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Proposition 65: Protecting the Health of Californians

Our environmental law attorneys at Manning Law, APC hold companies accountable for Proposition 65 violations that expose Californians to substances that cause cancer or reproductive harm.

We represent consumer advocacy groups and private citizens with claims against companies that violate Proposition 65. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Companies Must Provide Warnings

California voters approved Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The initiative passed with 63% voting in favor of requiring businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to dangerous substances.

Through its required warnings, Proposition 65 alerts consumers in the State of California to the risk of potential exposures to substances causing cancer or reproductive harm. They can then make an informed decision regarding whether to purchase, consume, or use such products.

Unfortunately, not all companies comply with the requirements of Prop 65. Our team at Manning Law, APC fights to ensure Californians know their risk of exposure to toxic substances.

Hundreds of Chemicals Covered by Prop 65

About 900 chemicals are targeted by the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. These chemicals are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. The chemical list includes naturally occurring and synthetic compounds.

Making Companies Answerable for Proposition 65 Violations

Companies that do not warn of toxic substances in their products can be required to pay statutory penalties, but these lawsuits are about more than dollars. Litigation puts businesses on notice that they can be held liable for non-compliance. Legal action tells the people of the Golden State that their health is more important than profit.

Manning Law, APC is known for its civil rights, consumer, and environmental protection litigation including its precedent-setting litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Unruh Civil Rights Act ("UCRA").

In particular, the firm is known for its role as plaintiff's counsel in the first federal appellate case to recognize the application of the ADA and UCRA to websites and mobile applications, see Robles v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, No. 17-55504 (9th Cir. 2019).

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Manning Law FAQ

  • What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?
    When your injury is caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you can take legal action to recover costs resulting from your injury. We represent clients seeking damages for the following:
    • Past and future medical bills:

      Oftentimes medical bills can extend far beyond the individual's initial accident. The victim may require extended hospital stays, operations, and even regular checkups during their recovery process. If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, we will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for these expenses.
    • Rehabilitation:

      For injuries resulting in long-term side effects, it is important for the victim to be able to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation, rather than worrying about how they will pay for their recovery process.
    • Lost income:

      Most serious accidents will be accompanied by significant amount of time off of work. If someone else's negligence has rendered you unable to work, they should be held responsible for your loss of income during that time.
    • Mental anguish:

      Mental anguish can include various forms of depression and anxiety that someone may experience as a result of their accident, or even the loss of someone close to them.
    • Physical pain and suffering:

      This type of compensation can be pursued in regards to the physical injuries a victim has experienced and the pain and suffering that those injuries have caused them.
    • General inconvenience

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
    Under California’s personal injury statute of limitations, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a civil lawsuit in court against the responsible party. If the at-fault party is a government agency, you have an even tighter deadline of six months. If you do not seek legal action within this timeframe, the court will likely refuse to hear your case at any time to the future and you will lose your right to seek compensation.  These deadlines can sometimes be extended under specific circumstances, such as if the injured party is a minor, the injury or the cause of the injury was not immediately apparent, or the injured individual suffers mental or physical incapacitation due to the injury. Regardless, if you are unsure how the statute of limitations applies to your case, it is important that you get an attorney involved promptly to guard your legal rights.
  • If I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer, Will I Have to Go to Court?
    While going to court is certainly a possibility, many personal injury claims are settled out of court through negotiations between your attorney and the responsible party’s insurance company. A trial may only be necessary if these negotiations should fail, such as in circumstances where fault is disputed or if there is a disagreement over the value of your claim. Our attorneys prepare each case as if it were going to trial to give us the best positioning possible during settlement negotiations.
  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?
    Your case could take several months or even years to settle depending on the situation. The timeline of your case will vary depending on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, complications of liability, and the level of cooperation of the responsible party’s insurance company.
  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
    Your case’s value will be based on factors such as the severity and long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, the strength of evidence proving the other party’s liability, and the amount of insurance coverage available in your case. It is best to discuss your case with a skilled attorney to get a more accurate picture of your case’s potential value.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Hire Manning Law, APC?
    Manning Law, APC accepts all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs for you. We only get paid if we are successful in your case.
  • How Do I Know Manning Law, Apc Is Right for My Case?
    Manning Law, APC offers free consultations, works on contingency, and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we have what it takes to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
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