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Understanding Your Rights After a Product-Related Injury

March 25, 2020

We use commercially-made products every day, but what happens when those products contain a defect that causes injury? Is it possible to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, or even pain and suffering after you’ve been injured by a product defect? In California, product liability lawsuits can be complex – particularly when they involve major corporations. Working with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can ensure you are able to recover for your losses under a product liability claim. Understanding Personal Injury and Product Defect Claims California law explicitly states that designers, manufacturers, and sellers of products are to be held strictly liable when the product is defective and causes an injury. Whether or not there was negligence involved on their part is irrelevant. That makes product defect claims substantially different from personal injury claims, which require a plaintiff to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused their injury. When…

Who is Liable When an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes?

March 25, 2020

The advent of autonomous vehicle technology has created plenty of buzz all over the world, but a variety of questions remain who is to blame when an autonomous vehicle causes an accident. Mass adoption of the technology proclaims that accidents will decrease significantly and therefore significantly reduce insurance premiums. However, autonomous vehicle technology remains far from perfect, and accidents do still occur. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help you understand who might be at fault if you’ve been involved in an accident with a self-driving car.  Understanding the Complexity Current automobile accident laws were not designed with self-driving vehicles in mind. In most cases, when a car accident occurs, fault can easily be assigned to the negligence of one or both parties. With self-driving vehicles, it is presumed that the car’s hardware or software may have glitched, causing an accident. In that case, there may be multiple parties…

Can I file both a Worker’s Compensation Claim and a Personal Injury Suit after a Construction Accident?

September 27, 2018

A construction worker is injured on the job site and there are both short-term and long-term consequences to their accident. Unfortunately, this scenario is a sad and familiar one. Adding to the confusion of the moment is the fact that while the employee will be able to file for Worker’s Compensation, there may also be grounds for a Personal Injury suit as well…

Does Your State Impose Reward Caps on Personal Injury Suits?

September 25, 2018

Sometimes we hear in the media about multi-million dollar lawsuits being filed in court and have to wonder to ourselves if there is really any limit to the amount that an individual may ask of from the courts. It can seem almost outrageous at times the amounts that some people feel that they are legally entitled to. However, you should note that many states do in fact have limits on the amount that a person may sue for in a personal injury lawsuit. The reality is that many of those multi-million dollar lawsuits are settled for a lot less money than that.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

September 20, 2018

Personal injury claims become necessary when one party is injured and believes a second party is responsible for the injury. In order to seek compensation that helps to cover medical expenses and replace the income that the injured party has lost, filing a claim and possibly pursuing a lawsuit becomes necessary. This is especially true when the accused party denies responsibility and expresses no interest in attempting to settle the claim. There are time limits that apply to filing any type of personal injury claim. Much depends on where you live and who you are claiming caused the injury. Here’s some basic information that will help you understand how long you have to file your claim before seeking legal redress is no longer possible.

Does My Case Qualify for Class Action Status?

September 11, 2018

People have a right to live and bring up their families in an environment that is safe and not harmful to their health and well-being. There are a great many laws at the state and federal levels that are meant to regulate and control the actions and behavior of utility companies. They were designed to ensure that people can breathe fresh air, drink clean water, and live in homes that are free of toxic material. The utility companies know these laws well. And most of them abide by them to the letter. But there are always a few that break the law and put people’s lives in danger in pursuit of greater profits.

What Conditions Qualify Your Loss or Injuries as Catastrophic?

September 4, 2018

It is common in cases involving personal injury law to identify an injury as catastrophic. These are very serious injuries that will impact the rest of a person’s life. They are considered to be very different from injuries that are classified as serious. Victims of catastrophic injuries are never going to heal. An injury being designated as catastrophic makes a difference when it comes to the compensation and protections provided an accident victim.

My Family Has Become Ill and We Suspect Our Utility Provider Might Be Responsible. How Do We Proceed?

August 30, 2018

Everyone deserves to live and raise their family in a hazard-free environment. A raft of legislation has been passed over the last century at both the federal and state levels to ensure the air that people breathe, the water they drink, and the materials used to build their homes and structures near it are clean and safe. Utility providers know this. They have deep knowledge and insight into these laws because they were written to regulate their behavior. Most such providers follow the rules. But some do not. They think they can break the law, put people’s lives in danger, and make more money for themselves.

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