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Who Do You Sue for a Road Hazard Accident?

By Sara Morgan |

Unfortunately, road hazards are very common in high-traffic areas like California. Since the population is so dense and cars are constantly on the road, the government doesn’t necessarily keep up with all the required maintenance. These hazards can also include objects from construction sites and items that fall off of other cars and trucks…. Read More »

Catastrophic Injuries and Amputations

By Dennis Stout |

Catastrophic injuries can have devastating consequences on a person’s life. They certainly include amputations, making someone’s life much more difficult, affect their self-image, their physical abilities, and their ability to get or keep jobs or careers; and, of course, they can seriously limit mobility. An amputee may well have a range of psychological and… Read More »

Common Bicycle Injuries in Car Accidents

By James Heiting |

Riding a bicycle can be very dangerous, especially in a traffic-heavy state like California. If you were riding your bike when a car hit you, you may have gotten one of the common bicycles injuries that happen in car accidents. It’s imperative to learn about your injuries and what to do following your accident… Read More »

Government Code 821.6 Immunity for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case deals with a sheriff’s deputy’s immunity from a claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress.  In the recent case of Leon v. County of Riverside (2021) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 446, at *1-3], the plaintiff’s husband, José Leon, was shot and killed by a neighbor in a driveway of a mobilehome… Read More »

What to Do If You Get Facial Paralysis From a Personal Injury

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Facial paralysis is a catastrophic injury that can have a devastating effect on you for the rest of your life. What should you do? Riverside, California personal injury lawyers Heiting & Irwin have over four decades of experience assisting clients with catastrophic injuries such as facial paralysis. We have retrieved more than $400 million… Read More »


By Richard Irwin |

If you are an injured worker with a worker’s compensation injury case that is several months or even years old that has not been finalized by settlement or award, don’t assume that you are out of luck and unable to obtain an award by a judge or out-of-court settlement. The basic statute of limitation… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

As California begins to open up from the Corona Virus pandemic, people will return to outdoor recreation and sporting activities. In doing so, there is always a chance for injury as either a spectator or participant. If and when any injury were to occur, there is a good chance that the party causing the… Read More »

HOA Not Responsible for Injuries to Pedestrian/Visitor Who Had to Park Across the Street

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In a recent case, (Issakhani v. Shadow Glen Homeowners Assn. (Apr. 30, 2021, No. B301746) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 369, at *1].), the plaintiff was struck by a car while jaywalking across a five-lane highway at night.  The plaintiff sued the owner of the condominium complex she was trying to visit for negligence and… Read More »

Two Step Inquiry for Determining Duty to Protect a Plaintiff from Injuries Caused by a Third Party

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case, Brown v. USA Taekwondo, 11 Cal. 5th 204, took up the issue as to whether the United States Olympic Committee and USA Taekwondo could be held liable for the sexual abuse caused by a third-party coach. Plaintiff athletes sued the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Taekwondo (USAT). Plaintiffs alleged… Read More »

Exceptions to the California Two-Year Statute of Limitations

By James Heiting |

When you get injured in an accident or you’re dealing with any other legal issue, you may be wondering if there are any exceptions to the California two-year statute of limitations (the time limits to file a lawsuit), as well as how to pursue a lawsuit against the defendant within that short timeframe. If… Read More »

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