After a car accident, it may be clear who was to blame. Perhaps a driver was heading the wrong way down a highway and then stumbled out of their car, obviously intoxicated. Maybe a driver lost control and crashed into your car that was completely and properly stopped at a red light. While these cases […]read more
California law requires all drivers to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance – and for good reason. When a car accident occurs, victims can incur substantial losses for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. California is a fault-based insurance state, which means the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover the […]read more
Whether you’re a first-time parent or are welcoming a younger sibling to your family, one thing remains the same: you don’t want to see your children come in harm’s way. The best thing you can do is prevent accidents from happening in the first place, and an excellent preventive measure on the road is to […]read more
A settlement offer in a personal injury case is a negotiated agreement between parties to avoid going to trial. In exchange for money to cover expenses, the injured victim agrees not to sue or continue with their lawsuit. Settlements are supposed to be fair. Unfortunately, an insurance adjuster may decide to offer you, the accident […]read more
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that child safety seats reduce fatalities by 54 percent for children aged one year or older. The seats reduce infant fatalities by up to 71 percent. To provide the protection for which they are designed, the seats must be installed and used properly. Defective car seats are […]read more
No one wants to go to court, but it is an experience that many people will be faced with at some point in their lives. In many instances, these cases will be civil cases. In California, there were more than 210,000 civil cases filed seeking unlimited damages in a given year. When you consider civil […]read more
Landing the perfect job is not an easy thing to achieve. When background checks are a standard part of the process, it can become even more difficult. It is estimated that nearly 70 percent of employers use background checks as a part of their hiring procedures. Due to the prevalence of such procedures, it is […]read more
Heavy traffic, distracted drivers, and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or narcotics are key ingredients for disaster on California’s roads. If you are an experienced Bay Area driver, it’s likely that you have been affected at least once by a driver’s negligence during your time on our state’s highway system. As a […]read more
There has been a huge increase in the number of fatal accidents in the Bay Area during the period from 2010 to 2016. There are many reasons for this, including more drivers who are driving longer distances during their commutes, a decrease in the use of seat belts, and a worrying rise in distracted driving. […]read more
The short answer is: Yes, lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between two rows of cars whether or not they are moving at the time. Sergeant Larry Starkey of the California Highway Patrol Motorcyclist Safety Program noted in 2014 that lane splitting has always been legal even if […]read more
Bad corporate conduct isn’t new. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory burned, and 145 people died. Why did they die? The owners were too cheap to install sprinkler systems because they wanted an easy way to burn their business in case they needed the insurance money. They locked the doors from the outside to ensure […]read more
Signs One of the first signs of elder abuse or neglect is a pressure sore (also known as bedsore); it is also the most common sign. These are so dangerous because they can become infected. They are also very painful. After someone goes into a nursing home, these sores should not develop. There are times […]read more
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