Posted on: September 21, 2018
Author: admin
Photo of Construction Worker on a Building

Over 150,000 construction employees in the United States suffer job-related injuries every single year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The construction industry has high rates of workplace fatalities and injuries due to negligent employers and other parties. Most employers are responsible for construction accidents related to hazardous job site conditions, improper safety practices, poor training, and defective tools and equipment. Some construction accidents are caused by third parties. These are parties who do not have an employee-employer relationship with the injured worker. What Is a Third-Party Injury Claim for Construction Injuries? If a party other than a … Read More

Posted on: September 7, 2018
Author: admin
sex abuse

Senator Jim Beall’s current legislation is aimed to answer all questions about how long a childhood sexual abuse victim has to file a claim against a public body and seek justice in the civil courts. The bill, also known as SB 1053, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Beall believes that “since many abusers manage to escape prosecution, the ability of victims to file a civil case should be protected and serve as a deterrent to the perpetuation of abuse by those who would shield the abusers from justice.” What Does California Bill SB 1053 Entail? In 2008, the California … Read More

Posted on: August 21, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
Photo of Construction Worker on a Building

A 20-year-old construction worker was killed in a construction accident in Pomona, California recently. The accident involved a telescopic forklift, which is a common tool that construction workers use to transport items within the construction site. According to California Highway Patrol, the worker was going eastbound on a dirt road south of the San Bernardino freeway when the forklift traveled down an embankment and ejected him from the vehicle. Accidents like these are not rare in California construction zones, and there are many other ways a construction worker can become seriously injured while on site. What Are Common Construction Accidents … Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
child abuse

An estimated 1 in 4 children have experienced some type of child abuse or neglect in their lifetimes. Child abuse is not only physically damaging, but the childhood trauma can lead to depression, behavioral issues, violence, health problems and substance abuse. In order to fix the growing issue of child abuse, health experts think that the public should be treating these problems as actual public health concerns. This will occur by continuing public and private sector funding for training and research as well as prevention programs. What Have Recent Surveys Shown About Child Abuse and Public Health? In recent national … Read More

Posted on: July 28, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
right to repair

Why Is the Right to Repair Act Important? According to the California Supreme Court, the Right to Repair Act is the “sole remedy for residential construction defect claims, except claims for breach of contract, fraud and personal injury. This law requires California homeowners to provide notice to the builder of a new residential development before filing a lawsuit, in order to give them the “right to repair” the defect before any further action. What Is the Right to Repair Act? If you recently purchased a new home in California and you noticed a construction defect, you will probably be required … Read More

Posted on: July 21, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.

A San Diego Homeowners Association recently obtained a $2.975 million settlement in a construction defect case. This lawsuit was filed in the San Diego County Superior Court on behalf of the homeowner’s association. The suit was against a construction developer of a 230-unit condominium that was built between 2004 and 2005. Why Did the Homeowners Association Sue the Construction Developer? According to release forms, the San Diego Homeowner’s Association decided to file a suit against the developer because of various construction issues found within the condominium. These issues included foundation shifts and pipe leaks beneath the whole property that had … Read More

Posted on: July 14, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
child abuse

Child abuse charges in California are taken very seriously. The penalties for the charge will depend on a variety of circumstances related to the incident. Child abuse and neglect cases can be difficult for all parties involved, which is why so many cases go unreported. These charges can cause major disruptions in family life, school environments and personal futures. Cases like these can also become publicized, which is why many families will want to deal with the problem on their own. However, it is important to still report and understand the charges and possible sentences so the risk of child … Read More

Posted on: July 3, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.

California is a large state with thousands of school districts. Each school has its own set of unique issues with each child. The concept of mandatory reporting was created to simplify how child abuse and bullying can be handled in schools across the country and in California. The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, or CANRA, is a set of California laws that are meant to protect children from suffering abuse or harm in school-related activities or functions. If you have a child in a California school, or you are a teacher or staff member at a California school, then … Read More

Posted on: June 21, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
construction defect

Construction defect cases are based on the contracts between a homeowner and developer and the contracts between the contractor and subcontractor. Whoever is responsible for the defect has the duty to remedy the situation. Thankfully, there are a few different ways to establish liability in a construction defect case. What Are the Different Ways That Liability is Determined for Construction Defects? Negligence: The law places the duty upon the developer or general contractor to exercise a reasonable degree of care, skill and general knowledge that is usually employed by such building professionals and employers. This is also called the duty … Read More

Posted on: June 14, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
sex abuse

Crimes that are referred to as sexual assault are usually prosecuted through California’s sexual assault, or sexual battery, laws and regulations. These laws disallow nonconsensual touching of another person’s private parts or sexual organs. In order to prove a case of sexual battery or assault, the prosecutor will have to establish a few elements under California law. As a California native, it is beneficial to have an overview of California’s sexual assault laws if you are ever caught in a legal assault situation. How Is a Sexual Battery Case in California Proven? The defendant touched the victim’s intimate parts while … Read More

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