Category: Car Accidents

What To Do If You’re in an Uber Accident

Disruptive technologies often transcend or bridge categories and Uber definitely qualifies as a disruptive technology. Since rideshare company technology has hit the market, there have been a number of lawsuits related to that technology. In many cases, the standards for becoming an Uber driver are very low. Uber now requires background checks, but that wasn’t always the case. In addition, Uber requires that drivers have a clean driving history (except

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Injured in an Uber Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized transportation in San Francisco and Marin County. Instead of waiting for a taxi, riders can request front-door service and pay a reasonable fee. Ridesharing services have also allowed thousands of people to make extra money with their cars. However, the rise of Uber and other ridesharing companies has complicated a passenger’s rights in the event of a crash. Usually, when a passenger

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Injured in a Hit and Run Crash?

Even though California has strict laws against fleeing the scene of an accident (Cal. Veh. Code 20002, there is still a very high number of hit and run crashes in the state. In fact, in 2015 there were over 500 hit and run accidents that resulted in injury or death in San Francisco alone. While some victims believe there is no remedy for being injured in a hit and run accident since

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What to do if You’re the Victim of a Car Accident

It is easy to get frazzled and panicked after you’ve been involved in a car accident, but it’s important to remain calm and remember to take several very crucial steps in order to protect yourself, both physically and financially. Not only do you want to make sure you’re safe and healthy after an accident, but you also want to make sure you do not engage in any conduct that may

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How to Identify Tricks Insurance Companies Use After an Accident

Even though insurance companies are supposed to be on your side, they will often try any trick they can to deny you your rights or minimize your compensation after you are involved in an accident. By learning how to identify the most common tricks insurance companies use after an accident, you may be able to avoid falling victim to them. Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at The Wakeford Law

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Common Car Accident Injuries in San Marin County and San Francisco

San Francisco is densely populated and as a result is a difficult city for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians and its roads are extremely congested. San Francisco has seen its population boom in the last ten years. On top of that, the city sees an uncommon amount of foot traffic since it is the most touristed city in North America. San Francisco is also a progressive city where many residents prefer

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How Much Do You Get For Pain And Suffering In A Car Accident?

After a car accident, you face steep costs. Growing medical bills. Lost wages. Physical damages. Unfortunately, these easily calculable costs aren’t the only losses you may suffer after an accident. The pain and suffering you face after a car accident often seriously diminishes your quality of life. It makes once enjoyable activities impossible. It’s only fair, therefore, that the driver at fault for a car accident is also responsible for

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Five Rules for Dealing with Doctors after a Car Accident

Rule #1: Don’t Delay in Seeking Medical Treatment It may seem obvious, but it’s best to go to a doctor right away to get checked out, even if you don’t feel that you’ve been injured. The insurance companies will look at the time from the accident to when you sought treatment. Rule #2: Your Doctor Is Not Your Lawyer Many doctors — like orthopedists, physical therapists and neurologist who see a

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