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Things Not to Do During a Pending Personal Injury Claim

By Sara Morgan |

 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 »

California’s Good Samaritan Law – The Costco Gas Station Case

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Twelve years ago (12!!) I wrote a blog on this site discussing California’s Good Samaritan Law and Liability for Rendering Emergency Care. We’ve also discussed it on our blog here and here. This law was recently in the spotlight in a new case, Valdez v. Costco Wholesale Corp. (2022) 2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 952…. Read More »

Overloaded or Insecure Cargo Resulting in Truck Accidents

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Large cargo trucks are dangerous even when they are not carrying excessive cargo. Because these vehicles weigh tens of thousands of pounds, a negligent truck driver or defective truck can cause severe injuries and death. When a trucking company overloads its vehicles, the risk of serious injury or death increases exponentially. There is a… Read More »

Motorcycle Safety Tips for California Riders

By Dennis Stout |

Nothing is more liberating than hitting the open roads on your bike after a long day. Yet, while countless riders turn to this escape for that much-needed adrenalin rush, it is not without its risks.  Big risks! In truth, every year, over 5,000 motorcyclists lose their lives in motorcycle crashes. That is why, as… Read More »


By Sara Morgan |

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 »

The Importance of Documents and Paper Trails for a Personal Injury Claim

By James Heiting |

 Getting injured in an accident can be life altering. Even if you only suffered from a minor injury, you could feel residual pain for weeks or months to come. It could affect your work, recreation, and everyday life. At the same time, you could rack up lots of medical debt and lose money from… Read More »

Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Pain and Suffering in California?

By Richard Irwin |

You got injured or sick as a direct result of your job. While you’re aware that workers’ comp will come in handy, you aren’t sure whether or not your pain and suffering as a result of the injury or illness will be covered. Now, you’re wondering “Does workers’ comp pay for pain and suffering… Read More »


By William Bibb |

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a mass tort is: “A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants in state or federal court. The lawsuits arise out of the defendants causing numerous injuries through the same or similar act of harm. . .” In most cases,… Read More »


By William Bibb |

Ask the manufacturers of the popular antacid drug, Zantac. Did you know that Zantac, a popular ani-heartburn medication was one the largest selling drugs in the world? It was “initially FDA-approved”; later it was sold over the counter, but the FDA in 2019 announced the first of many voluntary recalls of Ranitidine products like… Read More »

What Duty Does a Rental Car Agency Have in Checking the License of its Renters?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Vehicle Code Section 14608 requires the following of those renting cars: A person shall not rent a motor vehicle to another person unless both of the following requirements have been met: (1) The person to whom the vehicle is rented is licensed under this code or is a nonresident who is licensed under the laws… Read More »

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