Category Archives: Personal Injury
What Does California’s SB 447 Mean for Plaintiffs Seeking Damages?
A bill signed into law last year, SB 447, changed who can receive damages in California after a personal injury lawsuit. The new law brings California in line with many other states across the country, ensuring that injury victims and their loved ones receive the compensation that they deserve after an accident. At the… Read More »
Are California Roads Becoming More Deadly?
Despite increases in vehicle safety and improvements to infrastructure, there are still thousands of people across California who are injured and killed in auto accidents every year. With daily reports of serious auto accidents around the Pasadena area, people cannot help but wonder whether the California roads are becoming more deadly. According to the… Read More »
When are Punitive Damages Available in a California Personal Injury Claim?
Most personal injury claims are intended to compensate a victim in order to get them as close as possible to their state of being prior to an accident. However, in California the law allows for personal injury victims to collect additional compensation, known as punitive damages, in certain situations when the actions of those… Read More »
Seniors and Driving
Getting older comes with age-related physical and cognitive issues. One activity impacted by expected changes with aging is their ability to drive. Despite this, there is still an increase in licensed drivers over the age of 65 in the United States because it helps them stay mobile and independent. Unfortunately, CDC says more than… Read More »
Time Limits to Go to a Doctor after a Slip and Fall in Los Angeles
When most people think of a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles, they imagine a slapstick comedy routine involving a banana peel, or a simple accident that creates no long-term harm. However, a slip and fall has the potential to seriously injure an accident victim, and it is critical that slip and fall… Read More »
Medical Malpractice: Should I Sue My Doctor in California?
When a person goes to a doctor or physician for medical treatment, they expect to receive top-quality care. Unfortunately, not all healthcare professionals live up to that standard, and if a patient is injured by their doctor or physician, they may have a claim for medical malpractice in California. With that said, you may… Read More »
Slip and Fall Accident: What You Need to Know
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises free of hazards that may cause visitors to slip and fall and get hurt on their property. Injuries stemming from a slip and fall accident can be serious, and at the Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz our team is prepared to zealously advocate for the… Read More »
How medical malpractice in California differs from other types of personal injury claims
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury case, but the rules for this type of claim differ from other personal injury cases in California. At the Law Offices of Andrew Ritholz, our team of dedicated legal professionals understands the differences and will zealously advocate for your right to compensation after being injured by… Read More »
What is Wrongful Death?
The loss of a loved one is never easy, but when that death comes unexpectedly in an accident it can be devastating for family members. When a loved one’s death has been caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another, the family may have a claim in California for wrongful death. At… Read More »
California Dog Bite Laws
Dogs are man’s best friend, and for many they are considered a member of the family. However, not all dogs are friendly, and when dogs attack a person the results can be devastating for victims. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a dog bite attack, the experienced personal injury lawyers… Read More »