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

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