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Pedestrian Accident Law: Understanding Your Legal Options as a Victim 

By Richard Irwin |

Any pedestrian runs the risk of suffering an unexpected injury as a result of being struck by a careless driver. If you or someone you know has been injured by a negligent driver, there may be an opportunity to seek financial compensation for the injuries. For many victims, the primary legal option is to… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

Generally speaking, the owner of a business in the State of California that is open to the public must use reasonable care to protect its guests and patrons from another person’s harmful conduct on its property if the owner can reasonably anticipate such conduct. First of all, it should be noted that a business… Read More »

How are Pedestrian Accidents Settled?

By Richard Irwin |

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the victim is not likely to walk away without a few cuts, bruises, and serious injuries. Vehicles are much larger, and much heavier than the human body, so any sort of impact, no matter how slight, may result in serious and long-term injuries or death. The… Read More »

What Should I Do With a Defective Product?

By Richard Irwin |

It is a well-established legal principle that manufacturers who create and then distribute a dangerous or defective product that ends up causing injury to a customer may be ordered in a personal injury lawsuit to pay compensatory damages to the injured customers. However, any such damages are only recovered after a settlement has been… Read More »

The Mystery of Loss of Consortium Damages

By James Heiting |

The majority of cases that are seen by attorneys representing plaintiffs involve injuries to a single party, usually, as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or medical neglect at the hands of a health care provider.  Without doubt, should the injured party prove their claim for injuries under those circumstances,… Read More »

Driving in the Rain

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Southern California is not getting lots of rain this winter season; but like any other weather condition, when it does rain, that rain has an effect on road conditions. Cooler weather and wet roads significantly increase the chances of an auto accident. There are some extra precautions you should take while driving in moderate… Read More »


By Richard Irwin |

For years, many individuals in our workforce worked around or in buildings where asbestos or asbestos products were present. This exposure was often associated with the construction industry – such that builders, electricians, plumbers, pipe-fitters, insulation installers were often exposed to asbestos. And, this is just the short list. In certain tragic cases, this… Read More »

DePuy to Pay Billions for Hip Replacement Failures

By Richard Irwin |

More than 8,000 plaintiffs across the United States have initiated claims/litigation against DePuy Orthopedics (“DePuy”) and others regarding hip replacement surgery from defective implants. The law offices of Heiting & Irwin has had the privilege of participating in this process on behalf of its client(s). It has recently been announced that, in the United… Read More »

NFL Workers’ Compensation Claims a Problem for California

By Richard Irwin |

The NFL is by far the most popular professional sports league in the United States today, with a continually growing fan base that is starting to stretch even beyond our nation’s borders. Unfortunately, the intense physical nature of the game is leading to health complications for players later in life. Brain injuries from the… Read More »

Driver in Fatal Venice Boardwalk Crash Arrested

By Sara Morgan |

You probably remember last month’s terrible car crash on the Boardwalk of Venice Beach, killing one person and injuring a dozen others. This tragic event, sadly, appears to not have been accident. The driver of the vehicle is accused of ramming his car into the crowd intentionally, although his motive is still not clear…. Read More »

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