Category Archives: Personal Injury

J&Y Law Firm gives an overview of injuries and illnesses caused by vaping.

Vaping Sickness: Know Your Rights

  • Nov 21 2019

As of October 1, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report 1,080 lung injury cases related to vaping or e-cigarette use. Eighteen deaths have been confirmed in 15 states, including two deaths in California. Health officials are advising individuals to avoid vaping, regardless of whether they are using THC or nicotine products. The investigation into the cause of vaping sickness continues. Our California personal injury attorneys continue to monitor the developments closely concerning potential personal injury claims for vaping illnesses and vaping injuries.


J&Y Law Firm discusses what you should do if your child is injured at school.

What to Do If Your Child Is Injured at School

  • Nov 1 2019

Child injuries at school occur in a variety of ways. Many childhood injuries at school occur on the bus, during recess, while on a field trip, or because of another child. By the time a child begins school, most parents are accustomed to dealing with minor injuries from falls and other mishaps at home. However, that does not make it any easier to handle the situation when your child sustains an injury at school. What can help is learning about your child’s legal rights from an experienced California personal injury attorney


J&Y Law Firm discusses the best way to prevent hot car child deaths.

Preventing Hot Car Child Deaths

  • Aug 16 2019

As of the beginning of August 2019, 26 children have died in hot cars in the United States. An average of 38 children die each year because of vehicular heatstroke. A record of 53 children died in hot cars during 2018. In California, there have been 49 reported child heatstroke deaths in vehicles since 1998. No deaths have been reported in California in 2019, but three children died in hot cars last year.

A serious mistake caregivers and parents make is assuming that this tragedy could never happen to them.


J&Y Law Firm gives us 15 bicycle safety tips for this summer.

Preparing for Summer – 15 Tips for Staying Safe on a Bicycle

  • Jul 23 2019

Bicycling is a popular form of transportation and recreation in California. Many people ride their bicycles year-round in many areas of the state. However, bicycling seems to increase during the summer months when school is out for the summer break. Therefore, it is a good time for our California bicycle accident attorney to review some of the basic bicycle safety tips.

Bicycling Safety Tips to Keep You Safe

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J&Y Law Firm discusses how you can appeal a verdict on a personal injury case.

Can I Appeal a Verdict in my Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 15 2019

While most injury cases settle without going to court, a few cases proceed to trial. At the end of the trial, a jury decides the case based on the facts presented at trial and the law as explained to the jury by the judge. If you do not agree with the jury verdict, your California personal injury attorney discusses options with you for appealing the verdict.

Who Can Appeal a Personal Injury Verdict?

Both the plaintiff (the person who filed the lawsuit) and the defendant (the party sued) can appeal a verdict in a personal injury case.


J&Y Law discuss the best ways to settle on a personal injury case.

How Do You Reach a Settlement in a Personal Injury Case?

  • Jul 8 2019

When you are injured, you are usually not focused on a personal injury claim. You are focused on receiving medical care and discussing the possibility of permanent impairment with your physicians. However, at some point, your focus will turn to recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. A California personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to calculate the value of your injury claim and explain your legal rights. An attorney can also help you settle your personal injury claim for a fair amount.


What Does a Typical Personal Injury Case Look Like?

  • Jun 30 2019

Each personal injury case is unique; however, there are several similarities in cases involving personal injuries. One of the most common similarities is that the deadlines to file a claim involving personal injury is restricted by law. Because the statutes of limitations (deadlines) for personal injury claims vary by claim, it is wise to seek the advice of a California personal injury attorney as soon as possible to avoid losing the right to file a claim against the party who caused your injury.

Types of Personal Injury Cases in California

There are several different types of personal injury cases that may be filed in California.


Seven Common Amusement-Park Injuries

  • Jun 18 2019

Amusement parks are popular year-round in most of California. Children, teenagers, and adults love amusement park rides, including roller coasters, bumper cars, Ferris wheels, water slides, and a variety of spinning, twirling, and flying attractions. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries are common. Visitors sustain injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to serious brain injuries and broken bones. In some cases, amusement park injuries may result in death.

When an injury at an amusement park is the result of negligence or wrongdoing, one or more parties may be held liable for damages.


A girl helping her friend check her injured ankle while sitting on the running track

Waivers and School-Related Injuries – Know Your Rights

  • Jun 2 2019

If you have a school-age child, you have probably already signed a waiver of liability or assumption of risk waiver for your child to go on a field trip, participate in a school sport, or take part in another school activity. Schools and businesses use liability waivers to limit their liability for a variety of activities. However, do these waivers prevent lawsuits for all school-related injuries? The best way to know for sure is to consult a California personal injury attorney.

Are You Required to Sign a Waiver of Liability?


California Has Mismanaged Its Veterans Home Properties, Audit Finds

  • May 27 2019

The Los Angeles Times reported that according to a state audit, eight residential facilities designated for veterans have been “mismanaged” by the California Department of General Services (DGS). The head of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) agreed with the audit findings and stated that the department would make changes. Veterans injured because of the mismanagement can contact a California personal injury attorney to discuss their legal rights.

How Were the Properties Mismanaged?

The eight residential facilities benefit California military veterans by providing medical care and rehabilitative care for veterans.



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