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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 $400 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.

The Importance of Documents and Paper Trails for a Personal Injury Claim

By James Heiting |

 Getting injured in an accident can be life altering. Even if you only suffered from a minor injury, you could feel residual pain for weeks or months to come. It could affect your work, recreation, and everyday life. At the same time, you could rack up lots of medical debt and lose money from… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Increasing in California

By James Heiting |

When you go to the doctor, you expect them to take care of you. But what happens when they don’t? What if they make an egregious error? Are they going to be held responsible, or will you be stuck with this burden? If you get a settlement from a medical malpractice suit, you can… Read More »

Damages From a Motorcycle Accident

By James Heiting |

Motorcyclists face a number of dangers when out on the road. When a driver crashes into them and causes them to be injured, they may be entitled to damages due to the motorcycle accident. It’s important to figure out the ins and outs of motorcycle accidents and damages one could potentially receive and to… Read More »

I Was Hit While Crossing the Street… Now What?

By James Heiting |

Every seven minutes, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident, and every two hours, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident. California is known for its heavy traffic, and it isn’t necessarily the safest place for pedestrians. If you, or a loved one, were hit crossing the street, now you need to… Read More »

Why Is It So Hard to Prove Medical Malpractice?

By James Heiting |

You recently had a medical procedure done and something went horribly wrong. You’ve been saddled with high medical bills and you’re not able to function day to day like you used to. Now, you’re thinking about suing your doctor for damages. The only thing is that you’ve heard it’s very hard to prove medical… Read More »

Long-Term Care and Conditions Related to Burn Injuries

By James Heiting |

When you suffer from a burn injury, you may face a long road ahead in order to fully recover. Complications could occur and you might end up dealing with much more than the initial burn. By learning about long-term care and conditions related to burn injuries, you can decide the next steps you should… Read More »

What Is a Common Carrier Accident?

By James Heiting |

If you’ve ever gotten into an accident with another driver and it wasn’t your fault, then that driver is responsible. Their insurance company is supposed to cover your damages related to the accident. However, if you get into a common carrier accident, the type of legal action you should pursue isn’t always so clear…. Read More »

Common Bicycle Injuries in Car Accidents

By James Heiting |

Riding a bicycle can be very dangerous, especially in a traffic-heavy state like California. If you were riding your bike when a car hit you, you may have gotten one of the common bicycles injuries that happen in car accidents. It’s imperative to learn about your injuries and what to do following your accident… Read More »

Exceptions to the California Two-Year Statute of Limitations

By James Heiting |

When you get injured in an accident or you’re dealing with any other legal issue, you may be wondering if there are any exceptions to the California two-year statute of limitations (the time limits to file a lawsuit), as well as how to pursue a lawsuit against the defendant within that short timeframe. If… Read More »

Why Not to Accept the Initial Insurance Settlement Offer

By James Heiting |

When you get into a car accident, you may be become injured. Your car could need repairs and your personal belongings might get ruined. Damages such as  medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering could total thousands of dollars. To recover these damages, you’ll need to communicate with the defendant’s insurance company. They… Read More »

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