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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 »

Why Slip and Fall Cases are Difficult to Win

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

When you hear about premises liability lawsuits, slip, trip, and fall cases may be the first type that come to mind. However, despite their prevalence, and despite the fact that slips and falls generally result in serious injuries, slip and fall cases are difficult to win. When these types of accidents occur, it is… Read More »

Damaged Sidewalks Now Cause for Lawsuit Against Cities

By Richard Irwin |

Compared to drivers of motor vehicles, bicyclists must be aware of the many hazards around them that can lead to a serious bicycling accident. Some of these hazards are ones that would not be considered “hazards” for drivers of motor vehicles, such as roads with small cracks, potholes, and other such dangers. One bicyclist… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Teens with Concussion History Three Times More Likely to Suffer From Depression

By Sara Morgan |

With the long-term dangers of head injuries grabbing U.S. headlines on a weekly basis, the nation’s awareness of concussions is higher than ever. Many sports organizations have worked to improve the treatment and handling of head injuries, instituting many precautions that will hopefully prevent athletes from becoming injured further. As research regarding concussion injuries… Read More »

L.L. Bean Stools Pose Slip and Fall Hazard

By Richard Irwin |

Slip and fall injuries can impact your entire life, keeping you from working, enjoying your hobbies, and even from doing household chores. Many clients I see are distraught due to the fact that their slip and fall injury came through no fault of their own, but instead from the negligence of another person or… Read More »

DON’T GET S.O.L.’D DOWN THE RIVER*

By Richard Irwin |

Far too many potential clients contact our office after the applicable statute of limitations has already run. A statute is a law; a statute of limitations (SOL) is the law governing the time-frame in which a lawsuit or action must be filed. If you, a person whose rights have been violated and who might… Read More »

New York legislation could impact bowling alley slip and fall accidents

By Richard Irwin |

As experienced lawyers in a law firm that began in 1976, we’ve seen our share of interesting legislation with regard to slip and fall accidents. A new bill that recently caught our eye, however, is a piece of New York state legislation covered by the New York Daily News. The bill would exempt bowling… Read More »

The Howell Decision: Is it Worse for Plaintiffs than MICRA?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) was passed in 1975 and limits non-economic damages (pain, suffering and death of a loved one) in California medical malpractice cases to $250,000.00. Prior to December 1975, juries were free to weigh all evidence and award an amount of non-economic damages appropriate for the injury to the… Read More »

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