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Must Plaintiff prove Defendant’s wealth to claim punitive damages? Doe v. Lee

June 14, 2022 Blog,California Laws

By Eric Ganci

If a person has acted improperly (negligently or maybe intentionally) and harmed someone else, sometimes California law allows Plaintiff to seek “punitive damages.” These damages serve to compensate the Plaintiff for injuries…and to punish the Defendant for the wrongful acts.

If A Witness is Disclosed Late, Can That Witness Still Testify at Trial?

June 2, 2022 Blog,California Laws

By Eric Ganci

Here’s the scenario: you are prepping for a civil trial and late in the game, you just found a witness that you need or want to testify for your trial.

How To File a Complaint Against a Trucking Company

June 2, 2022 Personal injury

If you see a semi-truck or another type of large truck that looks unsafe or is being driven dangerously, you have the right to file a complaint against the trucking company with the help of a San Diego truck accident lawyer.

Can You Still Suffer a Brain Injury While Wearing a Bike Helmet?

June 2, 2022 Personal injury

Using a helmet while riding a bike will dramatically reduce the risk of a brain injury, but unfortunately, it doesn’t eliminate it. Bicyclists can still sustain a traumatic brain injury in an accident even while wearing a bike helmet. 

Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

June 2, 2022 Personal injury

Truck accidents are often catastrophic, and sadly, many of them are preventable. Due to long work hours, commercial truck drivers are at a particularly high risk of driver fatigue, which is responsible for more than 90,000 accidents each year and nearly 800 deaths.

Who Can Be Held Liable in an Aviation Accident

June 2, 2022 Personal injury

Individuals who survive an aviation accident have the right to recover compensation for their losses. However, determining who is liable can be complicated and will depend on the cause of the accident.

Qaadir v. Figueroa: If Plaintiff sees a doctor on a lien, not covered by health insurance, can Defense argue Plaintiff is “uninsured”?

May 23, 2022 Blog,California Laws

By Eric Ganci

If a Plaintiff sees a doctor on a lien, not covered by health insurance, can defense argue Plaintiff is uninsured?

Yes, this is a particular topic. But yes, this is the kind of stuff that comes up in civil trials.

School District liability: are there different duties between negligent hiring versus negligent supervision? Doe v. Anderson Union High School District

May 20, 2022 Blog

By Eric Ganci

 

This starts with the horrible set of facts: a high school teacher has sex (or any kind of sexual relationship) with a high school student.

In the law, there can be a personal criminal action taken against the teacher.

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