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

November 09, 2020

Product liability laws apply to injury caused by a defective or dangerous product. Under these laws, a product may be considered defective if it causes harm while being used in its intended manner. There are some cases that involve the unconventional use of a product as well, though a majority of product liability claims are the result of poor manufacturing, defective design, and other product defects.

Strict liability typically refers to laws regarding pet ownership. California is a strict liability state as regards dog bites, which means that the owner can be...

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September 14, 2020

Elderly woman, alone and in a wheelchair, sitting in her roomAccording to the National Coalition on Aging, an estimated 5 million seniors face mistreatment in the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, or abandonment every year. One in...

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September 01, 2020

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.

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August 13, 2020

woman in wheelchair looking out of a windowWhen 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...

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July 23, 2020

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.

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July 10, 2020

Man in leg brace with crutches - close up of leg

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...

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June 25, 2020

First-person view of motorcycle handlebars

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...

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June 01, 2020
Woman looking at scooter, confused as to why it's broken

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...

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May 13, 2020

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.

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May 05, 2020

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...

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