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Understanding a Medical Lien in a Personal Injury Claim

By Richard Irwin |

Unbeknownst to many, state and federal agencies, hospitals, and even health insurance companies can assert a claim against a person’s personal injury financial recovery. Individuals that have suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of another have the legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in effort of recovering damages for the… Read More »

File a Products Liability Lawsuit for a Defective Baby Crib or Toddler Bed

By James Heiting |

According to data collected by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, every year there about ten-thousand hospital visits as a result of crib malfunctions. Additionally, over one-hundred toddler and infant deaths occur each year as a result of unsafe sleeping conditions of infants. Injuries resulting from a defective baby crib or toddler bed can be extremely serious… Read More »

James O. Heiting of Heiting & Irwin earns ABOTA membership

By James Heiting |

Riverside, California: James O. Heiting, a founding partner of the California-based firm Heiting & Irwin, and former president of the State Bar of California, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).   ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil… Read More »

No Insurance for Medical Treatment? You Have Options.

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

After an injury, such as those sustained in a vehicle collision, it is important to get prompt treatment.  A common scenario we see as personal injury attorneys is that of the injured person who does not have medical insurance and doesn’t know how or where to get medical treatment.  First and foremost, it is… Read More »

Choking Hazards in Children’s Toys: File a Lawsuit for Damages

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A choking hazard claim is a specific subcategory of a products liability claim, which is usually filed by the guardians or parents of an injured child on behalf of the injured child. If the child dies as a result, a wrongful death case may be in order. Parents who have ever bought a board… Read More »


By Richard Irwin |

This can be a very complex issue, so we will just touch on the basics in this blog. If you are already a Medicare beneficiary or are likely to become one within the next thirty (30) months, it is worthwhile to look into a lump sum settlement whereby you accept a greater sum of… Read More »

A General Overview of Indemnity Agreements

By Richard Irwin |

One of the core principles of tort law involves holding parties accountable for any damage they cause. California has adopted legislation that reduces some of this law to contractual to “indemnification”. Civil Code Section 2772, describes that indemnity is outlined as a contract established by one party (indemnitor) to protect another (indemnitee) from the… Read More »


By Debbie Beals, Paralegal |

As part of Worker’s Compensation Reform, Senate Bill 863 developed a Return to Work Fund with 120 million dollars per year to be administered by the Department of Industrial Relations.  The program established through the Department of Industrial Relations is aptly named Return-to-Work Supplemental Program (RTWSP). The RTWSP requires the Department of Industrial Relations,… Read More »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lawsuit Loans – An Overview

By Sara Morgan |

Individuals who are in the midst of a claim have the ability to seek a cash advance or lawsuit loan. Before deciding if a litigation fund is a good option, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of either choice. Many individuals who are suffering escalating medical expenses or don’t have the… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

The marking of car tires by law enforcement officers has been ruled to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.   A Federal Appeals Court in Michigan has ruled the marking of tires is a “trespass” and requires a warrant. The Fourth Amendment protects people from “ unreasonable searches and… Read More »

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