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Trip and fall case. What’s the law?

To prevail on a premises liability cause of action, a plaintiff must prove (1) the defendant owned or controlled the property in question, (2) the defendant was negligent in its use or maintenance of the property, (3) the plaintiff was harmed, and (4) the defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the plaintiff’s injury. […]

Santa Barbara Car Accident Lawyer: Are My Prior Convictions Admissible Evidence?

California Evidence Code Section 787 states, “Subject to Section 788, evidence of specific instances of his conduct relevant only as tending to prove a trait of his character is inadmissible to attack or support the credibility of a witness.” California Evidence Code Section 788 states, “For the purpose of attacking the credibility of a witness, […]

Santa Barbara Auto Accident Lawyer

Morales Law represents people who are injured in auto accidents. Mr. Morales has experience in all areas of car accident cases up and down the central coast. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover money for your physical injuries, medical bills, property damage, loss of wages, loss […]

California Comparative Fault Car Accident Jury Instruction

[Name of defendant] claims that [name of plaintiff]’s own negligence contributed to [his/her] harm. To succeed on this claim, [name of defendant] must prove both of the following: 1.That [name of plaintiff] was negligent; and 2.That [name of plaintiff]’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing [his/her] harm. If [name of defendant] proves the above, […]