Category: Injury & Accident Articles

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 Do You Calculate Pain And Suffering In A Personal Injury Case?

After you’ve been injured, medical bills pile up. You lose wages due to time off work spent in recovery. Luckily, you can recover these costs from the person who caused you harm with the help of a personal injury lawyer. What about the less tangible costs, though? How do you calculate a fair settlement based pain and suffering in a personal injury case? Calculating pain and suffering in a personal

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How Much Will I pay in Attorney’s Fees in Personal Injury Case?

The most common reasons that I hear people choosing not to hire a lawyer involve worries about the cost. People worry that legal fees can be high and many people who have been injured already are facing medical bills and a loss of income due to time taken off to recover. Luckily, most personal injury lawyers in California charge “contingency fees,” or a percent of the settlement after you are

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What Percentage of Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial in San Francisco?

If you’ve been injured, the last thing you need is more stress, especially a mandatory appearance in a court case. In fact, many people choose not to get a lawyer to help them get the compensation they deserve after a personal injury due to fears related to taking the case to court. Here in San Francisco where our lives are especially busy, these fears naturally increase. After an injury, you

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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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How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Case In California?

When you’ve been seriously injured, the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit. In fact, most people don’t want to file personal injury claims against the people who caused serious injuries due to their negligence or bad conduct. For many people, however, a personal injury claim is the only way to get necessary compensation to pay costly medical bills and recover lost wages. It’s often also the only way

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Been Injured by a Governmental Entity?

In California, you ordinarily have two years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit against a negligent party (the “statute of limitations”). Certain factors can modify that general rule, however, and that’s one reason among several why you should contact an experienced, competent personal injury attorney as soon as you realize you may have an injury case. One situation where the amount of time you have to

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