According to the Center for Disease Control on average, in the United States, on average, someone died in a fire every two hours, and someone was injured every 23 minutes. Each year in the United States, 1.1 Million burn injuries require medical attention. Of those injured as a result of… CONTINUE
Actionable Burn Injuries
Actionable burn injuries may come from any number of sources, including explosions, hot liquids, flames, steam, electrical currents, radiation, and strong chemicals, such as paint thinner or gasoline. Burns may also come from sources like homes, restaurants hotels, and defective products. Our firm has also seen a number of clients… CONTINUE
Dog Bite Cases: FAQ’s
Do I have a case if I was bitten while trespassing? In order to recover damages, the person bitten must lawfully be on property where the bite takes place. However, you should speak with an experienced dog bite attorney about the specific circumstances of your case. If the offending dog… CONTINUE
Dog Bite: Proving Your Case
Dog bites are normally proven by percipient witnesses who saw the bite as it occurred and/or the physical evidence of scars and injuries that result. We often obtain evidence to prove a dog bite from police reports, animal control reports, private investigator reports, photographs and medical records.
Dog Bites: California Civil Code 3342
Civil Code 3342 states: “(a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of… CONTINUE
Dog Bite: What if the Dog Was Provoked or Teased by the Victim?
It would depend on what, if anything, the victim did it to initiate contact with the dog. It is reasonably expected that humans are going to approach dogs to have a friendly interaction. It is normal for people to approach a dog to pet it, to play with it, or… CONTINUE
Leash Laws: In Public Places are People Required to Have Their Dog On a Leash?
Most cities have leash laws, so when we are evaluating the facts and circumstances of a dog bite, we always look up the relevant ordinances in the city where the bite took place. However, with or without the leash law, we refer back to Civil Code Section 3342, which states… CONTINUE
Dog Bites: Must the Dog Have a History of Violence for me to Sue its’ Owner?
Absolutely not. Under Civil Code Section 3342, the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered by the person bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog. The liability of the dog owner applies… CONTINUE
Motorcycle Accidents and Drunk Driving
Absolutely never operate a motorcycle while intoxicated. If you consume any alcohol whatsoever, be mindful if you are also taking prescription medications, many of which should never be combined with alcohol. If you are found to be under the influence, it will be difficult to prove that you are not… CONTINUE
Motorcycle Accidents and Public Entities
There are situations where we have had to litigate motorcycle accidents caused by defective road conditions. We have successfully litigated road design cases against cities, counties, CalTrans, and utility companies.