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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.

Factors When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

You were recently injured in an accident, and you want to ensure that you get fair compensation for what happened. Perhaps you were involved in an automobile crash or slipped and fell on a wet floor while shopping. Maybe you got hurt at work or a doctor performed an unnecessary test, and now you’re… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk – Sports Participants and Stadium Owners

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A new opinion has been published in the ever-expanding case law surrounding primary assumption of the risk.  For a primer on the topic, please read my previous blog articles: Primary Assumption of the Risk in “Sports” Cases Primary Assumption of the Risk Strikes… Again! When Standing Next to a Horse Becomes “Horseback Riding.” Assumption… Read More »

The “going and coming” rule and the “work-spawned risk” exception

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

On February 24, 2015, Kim Rushton struck and killed Ralph Bingener, a pedestrian, while Rushton was driving to work.  Rushton worked for the city in a laboratory for a water treatment plant. Bingener’s family sued Rushton and also added the City of LA as a defendant, arguing that they were liable as Rushton was… Read More »

Defective Airbags and the Dangers They Pose to Children

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Airbags are designed to save the lives of vehicle passengers in the event of a collision, and they have been significantly successful in doing so since their invention and adoption. Regrettably, airbags can also injure or even kill a person when they are defective or deployed under inappropriate circumstances. According to the National Highway… Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather fight — Was the Public Defrauded?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

May 2, 2015, the fight many boxing fans had been clamoring for took place.  Dubbed the “fight of the century” between world-champion boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the fight ultimately turned out to be rather boring and prompted a class action.  Here’s why: April 15, 2015, Pacquaio tears his rotator cuff in… Read More »

Types of Construction Site Accidents & Related Compensation

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you are a construction worker or work in the field, you likely are already aware that your place of work is not always a safe one and can be very dangerous. According to recent reports published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 20 percent of work-related casualties occur in the… Read More »

Investigations Conclude: California Hospitals Make Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Mistakes

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

According to NBC News, state records indicate that California hospitals account for an astonishing amount of medical mistakes, or as labeled adverse mistakes. According to the findings, these adverse mistakes are the leading cause of fatality in the nation after cancer and heart attacks. A study published by the Journal for Patient Safety found… Read More »

Design Immunity: Court of Appeal tells Plaintiff “Look Where You are Going”

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

“The rule deciding this case is ‘look where you are going’.” the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District cavalierly stated on October 16, 2019.  The case, Dobbs v. City of Los Angeles (2019) 2019 Cal. App LEXIS 1027, involved injuries sustained by Ms. Dobbs when she struck a concrete pillar, or bollard,… Read More »

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 »

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