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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 »

UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE: THERE IS JUST NO EXCUSE NOT TO HAVE IT!

By Sara Morgan |

If your initial reaction to this title is “what is that”, then you must immediately contact your auto insurance company to discuss your coverage. This is the coverage you have to protect yourself and maybe even your passengers in case someone who causes you injuries is either uninsured (no valid insurance coverage in effect… Read More »

Defective Airbags and the Dangers They Pose to Children

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Airbags are designed to save the lives of vehicle passengers in the event of a collision, and they have been significantly successful in doing so since their invention and adoption. Regrettably, airbags can also injure or even kill a person when they are defective or deployed under inappropriate circumstances. According to the National Highway… Read More »

What You Should Know About Turo Auto Rental Accidents

By Sara Morgan |

Car rentals in California have been available for many years. In fact, the market is affluent in the state because of the amount of tourism; and even if you are a resident in the state, you may find yourself in need of a car rental. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have really… Read More »

The Future of the “No Driver” Trucking Industry and How It Can Affect You

By James Heiting |

Autonomous vehicles are the future of the auto industry. The fascination that consumers and companies alike have with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) has opened a new era of transportation forcing changes to the traditional means of transportation. This past February alone, companies made over $1.6 billion dollars in investments to the industry, thus marking… Read More »

Seek Financial Restitution After An Airbag Malfunction

By James Heiting |

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are millions of airbag recalls each year. Recently, Takata airbags have been under recall because some of these airbags are reported to have exploded when deployed, which can cause serious bodily injury and even death. These airbags have affected multiple major auto brands that include… Read More »

Learn About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the State of California 

By Sara Morgan |

Losing a loved one as a result of another can be one of the most catastrophic situations a person can endure. When a person has lost his or her life as a result of another, the survivors may have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim. California law surrounding wrongful death claims… Read More »

Product Liability Claims Concerning Motor Vehicle Defects

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective truck, car, sport utility vehicle, ATV, motorcycle, or other type of motor vehicle, there may be an opportunity to file a product liability claim. A product liability claim is not limited to the complete defect of a motor vehicle. A claim… Read More »

PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES

By Dennis Stout |

In handling personal injury, medical negligence and Workers’ Compensation cases, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Heiting & Irwin typically deal with both economic and non-economic damages. There is a significant distinction between economic and non-economic damages, as the latter are essentially “invisible” and subject to the interpretation of an adjuster, judge, or… Read More »

Understanding Pain and Suffering Damages in the State of California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you have been involved in a car accident caused by another in the state of California and are still suffering the repercussions, you may be entitled to pain and suffering damages. Any person who has undergone a serious injury will suffer great trauma.  Such injuries can also lead to extreme financial distress to… Read More »

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