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January 4, 2023
Accidents With Self-Driving Cars: Know Your Rights

The idea behind self-driving cars is appealing, but it also comes with significant risks to others. For example, what happens if you are involved in an accident with a self-driving car? Fortunately, the law is on your side.  California has more laws and regulations regarding self-driving and autonomous vehicles than any other state. You can […]

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January 4, 2023
California Cities Where Traffic Accidents Happen Most Often

It is not surprising to learn that the larger a California city is, the higher the number of traffic accidents there are. As a result, while Bay Area Cities are trumped by some of the larger cities in southern California, the Bay Area still ranks at the top of the list of California cities where […]

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October 31, 2022
Do Vehicle Safety Features Reduce Car Accidents?

Seatbelt safety laws were controversial when they were made an official part of the California vehicle code back in 1986. Today, vehicle safety features are innovated at exponential rates, and today’s newest vehicle models have safety features we only dreamed of back in the 1980s.  Some of these features are appreciated, while others drive new […]

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September 30, 2022
The Most Common 18-Wheeler And Semi-Truck Accidents

18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents that occur. This is due to the immense size and weight of the trucks combined with the fact that most of these accidents take place on highways where vehicles travel at higher speeds. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), eighty-eight percent […]

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September 20, 2022
The Most Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases

If a person does not know they have the right to file a personal injury claim, they will miss out on the opportunity to be reimbursed for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from an accident. There are several types of personal injury claims arising out of a variety of […]

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July 30, 2022
What To Do If You Are Involved In An Out-Of-State Car Accident

If you are involved in an accident in another state, odds are you are feeling anxious and confused about what to do next. One of your first moves should be to contact the authorities in the state where the accident happened. You should also contact your automobile insurance carrier and consult with an experienced personal […]

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June 27, 2022
California Helmet Laws And Why They Matter

California helmet laws were implemented in 1992, leading to a public outcry from those who believe wearing helmets is a personal choice. Although California is one of only 19 states to enforce motorcycle helmet laws, the California DMV Motorcycle Handbook is clear: All riders and passengers are required per CVC §27803 to wear a U.S. […]

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May 26, 2022
What To Do When You’re A Passenger In An Auto Accident

If you are a passenger that has been injured in an automobile accident, the most important thing to remember is to stay calm and get yourself and the other vehicle occupants to a position of safety. Take a deep breath and focus on moving the vehicle or yourself to the side of the roadway if […]

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April 26, 2022
The 5 Most Common Pedestrian Injuries From Car Accidents

Car versus pedestrian accidents and resulting injuries are increasingly common, largely due to DUIs and distracted drivers. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA): 2020 had the largest ever annual increase in the rate at which drivers struck and killed people on foot…The likely culprits are dangerous driving like speeding, drunk and drugged driving, […]

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March 23, 2022
What To Do After A Car Accident When You're Pregnant

Pregnant mothers must take extra care after car accidents, including minor fender benders. Even if you did not experience an impact on your abdomen and the accident seems injury-free, it is always best to contact your OB/GYN or midwife and get evaluated to make sure you and your baby are okay. 5 Steps Women Should […]

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February 23, 2022
What To Do Immediately After A Car Accident

Shock sets in quickly in the aftermath of a car accident - even if you were not injured. However, it is essential to keep a safety-first mentality to ensure those involved, including yourself, are not further injured as you deal with what has just transpired. There are critical things to keep in mind as you […]

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January 27, 2022
What Happens When It’s A Multi-Car Accident?

Whenever more than two vehicles or drivers are involved in an accident, it is considered a multi-car accident. Often, these result from a chain reaction where one driver hits a car, cyclist, pedestrian, or object, then another car hits the first driver, and so on. Unfortunately, these pile-ups can continue indefinitely.  If you are involved […]

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December 16, 2021
Avoiding Winter Car Accidents In The Bay Area

The combination of earlier sunsets, more rain and hectic holiday traffic increases the risk of a car accident. Here are tips to keep you and your family safe. As a law firm specializing in personal injury cases stemming from car accidents, I know first hand how devastating a car accident can be for surviving victims […]

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December 2, 2021
How To File A Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury claims encompass a wide array of scenarios, including car accidents, slip/trip, and fall accidents, assaults, product liability suits, and so on.   5 Steps To Move Forward With A Personal Injury Claim  While we always recommend contacting a personal injury attorney if you feel you have a case, here are five basic steps you […]

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November 30, 2021
Fatal Bicycle versus Automobile Collision in San Jose on Bascom Avenue

On November 29, 2021, at approximately 10:18 a.m., a bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle on Bascom Avenue near the Interstate 880 on- and off-ramp. The force of the collision was so severe the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle exhibited no obvious signs of impairment and […]

