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Defective Medical Products

Personal Injuries

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Are Boats Required to Have Insurance in California?

  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

California Dram Shop Laws

Dram shops refer to bars, liquor stores or other establishments that sell or serve alcoholic beverages. Dram shop laws concern the liability of establishments providing alcohol to an intoxicated person or minor who ends up injuring or killing a third party in an alcohol-related accident. For example, if a bar serves alcohol to an obviously drunk person, who later drives and hits someone, can the injured party sue the bartender?

In California, the law significantly limits the liability of people and businesses who serve or sell alcohol. You would not be able to sue the bartender who served alcohol to the person that injured you. The California Business and Professions Code Section 25602 states that bars are not responsible for selling alcohol to patrons who are obviously intoxicated.

The exception is if a vendor serves alcohol to an intoxicated minor who injures or kills someone else. The vendor could be accountable for the minor’s actions. Dram shop liability would apply and the injured person would be able to sue the vendor. The injured party could recover damages to pay for medical expenses lost wages, pain and suffering, and other significant losses.

Dram shop claims have a statute of limitations that restrict the amount of time you must file a case and seek compensation. In California, Dram shop claims must be filed within two years of the injury date. California enacted these laws because it is difficult to prove the actual cause of injury.

If you were seriously injured by a drunk driver, call Kershaw, Cook & Talley for a free case consultation at 888-997-5170.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

Referring Attorneys

Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys, Personal Legal Service.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm.

We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

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