Here you will find articles and newletters directly from Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP.

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Trial Attorney to Juror & Back

“We have a jury.” With those words intoned by a San Francisco judge in the summer of 2007, I embarked on the enlightening experience of sering on a jury in an insurance bad faith case tried in San Francisco. This article will recount my juror experience and will conclude with some lessons that I learned for us, as trial Attorneys, Download to Read More…

Are You Adequately Insured?

Make sure you are protected from careless and underinsured drivers. This article is based on a compilation of cases we have had at Jones, Clifford, Johnson & Johnson. Read More…

Maximize Your Recovery

When a worker is injured on the job as a result of someone else’s negligence (who is not a co-worker), he has both a Workers’ Compensation claim and a Personal Injury claim for negligence against the third party. Amazingly, there are very few law firms and attorneys who specialize in both Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation claims. Read More…

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Newsletter Third Quarter 2015

Articles: California Bike Safety… Riding a bike in the Bay Area, whether for business or pleasure, has never been more popular. Bike trails are expanding and as freeway congestion increases, more and more workers are turning into two-wheel commuters. Read More

Newsletter Spring 2014

Articles: Hands-free doesn’t mean less DISTRACTING… Using hands-free technology while driving is a no-brainer, but is it really less distracting? A recent AAA study has shown that these devices are still a serious distraction to drivers. In fact, the study showed that using some vehicles’ hands-free texting and e-mail features was actually more distracting and dangerous than talking on a handheld phone. Read More

Newsletter Summer 2013

Articles: The Most Important Insurance Coverage Our Clients USUALLY Do Not Have… Assuming we can establish both fault and the cause of injuries resulting from the crash, most people believe they will be adequately compensated for their losses. Unfortunately, the financial responsibility of the at-fault driver is often inadequate. Sadly, a large number of drivers in California either have the minimum policy limits ($15,000 per person and $30,000 per occurrence) and many have no insurance at all. Read More

Newsletter Fall 2012

Articles: New Workers’ Compensation Law. On September 19, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 863, a sweeping piece of reform legislation designed to fundamentally change many aspects of the workers’ compensation system. The new law affects two primary areas: medical treatment and permanent disability. For medical treatment, the law establishes an “independent medical review” system for addressing the reasonableness of treatment requests made by an injured worker’s treating physician. Read More

Newsletter Summer 2011

Articles: I’ve Never Filed a Personal Injury Lawsuit. What Should I Know About Timing? No one really wants to file a lawsuit, but sometimes it is the only recourse if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. However, anyone who is seriously injured and considering filing a personal injury lawsuit should understand the implications of timing. Read More

Newsletter Summer 2010

Articles: Construction Site Injuries. Construction sites can be dangerous workplaces and are the location of many on-the-job injuries.Tens of thousands of construction workers are injured every year, and more than a thousand die in accidents involving contact with equipment, explosions, falls, fires, transportation and assaults at sites. While workers’ compensation is usually the sole remedy an injured worker has against his or her own employer, in many instances the injured worker can also pursue a civil lawsuit against others that were involved in the construction development. Read More

Newsletter Fall 2009

Articles: Undersatnding Uninsured and Uninsured Motorist Insurance (UM). Unfortunately, most people will be involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point in their lives. In many instances, the most likely cause of a
catastrophic injury is a motor vehicle accident. Sadly, the vast majority of drivers on the road today either have the minimum insurance policy or no insurance at all. One of the most important decisions you can make to protect yourself and your family is to purchase sufficient uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) insurance coverage as part of your auto insurance.

Newsletter Fall 2008

Articles: Personal Injury Litigation:Overcoming Hurdles. JCJJ partner Kevin Morrisoncredits the inspiration for his most recent legal success story to his client’s own tenacity and hard work in overcoming numerous hurdles in the process of his medical recovery. Read More

Newsletter Winter 2008

Articles: An important hallmark of JCJJ is that they are one of the only law firms in California that combines legal expertise in both personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation.

Newsletter Winter 2006/7

Articles: JCJJ recognized with a Gold Partner Award for our fundraising efforts, Our attorney’s recent success stories and public recognition, “What type of cases go to trial?”, Information about Vehicle Rollover Accidents, For Your Safety: Recalled Product Roundup, Nursing Homes and Accident Prevention, Client Service: Our Goal is to Keep You Informed, New Talent at JCJJ.

Newsletter Summer 2006

Articles: Lawsuits Can Save Lives: Police Body Armor, Driving Safely, Are you Losing Important Legal Rights?, For Your Safety: Recalled Product Roundup, Lawsuits Improve Protection for American Workers, Faulty Medical Devices, Auto Accidents: What Caused Them?, Juries Getting More Involved in Cases, Certifed “Pre-Owned” Cars, Premises Liability: Keeping Customers Safe, Shopper Trips on Worker’s Ladder.

Newsletter Winter 2005/06

Articles: Safe Children’s Car Seating, Pedestrian Safety, Sick Leave, Driving on Wet Roads, Fired for Being Injured on the Job, Workplace Injuries, Toy Safety for Babies, Frivolous Lawsuit Legends, What Personal Litigation Explosion?, Punitive Damages, Back Wages, Homeowner’s Insurance.

Newsletter Summer 2005

Articles: Tire Safety, What’s Wrong with “Tort Reform”?, Red light Runners, A Civil Justice System Myth, Car Power-window Safety, List of Recalled Products, Flu Vaccine Shortage and so-called “Frivolous” Lawsuits, $40,000 in Overtime Wages, Preventable Medical Errors.