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    The Haggai Law Firm
    Facebook IconMarch 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Good news in Florida! Hopefully, California voter will follow this lead!

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    Florida Supreme Court tosses out medical malpractice cap on damages

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    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the centerpiece of the 2003 medical malpractice overhaul, blasting the Legislature for creating an "alleged medical malpractice crisis" and concluding, in a 5-2 ruling, that a cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages violates the U.S. and...

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    Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Most doctors are good wonderful human beings who help and don't hurt. However, if you harm someone, you should be responsible for the full measure of the harm you cause. The $250 cap was put into place more than 38 years ago. Let's raise it to reflect the rate of inflation. Let's also say asking doctors to pee in a cup is not a bad thing! Good docs should not be afraid of this change!

    "Trial lawyers and consumer groups are pushing a measure that would raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractices cases from $250,000 to approximately $1.1 million. It would also require doctors to be drug tested and to check a statewide database when prescribing certain medications to clamp down on prescription drug abuse."

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    New bill brings medical malpractice fight to the Legislature

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    SACRAMENTO--Seeking to avert a costly initiative battle, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill to serve as a vehicle for a legislative compromise on California's medical malpractice law. 

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    Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2014 at 12:30 am

    It is time for a change! Sometimes $250,000 for pain and suffering damages is not enough in light of the damage. Take a minute and watch this sort video - a story from a medical malpractice victim. Thanks!

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    Facebook IconFebruary 4, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Christa Haggai Ramey was selected as a Super Lawyer for Southern California!

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    Super Lawyers - Southern California 2014

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    Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-approved law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Consumers can…

  • Dog Bite Accident Attorneys Los Angeles

    Dog Bite Accident Lawyers Los AngelesDog Bite Injury Liability Claims

    One of the most traumatic and devastating types of cases seen in personal injury law is a dog bite injury. Dog bites can be quite serious and oftentimes leave behind lifelong injuries, permanent scarring, and disfigurement. If you or a loved one has sustained a dog bite injury, then it is important to seek medical help for your injuries right away, and then contact the Haggai Law Firm to discuss your rights as a dog bite victim.

    Nearly five million people suffer from dog bite injuries every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This figure represents nearly two percent of the U.S. population. Children are typically the most vulnerable to dog bites, and nearly one out of every seven dog bite victims is under the age of fourteen. Since children are smaller than adults, dog bite injuries sustained by a child are typically much more serious than those sustained by an adult.

    Recovering Compensation for Dog Bite Injury

    In many instances, the owner of the dog can be held liable for a dog bite injury. Dog bite laws vary from state to state, but in the state of California, a victim of dog bite injury can seek compensation under what are known as doctrines of negligence and intentional tort. Damages that you can recover as a victim of dog bite in Los Angeles include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished capacity, just to name a few. California also has special rules that are followed when the victim of the dog bite injury is a child.

    Holding the Dog Owner Responsible

    Under California dog bite statutes, dogs must not be a hazard to the community. Dog owners are given the unequivocal burden of liability for damages caused by dog bites, just by owning the dog. The owner is required, under California dog bite law to be “an insurer” of the conduct of the dog. Dog owners in California are taxed with the responsibility of preventing their dogs from biting. In a nutshell, owners are automatically held liable, even if the dog has never bitten before. There are no second chances. Nonetheless, if the dog has a history of biting people or other dogs, then this strengthens the victim’s claim against the owner.

    Our Haggai Law Firm attorneys can help you, as a dog bite victim, to determine if the owner should be the only party held responsible, or if there are others against whom you can file a claim. For instance, if the owner of the dog lives in an apartment building, it is sometimes possible that the owner of the building can be held jointly liable, since he has a duty to control what happens on the premises. This may be the case if it can be proven that the property owner knew about the vicious dog but did nothing to have it removed or restrained. An attorney from our firm will pursue action on your behalf to get you the compensation that you deserve.

    Dog Bite Lawyer Los Angeles

    The Haggai Law Firm has years of experience representing personal injury victims in Los Angeles, California and the surrounding area. Haggai personal injury lawyers and dog bite lawyers in Los Angeles have the experience that is necessary to stand up to the responsible party and their insurers, and will be by your side during the entire claims process, from filing your initial claim to negotiating on your behalf all the way through litigation in a court of law if it becomes necessary. Many times, our personal injury lawyers present such a strong case upon filing a claim that insurers are happy to settle dog bite injury claims out of court, prior to trial. Call us now to arrange a consultation to discuss the legal remedies that are available to you as a dog bite victim.

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