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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.


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?


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.


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,


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.


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.


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,


What Are Your Options When the Person Who Hits You Has No Insurance?

  • Oct 21 2018

Everyone tells you to make sure you get the other driver’s insurance information when you’re involved in a car accident. What happens when the other driver doesn’t have insurance? More importantly, what if the other driver is at fault and you suffer significant property damage or injury to your person as a result? How will you get the compensation you deserve? In California, an estimated 15 percent of drivers are uninsured, meaning it entirely possible that you could be involved in a collision with an uninsured motorist.


Recent California Supreme Court Ruling Allows Evidence of Industry Best Practices to be Used in a Strict Products Liability Claim

  • Oct 18 2018

We purchase products expecting that they have been designed and made correctly. Unfortunately, sometimes companies will fail to make or design a product safely. When this happens, consumers get hurt.

A recent California Supreme Court opinion may make it easier for injured consumers to hold manufacturers responsible for product defects. In products liability cases, manufacturers are held strictly liable if their product is defectively designed and injures someone because of that defective design. Whether or not injured parties can introduce evidence of industry best practices adhered to by other manufacturers who produce similar products has been a subject of debate.


CBS Les Moonves Case Keeps Employee Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuits in the News

  • Oct 8 2018

More and more, we keep hearing about disheartening and horrifying claims of sexual harassment and assault, including incidents in the workplace. One newly detailed incident has received an extraordinary amount of attention: Les Moonves was recently fired as CBS’s longtime Chairman and CEO, and is currently facing at least twelve accusations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault.

Background of the Les Moonves Case.

In August, an article published by the New Yorker revealed allegations by six women that Moonves had sexually harassed them.