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What Is ‘Loss of Consortium’ in a Wrongful Death Case?

By Hess & Nghiem on April 30, 2024

The death of a loved one ranks among life’s most distressing events, leading to long-term emotional devastation and profound loss. In wrongful death cases, surviving spouses or partners may pursue…

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Do Large Trucks Really Use ‘Black Boxes’ for Crash Data?

By Hess & Nghiem on April 15, 2024

The “black box” is a vital piece of equipment used to record data in transportation; it serves as a silent witness to accidents. Its origin can be traced back to…

Posted in: Truck Accidents

How St. Patrick’s Day Can Cause Havoc on the Roads

By Hess & Nghiem on March 15, 2024

While St. Patrick’s Day is a festive time to celebrate all things Irish and green, it can also be a dangerous time to be on the road, particularly at night.…

Posted in: Car Accidents

If St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Turn to Assault and Injury

By Hess & Nghiem on March 5, 2024

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, when Americans celebrate their Irish heritage, and urban Orange County is awash with green: green clothes and glasses, green beer, green leprechauns, and shamrocks. As the…

Posted in: Personal Injury

How To Tell If You Have a Negligent Security Injury Claim

By Hess & Nghiem on February 20, 2024

Negligent security is when a property owner or manager fails to take reasonable precautions to protect individuals from foreseeable harm caused by criminal acts on their premises. This can include…

Posted in: Premises Liability

Child Safety and Playground Accident Liability

By Hess & Nghiem on February 10, 2024

Playgrounds are meant to be spaces of joy and recreation for children, but they can also pose significant risks if not adequately maintained and supervised. Ensuring the safety of children…

Posted in: Child Injury

How To Tell If the Nursing Home Is Abusing Your Loved One

By Hess & Nghiem on January 20, 2024

Caring for our elderly loved ones is a priority, and ensuring their well-being in a nursing home setting is crucial. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a disturbing reality that requires…

Posted in: Nursing Home Abuse

How Serious Falls Occur on Construction Sites

By Hess & Nghiem on January 10, 2024

Construction workers face significant—often life-threatening—hazards in their line of work. One of the most severe hazards is the ongoing risk of serious falls. Addressing the serious issue of construction site…

California Bike Lane Laws and Their Impact on Liability

By Hess & Nghiem on December 29, 2023

Bicycling is a popular and eco-friendly mode of transportation in California. Cycling comes with its own set of rules and regulations for the safety of bike riders and others on…

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Common Types of Defective Products That Can Cause Accidents

By Hess & Nghiem on December 14, 2023

Consumer protection is a key aspect of product liability. Manufacturers must be held accountable for ensuring their products are safe for use. When defective products enter the market, they pose…

Posted in: Product Liability