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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.

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 »

Disney Recalls Toy Story Plush

By James Heiting |

Disney’s movie franchise Toy Story has been a huge success for the famed company. With three very popular films, Disney released a fourth sequel to the franchise, and with it, a line of products for movie fans. While Disney products are generally well received, even Disney products can sometimes be designed or manufactured with… Read More »

Seek Financial Restitution After An Airbag Malfunction

By James Heiting |

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are millions of airbag recalls each year. Recently, Takata airbags have been under recall because some of these airbags are reported to have exploded when deployed, which can cause serious bodily injury and even death. These airbags have affected multiple major auto brands that include… Read More »

Filing a Products Liability Claim for Airbag Malfunction

By James Heiting |

The invention of the airbag has revolutionized safety in automobiles. According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the use of airbags has saved approximately 45,000 lives between 1987 and 2015. When airbags are used in conjunction with a seatbelt, the airbags can greatly reduce the risk of catastrophic injuries in… Read More »

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