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INJECTION INJURIES: TYROD TAYLOR’S UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE

By Sara Morgan |

As you may know, L.A. Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung last month when the team physician administered some type of injection into his ribs.  After suffering a cracked rib the week prior, the injection was given just before the start of the Charger’s 09/20/2020 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Because… Read More »

DISCOVERABILITY OF WITNESS STATEMENTS

By Dennis Stout |

Witness interviews are an important part of the investigation by attorneys or their staff in the evaluation and presentation of evidence.  Generally, witness statements will be protected from disclosure to the adverse party if the material discovered reveals an attorney’s impression, conclusions, opinions, or legal research.  Code of Civil Procedure §2018.030 sets forth the… Read More »

What Do You Do if You Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?

By Dennis Stout |

Tripping and falling on an uneven sidewalk may not sound like a big deal, but it can cause very serious, or even deadly, injury. If you were walking and you fell on a defective sidewalk, you may be able to pursue legal action and get compensation for your claim.  Here’s what to do. Get… Read More »

How Do You Prove a Driver was Distracted?

By James Heiting |

Distracted driving is a huge problem, with more and more drivers paying attention to their mobile devices and other distractions rather than what’s on the road. However, distracted driving includes more than just mobile devices. Drivers who are eating, drinking, grooming, turning the radio on or off, talking to passengers in the car or… Read More »

DO DOCTORS STILL SEE THEIR “PERSONAL INJURY” PATIENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC?

By Sara Morgan |

In the realm of personal injury litigation in California, the effect of the pandemic will be most harshly felt by plaintiffs, the parties that suffer physical and financial harms as a result of another’s negligence.  Also sometimes referred to as “claimants” or “victims”, plaintiffs bear the burden of showing proof of these harms to… Read More »

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN THE COVID ERA

By Sara Morgan |

Amongst the various aspects of our legal practice that have been impacted by the prevalence of the Covid virus also falls the activities involved with accepting new clients.  Commonly referred to in the legal community as “intakes”, this process of accepting new cases at our office typically involved a real life, face-to-face meeting between… Read More »

What to Do If You’re Injured at a Park

By James Heiting |

This year has been especially tough for everyone. COVID-19 has flipped people’s worlds upside down, and now they are mostly staying at home and going only to local places for fun and recreation. Since many summer camps shut down this summer, schools haven’t been in session for months and people can’t do their normal… Read More »

COVID’S IMPACT ON INVESTIGATIONS

By Sara Morgan |

As with most aspects of life, even the investigations of personal injury lawsuits have been impacted by the effects of the pandemic.  The impact has been especially poignant in the areas of investigation involving the highest degree of personal contact. Although the offices of Heiting & Irwin have remained operational since the State of… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk and Off Leash Dogs

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

An interesting case was recently heard by the Court of Appeal which dealt with primary assumption of the risk and a person injured at a park that allowed dogs to roam “off leash.” In Wolf v. Weber, the plaintiff was injured when an off leash dog collided with her, knocking her to the ground. … Read More »

Corona Virus and the Mediation Process

By Dennis Stout |

The Corona virus pandemic has caused significant delays in judicial proceedings, especially trials in pending cases. The lack of trials as an ultimate resolution to a case has led to increased opportunity for mediation/settlement procedures; however, the process of remote or on-line mediation/settlement conferences is still evolving. One of the primary concerns in remote… Read More »

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