The Mandell Law Blog

Personal Injury and Tort Litigation

Product Liability

Aslin Tutuyan

When consumers purchase a product, they expect to hand over their money in exchange for a safe, working item that functions as advertised. Unfortunately, as any product liability lawyer can confirm, that isn’t always the case. Some products can be defective when manufactured, resulting in a failure of the product and sometimes injury to the consumer. In order to gauge defective products that result in legal disputes, product liability lawyers use a consumer expectation test.

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The California Good Samaritan Law

Robert J. Mandell

Being the first to arrive on the scene of a serious accident can be a horrific experience. In these situations, there is a high probability that someone is going to need emergency assistance. But, just because someone needs help, does that mean that you’re obligated to offer it? If you choose not to get involved, as do some bystanders, can there be legal repercussions for your decision?

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Workers’ Compensation and Civil Damages

Laurence Mandell

When someone is injured while on the job, they fully expect their employer to come through for them and supply them with any type of assistance that is necessary. Unfortunately, as much as we would all like to believe that our employer will be there for us, it doesn’t always turn out so well. When these situations occur you have to be ready to look out for yourself, even if it means filing for workers’ compensation and civil damages as well.

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Auto Insurance Settlements

Mara Burnett

While millions of automobile drivers in the U.S. carry auto insurance, many have no idea how the process works should they have to file a claim. Just hoping that you will never have to deal with it isn’t enough. You really should have a basic understanding of the process. Regarding auto claims, the most frequently asked question is, “Do I get to keep all of the money from my auto insurance settlement, or do I have to repay my insurance company?”

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Online Pharmacies

Aslin Tutuyan

Purchasing prescription drugs online is often a cheap and easy alternative to making trips to the pharmacy. What many people may not know is that, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), 97% of pharmacy websites do not follow standard pharmacy laws and practice standards. The dangers of online pharmacies have been a matter of concern to the FDA and other U.S. Government agencies since their inception several years ago.

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Trampoline Safety

Robert J. Mandell

Trampolines may at first glance seem to be a great way for children to get exercise while having fun in the backyard. While acknowledging the acceptable use of trampolines in athletic training, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement questions trampoline safety and warns against the use of trampolines as a recreational activity.

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Home Safety Tips

Laurence Mandell

Even the most safety-conscious parents may be unaware of the danger presented by the furniture in their homes. Most furniture is made with adults in mind with little thought given to the threat it may pose to children in the household. Even when parents think to secure furniture, often only the tallest furniture is addressed when smaller pieces can pose as much threat, if not more. We’ve collected a few home safety tips to help you avoid some dangerous household accidents.

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Pursuing Your Personal Injury Case

Mara Burnett

A Personal injury case is based on the premise that someone was injured by the act of another person or entity. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you should seek out a top personal injury attorney who will fight for you and your rights. Since these cases are not usually clear cut, it’s rarely advisable for you to go it alone.

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Injuries at Work

Aslin Tutuyan

Each year, millions of people sustain injuries at work. While many of these injuries are minor in nature, some are much more serious and, in some cases, even life-threatening. Even though Workers Compensation is usually in place for such circumstances, it’s not always sufficient to properly cover every incident. By following a few simple rules, you can make sure that your injury is taken care of in the best possible manner. Here are a few things you should know in order to be prepared for a workplace injury.

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Deer Collisions With Autos

Robert J. Mandell

While deer may be the last thing on your mind as you go about your day, the beginning of California’s deer season is upon us and drivers would be well advised to stay vigilant of this oft forgotten road hazard. There are an estimated one million plus deer collisions each year, with about 130 people dying annually as a result. Additionally, these collisions rack up a whopping $4 billion per year in damage costs!

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