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

February 08, 2017

Stocker Hearter-Cooler System

Kirtland & Packard LLP is currently taking cases where patients who have had open-heart or chest surgery and developed non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections afterward as a result of the Sorin Stockert 3T heater-cooler system. Patients suffering from these complications may have cause to pursue litigation, and Kirtland & Packard would be honored to fight on your behalf.

The Sorin Stockert 3T heater-cooler system is designed to raise or lower the...

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January 30, 2017

Teen driving accident claims in California

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death among 16-to-20 year olds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of car accidents among drivers age 16-19 is higher than the risk of any other age group.

Is your teen learning to drive this year or are you the parent of a teen driver who was recently injured in a car...

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January 23, 2017

Fatal car accident victims in California

Car accidents cause a startling number of deaths in America. California is a large state, so our annual accident deaths are quite high. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 2,925 fatal accidents in California in 2015 that resulted in the deaths of 3,176 people. The accident fatality rate that year was 8.1 deaths per 100,000...

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January 17, 2017

Car accidents caused by speeding in South Bay CA

Much of today's driving safety talk revolves around distracted driving. But speeding remains a dangerous, life-threatening behavior that is still rampant throughout the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,262 people were killed in auto accidents...

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January 09, 2017

When you realize you may have a personal injury claim, figuring out what to do next may feel overwhelming. Our experienced California personal injury lawyers offer a free case evaluation so that you can find out what your options are, and so that we can determine if you have a case. Watch the video above to find out what you should be prepared for at your first consultation.

For a free case review, please call Kirtland & Packard...

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December 28, 2016

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

On a related note, defective roadways are sometimes the cause of accidents.

When you purchase a vehicle, you rely on it to be reasonably...

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December 20, 2016

Long Beach Burn Injury Lawyer

Severe burn injuries unfortunately happen every winter. As we eliminate the outdoor grill and cook inside, celebrate with lights and candles, and heat our homes, the risk for a fire increases. Below, please review safety tips for preventing home fires during the holidays.

General holiday safety tips to prevent fires:

  • Test smoke alarms once a month
  • Replace smoke alarms...
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December 14, 2016

When you're crusing the road in a motorcycle you may not realize how much you're putting yourself at risk. There are very common forms of motorcycle accidents that can lead to horrible and catastrophic injuries. In this infographic, we share the five most common motorcycle accidents and share how to avoid them:

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers | Los Angeles, CA








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December 08, 2016

Whistleblower lawsuits may seem complex and confusing, but our experienced attorneys are ready to provide the information you need to move forward. Please watch the video above to learn more. If you think you may have a whistleblower claim, please call Kirtland & Packard, for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation, at 310-536-1000. We are proud to serve people from across the state of California,...

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December 05, 2016


Each state has a statute of limitations that sets a deadline by which you must file a personal injury claim. The deadline is typically based on how much time has passed since the date of the injury. But there may be special circumstances affecting this timeline, such as whether the injury wasn't discovered immediately and what type of incident caused the injury. For that reason, it is essential to discuss your specific situation with our experienced attorneys, in order to determine whether you can file a claim.

In California, most personal injury cases fall within a 2-year deadline from the date of the...

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