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SHOULD A BUSINESS OWNER ANTICIPATE CRIMINAL CONDUCT OF OTHERS?

By Dennis Stout |

Generally speaking, the owner of a business in the State of California that is open to the public must use reasonable care to protect its guests and patrons from another person’s harmful conduct on its property if the owner can reasonably anticipate such conduct. First of all, it should be noted that a business… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Cases: Identifying Medical Malpractice and the Process of Filing a Claim 

By Dennis Stout |

If you have ever found yourself seeking medical assistance from a medical professional or hospital, it is likely that you have fully entrusted this medical staff with your well-being and health and often times, your life. You trust that this medical staff has the right knowledge, experience, and medical skills and equipment to help… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: MINOR PATIENTS

By Sara Morgan |

The time limit, or statute of limitation, for a medical malpractice matter in California is typically found at Code of Civil Procedure, Section 340.5, which reads, in pertinent part: “Actions by a minor shall be commenced within three years from the date of the alleged wrongful act except that actions by a minor under… Read More »

He said, She said — The Tough Case

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Occasionally, potential clients call with a case of “he said, she said.”  The potential client says the other driver ran the red light.  The other driver says the potential client ran the red light.  This is a tough case to prove without further evidence.  In these instances it will be difficult, if not impossible,… Read More »

DEATH BENEFITS: THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW (PART II)

By Richard Irwin |

There are some very unique rules regarding who is a dependent of the deceased employee thus entitled to death benefits, how much they are entitled to and how said benefits are paid depending on the extent of dependency. In this blog, I will cover some (not all) of these special rules/laws. First, for injuries… Read More »

Distracted Driving in the State of California: Revisiting Cell Phone Usage Laws

By James Heiting |

If you live and regularly commute in the State of California, you should already know that it is against the law to drive while using a handheld cell phone. If you are a driver who is visiting from outside of the state, you should be aware of the specific rules and regulations surrounding this… Read More »

Dealing With a Catastrophic Injury As the Result of Another’s Negligence

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

There are countless scenarios that transpire in a split second that could result in a devastating injury which could permanently affect a person’s life. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury that was caused due to another’s carelessness, speak to a qualified attorney. An attorney with the right experience can help… Read More »

Workplace Burn Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

A burn could be considered as one of the worst type of injuries a person could sustain. Despite this, however, many workers are regularly exposed to electrical currents, open flames, and other types of heat sources that could cause devastating burn injuries. Among these include flammable and/or corrosive chemicals or gases. The Occupational Safety… Read More »

E-CIGARETTES IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

The State of California has generally determined that e-cigarettes are to be included within the definition of “tobacco products,” and subject to the same regulation(s) as tobacco.  Multiple statutes apply in the State of California, defining an e-cigarette, including the Business & Professions Code, Revenue & Tax Code, as well as Health & Safety… Read More »

DEATH BENEFITS – THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW (PART 1)

By Richard Irwin |

If an injury on the job clearly causes an employee to lose his life, all of us would expect that there is compensation payable to someone for his or her death (i.e. Death Benefits).  However, there are at least two (2) very important factors many people do not know. First, all that is required… Read More »

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