San Diego Law Blog
As San Diego County is still operating under the Stay at Home Order in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have had to shift to curbside, takeout, or delivery options to maintain their operations. This has included the cannabis industry, as dispensaries are currently allowed to employ marijuana delivery drivers to fulfill customer orders. However, there are still certain restrictions and regulations that drivers must abide by in order to avoid breaking the law.
San Diego has faced a series of lawsuits over the past few years based around public safety, such as poor road maintenance, and that same liability may also extend to public beaches. The city is known for its extremely popular and beautiful beaches, as well as several hidden gems that make it such a beloved destination. However, improper maintenance of these beaches has led to multiple sidewalk tripping hazards that can cause serious injuries. Thus, it stands to reason that the city can be subject to several claims for damages from injured residents and visitors.
Judges have the discretion to grant or deny a request for continuance (rescheduling) of a court hearing to give either party additional time to prepare. As a general rule, judges in California frown on delaying the resolution of a case by requesting a continuance without a valid reason. Judges must balance the public interest in timely justice with fairness to the parties involved. However, there is still the possibility for a defendant to receive a continuance if their argument is presented properly and with strong legal counsel.
Ever since mid-March, traffic has been in flux across California, and San Diego streets have definitely shown that. The California Stay at Home Order resulted in a massive drop in collisions across the city for the first few weeks as drivers were not packing the roads to get to work or about their daily lives. However, that does not mean the streets are completely free of negligent drivers.
Because of the proximity to Mexico, many residents of San Diego consider a weekend stay at a resort along Rosarito Beach or a day trip to Tijuana. Traveling south of the border is easy if you take the blue line to San Ysidro Station or parking nearby and simply walk through customs. However, drivers should be aware of how their insurance policy operates in another country and what they should do if they are in an accident.
We have all been told to take photos, get witness statements, and contact the police during a car accident, but what about a bad fall? Whether you slipped in the entrance to a restaurant or fell down a flight of stairs in an office building, you are likely in a lot of pain, confused, and unsure about what to do next. Most people do not assume they have a case and contribute the fall to clumsiness, but for those who do believe they have a case, how to collect evidence may be unclear.
On the November 2020 ballot, California voters will have the option of abolishing bail in the state. This is a drastic shift in how the criminal justice system operates in our state and will influence the early stages of a criminal trial. Instead of paying bail after an arrest, defendants will be evaluated with a pretrial assessment review that will determine whether or not you are released from jail prior to your arraignment. This process may prove difficult for most defendants to understand initially and several factors can influence your assessment.
Truck accidents can be violent, devastating, and shocking, often making it hard for any one driver to fully understand what happened. Recalling the events of an accident can be a draining experience for a victim and it may be difficult to file a claim based on only a victim’s memories. Having hard evidence can go a long way to ensuring proper compensation, but what evidence is most important?
With the first half of 2020 behind us, the team at jD LAW, P.C. are proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Against the Current Scholarship! We have thoroughly enjoyed reading through our five finalists’ essays and debating the merits and virtues of each applicant. It was a tough battle, but, like our finalists, we enjoy the struggle.
The long-term costs of recovering from a car accident can be far higher than expected. In addition to physical injuries that can have a long-lasting impact and may require months or years of treatment, it is not uncommon for a victim to suffer mental and emotional trauma, with effects that can last a year or more after the accident.
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