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AMBULANCE OWES GENERAL DUTY OF CARE TO PATIENTS BEING TRANSPORTED

By Sara Morgan |

The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal issued a recent ruling in the matter of T.L., a minor, v. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc., establishing that an ambulance company does in fact owe a patient a general duty of care while engaged in the transportation of the patient. The facts of… Read More »

Duty of Care Owed by Ambulance to Those Being Transported

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Does an ambulance owe a duty to care to those it transports and does that duty require those being transported while on psychiatric hold to be restrained?  That was what was taken up in (T.L. v. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc. (Sep. 29, 2022, No. A162508) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 829, at *1-2].) While… Read More »

PRESUMPTION FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHO RISK LIFE OR HEALTH

By Richard Irwin |

Certain employees of public or government agencies have jobs which, by their very nature, carry a greater potential for sustaining a certain type of injury or acquiring a certain type of medical condition.  In many of these cases, the Labor Code contains presumptions of industrial injury for the protection of this special class of… Read More »

Who Pays for My Medical Bills if I am Hurt on the Job?

By Dennis Stout |

 You got injured on the job, and you want to make sure that you’re going to have insurance coverage pay for your injuries. You don’t have to worry about covering these costs in addition to your normal medical expenses. You can rest assured your bills will be covered.  If you got sick or injured… Read More »

Are School Shootings Foreseeable?  Can the School Premises be considered a “Dangerous Condition of Public Property” because a school shooting occurs?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

You may or may not remember the tragic events that occurred on April 10, 2017.  On that date, Cedric Anderson entered his wife’s elementary classroom (a part of San Bernardino Unified School District) and shot and killed his wife, shot and killed one of her students, shot and injured a student, and then shot… Read More »

Can an Employer Fire You While on Workers’ Comp in California?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

 You were injured on the job, and now you’re on workers’ comp. However, now you’re worried that you could lose your job. Not having an income at this point in your life would be very detrimental. You’re asking: can an employer fire you while on workers’ comp in California? Find out the answer and… Read More »

What Are the Insurance Requirements for California Commercial Trucks?

By Sara Morgan |

 Whether you own a commercial truck or you got into an accident with one, you’d like to know about the insurance requirements for California commercial trucks. You’d like to know what kind of coverage you need or what you’re entitled to if you have a claim against a trucking company. With the help of… Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH A LAWYER ON A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MATTER

By William Bibb |

How can you, as a client, have the most productive initial consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer? Our office will need to know the date of the incident, names of medical facilities and physicians for the initial consultation. Strict time limitations apply to tort cases. The client is responsible for providing applicable dates to… Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH A LAWYER ON A PERSONAL INJURY MATTER

By William Bibb |

How can you, as a client, have the most productive initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer? Our office will need to know the date of the accident or other occurrence for the initial consultation. Strict time limitations apply to tort cases. The client is responsible for providing applicable dates to the attorney during… Read More »

Premises Liability and the Duty to Warn about Open and Obviously Dangerous Conditions

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

I’ve written many times about how the case of Rowland v. Christian (1968) 69 Cal 2d. 108 established that landowners have a duty to maintain their property in a non-negligent fashion and protect those on their property from foreseeable harm.  A recent case, takes up the issue of foreseeable harm. (see (Montes v. Young… Read More »

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