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DON’T GET S.O.L.’D DOWN THE RIVER*

By Richard Irwin |

Far too many potential clients contact our office after the applicable statute of limitations has already run. A statute is a law; a statute of limitations (SOL) is the law governing the time-frame in which a lawsuit or action must be filed. If you, a person whose rights have been violated and who might… Read More »

How effective are motorcycle helmets?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

As a personal injury attorney in Riverside, California, I’ve unfortunately seen a fair share of motorcycle accident cases. During these tragic events, many riders suffer life-altering injuries, often to the head. When discussing motorcycle accidents and injuries, I often find the question of helmet-effectiveness comes into play. Are they worth the discomfort? Do they… Read More »

Increase in Motorcycle Accidents in California

By Richard Irwin |

Recently, the California Highway Patrol released a report showing that motorcycle accidents increased by 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The Hartford Sentinel reports that hundreds of motorcyclists die each year and thousands more are hurt. The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance to reduce these numbers. Officials have encouraged motorcyclists… Read More »

Five Things To Do After an Accident

By Richard Irwin |

Should you have the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident, it is important that you gather information and undertake a few responsibilities. These are the most important steps to take following a collision. Click here for a useful form that you can keep in your vehicle. This form will help you gather… Read More »

BEWARE OF EXCLUSIONS IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES

By Dennis Stout |

Heiting & Irwin My office was recently contacted by a young woman on a clear liability, rear-end automobile accident. She was driving “her” vehicle (one of many insured by the family) and she assumed she was an insured driver. Wanting to immediately obtain a replacement vehicle (rental car) she contacted “her” insurance company, only… Read More »

KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS

By Dennis Stout |

Heiting & Irwin “Statutes of Limitations” are the laws which place a time limit upon the length of time one has to file a lawsuit, whether it be a civil complaint or the prosecution of someone for committing a crime. The time limits vary depending upon the nature of the claim or the crime… Read More »

PROTECTING A LITIGANT’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY

By Sara Morgan |

In today’s modern social environment, it has become increasingly important to manage one’s personal and private information in order to protect against identity theft, fraud, and the like. As participants in a lawsuit, plaintiffs and defendants alike are often required to disclose a great deal of personal information, including financial and medical documents, identification… Read More »

DEMAND EQUAL PROTECTION

By Dennis Stout |

Equal protection is a clever and timely catch phrase and legal issue in these times of gay rights and mandatory health care. The issue also arises in the purchase and maintenance of UM/UIM (uninsured and underinsured) motorist coverage in the State of California. Following up on the prior blog re: UM/UIM coverage, automobile liability… Read More »

PROTECTING YOURSELF WITH UM/UIM COVERAGE

By Sara Morgan |

California requires all motor vehicle operators to maintain liability insurance with limits of at least $15,000. What happens if your injuries in an auto accident exceed that coverage? Uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policies may help. They provide coverage for you, in case you are in an accident caused by a driver with no… Read More »

California’s Good Samaritan Law – Liability for Rendering Emergency Care

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

California has codified, in Health & Safety Code § 1799.102, what is sometimes referred to as a “Good Samaritan” Law. Prior to August 2009, this Section stated: “No person who in good faith, and not for compensation, renders emergency medical care at the scene of an emergency shall be liable for any civil damages… Read More »

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