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Personal Injury

Personal Injury Overview

When you or someone in your family has been injured in a California accident that someone else caused, the effect of your injuries on your quality of life and your finances may be devastating.

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Brain injuries

The brain is the center of the physical, psychological, sensory, and cognitive functions that govern nearly every aspect of human existence. Any injury to the brain has the potential to drastically alter the victim’s life.

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Burn Injuries

Burns are excruciatingly painful injuries and can potentially leave horribly disfiguring scars and contractures, as well as permanent organ damage and other serious complications. Infection is the most common complication of burn injuries.

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Dog Bites

California had the dubious distinction in 2012 of being tied with North Carolina as the state with the most deaths from dog attacks. Fortunately, death by dog bite is a rare occurrence, but injury is not.

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Foster Care Abuse

When families cannot provide a safe environment for children, the government may step in and place them in a foster home. All too often, the foster home is not a great improvement from the home the children left,

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Products liability

In our consumer-oriented society, we depend on businesses and manufacturers to sell us nearly everything a modern Western lifestyle requires: food, clothing, shelter, transportation, entertainment, recreational equipment, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc. When these products are defective we can suffer harm or loss.

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Spinal Injury

Life may go on after a spinal cord injury, but it may not in the least resemble life pre-injury. This can be one of the most catastrophic and life-altering of all injuries, causing extensive loss of physical function and, in most cases, loss of independence.

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Wrongful Death

Having a member of your family die suddenly and unexpectedly is emotionally shattering in any circumstance. When the death of someone you love would not have happened but for another person’s wrongdoing, your anger, sorrow, and frustration may be nearly unbearable.

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Vehicle Accidents

Car

When you’ve been injured in a serious San Diego area car accident, you’re most certainly in pain and very likely have missed time at work, as well as the loss of income.

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Truck

With weights sometimes reaching in excess of 80,000 pounds, the trucks that cruise California highways are capable of doing an incredible amount of damage when they’re involved in an accident.

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Motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle in Southern California is economical and fun, but it can also be dangerous. No matter how careful you are, you’re still vulnerable to the errors of others.

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Bicycle

Many Californians enjoy bicycling for fitness, fun, and even commuting to work. Bicycling is a great aerobic activity and a way to reduce your carbon footprint. As more bicyclists hit the road, deaths and injuries from crashes involving bicycles and cars are of major concern.

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Taxi

Southern California taxi accidents, like many motor vehicle accidents, are often caused by negligent, careless, or reckless behavior; in many cases such behavior is on the part of the taxi driver or the company that owns the cab.

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Criminal Law

Criminal Law Overview

If you have been accused of a criminal offense in Southern California, your freedom, funds, and reputation are at risk. Not only are you potentially facing jail time and fines, but if you are convicted and end up with a criminal record, nearly everything you do will be affected.

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Drug offenses

In California, an arrest involving the possession, sale, or trafficking of drugs can result in prosecution, lengthy prison sentences, enormous fines, mandatory rehabilitation programs, and more severe penalties. Drug crimes are taken very seriously by the California courts.

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DUI

We all know not to do it, but how many people go through a lifetime without drinking and driving even once? Alcohol is such a deeply entrenched part of American social life that it can be hard to avoid.

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Juvenile Defense

Children and adolescents often lack the maturity and rationality to understand the consequences of their actions. In addition, it is typical of young people to be easily influenced by their peers. Consequently, it is not unusual for minors to make poor decisions.

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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault

If you’ve been accused of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or another sex crime in California, in addition to the destruction of your reputation, you are facing the possibility of a lifetime of punishment. If convicted, you could spend years in prison.

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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Overview

As Americans, we treasure our civil rights. Our founding fathers, in their wisdom, delineated the personal liberties that every citizen of the United States should be able to count on as our birthright.

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False arrest

The U.S, Constitution guarantees every American the right to freedom from unlawful search and seizure. That means a law enforcement officer can’t arrest you based on a whim, a personal agenda, a hunch, an unsupported suspicion, or “evidence” that the police planted.

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Freedom of Speech

The right to freedom of speech is the cornerstone of American democracy, and it is guaranteed by the First Amendment to our constitution. In the United States you have the right to freely and publicly express your opinion, no matter how controversial or unpopular it may be.

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Government liability

Government entities have traditionally enjoyed certain immunities. Nevertheless, you are able to sue a government agency if it is responsible for an injury, death, property damage, or if the agency has violated your rights.

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Police Brutality

Police are armed, and they are allowed to use reasonable force when necessary to apprehend or subdue a suspect; however, this should be accomplished with the least possible amount of violence.

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Protestor’s rights

Have you been arrested, fined, or otherwise punished for speaking out in protest against some wrong? If so, your civil rights have probably been violated, and you have recourse against the entity or individual responsible for the wrong you have suffered.

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Wrongful imprisonment

Were you arrested or detained in a California jail for no discernible reason? Did the police fake or plant evidence that resulted in your being put in jail? If so, you may have become a victim of wrongful imprisonment, a violation of your civil rights.

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