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Mr. Serrano has been admitted to practice before California State and Federal Courts. He was named to the Super Lawyers’ 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars List, an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California each year. View Attorney Jean-Simon Serrano's Attorney Bio Here.

No Insurance for Medical Treatment? You Have Options.

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

After an injury, such as those sustained in a vehicle collision, it is important to get prompt treatment.  A common scenario we see as personal injury attorneys is that of the injured person who does not have medical insurance and doesn’t know how or where to get medical treatment.  First and foremost, it is… Read More »

Choking Hazards in Children’s Toys: File a Lawsuit for Damages

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A choking hazard claim is a specific subcategory of a products liability claim, which is usually filed by the guardians or parents of an injured child on behalf of the injured child. If the child dies as a result, a wrongful death case may be in order. Parents who have ever bought a board… Read More »

How to Protect Your Rights After a Birth-Related Injury

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Any injury that takes place during the prenatal care and/or delivery of a baby can be serious and has the potential to cause life-long harm to the infant. All injuries, despite the size or gravity of the injury, can lead to severe conditions, and even permanent disability (or death). Although birth injuries can be… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk? Ring the Alarm!

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case, Harry v. Ring the Alarm, LLC 2019 Cal App Lexis 383 deals with an issue I’ve discussed numerous times before, primary assumption of the risk. https://www.heitingandirwin.com/primary-assumption-of-the-risk-in-sports-cases-2/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/primary-assumption-of-the-risk-strikes-again/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/when-standing-next-to-a-horse-becomes-horseback-riding/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/assumption-of-risk-in-sports/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/primary-assumption-of-the-risk-not-always-a-bar-to-recovery/ Harry v. Ring the Alarm, LLC 2019 Cal App Lexis 383 involved a piece of property in Beverly Hills that was… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When Seeking to File an Uninsured Motorist Claim

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

California law requires all vehicles driven in the state carry a minimum amount of insurance or “financial responsibility.” Despite this requirement, there is always the possibility of being involved in an auto accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. If you or someone you know has recently been involved in an auto accident with… Read More »

PG&E ACKNOWLEDGES FAULT FOR CAMP FIRE

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

by James Otto Heiting It is very refreshing – and a little bit frightening – that PG&E has acknowledged that its equipment is the likely cause of the Camp fire. You will recall that the Camp fire is the very tragic fire that consumed much of Butte County in November of last year, the… Read More »

Product Liability Claims Concerning Motor Vehicle Defects

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective truck, car, sport utility vehicle, ATV, motorcycle, or other type of motor vehicle, there may be an opportunity to file a product liability claim. A product liability claim is not limited to the complete defect of a motor vehicle. A claim… Read More »

Understanding Pain and Suffering Damages in the State of California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you have been involved in a car accident caused by another in the state of California and are still suffering the repercussions, you may be entitled to pain and suffering damages. Any person who has undergone a serious injury will suffer great trauma.  Such injuries can also lead to extreme financial distress to… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When Filing for a Medical Malpractice Claim in the State of California 

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the carelessness of a medical practitioner or hospital, it is important to know that there may be an opportunity to seek financial compensation for the injuries sustained. As a patient in the State of California, you may have a legal right… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk Not Always a Bar to Recovery

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

One interesting, and ever-evolving, area of the law is that which surrounds the primary assumption of risk doctrine.  I’ve written on this topic several times before, you can read the articles at the links below: https://www.heitingandirwin.com/primary-assumption-of-the-risk-in-sports-cases-2/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/primary-assumption-of-the-risk-strikes-again/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/when-standing-next-to-a-horse-becomes-horseback-riding/ https://www.heitingandirwin.com/assumption-of-risk-in-sports/ A quick recap: Since the landmark case, Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal 4th, 296,… Read More »

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