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,
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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,