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Distracted Driving in the State of California: Revisiting Cell Phone Usage Laws

By James Heiting |

If you live and regularly commute in the State of California, you should already know that it is against the law to drive while using a handheld cell phone. If you are a driver who is visiting from outside of the state, you should be aware of the specific rules and regulations surrounding this… Read More »

Dealing With a Catastrophic Injury As the Result of Another’s Negligence

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

There are countless scenarios that transpire in a split second that could result in a devastating injury which could permanently affect a person’s life. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury that was caused due to another’s carelessness, speak to a qualified attorney. An attorney with the right experience can help… Read More »

California Premises Liability Laws: Understanding the Implications of a Reasonable Duty of Care 

By James Heiting |

State of California law requires that property owners take reasonable care in ensuring that individuals who enter the premises are kept safe from injury. A property owner’s duty of care may include, but is not limited to the following: Making sure that there is sufficient lighting throughout the property In the event that there… Read More »

Filing a Lawsuit After a Slip and Fall Accident in the State of California

By Richard Irwin |

In the State of California, slip and fall accidents are considered premises liability accidents. It is important to recognize, however, that not every fall will lead to a slip and fall liability. This means that in order to file a successful lawsuit, a defendant’s negligence needs to have contributed to the fall.. In order… Read More »

Personal Injury: The Different Types of Burns

By Sara Morgan |

Being injured by means of a burn can have immediate and long-term consequences. Burns could happen in just about any location, which include but are not limited to: Home School Work Public Space It is also worth mentioning that a burn can also take many different forms. This article will cover the various categories… Read More »

An Overview on Wrongful Death Claims

By Richard Irwin |

When an individual passes away suddenly due to the negligence of another, the victim’s survivors may have the opportunity to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. The following is a brief overview on wrongful death claims. Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim A wrongful death claim may arise when a victim has died due to… Read More »

Medical Malpractice, Did The Hospital Breach Its Duty?

By Sara Morgan |

One branch of medical malpractice targets hospitals and other medical facilities for breaching the standard of care.  Hospitals and other medical facilities have obligations to patients that are different than those owed by physicians.  These include, at a minimum, to “provide  procedures, policies, facilities, supplies, and qualified personnel reasonably necessary for the treatment of… Read More »

Cases Involving Amputation Injuries

By James Heiting |

An amputation requires the “removal of either a severely injured or deceased bodily segment”. Although amputations may happen because of medical conditions such as the implications presented by diabetes, in personal injury cases, the removal of a body part is usually the direct result of a trauma. This can happen in a car accident,… Read More »

The Repercussions of Distracted Driving

By Richard Irwin |

Technology developments are causing major problems for motorists everywhere, which is typically not the intended purpose when a new system or software is rolled out. In just the few instants it takes to look over a text message, vehicle-installed touch screen devices or even using a GPS, motorists enter the so-called distracted driving zone…. Read More »


By Debbie Beals, Paralegal |

Part of the work that we do on Heiting & Irwin’s Workers’ Compensation team includes helping the injured worker understand the steps involved in the process of the ever-changing Workers’ Compensation system.  As I pass my 21st year working as a Worker’s Compensation paralegal, I realize one of the most important skills I have… Read More »

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