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What Parties Could Be Held Liable in a Trucking Accident?

By Sara Morgan |

You recently got into an accident with a semi or big truck. Now, you’re wondering: What parties could be held liable in a trucking accident? Am I entitled to damages?  How do these claims work?  What do I need to do? For help with your case, you can reach out to Heiting & Irwin,… Read More »

The Importance of Naming the Correct Parties as Soon as Possible

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent California Court of Appeal decision, (Organizacion Communidad De Alviso v. City of San Jose 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 115) highlights this importance. From the official case summary: Defendant city filed two notices of determination (NODs) for a proposed project to rezone fallow farmland for light industrial uses. The first NOD listed the… Read More »

Road Hazards Near Construction Zones That Cause Accidents

By James Heiting |

Road hazards near construction zones that cause accidents can end up seriously injuring drivers and pedestrians. When you get into one of these accidents, it’s critical to call Heiting & Irwin, Riverside personal injury lawyers who are here for you in your time of need. Heiting & Irwin have been helping clients since 1976,… Read More »


By Richard Irwin |

1. If both a pending Workers’ Compensation Injury claim as well as a Third Party Personal Injury claim arising from your work-related injury, it is important that you have a basic understanding regarding the issue of “Credit”; 2. The issue of credit often arises when you settle your third party injury case and you… Read More »

Who Can File for Wrongful Death Without a Spouse and Kids?

By Dennis Stout |

Typically, when a wrongful death occurs, a spouse or children will file a lawsuit against the responsible party. However, when the person who passed away has no spouse or children, it can become a little less clear as to who, if anybody, has the legal right to file the lawsuit. If you are looking… Read More »

What Do You Do if You’re a Victim of a Hit and Run?

By James Heiting |

Getting into any kind of car accident is extremely stressful. But when you’re in a hit and run, it can be that much more traumatic because you don’t know who it was that is responsible for your accident. Who do you bring a lawsuit against? Will you be able to claim any compensation for… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

As the law in California is presently constituted, recovery of damages for medical negligence is limited to general (non-economic damages) in the amount of $250,000.00, plus, any additional economic or special damages. Economic damages would include, but are not limited to future medical expenses and/or loss of earnings/loss of earning capacity. But what happens… Read More »

Product Liability for Christmas Products and Toys

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Christmas is a time for joy and celebration. It’s when the family comes together, you drink warm eggnog and you all gather around the Christmas tree while opening presents. However, the holiday could be ruined if one of the presents you purchased or toys you gave your child turns out to be defective. If… Read More »

Employees Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Dennis Stout |

Although for most of us, it will be some time in the future before we can receive the Covid-19 vaccination, we must ask ourselves if we must be vaccinated to keep our jobs? Historically, vaccinations have been required at work places, schools and daycare centers for other medical conditions/issues. What about now? On December… Read More »

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Modern Technology

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case, Ko v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. (Dec. 23, 2020, No. B293672) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 1222, touches on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and how this type of claim may be evolving in the modern era. Thing v. La Chusa, (1989) 48 Cal. 3d 644, is the governing case for NIED… Read More »

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