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COVID-19 and Nursing Home Negligence

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

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

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

Is it Legal to Use a Cell Phone While Driving in California?

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?

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

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

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

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

Bike Accident Settlements: What to Expect

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, securing compensation can become complicated and involve various parties. Most people that experience a bicycle injury have never had to go through a personal… read more