| Read Time: 2 minutes | News

Do you know your rights as a tenant?

As a renter, you have certain rights. From the moment you fill out an apartment rental application, you have certain federally protected tenant rights. This means that if you feel a landlord rejected your rental application and violated your rights by doing so, you may be able to take legal action. Your tenants’ rights include protection from discrimination and...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning can have a negative impact on a child’s learning

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Children who suffer from lead poisoning often have some delayed abilities. This can present challenges for them in school. It is imperative that school districts that have children affected by lead take the initiative to ensure that these kids have the best educational opportunities available. When there is...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Grant and Victoria Discuss Childhood Lead Poisoning on The Balancing Act

Attorneys Grant Riley and Victoria Ersoff were featured on The Balancing Act in a story covering the dangers of childhood lead poisoning resulting from substandard and slum housing. Watch the video below: Host (Olga Villaverde): When we think of safety hazards in our homes, it’s generally the usual suspects: sharp objects we leave around the stairs that a toddler...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slumlords

Landlord maintenance failures can lead to mold and health issues

California law does its best to protect both landlords and tenants. For example, landlords can evict, retain security deposits or file civil suits in response to substantial damages to their units caused by tenants. On the other hand, however, landlords must also maintain clean and safe spaces for their tenants. That includes ensuring adequate waterproofing and weather protection of the roof...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Harm caused by lead poisoning is often irreversible

If you have a child who ingested lead, you may notice symptoms of lead poisoning. Sometimes, it can take many years before these signs become noticeable. While some places, like Western Youth Services, can provide therapies your child needs, in reality, the effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. This does not mean you should give up, but it does...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Testimonials

Written Testimonials

I am grateful to the attorney Grant Riley and his team at Riley | Ersoff LLP. Thanks to him and his team, today I am enjoying my new home with my family. I could move out from the ugly apartment I was living in. Riley | Ersoff LLP was always aware of all questions and doubts that my family...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Lead Poisoning

What is Legionnaires’ Disease and Where Does It Come From?

HOW AND WHEN WAS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE DISCOVERED? In July 1976, over 4,000 members of the American Legion met at a hotel in Philadelphia for the group’s annual convention. Three days after the convention ended, several of the attendees became ill. The symptoms experienced by each person were similar including shortness of breath, fever, and chest pain. Within weeks, a total of...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Can I Get a Lead Poisoning Settlement?

Lead poisoning can cause permanent harm in young children. If you or your loved one has suffered lead poisoning in your rental home or apartment from deteriorated lead-based paint, you deserve financial compensation.  But what are your rights? What can you do to protect yourself and your family?  That’s not an easy answer but the first step to obtaining answers to...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Can I Sue My Landlord if My Child Has Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning in children can cause mental health and physical harm leading to long-term problems. If your landlord has not provided proper documentation regarding lead in your home, then you may be entitled to sue your landlord if your child has lead poisoning. The attorneys at Riley | Ersoff LLP have decades of experience handling catastrophic personal injury cases. We have prosecuted...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Slum Housing

Can I Sue My Landlord Even If I’m Not a Legal Resident or Citizen?

Absolutely! Your citizenship or residency status is NOT RELEVANT in connection with the prosecution of a civil action! If your landlord has abused you and your family and has allowed your family to live in a dangerous, uninhabitable apartment building that has any of the following defects, please call us – we can help! * No heat * Bed bugs  *...

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