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Calculating Economic and Non-economic Damages in Your Personal Injury Case

By Sara Morgan |

A successful California personal injury lawsuit is not ready to be concluded unless and until the injury victim has quantified the amount of damages suffered. This includes calculating the amount of economic as well as noneconomic damages incurred as a result of the personal injury accident. Initial pleading documents may only be able to… Read More »

What is Comparative Negligence?

By Dennis Stout |

California follows what is known as a “pure” comparative fault standard. That allows a plaintiff to recover damages after his or her percentage of fault has been deducted, from the total percentage of fault, of one-hundred percent (100%). Plaintiff can recover damages in the percentage of fault attributable to the defendant’s negligent conduct. The… Read More »

Are Legal Aid Groups at Risk?

By James Heiting |

There are currently (at least) two factors that could put legal aid groups in our State at risk for decreased funding. On the Federal side, President Donald J. Trump appears to have eliminated annual grants for the 11 legal aid non-profit recipients in California in his proposed draft budget for 2018. $43.6 million dollars… Read More »

We Need More Judges

By James Heiting |

  The California Judicial Council, the body that oversees the courts in our state, reported in October, 2016, that San Bernardino County was 48 judges short of their studied need. Riverside County was just behind at about 47. That means that, between the two counties, we are approximately 95 judges short of what we… Read More »

California State Bar Pass Rate Declines

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Only 43% of those taking the July, 2016, bar exam passed it. This was the lowest pass rate in 32 years. Of interest is that legislators and the Supreme Court are concerned that the State Bar’s testing may be too tough. They want to find out why California “has such a high standard” (Assemblyman… Read More »

Tesla Model S Vehicle Catches Fire – Again.

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Electric car manufacturer Tesla made news recently regarding the safety of its vehicles following the death of a Los Angeles, California man fleeing the police. Apparently the man fled the police by stealing a Tesla Model S from the west L.A. service center. Seven other people were said to be injured when the man… Read More »


By Sara Morgan |

With each passing year it seems as if, despite the constraints of the California Workers’ Compensation system, we are able to settle many cases in the high six-figure, and at times, seven-figure range. This is in large part due to the nature of the injuries sustained by the injured worker (which are often considered… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

The 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution ensures that citizens’ civil cases can be heard and decided upon by a jury of their peers. It provides parties to lawsuits with the opportunity to present facts and evidence for an eventual impartial decision under applicable law(s). However, the civil jury trial is disappearing with… Read More »

Lunch at Simple Simon’s Bakery & Bistro

By Dennis Stout |

As a proud Riverside, California, business, we often have clients and friends who stop by our office throughout the morning, sometimes concluding their visits just before lunchtime. Inevitably, the question they ask before leaving is, “Where’s a good place around here to get lunch?” In most circumstances, one Riverside lunch spot comes to mind:… Read More »

What is the Difference between Murder and Wrongful Death?

By Sara Morgan |

As an experienced Riverside, California, wrongful death lawyer, clients and friends often ask me a seemingly difficult question: what is the difference between murder and wrongful death? First, I should say that both murder and the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another is very hard on survivors and family…. Read More »

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