• california fire possibly caused by utility company under strict liability

    3 Fascinating Strict Liability Tort Cases in Sacramento

    Tort liability in personal injury cases is most often based on acts of negligence, but there are exceptions. Sometimes the responsible party is held to the strict liability tort standard, meaning that a finding of negligence or malicious intent is not required. The most common types of strict liability tort cases are based on: Product […]

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  • student injured at school - parents suing for negligence

    Suing a School for Negligence: What You Need to Know

    A negligence-based lawsuit against a school can have unique complications, depending on the type of institution it is. Overall, teachers, school administrators, and other staff have a “duty of care,” meaning they must take reasonable steps to avoid and prevent circumstances likely to cause personal injury to a student. Some reasons you might want to […]

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  • classroom where a school accident might happen

    Can You Sue if Your Child Suffers Personal Injury at School?

    Laws about whether or not you can file a lawsuit against a school vary from state to state. In California you certainly can, but first you must file a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of injury. School districts are government entities and as such are protected by what is known as […]

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  • the top of a call tower

    Cell Tower Radiation Causing Personal Injury

    Nearly every teenager alive today has always known the cell phone. There are now more mobile devices in the world than there are people: 8.1 billion gadgets vs 7.5 billion people. And counting. Today, more people own mobile phones than have access to running water or electricity, and to those that have them, their phones […]

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  • people boating on lake adhering to safety laws to avoid boating accidents

    Law Enforcement Works to Reduce Boating Accidents in California

    Heading toward the hot days of August in the Sacramento area, the 700 miles of waterways and shoreline have swelled with beachgoers and boaters. Also experiencing an increase is the likelihood for drunk boating. For public safety, the area’s Sheriff departments and first responders have joined efforts to get medical care and transportation to boating […]

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  • man filling out california lawsuit forms

    How to File Court Papers in CA for Personal Injury Accident: A DIY Guide

    Filing a lawsuit after an accident without a personal injury attorney requires an extensive amount of paperwork. Here are some steps to help you through the free online forms provided by the California Judicial Council. Let’s assume you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Most of the forms you’ll need will have a space at the […]

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  • “Sitting Disease”: Work Injuries at Your Desk

    Simply having a desk job may be the cause of workplace injury. Spending the bulk of the day in a sitting position can put you at risk of developing serious back, leg, neck injuries, yet many of us get up only a few times throughout the day to walk to the break room, restroom, or to […]

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  • football concussion injuries

    Football Concussion Injuries: Who’s Liable?

    Football fans may have heard about the many legal battles fought against the NFL and NCAA this year and in very recent years. Concussions and other brain injury accidents are very common among athletes, so where did the controversy come from? Awareness of a progressive degenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) began in the mid-1990s. […]

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  • Pedestrian Safety at Sacramento’s Run to Feed the Hungry 2016

    Sacramento’s Run to Feed the Hungry Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services‘ (SFBFS) highly anticipated annual Run to Feed the Hungry event promotes the idea of pedestrian safety. This rain or shine event started in 1994 with just under 800 participants and is continuing to attract immense crowds of all ages. Ms. Siefkin indicated that a […]

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    Short FAQ About Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    Getting in a personal injury accident, whether it is a slip-and-fall, car accident or medical malpractice, is a stressful time in a person’s life. It can be quite scary dealing with the unknown, such as mounting medical bills and how they will get paid, how and when to replace a vehicle, insurance claims and whether to […]

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