has seen. Many people lost their lives and an even greater amount of people found themselves without a home as the fire destroyed without reservation. A wildfire can be devastating and can be… Read More »

Motor Vehicle Accidents: What to Do If a Road Hazard Has Caused My Car Accident 

By James Heiting |

Generally, most vehicle accidents will be the direct or indirect result of a driver’s actions. This could be through negligent or distracted driving and, if so, that would be a valid claim for the victim(s). In some cases, however, a road issue may be the sole cause of a vehicle accident resulting in injuries…. Read More »

Dealing With Uninsured Motorists: Important Factors to Consider if An Uninsured Driver Has Injured You  

By James Heiting |

As a driver in the State of California, you will likely deal with hundreds of other motorists on a daily basis. The following article will cover some of the most important elements to consider if you have been injured by a driver who does not carry auto insurance or otherwise has insufficient auto insurance… Read More »

Distracted Driving in the State of California: Revisiting Cell Phone Usage Laws

By James Heiting |

If you live and regularly commute in the State of California, you should already know that it is against the law to drive while using a handheld cell phone. If you are a driver who is visiting from outside of the state, you should be aware of the specific rules and regulations surrounding this… Read More »

California Premises Liability Laws: Understanding the Implications of a Reasonable Duty of Care 

By James Heiting |

State of California law requires that property owners take reasonable care in ensuring that individuals who enter the premises are kept safe from injury. A property owner’s duty of care may include, but is not limited to the following: Making sure that there is sufficient lighting throughout the property In the event that there… Read More »

Medical Malpractice: Prescription Drug Errors

By James Heiting |

When you or someone you care about is facing physical pain or other medical issues, one of the immediate actions considered will always be to seek medical attention. Being in a vulnerable state, most patients will trust their physicians to act with at least a reasonable amount of care. Although rare, some patients will… Read More »

James Heiting Featured in Inland Empire Magazine

By James Heiting |

A well-known California “Super Lawyer,” peers, clients and Judges rate him “Preeminent” (highest possible rating In legal ability and ethical standards: Martindale-Hubbell) and “Superb” (10 out of 10 AVVO rating); “Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice” (American Lawyer Magazine, 2014); National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys’ “Top 10” In Southern California…. Read More »

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