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What to Do If You Get Facial Paralysis From a Personal Injury

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Facial paralysis is a catastrophic injury that can have a devastating effect on you for the rest of your life. What should you do? Riverside, California personal injury lawyers Heiting & Irwin have over four decades of experience assisting clients with catastrophic injuries such as facial paralysis. We have retrieved more than $400 million… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

As California begins to open up from the Corona Virus pandemic, people will return to outdoor recreation and sporting activities. In doing so, there is always a chance for injury as either a spectator or participant. If and when any injury were to occur, there is a good chance that the party causing the… Read More »

HOA Not Responsible for Injuries to Pedestrian/Visitor Who Had to Park Across the Street

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In a recent case, (Issakhani v. Shadow Glen Homeowners Assn. (Apr. 30, 2021, No. B301746) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 369, at *1].), the plaintiff was struck by a car while jaywalking across a five-lane highway at night.  The plaintiff sued the owner of the condominium complex she was trying to visit for negligence and… Read More »

Two Step Inquiry for Determining Duty to Protect a Plaintiff from Injuries Caused by a Third Party

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case, Brown v. USA Taekwondo, 11 Cal. 5th 204, took up the issue as to whether the United States Olympic Committee and USA Taekwondo could be held liable for the sexual abuse caused by a third-party coach. Plaintiff athletes sued the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Taekwondo (USAT). Plaintiffs alleged… Read More »

Exceptions to the California Two-Year Statute of Limitations

By James Heiting |

When you get injured in an accident or you’re dealing with any other legal issue, you may be wondering if there are any exceptions to the California two-year statute of limitations (the time limits to file a lawsuit), as well as how to pursue a lawsuit against the defendant within that short timeframe. If… Read More »

Tips to Stay Safe This Summer as the World Reopens

By Sara Morgan |

This summer, it could be declared to be safe to go outside again and see family members, hang out with friends, return to work, and take your kids to all their favorite activities. Now, with so many people getting vaccinated, and doctors figuring out how to treat COVID-19, the world could somewhat return to… Read More »

Big Rigs Taking Over California Freeways

By Dennis Stout |

Has anyone noticed the abundance of big rigs/commercial vehicles on our local California freeways? The abundance of these commercial vehicles has much to do with the construction of warehouses in close proximity or to freeways and airports for convenience of transportation of products. As such, there seems to be a greater number of these… Read More »

The Importance of Acceptance Provisions in a 998 Offer

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

We’ve discussed 998 offers in the past(here, here, and here).  What happens if a 998 offer is sent but doesn’t include a specific provision for acceptance?  What happens if the attorney that receives this purported 998 offer wants to accept and, writes in an acceptance line, and returns it to the offering party?  Is… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

In order to effectively evaluate any potential medical negligence claim, you should first consult with an experienced attorney in the field of medical negligence.  The initial consultation should include a detailed history of the events leading up to the alleged negligent conduct as well as the end result.  Remember, a poor result or bad… Read More »

The Importance of Naming the Correct Parties as Soon as Possible

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent California Court of Appeal decision, (Organizacion Communidad De Alviso v. City of San Jose 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 115) highlights this importance. From the official case summary: Defendant city filed two notices of determination (NODs) for a proposed project to rezone fallow farmland for light industrial uses. The first NOD listed the… Read More »

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