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Brain Injuries and Lifelong Treatment

By Sara Morgan |

If someone you love was in a catastrophic accident, they may have suffered a form of brain injury.  Now it’s taking a devastating toll on their quality of life – as well as your own –and you feel like you have nowhere to turn for help. You want to make sure that they are… Read More »

California Bicycle Lane Laws

By Dennis Stout |

The California Vehicle Code generally provides that bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. If the bicyclist is traveling at the speed of traffic, then they may ride anywhere. However, California Vehicle Code §21208 states that if the bicycle is traveling slower than the flow of traffic, the designated… Read More »

Common Premises Liability Accidents That Happen Outside of Stores

By Dennis Stout |

You were recently going to a store when you slipped and fell right outside of it. Now you’re dealing with an injury and you don’t know how you’re going to pay for treatment. You also aren’t sure if you have any legal recourse. If you had slipped inside the store, you know you could… Read More »

Pet rat carries bacterial infection which kills 10 year-old child

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Imagine that you buy a pet rat for your 10 year-old son from a major pet store chain.  Shortly thereafter, your son contracts a rare bacterial infection from the rat and dies due to complications related to the infection.  Can you prevail in a suit against the store that sold you the rat which… Read More »

NEW FORM FOR SAN BERNARDINO INITIAL TRIAL SETTING CONFERENCES

By Sara Morgan |

As you may know, the Superior Court of San Bernardino’s Civil Department has issued new and amended local rules in an effort to address the return to activity following the lengthy closures due to the pandemic. Part of these changes apply to a civil case’s Initial Trial Setting Conferences, which can be found in… Read More »

EXECUTIVE ORDER N-62-20 PROVIDES A DISPUTABLE PRESUMPTION OF INDUSTRIALLY CAUSED COVID-19 FOR ALL CALIFORNIA EMPLOYEES

By Debbie Beals, Paralegal |

All California employees working at a jobsite outside of their home between March 19, 2020 and July 5, 2020 whom tested positive or diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after a day of work are presumed to have contracted the illness while at work and may be eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits. Governor Newsom… Read More »

Why Is My Attorney Telling Me to Accept an Amount Less Than My Medical Bills?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

You’ve been injured in a car accident and incurred thousands of dollars worth of medical bills. Plus, you’ve spent countless hours in doctors’ offices, missed work and suffered physically, mentally and emotionally due to the incident. You believe that you’re entitled to having all your medical expenses, as well as additional expenses, covered. You… Read More »

Homeowner Control over Tenant Marijuana Growing Operation

By Dennis Stout |

A recent case touched upon an interesting question: Will Homeowners insurance apply if your tenant’s grow operation ends up burning the place down?  It should be noted that the ruling is very specific to the facts of the case and should not be interpreted as a blanket ruling or finding as to this question…. Read More »

Returning to the Roads After COVID-19

By Richard Irwin |

People have been sheltered in place for months and they’re ready to get back out into the world. However, according to news reports, they aren’t practicing safety while driving on the roads. In fact, many drivers are pulling dangerous moves, causing accidents and fatalities all across the country. An Uptick in Accidents and Tickets… Read More »

Slips and Falls in Retail Stores

By James Heiting |

Falls are the most common reason people visit an emergency room. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for more than 8 million emergency room visits annually, making up 21.3% of overall visits. Slips and causing falls account for more than 1 million visits (12% of total falls). Slip and falls can… Read More »

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