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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.

How Do You Prove a Driver was Distracted?

By James Heiting |

Distracted driving is a huge problem, with more and more drivers paying attention to their mobile devices and other distractions rather than what’s on the road. However, distracted driving includes more than just mobile devices. Drivers who are eating, drinking, grooming, turning the radio on or off, talking to passengers in the car or… Read More »

What to Do If You’re Injured at a Park

By James Heiting |

This year has been especially tough for everyone. COVID-19 has flipped people’s worlds upside down, and now they are mostly staying at home and going only to local places for fun and recreation. Since many summer camps shut down this summer, schools haven’t been in session for months and people can’t do their normal… Read More »

How to Avoid COVID-19 Liability in Your Business

By James Heiting |

The COVID-19 crisis has caused massive issues for business owners. Businesses may have had to shut down for a certain period of time and, when they reopened, couldn’t fulfill all their functions. For instance, many restaurants are allowed to be open, but for takeout and outdoor dining only in certain states. Some stores have… Read More »

Slips and Falls in Retail Stores

By James Heiting |

Falls are the most common reason people visit an emergency room. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for more than 8 million emergency room visits annually, making up 21.3% of overall visits. Slips and causing falls account for more than 1 million visits (12% of total falls). Slip and falls can… Read More »

Is an Auto Accident Death a Wrongful Death Case in California?

By James Heiting |

Every day in the United States, more than 90 people die in car accidents. The fact is that, even though driving seems harmless, it’s actually a pretty dangerous activity. There are a number of reasons why the accident rates for driving are so high. People are distracted by their cell phones and other devices… Read More »

Burn Injuries in the Workplace

By James Heiting |

Workplace injuries are, unfortunately, commonplace. According to the National Safety Council, a workplace injury occurs every seven seconds in the United States. That equates to 510 injuries per hour, 12,600 per day and 4.6 million per year. The top five industries with the largest number of workplace injuries include service (firefighters/police officers), transportation and… Read More »

What to Do If a Doctor’s Misdiagnosis Causes Injury

By James Heiting |

You went to the doctor because you didn’t feel well. Unfortunately, the doctor ended up making you feel worse because they misdiagnosed you. Not only do you feel violated because you trusted your doctor to provide you the utmost care, but now you are dealing with an injury because of their incompetence or negligence…. Read More »

California Medical Malpractice Claims for Bone Fracture Injuries

By James Heiting |

Even the slightest bodily injury should be treated with care and appropriately. When a medical caregiver makes a serious medical error, they should be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Medical malpractice cases involving errors treating a broken bone may lead to life-long complications. If you or someone you know sustained a bone-related… Read More »

Claims for Patient Abandonment

By James Heiting |

Patient abandonment is a type of medical malpractice that can take place when a doctor has made the decision to terminate the doctor-patient relationship with no reasonable excuse or notice. Furthermore, the doctor has failed to offer his or her patients a reasonable opportunity to find a qualified substitution for the medical treatment. Here,… Read More »

The Future of the “No Driver” Trucking Industry and How It Can Affect You

By James Heiting |

Autonomous vehicles are the future of the auto industry. The fascination that consumers and companies alike have with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) has opened a new era of transportation forcing changes to the traditional means of transportation. This past February alone, companies made over $1.6 billion dollars in investments to the industry, thus marking… Read More »

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