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Does AB5 Affect Third-Party Construction Claims?

By San Diego Attorney on May 27, 2020

Prior to AB5, independent construction contractors could hold construction companies and property owners liable for any injuries, as they were considered third-parties for not providing workers’ compensation. However, AB5 shifts the classification of independent contractors in California, and may impact the legal procedures for work injury claims.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Dog Walker Safety Tips

By San Diego Attorney on May 20, 2020

Dog walking is an occupation that has several benefits. It provides fresh air and exercise for you, as well as for the pets you are walking. It lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces stress, and builds stronger muscles and bones. It provides a unique source of income that allows walkers to spend time with man’s best friend. However, in addition to the benefits, this occupation has several risks.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

How to Safely Transport Firearms in California

By San Diego Attorney on May 5, 2020

Moving can be stressful enough without having to worry about being arrested. While it is legal to own weapons on private property in California, when it comes to transporting them, specific rules apply under the law. You must understand how to safely transport firearms to avoid criminal charges.

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Posted in: Traffic Stops

What Happens After I Am Charged with a Crime?

By San Diego Attorney on April 20, 2020

Re-runs of Law & Order present a trimmed down and rushed idea of a courtroom. Each episode neatly divides it into investigation, arrest, and trial if there is enough time left, but the reality is much more complicated. If you have been charged with a crime, your criminal defense case will follow five key steps, each with their own procedures and timelines.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

What Rights Do You Have When A Police Officer Pulls You Over?

By San Diego Attorney on April 5, 2020

If you are pulled over by the police, it is essential to know that you have certain rights. It is also critical that you respond in a way that does not escalate the situation. Remain calm, be polite, and let the officer do the talking, responding only as appropriate. Turn off your engine, roll down your window completely, turn on your internal light if it’s dark, and remain in the car until and unless the officer directs you to get out. Wait until the officer asks to see your license and registration before you begin rummaging around for them.

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

Recovering from a Car Accident

By San Diego Attorney on March 21, 2020

In 2018, there were 1,894,000 non-fatal motor vehicle crashes involving injuries in the U.S., as reported by the Insurance Information Institute (III). While these individuals may have avoided death, there are still considerable costs associated with a non-fatal car accident injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or broken bones. Recovering from a car accident can be a lengthy process, depending on the nature and severity of your injuries.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

jD LAW, P.C. Launches the Against the Current 2020 Scholarship

By San Diego Attorney on March 6, 2020

Standing up for what you believe in can be hard, especially when people doubt you. At jD LAW, P.C., we want to award students who persevere when no one believes in them, which is why we are launching the Against the Current 2020 Scholarship! This contest will award one student in the United States with a $1,000 scholarship towards their post-secondary education. This award is available to high school seniors and current college students from anywhere in the United States.

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What Does Pain and Suffering Mean Legally in California?

By San Diego Attorney on February 29, 2020

In most personal injury cases, economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, are the core elements of the claim. However, many accidents caused by someone else’s negligence also result in pain and suffering, which can adversely affect a victim’s recovery. Damages for pain and suffering, with certain restrictions, are allowed under state law.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Defending Against Identity Theft Charges

By San Diego Attorney on February 20, 2020

In a society obsessed with social media and online content, internet privacy has become a major concern to most Americans. Cases of identity theft, large and small, are becoming increasingly more common. However, many questions still exist as to how identity theft is defined and prosecuted.

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Posted in: Theft Crimes

Hit By a Drunk Driver? What Are Your Legal Options?

By San Diego Attorney on February 9, 2020

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you have a good chance of winning a claim for compensation in court. However, a lawsuit is not your only option. It may be possible to receive a fair settlement from the drunk driver’s insurance company, particularly if you have an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer negotiating skillfully on your behalf.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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