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Product Liability in the State of California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

The State of California is one of the most innovative states in the nation. From the promotion of self-driving cars to drones, these modern technologies are becoming increasingly common in the State of California. While new inventions may seem ideal, many consumers can find that some products are not reliable. Unfortunately, some of these… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rideshare Accidents: What You Need to Know

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Uber and Lyft are more popular than ever, and more people are opting to support local drivers rather than big name taxi companies. While this is certainly great for small businesses and individual drivers, it does increase the risk of liability for these companies, as well as for individuals. Unfortunately, though ridesharing services may… 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 »

Can You be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Employees in California are entitled to compensation if they are injured on the job, and more importantly, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, however, there are several employers out there who take workers’ compensation claims personally and who may attempt to fire an injured worker… 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 »

ADVANCES IN LONG-TERM PAIN THERAPY

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate truth that many people injured at work or through no fault of their own do not always experience a full recovery from their injuries.  Instead, despite the best medical efforts, they are left to piece their life back together while undergoing long-term pain management treatment, usually consisting of pain medications. … Read More »

What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

By Sara Morgan |

When people are injured in accidents, they typically do not sustain what is considered a “catastrophic injury.” Though an injury may be bad—as in, broken bones are involved, the likelihood of surgery is high, etc.—catastrophic injuries are much worse.  They are life-changing. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that… Read More »

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