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SIDEWALK DANGERS: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY TRIP AND FALL?

By Sara Morgan |

As a City ages, and its trees mature, a common problem that can arise upon public sidewalks is a lift or protrusion to some portion of the slab that can cause or contribute to a fall incident.  Many times, roots from nearby trees are to blame, but there are many other possible causes including… Read More »

DID THE PROPERTY OWNER INCREASE THE RISK? JUDGE STUMPS PLAINTIFFS

By Sara Morgan |

A California couple recently found out that their case for negligence against a ski resort was thrown out of court in Wyoming, where the incident occurred.  Their case against the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort involved similar issues of assumption of risk and premises liability that face plaintiffs here in California.  In January 2017, while… 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 »

What to Do If You Get Into a Bicycle Accident in the Park

By Dennis Stout |

You were recently riding your bike in the park when you were injured in a crash; now you’re wondering what to do. Should you initiate a lawsuit? How does the legal process work? And who is going to help you with your case, anyway? Heiting & Irwin are here for you in your time… Read More »

What Do You Do if You Fall on an Uneven Sidewalk?

By Dennis Stout |

Tripping and falling on an uneven sidewalk may not sound like a big deal, but it can cause very serious, or even deadly, injury. If you were walking and you fell on a defective sidewalk, you may be able to pursue legal action and get compensation for your claim.  Here’s what to do. Get… Read More »

What to Do If You’re Injured at a Park

By James Heiting |

This year has been especially tough for everyone. COVID-19 has flipped people’s worlds upside down, and now they are mostly staying at home and going only to local places for fun and recreation. Since many summer camps shut down this summer, schools haven’t been in session for months and people can’t do their normal… Read More »

Common Premises Liability Accidents That Happen Outside of Stores

By Dennis Stout |

You were recently going to a store when you slipped and fell right outside of it. Now you’re dealing with an injury and you don’t know how you’re going to pay for treatment. You also aren’t sure if you have any legal recourse. If you had slipped inside the store, you know you could… Read More »

How To Protect Your Rights After a Cruise Ship Injury

By Richard Irwin |

The State of California has very popular ports of cruise ship departures. A majority of cruise lines will set sail in one of four ports in the state, San Francisco, San Diego, San Pedro, and/or Long Beach. The cruise line industry thrives throughout California and Florida. While cruise lines offer an abundance of attractions,… Read More »

School Yard Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

Most school-aged children spend a majority of their waking hours on school premises.  It only follows that injuries will occur while at school, and some of those injuries result from mistakes or failures on the part of the school, the school district, and/or their employees.  For these types of negligence actions, it is extremely… Read More »

Reviewing Safety Requirements for Swimming Pools in the State of California

By Susi Johnson |

Swimming pools are a staple for the long California summers. Many families look forward to spending their days swimming and having fun. In fact, swimming pools often create great memorable moments that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, swimming pools are hazardous and many families will often overlook the dangers. This article will underline current California… Read More »

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