Category: Injury & Accident Articles

Suing for Wrongful Death Damages in California

California Wrongful Death Attorney Dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one can be devastating. At Wakeford Law, we know that the process of grieving can be extensive. But we also want to help families who have lost loved ones due to another party’s negligence or reckless behavior. Our wrongful death lawyers will hold the negligent party responsible and help you move forward. If you recently lost a loved one in an

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Average Rear End Collision Settlement in California

What Type of Settlement Can I Expect from My Rear-End Crash? The simple answer is: it depends. There are many factors that go into your claim? Were you injured? How serious were the injuries? Did you have to miss work? Will the rehabilitation process take a long time? The list goes on. Getting Help After the Crash If you were recently involved in a rear-end motor vehicle crash in California,

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Personal Injury Dog Bite Claims in California

Dog Bite Attorney Serving Injured Clients in California If you were hurt in a dog bite accident in California then don’t wait to file a claim. California has a statute of limitations for dog bite claims. Call The Wakeford Law Firm today for a free case evaluation: (415) 569-7495 Were you recently bitten by a dog, or do you have a child who sustained injuries in a dog attack? Dog bite claims arise more

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What Should I Do if I’m Injured in a Lyft Accident?

Lyft has taken San Francisco and Marin County by storm. It is sometimes hard to believe that the company was only founded in 2012. By providing cheap, reliable ride-sharing service, Lyft has made a name for itself around the country. However, Lyfts can get into accidents just like any other vehicle. If you’ve been injured in Lyft accident, you need to take certain steps to preserve your right to compensation. Read on

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5 Most Common Types of Bike Accidents

Californians enjoy bike riding for work, personal errands, and fun, but cyclists sometimes forget that crashes are common as they share the road with other drivers. You do have rights if you are hurt due to someone else’s negligence, and a bike accident lawyer can tell you more about your specific legal options. However, by reviewing how the most common bike accidents happen, you can protect against them happening in the first

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Understanding Pedestrian Crosswalks

There are many misconceptions about California crosswalk laws, leading many people on foot to believe they have the right-of-way in almost every situation. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents result from this common assumption. With a lack of protection from oncoming vehicles, the person on foot will most definitely suffer the brunt of the collision. Therefore, people need to understand some important information on pedestrian crossing rules in California. Overview of California Crosswalk Laws

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An Uber Hit My Car. Now What?

With services like Uber and Lyft increasing in popularity in California, there is also an increased risk of being involved in a collision with a rideshare driver. The first question in your mind is probably: “An Uber driver hit my car. What should I do?” You are not alone, as many motorists will also wonder how to handle the situation. Though these collisions are similar to other crashes in some

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Injured in a Hit and Run Accident?

California’s Vehicle Code requires all drivers to file an accident report any time they are involved in a crash that causes injuries to death to another person. However, not all motorists comply with the law. Though the individual may have committed a crime by not reporting the incident, you are probably more concerned with injuries after a hit and run. You may wonder if you can still recover compensation and how to go

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What Happens After A Truck Accident?

Those involved in accidents with commercial trucks generally have a number of questions concerning their right to recover damages for their injuries. Truck accidents are litigated in the same basic way that any car accident is. The major difference is that you will be filing a claim on a trucking company’s liability insurance instead of an individual’s personal auto insurance policy. In addition, if you can prove that the trucking company was

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What’s the Average Car Accident Settlement in California?

Somebody somewhere knows what the exact average car accident settlement is in the State of California. This number is about as useful to you as a fifth wheel. Each car accident case is vastly different. There is no ‘average case’ that determines the worth of your case. Instead, the extent of the other driver’s negligence, the extent of your injuries, and, sadly to say, their policy limit determines value. At the Wakeford

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