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California Car Inspection Laws

Each state has laws regarding vehicle safety inspections. However, California tends to have more stringent laws than other states. Every driver in California, particularly those who are moving to the state for the first time, should understand their obligations when it comes to these safety inspections. Drivers must also understand that there are smog inspection… read more

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the way of life for most people throughout the country and here in California. What was once thought of as a virus that may not last long term has now become a part of our daily lives. That may be the case for a while to come. As of… read more

Understanding a Salvage Title

Car accidents in California are not uncommon. Most people will get into an accident more than one time throughout their lives. In those cases, people get into an accident, and then an insurance carrier will cover the expenses to fix their vehicle. However, what happens when a vehicle will cost more to repair than the… read more

If I Get Into An Accident in California While Borrowing A Car, Who Pays?

Car accidents are certainly not on anyone’s list of things they want to happen, but the reality is there are times when accidents do occur. When people are involved in car accidents, the incident often involves a vehicle that they own or lease. But what happens if you get into a California car accident when… read more

Can I File A Personal Injury Claim If An Accident Was My Fault?

No one wants to get into a car accident. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur. In most cases, one or more drivers are at fault for an incident. Still, many people believe they are not able to file a personal injury claim if they had any responsibility for the accident. This is not true. Under California’s… read more

What To Do After A Pedestrian Accident in California

Pedestrian accidents happen unexpectedly, and they can lead to devastating injuries for victims. If a person is injured in a pedestrian accident that is caused by the negligence of somebody else, then they should be able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement or through a personal injury lawsuit. However, these cases can become complicated,… read more

Understanding Subrogation Claims on Personal Injury Settlements

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, the last thing you want to worry about after recovering compensation in a favorable settlement or verdict is that a large chunk of the damages awarded… read more

Nursing Home Abuse Laws in California

If you have a family member or a friend in a nursing home, it is important to know that they are safe. However, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that one out of every ten people over the age of 60 in this country will experience some form of elder abuse…. read more

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, our car crash lawyers will look at the liability of a vehicle owner when… read more