Posts From 2018

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How to Reduce the Risk That Your Teenager Will Be Injured in an Auto Accident

  • Dec 20 2018

We all remember how we were when we were teenagers. The sky’s the limit, especially when it comes to being able to drive yourself to places. Safety wasn’t always our first priority when it came to driving. However, that’s exactly why you should give your teenage child all the safety resources, skills, and tips you can to help them prioritize keeping themselves and their passengers safe.

As personal injury attorneys, we have represented far too many teenagers whose lives are forever changed by simple driving mistakes. We have also represented too many families whose teenagers lost their lives due to easily preventable decisions made by inexperienced or inattentive drivers.


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Riding a Motorcycle in California: What are Your Rights, and What Can You Do if You Are Injured While Riding?

  • Dec 15 2018

California is a beautiful state home to scenic vistas and breathtaking scenery. No wonder it is one of the most popular states for motorcyclists to tour! With all the motorcyclists in California, it is unfortunately all too common for them to be hit by other drivers. Fortunately for injured motorcyclists, California has some of the strongest and broadest protections for motorcyclists in the United States. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, insurance companies still work very hard to minimize the payouts for claims of injured California motorcyclists.

At J&Y Law, we know how serious motorcycle injuries are,


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Understanding Heavy Equipment Personal Injuries and How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You.

  • Dec 10 2018

When people think of California they often think of palm trees, beaches, and beautiful hiking. However, California is also an incredibly urban state that is also home to a thriving construction industry. This industry provides many people with jobs, but it also causes many employees to suffer injuries on the job. One of the more common and most devastating injuries is a heavy equipment injury.

At construction sites throughout California, there are a variety of different types of heavy equipment present. These include machines, vehicles, and other tools like:

  • Aerial lifts
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Cement trucks
  • Company vehicles
  • Cranes
  • Dozers
  • Dump trucks
  • Electrical equipment
  • Excavators
  • Falling tools or equipment
  • Farming equipment
  • Forklifts
  • Front-end loaders
  • Scaffolding
  • Skid-steer loaders
  • Tractors
  • Other dangerous equipment

The variety,


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How Common is Wrongful Death in California?

  • Nov 30 2018

Death is a fact of life. However, sometimes the death of a person is the fault of someone else. In these cases, known as wrongful death cases, the law recognizes that in wrongful death cases the person who caused the death should be held accountable. While criminal law addresses cases where someone intentionally caused the death of another, civil law is more often used to address situations where someone negligently caused the death of another through their careless actions.

In California, you are able to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in these situations if you meet the eligibility requirements.


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How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Prevent Insurance Adjusters from Lowballing Your Claim

  • Nov 28 2018

If you are involved in an accident, the chances are very good that you will, at some point, have to interact with an insurance adjuster. The chances are even greater of your interacting with an insurance adjuster if the other driver is at fault. Most people think that, because they sign up for insurance policies on their own, that they can also negotiate with insurance adjusters for a fair settlement on their own. Do you know that having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side can actually increase the settlement you receive from accidents?


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Is an Expert Witness Right for Your Case?

  • Nov 22 2018

In car accidents, much of the attention is focused on the drivers. However, passenger injuries in car accidents are worthy of attention, too, as passengers often suffer just as severe, if not more so, injuries than their passengers. If you were a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident and you sustained injuries as a result of that accident, you likely have many questions about whether you can sue and who you can sue.

At J&Y Law, we have represented many clients who were injured while riding as passengers in others’ cars.


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Reducing Your Child’s Risk of Injury With Proper Car Seat Safety

  • Nov 19 2018

Personal injury attorneys get a bad and unwarranted reputation for hoping bad things happen to good people in order to get a paycheck. This could not be further from the truth. As dedicated personal injury attorneys, we know more than others how horrible an accident is and how it can completely change your or others’ lives for the worse. While we pride ourselves on relentlessly seeking justice for those who have been wrongfully injured, our sincere hope is that we never have to represent you.

Unfortunately, personal injury cases are incredibly common,


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If You Are the Passenger in a Car Accident, Can You Sue for Injuries?

  • Nov 16 2018

In car accidents, much of the attention is focused on the drivers. However, passenger injuries in car accidents are worthy of attention, too, as passengers often suffer just as severe, if not more so, injuries than their passengers. If you were a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident and you sustained injuries as a result of that accident, you likely have many questions about whether you can sue and who you can sue.

At J&Y Law, we have represented many clients who were injured while riding as passengers in others’ cars.


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How Do You Know if You Have Hired the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

  • Oct 27 2018

As highly skilled personal injury attorneys, the lawyers at our firm often get asked an important question by friends, family members, and even colleagues: how do you know if you have hired the right personal injury attorney? It can sometimes seem like there are so many to choose from, and everyone claims to be the best. However, not all personal injury attorneys are equal in skill, competency, and integrity. How can you tell the difference?

The first trait you should look for in a personal injury attorney is attentiveness.


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Johnson & Johnson Facing Lawsuits Alleging its Baby Powder Causes Cancer

  • Oct 24 2018

The name “Johnson & Johnson” is synonymous with the idea of safe and gentle products most of us have used at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, the company name is now synonymous with cancer lawsuits. This summer, in Missouri, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to more than 20 women and their families. They allege that the company’s talcum baby power contained asbestos which caused or contributed to their ovarian cancer.

The women at the center of these cases say that they used baby powder on their inner thighs to prevent chafing,



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