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

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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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?

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April 22, 2020

 

Infographic: Do the FiveCalifornia 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...

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February 06, 2020

On January 8st, 2020, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) went into full effect. Serving to codify, clarify, and provide certain exemptions to the Dynamex Decision, AB5 makes it harder for companies like Uber, DoorDash, Lyft, and InstaCart to classify employees as independent contractors.

What’s the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

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January 21, 2020

An older employee with a box of his personal belongings after facing age-related workplace discriminationBoth California and federal employment laws protect individuals who are over the age of 40 from workplace discrimination. If you suspect you have experienced workplace discrimination based on your age, you may have legal options that offer redress and help ensure you are treated fairly in the...

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December 09, 2019

Christmas Tree With Fire in the BackgroundMany of our most cherished and intimate holiday celebrations require fire. From candles on the table to lights on the tree, both open flame and electricity can pose risk for serious burn injury. Taking steps to prevent burn injury and home fires is an important part of ensuring the holidays are enjoyed by all.

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September 18, 2019

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be permanent depending on the location and severity of the injury. The type of SCI sustained, in addition to the health and medical history of the patient, will play the largest roles in determining the permanence of the injury.

Parts of the Spine

The spine is broken into four parts:

  • Cervical Spine: from the shoulders to the base of the skull
  • Thoracic Spine: from the mid-back to the space in between the shoulder blades
  • Lumbar Spine:...
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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.

Attorney...

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