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almost 40 percent of califonia hospital graded c or lower for patient safety

Almost 40 Percent of California Hospitals Graded C or Lower for Patient Safety   

By Andrew Ritholz |

In April, 2015, the Leapfrog Group issued their latest scores of more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide. The scores ranked 248 hospitals in California alone. Sadly, nearly 4 in 10 California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety, raising questions about wrongful death suits. The Leapfrog Group is an employer-backed nonprofit… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in California

Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts in California

By Andrew Ritholz |

A slip and fall is more technically called premises liability and is only part of this facet of personal injury law. Owners of private and commercial property, as well as owners of public property, have a duty or care to persons who are invited on the property or who come there to for a… Read More »

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California Law: Dangerous and Defective Highways

California Law: Dangerous and Defective Highways

By Andrew Ritholz |

The United States has a network of roads that extend over four (4) million miles, and more than 2.6 million miles of that network is composed of paved roads maintained by the government. So it’s no surprise that there may be defects somewhere along these roadways at various times. Defects in California road conditions… Read More »

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fighting a cell phone ticket california

Fighting a Cell Phone Ticket in California

By Andrew Ritholz |

In 2009, California becameone of many states to enact laws restricting the use of mobile phones, or cell phones, while operating a vehicle. The Three Laws: 1. Ban on Handheld Cell Phones The first law bans all drivers from using handheld cell phones while operating any kind of vehicle. 2. The Hands-free Cell Phone… Read More »

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wrongful death california

How Do I File A Wrongful Death Claim in California?

By Andrew Ritholz |

In California, a “wrongful death” occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. A wrongful death claim may arise out of a number of circumstances, including medical malpractice by a medical professional or hospital, automobile, boat and plane accidents, criminal behavior, and exposure to… Read More »

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dog bite injury california

A Dog Bit Me, Now What?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Much like a car accident, the most important step to take when bitten by a dog is to obtain the contact information for the dog and the owner. Obtaining this information may be vital to the treatment and recovery of the wound. Of course, being bitten by a dog can be very traumatic, but… Read More »

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In California, If A Driver Hits Me While I am Jaywalking, Is He At Fault?

In California, If A Driver Hits Me While I am Jaywalking, Is He At Fault?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Jaywalking is the act of crossing the street while not on a designated crosswalk. As a pedestrian, you have a duty to exercise reasonable care and to be safe. Though jaywalking is illegal and is typically an infraction and a violation, it is not a criminal offense. If you fail to use an available… Read More »

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