Premises Liability

California Civil Code 1714(a) places a duty of care on property owners and occupiers to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition.  This duty of care requires property owners to maintain and inspect their property, repair any potentially dangerous conditions, and/or give adequate warning of any dangerous conditions.  A property owner or occupier who […]

Distracted Driving

Car accident with bicycle

The dangers and risks of distracted driving go beyond the law. The National Safety Council estimates that more than 3,000 people die each year on U.S. roads as a result of distracted driving.  Talking or texting on the phone is recognized by the California Office of Traffic Safety as one of the most common causes […]

Communicating the Litigation Process to Clients

One of a lawyer’s primary and most important responsibilities is communicating the litigation process to clients. A lawsuit can be complicated and part of a lawyer’s duty is informing clients about what to expect. Your lawyer should tell you what you need to know about the litigation process and guide you through the entire claim […]

Children and Assumption of Risk

“Assumption of the risk” is a legal doctrine which arises in personal injury claims regarding a person’s willingness to assume certain risks inherent in specific activities, such as the risk of being hit by a pitch while playing a baseball game. Assumption of the risk requires that a person knew about the danger involved in […]