How Do I Prove The Insurance Company is Acting in Bad Faith?
Posted in General on March 22, 2021
In the United States, we will find that each state has laws regarding the duties of insurance carriers. In general, all insurance carriers have an implied responsibility to act in good faith and fair dealing with every client. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers do not uphold their duty to clients. When this happens,… read more
COVID-19 and Nursing Home Negligence
Posted in General,Nursing Home Abuse on August 31, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states that there have been nearly 200,000 confirmed and more than 115,000 suspected COVID-19 cases in nursing homes throughout the United States as of mid-August 2020. CMS also says that there have been nearly 50,000 total nursing home deaths related to COVID-19. According to the Centers for… read more
Posted in California,General on April 1, 2020
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
What is the Average Payout for a Dog Bite?
Posted in Dog Bites,General on January 10, 2020
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?
Posted in General,Workers' Compensation on January 6, 2020
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
Is it Legal to Use a Cell Phone While Driving in California?
Posted in California,General on January 3, 2020
With the rise of technology, particularly smartphones, distracted driving has become more and more of a problem throughout the US and here in California. More and more states and local jurisdictions have passed laws regarding cell phone use while driving to avoid serious car accidents from occurring. California has several laws in place that regulate… read more
What Is Standard Liability Auto Insurance?
Posted in General on December 6, 2019
Most people understand that it is important to have car insurance. Not only is it the law, but having insurance offers protection, especially if you are at fault in a car accident in California. Insurance is something that nobody wants to have to have, but that people understand is necessary. However, understanding the different types… read more
Holiday Driving Safety Tips
Posted in General,Safety Information on December 4, 2019
The holiday season is upon us, and that means the roadways become a bit more dangerous than usual. There are more people on the roadways right now. There has been a record-breaking number of people traveling this holiday season, so you can expect much of the same throughout the rest of December and into the… read more
Understanding Legal Malpractice in California
Posted in General on October 19, 2019
When you choose to work with an attorney, you should do so because you trust that attorney to handle your case properly, legally, and ethically. However, there are times when attorneys do not work in the best interest of their clients. When that happens, most people are confused about what their options are. Do they… read more
How to Sue for Medical Malpractice in California
Posted in California,General,Medical Malpractice on October 17, 2019
If you or someone you love has been injured or become ill due to a mistake made by a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant compensation. However, the process of securing that compensation can be incredibly complicated. You should speak to a qualified and experienced Long Beach medical malpractice attorney about your case… read more