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August 20, 2019

Outstanding Young Women Lawyers | Los Angeles Magazine | Heather Baker DobbsKirtland & Packard attorney Heather Baker Dobbs has been recognized as an Outstanding Young Women Lawyer in the Top Lawyers issue of Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is awarded to a select few attorneys every year and is based on 12 different criteria including peer nomination and peer evaluations.

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July 18, 2019

Wrongful death refers to any loss of life caused by the actions or inaction of another party. In the state of California, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, corporation, or even government entity. The best way to determine if you have cause to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.

Typically, a wrongful death suit may be...

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June 24, 2019

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know who can be held liable for your damages. This may include the drivers of other vehicles, motorcycle or parts manufacturers, and even government entities. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is always best to discuss your accident with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can investigate the crash to determine who can be sued for compensation.

California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that you may be entitled to take legal action following a motorcycle accident even if your own...

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June 14, 2019

Wrongful death occurs when a life is lost in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Following a wrongful death, certain parties may be entitled to seek compensation for funeral expenses, lost income, and related damages.

The best way to determine if you are able to file a wrongful death claim is through a one-on-one consultation at our Redondo Beach office. During this conversation, we will listen to your story, provide honest information about your options, and help you choose the best way to move forward.

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June 05, 2019

When you are involved in a car accident in the state of California, it is important that you notify your insurance agent or company right away – even while still on the scene when possible. Insurance adjusters may want to come to the scene and gather information for use in processing your claim. In some cases, pictures that you snap on your phone or through an insurance company app may serve in place of an adjuster visiting the scene. When you call your insurance company, they will advise you on how to proceed.

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May 28, 2019

A slip and fall accident can result in several serious injuries. Injuries to the brain, neck, spine, and back often accompany these incidents. So too do broken or fractured bones and other painful and limiting injuries.

A slip and fall injury may be caused by your own actions, but it may also be the result of someone else’s negligence. Poorly maintained properties can pose several dangers and, when issues like dangerous walkways, missing handrails or safety features, inadequate lighting, and wet surfaces result in a slip and fall, victims are often entitled to compensation beyond the initial...

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May 20, 2019

Under California law, consumers enjoy sweeping protections against unfair business practices. In our state, victims of unfair business practices can file suit to seek damages including:

  • Money paid for goods or services
  • Losses related to money paid for said goods or services
  • Any costs incurred due to the unfair business practice
  • Attorney and related legal fees

Consumers must make a demand in writing before filing an unfair business practices lawsuit in California. The attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance...

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May 08, 2019

When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a defective product, it can be very difficult to know where to turn for help. The first thing to remember is, if you suspect an injury was caused or exacerbated by a defective, faulty, or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and related damages. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at the Redondo Beach office of Kirtland & Packard. Call 310-536-1000 to set up your complimentary case...

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April 16, 2019

Although car accidents are often caused by other drivers, sometimes a defect is to blame. For example, these vehicle parts and features have been the subject of past defective auto lawsuits:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Electrical systems
  • Ignition switches

When you purchase a vehicle, you rely on it to be reasonably safe. Human error causes more than 90 percent of all crashes and, as drivers, we don't really expect flaws in our vehicles to lead to an accident. Thousands of time a year, however, that’s exactly what happens.

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March 19, 2019

There are federal laws protecting workers from being fired based on several factors unrelated to job performance or ability. These include:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Genetic information
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Citizenship status

In all 50 states, if you are terminated for your job based on one of these factors, you have likely been wrongfully terminated and you may have cause to file suit. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation with an...

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