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Sunbeam 6-Pot Pressure Cooker Recall

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Sunbeam 6-pot multi-cookers have been recalled due to a manufacturer’s defect. This defect can cause the pressure cooker to pressurize when the lid is not fully locked, which may lead to serious injury or death if the lid suddenly detaches when the product is in use…. read more

How to Investigate California Daycare or Childcare Abuse and Neglect

Thousands of parents in California entrust their children to daycare centers and caregivers while they work. The last thing a parent expects is to receive a call from the daycare center reporting an injury or to pick the child up and notice signs of abuse or neglect. Sadly, not all daycare and childcare centers are… read more

Is Jaywalking Illegal in California?

Jaywalking is the informal term for a pedestrian unlawfully crossing the street where he or she does not have the legal right to do so. It is a common yet highly dangerous practice in California. Like most states, California has a law specifically banning jaywalking. Breaking this law could lead to a ticket and a… read more

What Are California’s Leash Laws?

Owning a dog in California comes with certain legal responsibilities. One is to obey state and local leash laws. Leash laws help keep a community safe by requiring owners to remain in control of their pets at all times. Breaking California’s leash laws can lead to fines for the owner. It could also result in… read more

Mountain View Fire

The Mountain View fire started on November 17, 2020, at approximately 12:15pm in Mono County, California. As of today’s date (December 1), the fire is 70% contained at 20,385 acres. The remaining 30% is under snow and confined to “ground fire,” meaning that only stumpoles and underground roots are actively burning, so it is expected… read more

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

California’s civil justice system centers on the legal doctrine of negligence. Negligence, or preventable breach of duty, can cause serious harm to another person. If so, the injured victim can seek compensation for injuries and losses under California’s personal injury laws. Before a court will grant a compensatory award, however, the injured victim (plaintiff) must… read more

How Do I Know If I Have a Punctured Lung From a Car Accident?

A car accident can cause many different traumas to the body. Some of the most common are injuries to the chest and lungs from high-speed impacts with the seat belt or steering column. Trauma to the chest can cause serious lung injuries, including a punctured or collapsed lung. A collapsed lung can cause a medical… read more

How Common Is Nerve Damage From a Burn Injury?

Burn injuries can occur in many different types of accidents, including motor vehicle collisions and workplace accidents. A burn injury impacts the soft tissues and deeper layers of the skin. Depending on the severity of the burn, it can also impact parts of the body beneath the dermis, including the muscles and bones. One of… read more

Should I Post to Social Media About My Car Accident?

Social media is great for keeping in touch with family and friends and staying in-the-know about the latest news. Social media platforms can become a problem, however, during a car accident claim – especially if you post the wrong things. Your social media accounts are fair game for an insurance company or private investigator during… read more

What Are the Top Reasons for Insurance Denials?

You have a 50/50 chance of an insurance company denying your claim. While you can do things to increase your odds, such as collecting evidence from your accident and fully completing all required paperwork, the insurance company can make it difficult to achieve a fair settlement. Insurance companies have many reasons for denying claims –… read more