Category: Personal Injury

What Should You Do After Being Bitten by a Dog?

This happens more frequently than you’d expect. Fido looks sweet and innocent, but as it turns out, he’s a vicious beast. Your neighbor may have trained their dog to be a little too vigilant in its duty to protect his home. Fido hops the fence and attacks an otherwise innocent bystander. Dog owners have a legal duty to control their pets, keep them on their property, and socialize them well

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Comparative Fault in California Personal Injury Cases

The vast majority of states in the U.S. recognize that many cases that result in a serious injury are not black and white. That is to say, just because you may be partially at fault in a traffic accident or partially negligent in an action that resulted in an injury, doesn’t mean that the other party is completely off the hook. California allows for what is called “comparative fault” or

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hit by a Car While Riding a Bike

California is one of the most dangerous states in the country for cyclists, and San Francisco and Marin County have some of the highest incidents of bicycle accidents and injuries in the entire state.. On top of that, the Bay Area has a great deal of both foot and bicycle traffic. Ultimately, because of the many dangers present in our area, it is imperative that you recognize the following steps

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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 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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Road Use is a Shared Responsibility

Like most urban centers, as San Francisco’s population grows, its streets are becoming more crowded. More people means more cars, motorcycles, busses, trains, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians. The streets are changing as rapidly the times we live in. Not only are there more people using the same space, the streets are also constantly being reconfigured. Lanes are being repurposed for bicyclists and parking spaces are turning into outdoor seating. And

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