Category: Injury & Accident Articles

Slip and Fall Accident on Public Property

Government premises liability lawsuits are slightly different than those filed against private parties. The government incurs the same kind of liability that a private owner would, but the process for suing the government is quite different. In addition, there are some restrictions on what sorts of liability the State of California can incur. As shameful as it is to say this, the government is held to a much lower standard than the

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Proving Fault In Slip and Fall Accidents

Proving fault in a slip and fall accident may sound like a relatively straightforward process, but it isn’t necessarily. The plaintiff must be able to show that the store proprietor either knew about the dangerous condition and did nothing about it, or should have known about the dangerous condition and let it lapse. The question underlying all premises liability claims is thus “foreseeability”. Was a potential accident foreseeable or was

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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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What Should You Do After a Bike Accident in San Francisco?

San Francisco recently received a grant to help stop traffic accident deaths in the city. Indeed, this money is much needed but will likely not be enough to make a difference. That’s because San Francisco is quite unique when it comes to traffic. Firstly, there is a great deal more foot and bicycle traffic than in other major cities. Secondly, San Francisco lacks a freeway system that directs traffic out

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California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, there are time restrictions on filing a lawsuit. The California statute of limitations for personal injury applies to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, injuries from a defective product, medical malpractice cases, and other claims. The rule acts as a complete bar to recovering compensation. At the Wakeford Law Firm, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys have extensive experience

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Who’s at Fault in a Car Accident Case?

If you were injured in an auto crash, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. However, a key issue in obtaining monetary damages is determining how the incident happened and which driver caused it. In other words, you must establish who’s at fault in a car accident case in order to get the compensation you deserve under California law. Our auto

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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Case?

One of the main questions claimants want to know is how long does it take to settle a car accident case? It’s understandable that victims want to move on and put the accident behind them. However, this is not an easy question to answer, as each case is different. The length of time it takes to settle your case can vary based on the severity of the accident, the ease

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My Uber Got into a Wreck – Can I sue?

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are popular in California. They offer a cheaper transportation alternative to a standard taxi in the city. These drivers are typically independent contractors and are not employees of Uber. This doesn’t mean Uber or other ridesharing companies are not responsible in the event one of their drivers is involved in an accident. So, what happens if you are riding in an uber when the

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Protecting Yourself if Your Vehicle is Recalled

What happens when your car gets recalled? It’s not something vehicle owners want to think about, especially if the vehicle is new. Before panic sets in, it’s important to understand how factory recalls work, and whether or not they pertain to your particular vehicle. Generally, recalls are issued that pertain to a year and model type, and they usually apply to only some vehicles that were manufactured at a particular

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Slipping on a Wet Floor: Who is Liable?

Property owners have a duty to properly maintain their premises and regularly inspect their grounds. If a property owner breaches this duty, they can be held liable if someone is injured. Wet and slippery floors are common hazards in large commercial locations such as restaurants, hotels, bars, shopping centers, sports arenas, and convention centers. Public places like libraries and courthouses also have a duty to properly inspect and clean the

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