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

California takes child abuse charges very seriously. The penalties for child abuse will depend on a variety of circumstances related to the incident. Many cases go unreported because of the dificult subject matter. 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 abuse does not continue for the child. What Penalties Can Someone Face … 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

Posted on: June 7, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.
child bully

If your child is being bullied at his or her school, you will want to take the appropriate actions as a parent. Your first thought might be to file a complaint with the school but reporting school bullying can come with some complications. Some parents will even be confused as to whether they should file a report in general. As a parent, it’s important to know the process of filing a bullying complaint if you decide that doing so would be the best option for your child. When Should I Report Bullying to My Child’s School? It might be difficult … Read More

Posted on: May 28, 2018
Author: Ramey Law P.C.

We have heard about various horrifying news stories about child abuse discoveries in homes, several of these stories occurring in California. A common factor in these abuse stories is a home school situation involving one or multiple children. Each state has different regulations for home schools, and California is known to be one of the more permissive ones. Here’s more on California’s home school laws and how they relate to child abuse. What Are California’s Home School Laws? In order to home school under California law, California parents simply have to submit an affidavit with their home address to register … Read More

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

Buying a home is one of the many things people strive for in their adult lives. California has gone back and forth for many years on new home construction laws and financing, but in recent years there have been some significant improvements in the real estate market. When buying and/or repairing a new home, no one wants to deal with any time-consuming, sudden issues with the construction process. Unfortunately, your construction developer might purposely not fix these problems, and you might have to take them to court. Why Should I Be Concerned About Construction Defects? You should always check whether … Read More

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

How people react to traumatic experiences can vary greatly, and there’s a lot that goes into investigating a person’s reaction to a stressful experience. Adults and children differ in their reactions to traumatic times, especially when it comes to sex abuse and assault. There is not one standard response to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, but it’s important to realize that adults will respond in more subtle and internal ways than a child would. What Are Some Common Responses from Adult Abuse Survivors? Fearful responses or reactions to reminders of the assault Anxious actions/not feeling like he or she can … Read More

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

California, like many other states in this country, has strict laws pertaining to child abuse. Child abuse, generally speaking, happens whenever a parent or adult caretaker physically, emotionally, or sexually abuses or abandons a child. These laws have been enacted in order to protect children from serious harm or injury, even in a family or school setting. Child abuse is more common than most Americans think; there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse every year. What Are the Laws Regarding Child Abuse in California? California child abuse laws are within the state’s penal code. Under California law, … Read More

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