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What Happens If Another Party Denies Liability for Your Injury?

It is common for the other person involved in your accident to deny – or fail to admit – liability for your injuries. Insurance companies and lawyers warn their clients not to admit any fault while at the scene of an accident. This is a common tactic, therefore, seen during personal injury claims. As the… read more

Who Do I Sue in a California Defective Product Liability Claim?

Defective products cause thousands of serious consumer injuries in the US annually. Common examples include defective vehicles, children’s toys and household appliances. It is a manufacturer’s legal duty to ensure the safety of its products. When an item contains a defect that causes injuries, it is the manufacturer that typically bears liability. Product Manufacturer Duties… read more

How Do Insurance Companies Investigate Personal Injury Claims?

Filing a personal injury claim could be the beginning of a process that will ultimately bring you peace of mind, justice and financial compensation. The decision, however, is largely up to the insurance company investigating your claim. Once you file a claim, you will trigger an investigative process led by an insurance claims adjuster. The… read more

Who Is Responsible for No-Seat-Belt Injuries in California?

Not wearing a seat belt is a factor that could affect a personal injury claim in California. California Vehicle Code 27315 makes it mandatory for anyone 16 and older to wear a seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Parents must be responsible for ensuring children under the age of 15 use safety… read more

What Are the Three Types of Defective Product Liability Claims?

Product liability is an area of law that deals with defective and dangerous products. When flawed products get into the hands of consumers, they can cause serious and fatal injuries and illnesses. Injuries connected to defective products can include burns, lacerations, broken bones and organ damage. In these cases, victims have the right to seek… read more

How Do Insurers Value a Personal Injury Claim in California?

One of the main concerns claimants have during personal injury cases in California is how much their cases are worth. The value of your claim can determine your future. The answer depends on several factors unique to your specific case. Learning how an insurance company typically evaluates a personal injury claim can allow you to… read more

Legal Rights of California Nursing Home Residents 

Nursing homes should give families peace of mind over the care of their elderly loved ones. They should look out for residents’ physical, emotional and psychosocial wellness, as well as obey federal and state elder care laws. Families should not have to worry whether the nursing home or assisted living facility is breaking the law… read more

Proving Medical Malpractice for Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

A diagnosis is a key moment in a patient’s medical care. A doctor coming to the correct diagnosis in a timely manner could lead to the patient receiving the treatment or medications he or she needs to recover. Unfortunately, not all doctors abide by the mandatory standards of care while diagnosing patients. Misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses… read more

How to Conduct Yourself During a Workers’ Comp Case Deposition

Workers’ compensation is one of our key practice areas at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. Our personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping individuals and families move forward after serious work-related accidents. We know how to improve injured workers’ cases to obtain the best possible compensatory awards for them. If your case requires a workers’ comp… read more

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death in California?

Losing a loved one under unforeseen circumstances, such as a fatal car accident or workplace injury, is devastating. No one can prepare for the unexpected loss of a loved one. Negligence, recklessness or malicious intent to harm in connection with your relative’s death can make it even more difficult to grieve and move forward. Although… read more