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 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.
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
Always wear a protective helmet, a thick jacket, sturdy pants, and thick gloves. Good protective gear will mitigate the severity of your injuries if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
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
Motorcyclists are inherently vulnerable to accidents that cause death and catastrophic injuries. Ride defensively. Use your lights. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. Scan for traffic far out so that you can anticipate potential problems upstream. Avoid situations that are beyond your skill and experience. I advise my motorcyclist… CONTINUE
In the event that the hit-and-run driver escaped and was never located, there still may be recovery for your damages from your own insurance company. In an under-insured motorist case where a motorcyclist is a victim, we would file a claim and an arbitration demand with the motorcyclist’s insurance company…. CONTINUE
When one is struck in a rear-end collision, the head normally thrusts backwards and strikes the headrest, then it whips forward and back again. That whipping motion can cause rotational forces in the brain that result in a traumatic brain injury. The victim may have a classic whiplash injury that… CONTINUE
Let’s say you were injured in a motorcycle accident, but no one got a plate number and the person who caused the accident is gone. What is your hope of recovery? What can an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer do for you? Report the event to the police, because hit-and-run cases… CONTINUE
Punitive damages need to be distinguished from compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are intended to make an injured person whole. Compensatory damages are really about the injured person assigning a value to the injured person’s pain. Punitive damages are focused on the wrongdoer. If any person causes an injury maliciously, oppressively,… CONTINUE