Recent Personal Injury Law Articles
Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
- CHP reminding drivers to stay safe and sober this holiday
- Was drowsy driving a factor in Tracy Morgan crash?
- Law enforcement fighting distracted driving in California
- Officials again encourage motorists to focus on the road while driving
- CA truck accident victims can learn from Tracy Morgan’s crash
- Can a Legally Parked Truck Still Constitute Negligence?
- Internet Surfing While Driving: A New Problem in the United States
Settlements and Trial Costs
- A Jury Only Sees the Amount Paid for Medical Bills in an Injury Trial
- Expert Fees in Elder Abuse Cases
- Recovering for Trial Expenses and Expert Fees
Personal Injury Cases
- What damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit?
- Bicycling responsible for more head injuries than any other sport, study finds
- California a hot spot for pedestrian accidents
Public Entity Liability
- California Supreme Court case addresses Liability of School District for Sexual Abuse/Misconduct Allegations
- Government Liability Claims in California
Insurance Coverage Issues
- California Auto Accident Coverage
- Have an Insurance Claim? Contact Your Attorney Early!
- Insurance Coverage Homeowners for Accident with Car at Home
- Intended Injury May Affect Insurance Coverage
- Medical Payments Coverage Liability Coverage
- The Hospital Doesn’t Simply Receive What it Billed in an Accident Settlement
- Surviving the Signed Releases and Waivers of Liability
Below are articles recently written by Rivers J. Morrell III relating both to his areas of practice and general law.
Under certain provisions of the law, located at Welfare and Institutions Code §15657 (often referred to as the Elder Protection Act), a prevailing party in an Elder Abuse case can recover attorney’s fees, and costs. A defendant, however, is not permitted to recover these under this Act.
Many motorists are aware of the risks associated with distracted driving; however, drivers continue to engage in this dangerous practice. Various news sources have detailed the hazards associated with texting, eating or talking on the phone while driving. However, sources report that there is a new problem on the horizon—webbing.
A recent California Supreme Court case addressed the liability of a school district for the sexual abuse/misconduct allegations against a school counselor in C.A. vs. Hart Union High School District. In this case the plaintiff/student alleged that the school district was liable for the conduct of the counselor.
In Howell vs. Hamilton Meats, the Supreme Court held that an injured party could not recover the amount of the medical bills that were billed, only the amount that was paid.
A recent case addressed a part of the Restitution aspect of what is commonly referred to as the Victims’ Bill of Rights. One aspect of that addressed “restitution” to the victim. In general, it required that the court order that the criminal defendant provide monetary restitution to the victim
Have you signed a Waiver or Release of Liability? What if you have an accident? Do you have legal recourse if there is gross negligence or code violations?