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Ms. Morgan obtained her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. She contributes to the improvement of both the local and legal communities, having provided pro- and low-bono legal services, and volunteering at legal clinics and other programs serving the community. View Attorney Sara Morgan's Attorney Bio Here.

DO DOCTORS STILL SEE THEIR “PERSONAL INJURY” PATIENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC?

By Sara Morgan |

In the realm of personal injury litigation in California, the effect of the pandemic will be most harshly felt by plaintiffs, the parties that suffer physical and financial harms as a result of another’s negligence.  Also sometimes referred to as “claimants” or “victims”, plaintiffs bear the burden of showing proof of these harms to… Read More »

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN THE COVID ERA

By Sara Morgan |

Amongst the various aspects of our legal practice that have been impacted by the prevalence of the Covid virus also falls the activities involved with accepting new clients.  Commonly referred to in the legal community as “intakes”, this process of accepting new cases at our office typically involved a real life, face-to-face meeting between… Read More »

COVID’S IMPACT ON INVESTIGATIONS

By Sara Morgan |

As with most aspects of life, even the investigations of personal injury lawsuits have been impacted by the effects of the pandemic.  The impact has been especially poignant in the areas of investigation involving the highest degree of personal contact. Although the offices of Heiting & Irwin have remained operational since the State of… Read More »

Brain Injuries and Lifelong Treatment

By Sara Morgan |

If someone you love was in a catastrophic accident, they may have suffered a form of brain injury.  Now it’s taking a devastating toll on their quality of life – as well as your own –and you feel like you have nowhere to turn for help. You want to make sure that they are… Read More »

New Form for San Bernardino Initial Trial Setting Conferences

By Sara Morgan |

As you may know, the Superior Court of San Bernardino’s Civil Department has issued new and amended local rules in an effort to address the return to activity following the lengthy closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of these changes apply to a civil case’s Initial Trial Setting Conferences, which can be found… Read More »

COVID-19 VS. SPORTS: HOW WILL FANS RETURN TO STADIUMS?

By Sara Morgan |

As some professional sports return to action, and other contemplate their path towards that direction, one question on this baseball fans’ mind is, “How (and when) will fans be able to return to stadiums?” In wondering what might be required in order allow fans back into stadiums, I thought of sports-related ruling by the… Read More »

UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE: THERE IS JUST NO EXCUSE NOT TO HAVE IT!

By Sara Morgan |

If your initial reaction to this title is “what is that”, then you must immediately contact your auto insurance company to discuss your coverage. This is the coverage you have to protect yourself and maybe even your passengers in case someone who causes you injuries is either uninsured (no valid insurance coverage in effect… Read More »

COVID’S IMPACT ON TRAFFIC-RELATED INJURIES

By Sara Morgan |

If you’ve driven on the freeways and surface streets since the State of California’s stay-at-home orders, you may have noticed a couple changes.  First, traffic is much less condensed, as non-essential workers stay home.  Second, traffic moves much quicker. Indeed, California Department of Transportation (a.k.a. “Cal-Trans”) issued a press release recently revealing that while… Read More »

INJURY ATTORNEY PREDICTIONS: CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON MEDICAL CARE

By Sara Morgan |

If you have recently tried to seek general medical care, you may have encountered some delays and other changes to your access to physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, optometrists, dentists, and many others, as providers struggle to provide care while complying with various public health restrictions imposed in their areas.  In addition to reducing available… Read More »

GLOBAL IMPACT OF VAGINAL MESH

By Sara Morgan |

I read an article recently about the progress of litigation being pursued on behalf of women-plaintiffs in Australia against pelvic mesh manufacturer Ethicon, subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. I had not heard about the November 2019 ruling by Australian Federal Court Justice Anna Katzmann, where she found the company acted negligently, and undertook misleading… Read More »

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