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Defective Products: The GM Ignition Switch Recall

The news has contained many stories recently related to the General Motors (GM) ignition switch recall that is getting under way now, years after GM first learned of the problem with certain models it manufactured that posed a serious risk of injury or death.  Defects like the ignition switch defect pose a serious risk of… Read More »

The Danger of Saws

On the job or in the home, saws may be an essential construction tool, but they pose real danger to users.  According to the National Consumers League, about 40,000 people are injured each year in the United States in saw accidents. Approximately 4,000 of those injuries involve amputations.  Saws are designed to cut materials. When… Read More »

Products Liability Cases Involving Industrial Workplace Equipment

Without giving it a second thought, you come into contact with and use dozens of products every day at home, at work and throughout the course of daily life. You don’t give them a second thought when they work as intended. However, when you are injured using a product, you become more aware of its… Read More »

Premises Liability Claims Against a Government Agency in California

If you have suffered an injury while you were on public property, you may wonder if you can sue the government. Many people think it’s impossible to sue a governmental entity because of governmental immunity. However, although special rules do apply, you can bring a premises liability claim against a government agency in certain cases. … Read More »

How do OSHA Violations Factor Into Construction Accident Cases?

In construction site accidents, safety violations are often involved. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) oversees the enforcement of occupational safety (OSHA) regulations in California as part of its investigation of workplace accidents in California.   Construction workers’ rights to file injury claims  Your right as a construction worker to recover compensation from… Read More »

Who May Qualify to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Suffering the loss of a loved one is painful, and learning that the death was the result of the negligence of another can be even more devastating. No amount of money will bring your loved one back to you. However, you may be entitled to receive compensation that helps cover the cost of medical bills… Read More »

An App That Might Save Your Life

Most people do not discover serious problems with their cars until the problems cause an accident or someone else does and they hear about it on the news. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now brings that information straight to your cell phone. Earlier this year, NHTSA introduced the SaferCar app as a means… Read More »

Brain, Head and Facial Injuries

Nearly every type of injury can be sustained in a car accident. Bumps, bruises, scrapes, gashes, sprained joints and broken bones are all common in  serious crashes. But, when properly treated, injured individuals are often able to  eventually return to their previous standards of life.  Yet a host of other injuries occur frequently that do… Read More »

How to Recognize and File a Workplace Discrimination Complaint

Discrimination has no place in the workplace. Yet claims of disability, sex, race and age discrimination continue to skyrocket. If an employer or prospective employer has treated you unfairly, it is important to understand that you have rights. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment based on your actual… Read More »

Seeking Treatment after Your Work Injury

Following a workplace injury or illness, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Acting quickly helps ensure that the workers’ compensation process will proceed smoothly and you will receive much-needed benefits, including medical care and lost wages. If you do not notify your employer about your injury within 30 days and… Read More »