Author Archives: Sara Morgan
Do Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way?
Pedestrian accidents can have serious consequences for drivers and pedestrians involved. By understanding California’s rules about pedestrians, drivers can help curb the frequency of pedestrian-involved crashes. The experienced legal team at Heiting & Irwin can help you answer the question, “Do pedestrians have the right of way?” Call 951-682-6400 to schedule a consultation. Who… Read More »
3 MORE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DOG BITE CASES IN CALIFORNIA
In addition to those points set forth in our prior post, the following points and information can also apply to what are commonly referred to as “dog bite” cases. Some animals are considered “inherently dangerous”. In certain situations, because of a tendency or “propensity” of a specific animal to cause injuries to others or… Read More »
3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DOG BITE CASES IN CALIFORNIA
Injuries include risk of infection. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, approximately 15-20% of dog bite injuries develop infections. Other sources report the risk as high as 25%. Dog bite related infections are polymicrobial, predominantly Pasteurella and Bacteroides spp. Infected bites presenting less than 12 hours after injury are particularly likely to… Read More »
SUBPOENA WARS: ENFORCING PRODUCTION
During the litigation of a personal injury claim, an attorney may need to issue a legal document referred to as a “subpoena” if the goal is to require a non-party to the litigation to produce information. The information sought determines the specific name for the pre-trial subpoena, but they generally either seek someone’s deposition… Read More »
SUBPOENA WARS: DISCLOSURE OF EARNINGS RECORDS
During the litigation of a personal injury claim, the issue of earnings/wage loss arises on a routine basis. These types of losses can make up a substantial portion of a case, and it is an area that is thoroughly explored by attorneys on both sides. The attorneys representing the defendants in these cases usually… Read More »
Do You Have To Pay Taxes On A Wrongful Death Settlement?
Unfortunately, a loved one may have an untimely death that is caused by the negligence of a third party. In these cases, Heiting & Irwin assists many families and family members to pursue a “wrongful death” claim. These individuals may receive significant monetary compensation, ranging from thousands to millions of dollars. A common question arises:… Read More »
Things Not to Do During a Pending Personal Injury Claim
You got injured in an accident, and now you want to initiate a claim against the responsible party. The only problem is that you’ve never been involved in a claim, and you aren’t sure how to go about it. By learning about things not to do during a pending personal injury claim, you can… Read More »
VISIBLE SIGNS OF INJURY
One component of any personal injury case is “general damages”, which is more commonly known as “pain and suffering”. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, a plaintiff may make a claim for past and future physical pain, mental suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety,… Read More »
AMBULANCE OWES GENERAL DUTY OF CARE TO PATIENTS BEING TRANSPORTED
The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued a recent ruling in the matter of T.L., a minor, v. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc., establishing that an ambulance company does in fact owe a patient a general duty of care while engaged in the transportation of the patient. The facts of… Read More »
What Are the Insurance Requirements for California Commercial Trucks?
Whether you own a commercial truck or you got into an accident with one, you’d like to know about the insurance requirements for California commercial trucks. You’d like to know what kind of coverage you need or what you’re entitled to if you have a claim against a trucking company. With the help of… Read More »