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

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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March 06, 2019

In 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule to prohibit banking institutions from putting mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts, opening the door for legal action from both classes and individuals. In 2017, Donald Trump signed a resolution that killed the effort,...

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February 06, 2019

When you sustain a serious injury in an accident, you may be entitled to damages for the actual costs of related expenses including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Home modifications
  • Adaptive technology

Known as “special damages,” these will have a provable economic value and may include anything related to your injury that will require out-of-pocket payments.

General damages are often more difficult to prove. These include things that are not quantifiable such as:

  • Physical pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety...
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January 21, 2019

Man in neck brace wonderingVehicle defects often lead to accidents. Depending on the nature of the defect, these accidents can be serious or even fatal. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to a vehicle defect, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Please call our Redondo Beach office at ...

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November 14, 2018

Best Legal Services in El Segundo | Award for Kirtland & PackardSouth Bay personal injury law firm, Kirtland & Packard, has been selected for the 2018 Best of El Segundo Award in the Legal Services category. This recognition from the El Segundo Award Program is based on information gathered both internally and through third parties and is intended to give recognition to “those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and [who have] implemented...

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October 23, 2018

Redondo Beach personal injury attorney Michael Louis Kelly has again been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating. An AV Preeminent rating is the highest distinction an attorney can achieve from Martindale-Hubbell, a global network of attorneys whose rating system is widely seen as one of the most telling in the legal industry.


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September 26, 2018

While Southern California is not known as a hotbed of fall colors, there are plenty of areas surrounding Los Angeles that will explode in color over the next few weeks. If you are a motorcyclist, these scenic trips are sure to please the eyes and tantalize the senses - just make sure to practicing safe driving to help avoid accidents and allow yourself plenty of time - particularly on more curvy roads - to get to your destination.

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September 18, 2018

The Daily Breeze reports that police in Torrance are looking for the driver of a 2006-2009 tan or light-gold Toyota 4Runner that was involved in a fatal hit and run accident at 5 am on the 17th of September. The accident, involving the SUV and a cyclist, is still under investigation, but the 4Runner was captured speeding away, minus part of its bumper, by a home security camera in the 200 block of Hawthorn Street. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police...

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