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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.

Court of Appeals rules “Common Carrier” Civil Code Section 2100 does not apply to commonplace hazards in a train Station

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Alice Churchman sustained injuries when she fell when she lost balance while attempting to board a railway car run by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).  She alleged several factors combined to create a confusing situation on the rail platform: The opening and closing of doors of opposite sides of the cars Partially inaudible… Read More »

Fight for Your Rights After a Prenatal Misdiagnosis in California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Even with the advancement in medical technology, a misdiagnose in the prenatal stage can still occur. When the misdiagnosis occurs because of medical negligence and this ultimately leads to the injury of the fetus or mother, there can be a potential for a medical malpractice claim in the State of California. Parents of an… Read More »

Shopping Center Liable for Assault in its Parking Lot?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

On the evening of March 31, 2012, Plaintiff Williams was a drummer performing at a bar known as the Peacock Lounge.  After Williams’ band finished playing, around 1:30 a.m., Williams and a friend went out to the parking lot to get something from their car.  As they returned, they saw a patron from the… Read More »

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 »

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