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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 »

Make Sure Your Burn Case is Properly Handled

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

When an injury occurs, sometimes it leaves a large scar, sometimes a small one, and sometimes, for the lucky, there is no scar; however, someone who has survived an injury involving burns to his/her body, catastrophic or minor, will always have scars (at least with today’s state of plastic surgery). All too often the… 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 »

What Should I Do if My Car Breaks Down on the Freeway?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Each year, countless individuals are injured along the freeways of California. It often starts with a flat tire, smoke from under the hood, or a mechanical breakdown that forces drivers to pull off to the side of the road. While unavoidable, this is extremely dangerous, putting the driver and all passengers at risk. In… Read More »

Cycle Safety as Summer Heats Up

By Sara Morgan |

As summer heats up and daylight creeps past 8 pm, cycling-enthusiasts, both new and veteran, will be traveling the streets, for both exercise and transportation. I’ve been cycling on a road-bike for about a year now, and I love it; however, I try to stay on paths with restrictions on motorized vehicles, but I… Read More »

Prison Death Could Mean Neglect

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A prison is a place where convicted criminals go to serve their time, but when neglect happens behind prison walls the same consequences arise: pain an suffering on behalf of the neglected party, even if they are a convicted criminal. A recent story was released about the death of an inmate in New Philadelphia… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

When an examining physician finds an injured worker to have received reasonable treatment to help cure an injury, and determines that no further treatment will help improve the condition, the employee is considered stable, as the condition has reached a medical plateau. The employee will then be deemed Permanent & Stationary, or considered to… Read More »

Patient Safety Act on the California Ballot

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Doctors are around to care for our children, our family members, and us. But sometimes, they don’t take proper care and that can result in catastrophic injuries and sometimes even death. In 2003 two young California children, by the names of Troy and Lana Pack, were killed in a car crash caused by a… 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 »

Reading iPhone Maps While Driving: Is It Ok?

By Richard Irwin |

We all know that looking at your phone while driving is extremely distracting and that we shouldn’t do it. Ever. But using your phone as a GPS, glancing at the map every once in a while to make sure you’re on the right track, is inevitable and permitted (even though it may not be… Read More »

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