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COVID-19 Announcement

During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Harting, Simkins & Ryan, LLP is still here to assist you with your case. TO POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS:  Although we usually meet with potential clients in person, because of the precautions made necessary by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can let us know more about your… read more

When are you Liable for Another Person’s Driving?

The aftermath of any car accident can be confusing, particularly if you let somebody else drive your vehicle and they were involved in an accident. When this occurs, it is important to understand how insurance companies will handle these situations. Here, we will look at the liability of a vehicle owner when someone other than… read more

What Rights Do Passengers Have in a Car Accident?

Whether or not someone is driving a vehicle when an accident occurs has little to do with the injuries they sustain. Passengers inside of vehicles that are involved in accidents are injured every day on California roadways. It is important for passengers to know what rights and options they have when they have been involved… read more

Do I Need Rental Car Insurance In California?

Whether you are a California resident or visitor, there are various reasons you may rent a car in this state. When you rent a vehicle, you face an array of insurance choices, and they can all seem confusing. What is required? Do you need to purchase additional coverage? It is important to understand what California… read more

How Do I Prove Wrongful Death in California?

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience for anyone, and you should not have to do this alone. Proving a wrongful death case in California can be difficult, but an… read more

Do Most Car Accident Cases Go To Court?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may be wondering whether or not your case will need to go to court to secure the compensation you deserve. There are various factors that go into car accident claims. While some… read more

Can You Sue Someone For Causing A Car Accident in California?

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you may be wondering whether or not you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. There is no simple answer to this question, and there are various routes that a… read more

What is the Average Payout for a Dog Bite?

If you or somebody you care about has been bitten and injured by another person’s dog, then you are probably wondering whether or not you are owed compensation. Dog bites are not uncommon in the US. Studies show that there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year in this country. While not all of… read more

Is Workers Compensation Mandatory in California?

Work injuries are not uncommon. When a person is injured on the job, they should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Many people wonder whether or not their employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Chances are, they probably do have to have coverage. Understanding the workers’ compensation requirements in this state is important…. read more

Study: The Most Dangerous Coastal Zones in LA and Orange County

An Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes within one mile of the coast A rising number of non-motorist collisions in cities along the Southern California coast inspired us to ask: how many accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists have occurred in the beach communities of Orange and Los Angeles Counties? Where are non-motorists at the highest… read more