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November 16, 2021
Pedestrian Safety 101

In our recent post about the most dangerous intersections in Oakland, we cited the alarming reality that, “[a]ccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 40% of all car accidents occur at intersections, accounting for both automobiles as well as bicycle and pedestrian accidents.”  While California’s Vehicle Code, “CHAPTER 5 Pedestrians’ Rights and Duties 21950” […]

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September 29, 2021
Glossary Of Personal Injury Legal Terminology

During your personal injury legal consultations, trial or settlement procedures, you will be exposed to certain “legalese.” These words and phrases are used regularly by personal injury attorneys and the courts, but can feel like a second language to clients without a legal background.   While you always want to search for a lawyer who explains things to […]

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September 8, 2021
When Does The Attorney-Client Privilege Begin?

Like priests, physicians, and therapists, attorneys take an oath to protect the confidentiality of our clients. This protection is professionally termed the “attorney-client privilege.”   It’s essential to understand what attorney-client privilege is and when it begins before consulting or hiring an attorney.  There are exceptions, and certain boundaries attorneys must uphold, so knowing these boundaries […]

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July 27, 2021
Top 7 Tips For Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer

7 Things To Look For In A Personal Injury Lawyer A simple Google search is proof that personal injury attorneys abound. So what is the secret to finding the lawyer who has your best interests at heart? The following tips will help increase your chances for a successful outcome.  Ask your friends and family network  […]

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May 24, 2021
8 Ways To Avoid Causing Injury To Others Due To Your Own Negligence

Personal injury lawsuits often depend on proving a single factor: negligence. In a personal injury lawsuit, negligence is determined based on whether or not an injury was the result of someone else failing to abide by their “duty of care.” This duty of care varies from situation to situation.   In the case of an automobile accident, […]

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April 19, 2021
What Are Whiplash Associated Disorders?

The state of California allows a two-year “grace period” for auto accident victims to file their claims.  The effects of whiplash associated disorders is one of the most compelling reasons why that window remains open for so long.   Read How Much Time Do I Have After My Accident to File a Lawsuit, to learn more about that.  […]

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March 29, 2021
Long Haul Trucking And Related Personal Injury Claims

Long haul truckers are at risk for a range of personal injury accidents related to their job.  At the same time, automobile drivers are also in danger of sustaining personal injuries as the result of a truck driver’s (or their employer’s) negligence. Even if you feel the accident was months ago, you may be surprised to learn that it may not […]

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February 26, 2021
The Dangers Of Being A Bike Courier In San Francisco

The dangers of being a bike courier in San Francisco shouldn’t prohibit anyone from pursuing a job full of freedom, physical exercise, and autonomy.  That said, it is imperative that Bay Area bike couriers understand the risks associated with the job, as well as how to protect themselves.  A Bike Courier In San Francisco Compromise […]

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January 21, 2021
The Most Dangerous Intersections In Oakland

This isn’t a surprise when you consider the many functions taking place in a single intersection - changing lights, a combination of stopped, yielding, and accelerating traffic, as well as the crossing of pedestrians and the presence of cyclists who are beholden to traffic laws and are supposed to act as if they are cars, […]

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December 30, 2020
What Are The Leading Causes Of Car Accidents In California?

Drivers have a responsibility to remain focused and obey all state and federal driving regulations. Of course, drivers are humans and all humans make mistakes. In the best of cases, a driving mistake results only in an elevated heart rate and a near miss. In other cases, mistakes while driving cause a car accident that […]

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November 21, 2020
What If An Insurance Company Refuses To Settle A Claim?

You faithfully pay your monthly auto insurance premiums and may have done so for months (or years) without filing a claim. You have peace of mind knowing that when you need your insurance company, they will be there for you, right?  Not necessarily.  When your insurance company gives you the runaround, contact an experienced car accident attorney, and schedule a free consultation […]

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October 21, 2020
What Injuries Are Most Common From Car Accidents?

Minor car accidents often result in bruising, muscle/connective tissue strain, and potential neck injuries that may or may not be more serious than you think. Anything more dramatic than a minor “fender bender” can leave victims with injuries, pain, and discomfort that lasts for years to come. Serious injuries can also compromise the rest of […]

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September 19, 2020
How Much Time Do I Have After My Accident To File A Lawsuit?

The aftermath of an accident is traumatic, especially for anyone who is seriously injured or requires long-term rehabilitation as a result of their injuries. Even worse are immediately fatal accidents or accidents that result in injuries that eventually lead to death. Lawsuits are the last thing victims and families want to contend with, and yet time is […]

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