February 2019

Effective Advocacy for Cyclists Includes a Healthy Dose of Education

Humboldt County is a hidden gem for California cyclists. Everything from excellent road cycling to downhill mountain biking is available here, as well as a climate that is (mostly) conducive to bicycle commuting. The County has shown its willingness to invest in bicycle infrastructure, with major projects like the Humboldt Bay Trail and the Annie and Mary Rail Trail in the works.

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Criminal Court Restitution: An Additional Remedy for Civil Cases

Janssen Malloy LLP routinely handles personal injury cases that arise out of a criminal context, e.g., damages or wrongful death caused by a drunk driver (a violation of Penal Code section 23153).  Parallel to and alongside the civil personal injury action for damages, if the responsible defendant is convicted of (or pleads guilty to) felony charges, the defendant may be responsible for the attorneys’ fees incurred by the plaintiff in recovering damages (pursuant to Penal Code section 1202.4, et seq.).  A recent wrongful death case handled by Janssen Malloy LLP partner Michael Crowley

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Janssen Malloy LLP Obtains $200,000 Settlement for Injured Coast Guard Serviceman

Although some personal injury claims tend to adhere to a pattern, or involve variations on a theme, certain cases present unique challenges that require plaintiffs’ counsel to identify and retain experts in niche areas of the law and then present a compelling claim to the appropriate audience, whether that is insurance defense counsel and a claims representative, an arbitrator, or a jury.

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