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Hot Air Balloon Explosion in Riverside County Injures Four

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Riding in a hot-air balloon is on the bucket list of many people. Something about the magic of flying, the swirl of color above them, and the gentleness of floating draws many tourists, thrill-seekers, and photographers to balloons around California each year. Like all modes of transportation, however, even recreational vehicles like hot-air balloons… Read More »

Riverside City Council Votes on Pit Bull Sterilization Law

By Sara Morgan |

As a personal injury attorney in Riverside, California, I’ve seen many clients who have been attacked or bitten by animals, mainly dogs. These often-severe injuries can leave the victim with life-altering disabilities in addition to a fear of animals that could follow them their entire life. Fair or not, pit bulls are often believed… Read More »

Wrongful Death Suit in the Case of Audrie Pott

By Sara Morgan |

A wrongful death suit for the death of Audrie Pott appears eminent. For those unfamiliar with the story, Audrie Pott was a 15 year old, female high school student who committed suicide by hanging herself in September of 2012. However, she did not immediately die. She was sustained by life support for several days… Read More »

Increase in Motorcycle Accidents in California

By Richard Irwin |

Recently, the California Highway Patrol released a report showing that motorcycle accidents increased by 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The Hartford Sentinel reports that hundreds of motorcyclists die each year and thousands more are hurt. The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance to reduce these numbers. Officials have encouraged motorcyclists… Read More »

DIVORCE: MAKE YOUR EX PAY (for attorneys fees, that is)

By Sara Morgan |

While helping people with their divorces, I frequently hear them say that they had put off moving forward with their split because of the cost involved. What many fail to realize is that California law may provide for a way to pay for their attorney’s fees and costs. In Family Law matters such as… Read More »

What is the Value of an Injured Pet?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In what seems to be a trend of new cases expanding the rights of pet owners, the Court of Appeal for the Second District recently ruled that the usual standard of recovery for a dead or injured pet (market value) is inadequate when applied to injured pets. The recent case, Martinez v. Robledo, (2012)… Read More »

SEVEN MISTAKES YOU CAN AVOID WHEN INJURED ON THE JOB

By Richard Irwin |

1. REPORT THE INJURY – If you are injured on the job report your injury. Ask your employer or a DWC1 (claim form). Fill it our and request a copy for your own records. If you work for a small company and you are uncertain if they are insured for work-related injuries or how… Read More »

Five Things To Do After an Accident

By Richard Irwin |

Should you have the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident, it is important that you gather information and undertake a few responsibilities. These are the most important steps to take following a collision. Click here for a useful form that you can keep in your vehicle. This form will help you gather… Read More »

ARE LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS TAXABLE?

By Dennis Stout |

The simple answer to the question regarding the tax consequences of a settlement claim is it all depends on the nature of the settlement! Generally speaking, settlement money received from cases involving personal physical injury or physical sickness can be excluded from taxation (IRS Code sect. 104(a)(2)). Certain other types of settlement awards, (considering… Read More »

IS THE EMPLOYER RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR ON THE WAY TO OR FROM A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT?

By Richard Irwin |

An employer bears the risk of incurring compensability liability under the California Workers’ Compensation Act for an injury suffered in route to or from a medical appointment related to an existing compensable injury. If an employee suffers a new injury while traveling a reasonable distance, to or from a medical appointment for an existing… Read More »

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