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Category Archives: Slip and Fall Injury

Damaged Sidewalks Now Cause for Lawsuit Against Cities

By Richard Irwin |

Compared to drivers of motor vehicles, bicyclists must be aware of the many hazards around them that can lead to a serious bicycling accident. Some of these hazards are ones that would not be considered “hazards” for drivers of motor vehicles, such as roads with small cracks, potholes, and other such dangers. One bicyclist… Read More »

You Slipped! Now What?

By Dennis Stout |

Suddenly and unexpectedly, you felt the odd sensation of your feet flying out from underneath you. You did not notice the wet spot on the floor or the can of food in the aisle. Next thing you know, you are on the ground surrounded by a gaggle of onlookers and a head and pelvis… Read More »

TO TREAT OR NOT TO (OVER)TREAT: THAT IS THE QUESTION

By Dennis Stout |

When attorneys representing defendants in personal injury cases argue that plaintiffs have obtained too much treatment, they refuse to fully compensate the plaintiff for the costs of that medical treatment. Quite as often, defense attorneys also argue that a plaintiff’s lack of treatment shows that they were not really injured, and refuse to fully… Read More »

YES, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By Heiting & Irwin |

PART III: PHOTOCOPIES WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS In my prior posts, I discussed that you actually have multiple laws that entitle you to your medical records, and if you live in California, the Patient Access to Health Records Act is a state law that provides“access to health care records or summaries of those records… Read More »

YES, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

By Heiting & Irwin |

(The following is being provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute, nor substitute for, personalized legal advice.) Well, actually, you have rights (plural) to your medical records. Where you live, or where you have treated, can have an impact on what your rights actually are. Most people have heard of “HIPAA” (the… Read More »

Court Finds Strongly in City’s Favor in San Diego Slip & Fall Case

By Sara Morgan |

We’ve walked by them hundreds of times, maybe even noticed them before – the bases of street signs. Usually they consist of a larger piece of pipe embedded into the sidewalk into which the signpost slides. (See photo) Take a look the next time you see a sign. For Mr. Heskel, he’ll probably be… Read More »

Broken Bones and Associated Complications

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

We’ve all heard of breaking a bone – maybe even had a fracture or two – but how does a bone break and what kind of complications and or problems can arise after a fracture? A broken bone or bone fracture occurs when a force exerted against a bone is stronger than the bone… Read More »

LACK OF COMMUNICATION = LOSS OF BENEFITS (PART 2 OF 2)

By Richard Irwin |

As previously discussed, communication between client and attorney is critical to achieving the best possible result, and attorneys rely upon their clients to provide them with information about changes and developments. Sometimes, failures to communicate in the Workers’ Compensation arena can even result in loss of benefits. Below is the last of the two-part… Read More »

L.L. Bean Stools Pose Slip and Fall Hazard

By Richard Irwin |

Slip and fall injuries can impact your entire life, keeping you from working, enjoying your hobbies, and even from doing household chores. Many clients I see are distraught due to the fact that their slip and fall injury came through no fault of their own, but instead from the negligence of another person or… Read More »

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 »

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