California is a big state with many highways and a bustling commercial road transit sector. This means that there are a significant amount of 18-wheelers, or semi-trucks, on the road in the state every day. These are heavy trucks, and when you are involved in an accident with one of them the result is often a devastating injury. While most semi-truck drivers do not intend to cause accidents, many times those who do are negligent.
At J&Y Law, we have represented numerous clients whose lives have been irreparably and horrifically changed as the result of a catastrophic semi-truck accident injury.
Many of us hit the road over the holidays to visit friends and family, attend work gatherings, or simply take in the sights and sounds of the season. California’s rate of car accidents is already quite high, but when you add in the increased holiday traffic, that usually means increased accidents and increased injuries. If you were involved in a car accident over the holiday season, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and property damage you have incurred.
At J&Y Law, our experienced car accident attorneys are committed to advocating for your compensation and your rights as a person who was unjustly injured.
You have probably seen Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder in the news recently, and for all the wrong reasons. Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder is one of the leading baby powders in the market, and has been for decades. It has been used on and by most everyone in the United States at some point—making the recent news about cancer caused by the product all the more shocking.
Recent news articles have described how executives at Johnson & Johnson were aware for decades that the company’s baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos.
We’ve all been hearing people say “New Year, new me” since January 1st. For those who struggle with the life changing consequences of a personal injury, the ability just to get the “old you” back would be enough, most days. The “old you” could work your regular job and provide for your family, could make it through the day without pain medication, and didn’t constantly wonder whether they had a meaningful or productive future.
While our personal injury attorneys can’t guarantee that you will be able to get the “old you” back,
We think of the winter holidays as the most festive time of the year, blending family, food, and fun. For a great many of us, though, holiday gathering also include imbibing alcohol. If we were all living in a Currier & Ives painting and riding in sleighs, whether the person holding the reins had had a few too many spiked eggnogs might not be much of a problem. With a large percentage of the population speeding down our country’s highways from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, however, we have more than enough cause to be worried about being involved in drunk-driving accidents.
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.
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,
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
- Cement trucks
- Company vehicles
- Dump trucks
- Electrical equipment
- Falling tools or equipment
- Farming equipment
- Front-end loaders
- Skid-steer loaders
- Other dangerous equipment
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.
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?