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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

What Is the Cap on Medical Malpractice in California?

Medical malpractice is the negligent failure of a health care professional or facility to take proper care of a patient, resulting in patient harm. Proper care fulfills all the expected standards within the medical industry, including during injury diagnosis and treatments. Medical malpractice happens every day in California. If you are the victim of medical… read more

How Do You Know If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice is a serious civil tort that can change the life of a patient for the worse. It describes any act or omission by a medical practitioner or medical center that someone in the same position would not have committed, resulting in harm to a patient. No patient expects to become the victim of… read more

What Happens If You Get in an Accident With a Permit in California?

Young and inexperienced drivers commonly cause car accidents in California. New drivers do not have the hands-on experience to drive as safely or prudently as older drivers. They also tend to overestimate their driving capabilities, increasing the risk of mistakes such as multitasking behind the wheel or texting and driving. Inexperience and overconfidence is a… read more