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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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,


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,


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.


Understanding Your Privacy Rights as a Personal Injury Litigant

  • Oct 4 2018

Anyone who has had the misfortune of being forced to file a personal injury lawsuit can tell you that the process can tough. Many plaintiffs anticipate that the hardest part of their lawsuit will be convincing a jury to believe them, so they are often surprised when they are forced to turn over a large volume of personal information to the attorneys of the party they are suing. Hiring an attorney who is skilled in protecting your privacy during a lawsuit is something most people do not think about when looking for an attorney,


What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

  • Sep 30 2018

On the job injuries are far too common in California. While most people have heard of workers’ compensation, many people do not understand how it works or what it can do for them. If you are considering filing for a Workers’ Compensation case in California because of a work-related injury, there are several things you will want to think about and discuss with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, like our talented attorneys at J&Y Law.

If You Truly Are Able to Go Back to Work, You Should.


Medication

Serious Reaction to a Medication? Here’s When You Can Sue

  • Sep 19 2018

Medicine is supposed to make us feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, it is far too common for people to suffer serious reactions to prescribed medications. Read on to learn more about how the skilled California personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law get justice for victims of injuries caused by medication.

Myth: It’s Your Body’s Fault If You Have a Serious Reaction

Many people mistakenly think that if they have a serious reaction to medication they cannot sue,


A man reviewing an insurance policy.

Will Insurance Cover My Injury?

  • Sep 17 2018

If you are injured in California, you have several options for getting the costs associated with your injury covered by insurance. At J&Y Law, we routinely are asked questions from our clients about whether insurance will cover their injuries or whether they will be forced to pay for the costs of their injury out of pocket. Read on to learn more about the many ways insurance can cover the costs associated with your injury.

What Are the Different Types of Insurance That Can Cover My Injury?


Frivolous Civil Lawsuit Documents.

The Truth About “Frivolous” Claims

  • Sep 14 2018

If you have ever brought a personal injury lawsuit, or if you are considering bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you may have faced criticism from others who argue that your lawsuit is “frivolous.” This term gets thrown around a lot when it comes to lawsuits, and it is understandable that there is some confusion about what is and is not a frivolous lawsuit. You should never let anyone discourage you from pursuing the justice you deserve for your injury, so read on to learn more about what a frivolous claim is—and is not.