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Category: Injury Law

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 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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