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The Long-Term Effects of Car Accidents

The Long-Term Effects of Car Accidents

By Heiting & Irwin |

According to the National Safety Council, there are 282.4 million vehicles and 228 million licensed drivers in the United States. While driving has become significantly safer since cars first hit the roads, many still experience crashes resulting in significant injury(ies) and long-term effects. If you have been injured in a car accident, you should… Read More »

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Steps To Take If I Hit A Cyclist With My Car

Steps To Take If I Hit A Cyclist With My Car

By Heiting & Irwin |

According to The National Safety Council, there were approximately 325,000 preventable non-fatal injuries from bicycle transportation incidents in 2020. With an increasing number of Americans taking to the road with bicycles, it seems reasonable to assume that more accidents are likely to occur, and many drivers may be wondering: What do I do if… Read More »

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WHAT MAKES SCREENING & INVESTIGATION OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES SO DIFFICULT?

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WHAT MAKES SCREENING & INVESTIGATION OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES SO DIFFICULT? Answer:    The complexity of these cases, the cost of preparing and litigating these cases, the high risk of no recovery, and the clients’ personal attachment to the case. Generally, the first steps include gathering relevant information and all medical records, conduct appropriate… Read More »

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Does Primary Assumption of the Risk Apply to a Mandatory Physical Education Class?

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Does Primary Assumption of the Risk Apply to a Mandatory Physical Education Class?  This was the question taken up by the Second District Court of Appeal in the case of Nigel B. v. Burbank Unified School District (2023) 2023 Cal. App. LEXIS 506. As a quick reminder, the primary assumption of the risk doctrine… Read More »

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Vocational Rehabilitation As It Once Was – No Longer Exists

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For several years, vocational rehabilitation was considered to be one of the most important benefits within the California Workers Compensation system. The idea was that if an injured worker was unable to return to their usual and customary occupation, they could obtain vocational rehabilitation services to assist them in returning to the labor market…. Read More »

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What Are the 3 Types of Accident Prevention

What Are the 3 Types of Accident Prevention?

By Heiting & Irwin |

While accident prevention encompasses a broad spectrum of strategies, it can generally be categorized into three main types: Primary Prevention The main goal of primary prevention is to prevent accidents from happening in the first place by addressing the root causes. Communities can take the initiative by improving highway infrastructure, enforcing traffic safety laws,… Read More »

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Mass Torts

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A mass tort is an act or omission that harms numerous people.  Examples are explosions, commercial plane crashes, water contamination due to toxic waste or pollution from industrial factories. Mass torts are not single cases, but rather, groupings of individual lawsuits alleging the same issues against the same defendant. Federal courts use multidistrict litigation… Read More »

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Understanding Seat Belt Injuries: Causes & Preventions

Understanding Seat Belt Injuries: Causes & Preventions

By Heiting & Irwin |

Seat belts are necessary for the best chance of protecting passengers during accidents. They keep people in their seats, reduce injuries, and save lives. Occasionally, however, seat belts themselves can cause injuries. At Heiting & Irwin, our dedicated motor vehicle accident attorneys have worked tirelessly for more than 45 years to serve our clients’… Read More »

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Is an Apartment Owner Liable for a Tenant who Falls While Trying to Climb Onto Their Balcony?

By Heiting & Irwin |

A tenant locked himself out of his apartment.  Because of the hour, he could not get assistant from the managers of the building and decided to find his own, creative, way into the apartment.  He took the stairs to the roof of the building and attempted to drop from the roof to his top… Read More »

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Staying Safe On The Road Tips For Avoiding Single Vehicle Accidents

Staying Safe On The Road: Tips For Avoiding Single Vehicle Accidents

By Heiting & Irwin |

While many crashes involve multiple vehicles, single vehicle accidents come with their own risks. These accidents occur when a car or other motor vehicle collides with an object or veers off the road without involving another vehicle. Understanding the common causes of single vehicle accidents and implementing preventive measures can ensure a safer driving… Read More »

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