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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 »

Personal Injury Law: Important Facts to Know About Slip and Fall Incidents

By Dennis Stout |

Slip and fall incidents are some of the most usual causes of injuries in the state of California and the nation. Generally, most individuals will not understand the severe complications from a slip and fall incident and the injuries associated with it until they have been personally affected by the event. Moreover, many people… Read More »

AUTONOMOUS MACHINERY AND PERSONAL INJURY LAW

By Sara Morgan |

I recently read a news release announcing that WalMart was planning to expand a current program that utilizes self-driving, floor-cleaning robots to cover 360 stores beginning next year.  According to the article, WalMart currently operates over 100 of these commercial floor-cleaners.  Those powered by the BrainOS platform will, at the push of a button,… 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 »

Important Factors to Consider When Suffering an Injury at a Construction Site

By Dennis Stout |

If you have suffered an injury at your construction site workplace, you probably already know that a serious injury can cause you to lose time away from work. Lost time can lead to other problems, especially if you are the main financial contributor in your household. Whether it is a catastrophic injury, or one… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When You Are Involved in a Bus Accident

By Sara Morgan |

If you are entering into a bus as a passenger, it is likely that you are entrusting the driver or owner of the bus with your safety. Whether it is a shuttle, tour bus, school bus, or even a city bus, you should know that you have special rights as a passenger. While most… 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 »

Worker’s Compensation: Understanding the Different Types of Burns and How filing a Claim Can Help You

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Many workplaces can harbor dangerous areas where workers could easily get burned. If you are an employee who has suffered a burn-related injury, you should seek first aid assistance or emergency medical assistance.There are different types of workplace burn-related injuries an employee can suffer. These are, but are not limited to the following: Thermal… Read More »

REAR-END COLLISIONS: WHEN LIABILITY IS NOT CLEAR

By Sara Morgan |

Personal injury attorneys often refer to rear-end collisions, where someone fails to stop and collides with the back of another vehicle, as “clear liability” cases.  This means that they do not expect any real dispute over who caused the collision: someone (the “rear-ender”) was going too fast, not paying attention, or otherwise.  However, not… Read More »

INSURANCE FRAUD IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

Fraud occurs when a firm, corporation, partnership, association, or any person acting in an individual capacity knowingly lies to obtain a benefit or advantage to which they would not otherwise be entitled to, or knowingly denies a benefit that is due to an entitled individual.  Insurance fraud covers many areas, including automobile insurance fraud,… Read More »

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