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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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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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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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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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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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The Dangers of Driving Drowsy

By San Diego Attorney on January 31, 2020

Drowsy driving has become a major problem on America’s roadways. It was responsible for 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in a recent year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated one in every 25 adult drivers report having fallen asleep at the wheel within the previous 30 days.

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In a Car Accident? What Now?

By San Diego Attorney on January 22, 2020

No one wants to be involved in a car crash, but with the odds today, it could happen eventually. Even a minor fender-bender with no injuries will completely ruin your day. A major collision with serious injuries leads to life-altering consequences. The following are some tips on what to do if you are involved in a car accident in California.

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Who Can Be Held Liable After a Truck Accident?

By San Diego Attorney on December 22, 2019

A collision with a fully-loaded, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer can cause serious injuries and extensive damage. If someone else caused your accident, you may file a personal injury claim for compensation. If you have been involved in a serious truck accident, your first step toward recovering damages is to speak with an experienced injury lawyer. jD LAW, P.C., can thoroughly investigate what happened to determine who is responsible for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other expenses directly related to the accident.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for California Car Accidents?

By San Diego Attorney on December 12, 2019

A statute of limitations is a deadline imposed by state law, after which a lawsuit cannot be filed for a particular type of case. Once that period has passed, the claim is forever barred. These time limits are stated in the California Code of Civil Procedure. The statute of limitations for bodily injury in a car accident is two years, the same as for other personal injury matters. If you were not injured in the accident and only want to recover money for damage to your vehicle, the statute of limitations is three years.

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How to Prove Fault in Slip-and-Fall Incidents in a Place of Business

By San Diego Attorney on October 23, 2019

Countless people suffer from slip-and-fall incidents, and many of them don’t even realize that the negligence
of a property owner or employee caused their tumble. The issue of proving liability in a slip-and-fall case at a private business is a complex one.

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Tuesday May 26th, 2020 barring any
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Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el martes 26 de mayo de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

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COVID-19 Announcement

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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