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VENUE

By Sara Morgan |

Venue refers to the county in which the suit is filed.  The purpose behind these rules is to provide some control to a defendant over where the matter is litigated, so as to make it less difficult or less impractical for the party to mount its defense.  The determination of where venue is proper… Read More »

MARKETING ACTIVITIES IMPACT ON PERSONAL JURISDICTION

By Sara Morgan |

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision recently addressing the question of personal jurisdiction of Ford Motor Company, a global auto company that markets, sells, and services its products across the country and overseas.  The underlying case involved injuries that arose from two earlier model vehicles, including a 1996 Ford Explorer that allegedly malfunctioned… Read More »

Big Rigs Taking Over California Freeways

By Dennis Stout |

Has anyone noticed the abundance of big rigs/commercial vehicles on our local California freeways? The abundance of these commercial vehicles has much to do with the construction of warehouses in close proximity or to freeways and airports for convenience of transportation of products. As such, there seems to be a greater number of these… Read More »

LITTLE KNOWN GEM WITHIN WC SYSTEM

By Richard Irwin |

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist If you have a pre-existing disability or handicap and, at a later date, sustain a work-related injury, there is a special fund available to injured workers that can provide additional monies to you that you would not otherwise receive from the industrial injury when considered by itself. This fund, the… Read More »

The Importance of Acceptance Provisions in a 998 Offer

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

We’ve discussed 998 offers in the past(here, here, and here).  What happens if a 998 offer is sent but doesn’t include a specific provision for acceptance?  What happens if the attorney that receives this purported 998 offer wants to accept and, writes in an acceptance line, and returns it to the offering party?  Is… Read More »

Why Not to Accept the Initial Insurance Settlement Offer

By James Heiting |

When you get into a car accident, you may be become injured. Your car could need repairs and your personal belongings might get ruined. Damages such as  medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering could total thousands of dollars. To recover these damages, you’ll need to communicate with the defendant’s insurance company. They… Read More »

DO I HAVE A VALID MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM?

By Dennis Stout |

In order to effectively evaluate any potential medical negligence claim, you should first consult with an experienced attorney in the field of medical negligence.  The initial consultation should include a detailed history of the events leading up to the alleged negligent conduct as well as the end result.  Remember, a poor result or bad… Read More »

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car Accident?

By Dennis Stout |

When another car crashes into you unexpectedly, you know that it’s likely the other driver’s fault. If you get hurt, they may have to pay for your damages including your medical bills, lost wages, general damages (pain and suffering) and repairs for your vehicle. However, when a multi-car accident occurs, who is at fault?… Read More »

INJURED WORKING FOR AN EMPLOYER WHO DOESN’T HAVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

By Richard Irwin |

For the majority of work-related injuries, when an individual is injured on the job and they report their injuries to their employer, it is usually only a matter of days before they are contacted by or communicated with by that employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. However, occasionally, injured workers find out, for the first… Read More »

TIGER WOODS’ CRASH: LONG-TERM MEDICAL CARE AND PERMANENT PHYSICAL INJURIES

By Sara Morgan |

Many of us have heard by now about the horrific crash that Tiger Woods was involved in this week.  The photos of the damage to his vehicle, twisted and mangled, certainly underscore the common reaction that he is “lucky to be alive”.  Hopefully, that phrase will become his mantra and keep his spirit strong… Read More »

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