The Law Offices of Steven L. Martin is pleased to provide the following links to resources for the benefit of individuals and businesses in Southern California seeking information and support on the law regarding personal injury and vehicle accidents, consumer fraud, real estate, construction, and business law. We hope these references are helpful to you. If you have other questions or need advice and representation regarding a particular legal matter, please contact the Law Offices of Steven L. Martin for a free consultation.
Consumers Legal Remedies Act – state law designed to protect Californians from deceptive business practices in the sale of goods or services.
Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act – the State’s lemon law. If a car cannot be repaired or adequately serviced in accordance with the warranty after a reasonable number of attempts, you are entitled to a refund or replacement, at your option.
American Association for Justice (AAJ) – a national association of trial lawyers working together to promote a fair and effective justice system that works for any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others, even in the face of powerful interests.
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) – a professional association of more than 3,000 attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers who seek responsibility from wrongdoers in cases involving defective products or drugs, negligent acts, and other misconduct.
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) – the nation’s largest local association of plaintiff’s attorneys, protecting people from unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices, and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct.
"Debunking the Myths About Lawsuits" – an informative page from the AAJ website that responds to the media blitz and political lobbying of drug companies, big business, and insurance companies who spend millions trying to convince the American people that lawsuits are out of control and responsible for all of America’s ills.
Consumer Product Safety Commission – provides safety information on household products to protect the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death.
Food and Drug Administration – protects the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of drugs, medical devices, the nation’s food supply, and more. Consumer section provides consumer advisories about current dangers, food safety facts, and more.
California Department of Consumer Affairs – helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals; also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation – maintains a library of safety booklets and tip sheets for riders.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – drafts regulations covering hours of service for drivers and inspection and maintenance routines for trucks, with the mission to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving semi trailers and other large trucks and buses.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – works to ensure safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing workplace safety standards.
International Code Council – a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
California Contractors State License Board – licenses and regulates California’s construction industry, including over 300,000 contractors in 43 different classifications.
California Department of Corporations – provides protections to consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions; also licenses and regulates a variety of businesses.