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Who Is Liable If I Am Injured on a Sidewalk?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Jul 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Sidewalks are in place to give people a safe place to walk in their communities—and yet, injury accidents still occur on sidewalks quite frequently. In many cases, the sidewalk itself is the cause of the accident. Many property owners in California are surprised to learn that under state law...

Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Dog Bites?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Jun 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) states that dog ownership is rising. In 2016, dog populations topped out near 77 million; in 2020, that number increased to 83.7 million. This dramatic increase in dog ownership means more dog encounters. Unfortunately, many...

What If You Are Injured in a Fight at a Friend’s House?

Posted by Inna Gorin | May 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

One of the benefits of being a Los Angeles homeowner is having friends come over to visit or play video games. Suppose a few of your friends get into a scuffle over the results of a video game or the score of a football game. Suppose, during the brawl, someone suffers a serious injury....

Does California Have Special Rules for Pit Bulls?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Jan 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

I remember getting a text from a friend of mine, back when Nokia phones were still a novelty and each button gave you an option of three letters, depending on the times you press it. A simple "hello" would take 10 clicks. "I got to play with this puppy," the message read. "The cutest girl I've ev...

Slip and Fall in a Los Angeles Hotel: Can I Sue?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Nov 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you slip and fall while in a Los Angeles hotel and sustain an injury, you may be able to sue the hotel for damages. Whether you can collect and how much you may be entitled to depends on the specific details of your accident. Duty of Care Property owners who open their property to the public...

A Weed Killer that May be Killing People

Posted by Inna Gorin | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

The weed killer RoundUp, used to keep lawns weed-free and picture perfect, may be responsible for causing serious illness and death in people. Studies have found that one of its ingredients, glyphosate, increases the risk of certain types of cancer. In 2018, for the first time, a lawsuit about t...

Can You Sue Someone If They Gave You Herpes?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

In California, if you contract herpes from another person and prove that person was the source of your infection, you can sue them. The legal basis for your lawsuit will depend on the specific details of your situation, such as whether a sexual encounter was consensual. Simply put...

Can Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover Punitive Damages?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the party at fault (disciplinary) and to set an example to deter future wrongdoers (exemplary). They are usually awarded against defendants in cases of intentional or highly reckless conduct, not just for simple negligence. However, willful or...

When is an Employer Liable for Negligent Hiring?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Sep 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

It happens more often than you might think – an employer hires a new employee who ends up causing harm to a customer or another third party. When this happens, the employee is liable to the third party, but is the employer? Under the doctrine of negligent hiring, they can be. If...

5 Things to Consider Regarding Your Bedbug Bite Claim

Posted by Inna Gorin | Sep 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Since the 1990s, bed bug infestations have increased and are now a global problem. In Los Angeles County, infestations have been reported in hotels, short-term rentals, and multi- and single-family homes. Bed bug bites can cause irritation and itching. Some people can have an allergic...

What is a “Loss of Consortium”

Posted by Inna Gorin | Sep 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a loved one dies because of an accident, their close relatives can claim loss of consortium, which is the emotional harm they suffer. This claim is attached to the victim’s personal injury lawsuit, not made on its own as a separate suit. In other words, the loss of consortium is a...

How to Win a Personal Injury Case Without Favorable Facts?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Jul 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Justice may be blind, but that doesn't mean the facts always serve justice. For example, you may be injured in a car accident where the "facts" seem to point to you being clearly at fault, but that doesn't mean you're not entitled to some compensation or shouldn't fight to receive it. In other...

How Many Estimates Should You Get for a Car Accident?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Jun 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Car accidents are inconvenient at their best and devastating at their worst. If you've been involved in a car wreck in Los Angeles, you'll have a lot on your plate, including beginning the process of repairing the damage done to your vehicle. Most drivers haven't been in many accidents, and while...

Victim-blaming or Comparative Negligence?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, a man was killed inside a car wash in Escondido, California, when he exited his vehicle during the washing process and was trapped by the machinery.  Can the family hold the car wash responsible for what happened?  California is a pure comparative fault state. Comparative negl...

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