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Injured on the job in California

If you were injured while under the scope and course of your employment, you can collect benefits for being off the job and paying for medical expenses from your employer Read More

A lawsuit has been filed in my case. Now what?

In California, once a summons and complaint has been filed and served on the defendants they must answer within thirty days of being served. Assuming they do, the parties usually Read More

Information for Victims of Dog Bites

A dog bite can cause serious and irreparable damage, especially if it is not treated immediately. If you are the victim of an attack by a canine the American Veterinary Read More

Public Entity Claims

Ordinarily, plaintiffs have some protection against statutes of limitation involving unknown defendants. The use of “doe” defendants can allow plaintiffs to preserve a statute of limitation and then amend later Read More

Does a felony conviction impact your civil case?

What impact, if any, does a past felony conviction have on a civil case? Someone with a past felony conviction(s), which has not been expunged, sealed or otherwise made inaccessible to Read More

What is a loss of consortium?

A loss of consortium arises when one’s husband or wife is injured to such a degree that the injured spouse can no longer provide the “love, affection, companionship, comfort, or Read More

What’s a deposition?

I have been told I need to attend a deposition. What’s a deposition? A deposition is a legal proceeding in which a person, the “deponent,” is questioned by the other parties Read More

Steps to take immediately following an accident

The most important steps to take immediately following an accident What you do directly after sustaining a personal injury can have a major impact on any claim you make. Obviously, the Read More

What are my recovery rights in a product liability claim with no personal injuries?

Product liability claims can only be for property damage, however the recovery tends to be narrower and more strictly defined than when there is a personal injury. It is possible Read More

The driver who hit me fled the scene or was not insured and has no assets, what do I do now?

You may still be able to recover your damages if your own policy has an uninsured/under-insured motorist (“UM” and “UIM,” respectively) policy. You must first exhaust any worker’s compensation policies Read More

I was hurt by someone on private property, can I sue the 3rd party landowner?

Generally speaking, California law allows you to make a claim against the owners and/or possessors (e.g., lessees) of property who have “failed to take reasonable steps to secure its property Read More

Help for elders who are victims of violent crimes in California

If you are a California resident aged 65 or older and were the victim of a violent crime you may be entitled to compensation for expenses actually incurred from the Read More

Child Sexual Abuse and Civil Torts

There are two ways to go about litigation in a child sexual abuse case, through the civil justice system or the criminal justice system. [1] With Civil litigation the defendant Read More

Product Liability Claims

Product liability law provides a way for people to seek personal damages from injuries caused by faulty products. Depending on the circumstance for which the product was faulty, one could Read More

Personal Injury Statutes of Repose

Victims of an accident are often shocked to find that, having waited too long to take action against the party responsible for their injuries, they are statutorily barred from doing Read More

Toxic Torts: An Introduction

A tort is “a civil wrong that the law recognizes as deserving a remedy.” [1] The tort system holds a tortfeaser, or party who committed a civil wrong, responsible for providing Read More

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