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Dealing With Uninsured Motorists: Important Factors to Consider if An Uninsured Driver Has Injured You  

By James Heiting |

As a driver in the State of California, you will likely deal with hundreds of other motorists on a daily basis. The following article will cover some of the most important elements to consider if you have been injured by a driver who does not carry auto insurance or otherwise has insufficient auto insurance… Read More »

SELF-EMPLOYED LITIGANTS STILL NEED “OFF-WORK” NOTES

By Sara Morgan |

When someone is injured due to another’s negligence, one of the many losses attorneys attempt to recover are earnings which were lost during periods of disability or incapacity that resulted from the injury-producing event.  Most of my clients who are traditional wage-earners typically request some type of doctor’s note excusing them from work.  However,… Read More »

SHOULD A BUSINESS OWNER ANTICIPATE CRIMINAL CONDUCT OF OTHERS?

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 »

Workplace Burn Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

A burn could be considered as one of the worst type of injuries a person could sustain. Despite this, however, many workers are regularly exposed to electrical currents, open flames, and other types of heat sources that could cause devastating burn injuries. Among these include flammable and/or corrosive chemicals or gases. The Occupational Safety… Read More »

Who is Liable for Damages When a Car Accident is Caused by Road Debris?

By Richard Irwin |

Potholes. Debris in the road. Forgotten traffic cones and signs. Large pieces of furniture that were dumped by third parties but ignored by the state. There is no telling what you are going to run into when you are driving along the highway or interstate, which means that you may have very little, if… Read More »

THEY HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!

By Richard Irwin |

Unfortunately, to the injured workers’ detriment, it seems as if the powers that be have once again… lost their minds. What I am referencing this time is the latest inroad on apportionment. One aspect of “apportionment” is the concept/principle whereby a physician assigns a percentage of an individual’s overall permanent impairment to a prior… Read More »

Overview of Product Liability Cases

By Sara Morgan |

Product liability cases work a bit differently than normal personal injury claims in that the plaintiff (injured party) does not have only one option to prove negligence; but, he or she may show that the product harmed him or her in some way and that the product was, in fact, defective. Bearing that in… Read More »

What to do When the Liable Driver Does Not Have Insurance

By James Heiting |

When two vehicles are involved in a car accident, it is common practice for the  responsible party’s insurance company to pay for damages, including property damage, medical expenses, and any other damages that stem from acquired injuries. However, according to CarInsurance.com, one in eight drivers is uninsured, with rates ranging from 4.5% of drivers… Read More »

Calculating Settlement Awards for Burn Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

Like all injuries, burn injuries can range in severity from slight and temporary to severe and permanent. Though most burn injuries result in scarring, the more serious wounds cause permanent disfigurement, loss of function and mobility, and nerve damage. Some burns, depending on the location and how long after the incident they were treated,… Read More »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

Everywhere you read, there are new and ongoing claims of sexual harassment throughout the United States. Sexual harassment in the State of California is defined in Civil Code, Section 51.9, providing the various elements to assert and prove a cause of action for sexual harassment.  California Civil Code §51.9 states as follows: “(a)     … Read More »

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