Kirtland & Packard's Personal Injury Law Blog
Attorneys serving the South Bay Area and San Francisco including Redondo Beach, Torrance, Manhattan Beach and Nearby Cities
In the state of California, workers enjoy a number of protections against all types of mistreatment. In addition to protections afforded to all workers in the United States, California has protections for political beliefs and activity, and was ahead of the federal courts in protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ employees.
If you suspect you have been mistreated by your employer, give us a call or use the contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation and learn about your rights.
When you are injured in an accident, insurance companies will get to work quickly to offer you a settlement. One of the services a personal injury attorney provides is protection against the tactics that these companies may use to try and coerce you into accepting less than you are due.
Your personal injury attorney will review your claim, taking...Read More
When you do your job, you have no reason to expect mistreatment. This simple truth is enshrined, protected in the state of California, even though we are an “at will employment” state. That means if you have been mistreated at work, you may be entitled to take legal action to hold your employer accountable for all of the harm they have caused.
When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering.
When injury is minor, it may be possible to settle your claim without legal assistance. When injury is severe, it is always a good idea to talk to an attorney.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
When you are injured on...Read More
In the state of California, you must either pass a CHP-approved motorcycle safety course or a driving test issued by the DMV to obtain a motorcycle license. If you are under the age of 21, you must also hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least six months and successfully complete a motorcycle training course before you can apply for a license.
California Motorcycle Safety Equipment Requirements
All motorcyclists in the...Read More
California’s lemon laws are designed to protect consumers from the economic losses and frustrations that accompany the purchase of a poorly designed or manufactured vehicle. Under California lemon law, consumers are entitled to a refund of the vehicle purchase price or to an equivalent vehicle exchange when first sold a lemon. However, while a protection all...Read More
Thousands of lives are lost or significantly altered by distracted drivers every year, yet many states don’t weigh distraction as a factor in motor vehicle accidents heavily enough. This is one of the most compelling reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will pour over every detail of your accident to uncover all possible causes.
The Courtroom Warriors at Kirtland & Packard represent victims of serious injury on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no up-front costs for representation.
At Kirtland & Packard, we cover all litigation fees, court costs, and associated expenses while working on your case. You only pay for our services if you win.
Is a Contingency Fee a Trap?
A contingency...Read More
California was the first state to issue stay at home orders. And, despite a number of states looking to reopen, our state is holding firm with these restrictions until public health officials deem it safe to do otherwise.
This approach saves lives, but has caused some confusion amongst workers – particularly as regards being required to work and sick leave entitlements. Below, we address some concerns about workers...Read More