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What Do Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse in California Need to Know About Assembly Bill 218?

Adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault often face enormous challenges as they deal with horrific acts inflicted upon them as children. One of those challenges is holding their abusers accountable for the acts of abuse and wrongdoing. California lawmakers have recently enacted new legislation aimed at helping childhood sexual abuse victims seek the [...]

By |2019-10-15T16:18:18-07:00October 15th, 2019|Sexual Assault|

Filing Personal Injury Claims Related to Waterproofing Sprays

Waterproofing sprays are designed to seal and protect everything from footwear and clothing to bathtub and shower grout. In many cases, cans of waterproofing spray claim that they “safely and effectively” create a water-resistant seal to protect items. In some cases, the packaging includes claims that the contents or ingredients used to create the product [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:51:28-07:00August 30th, 2019|Product Defects, Product Liability|

Is It a Case of Massage Envy Inappropriate Behavior or Complete Negligence and Willful Misconduct?

The number of women alleging incidents involving Massage Envy inappropriate behavior continues to increase. BuzzFeed News investigated several reports of women who alleged they were victims of sexual abuse and Massage Envy inappropriate behavior. The report in 2017 concluded that the popular massage chain was more interested in protecting its brand than it was in [...]

By |2019-10-15T16:18:59-07:00August 28th, 2019|Massage Parlor Abuse, Sexual Assault|

What is the PG&E Claims Bar Date for the Camp Fire and Other California Wildfires?

The PG&E Claims Bar Date in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is getting much closer. Survivors of the California wildfires are strongly urged to contact their attorneys immediately if they have not done so to determine what they need to do, if anything, to ensure their claim is filed before the PG&E claims bar date. [...]

By |2019-08-22T06:05:35-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

California Cyclist Accident Statistics – Is Bicycling Safe in California?

We do not want to frighten anyone or encourage anyone to give up bicycling. Overall, bicycling is a safe and enjoyable activity throughout California. However, we do believe that riders need to be aware of the danger they face each time they ride. We also believe that cyclists should understand their legal rights and the [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:45:39-07:00August 6th, 2019|Bicycle Accidents|

Who is Responsible for a California Bicycle Accident — Motorist or Bicyclist?

Thousands of bicyclists are injured or killed each year in traffic accidents. Bicyclists and motorists share the road. They both have a responsibility and a duty of care to follow traffic laws and safely operate their vehicles. When a bicycle accident occurs in California, who is responsible? In this article, our California bicycle accident attorney [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:10:40-07:00August 3rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Motorist Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Pedestrian Wrongful Death Claims in California

California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, according to the NHTSA. The state continues to lead the nation in the number of pedestrians killed each year. The death of a family member is devastating financially and emotionally for families. California’s wrongful death statutes provide a way for family members to seek compensation [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:10:47-07:00August 1st, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death|

“Is Walking in California Bad for Your Health?” asks Pedestrian Accident Attorney

People walk for a variety of reasons. They walk because it is a good form of exercise, and they walk to save money on transportation costs. People walk because they are sightseeing, and they walk because they are running errands. Some people walk because they live in areas that have congested traffic, and they find [...]

By |2019-08-01T08:47:20-07:00August 1st, 2019|Pedestrian Accidents|

PG&E Requests Rate Hikes Amid Confirmation Its Equipment Started the Camp Fire and After Filing for Bankruptcy Relief

After admitting its equipment was the “probable” cause of the Camp Fire, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) sought to increase rates for California households for natural gas and electric service. According to PG&E, the rate hike request was based in part to ensure the safety of the public. However, the Governor’s office had a different [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:26:36-07:00July 11th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

The PG&E Wildfire Assistance Fund is NOT the Same Thing as Filing a Proof of Claim

You may have read about the $105 million wildfire assistance fund proposed by PG&E in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The bankruptcy judge approved the housing assistance fund and urged PG&E and unsecured creditors committees to work quickly to choose a third-party fund administrator. The fund is designated to assist wildfire victims of the 2018 [...]

By |2019-07-11T12:00:17-07:00July 11th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|