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​How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Pedestrian Accident?

How much compensation you may get for a pedestrian accident depends on several factors. No two pedestrian accident cases are identical, and a lawyer can calculate your case value. How a Lawyer May Determine the Cost of Your Pedestrian Accident An attorney may calculate the cost of your pedestrian accident case step-by-step. An investigation may be the first step. During this investigation, your attorney may: Speak with witnesses: Witnesses may provide compelling testimony about your pedestrian accident. If necessary, your lawyer will speak directly with witnesses to your accident. Witnesses may also provide testimony about circumstances that led to your...

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​Can You Sue Someone for Running You Over?

You can generally sue someone for running you over. However, you may choose to hire a pedestrian accident attorney to provide a more definitive answer. Every instance of a motorist striking a pedestrian is unique, and you deserve a personalized assessment of your case. Who Is Liable When a Motorist Hits a Pedestrian? Motorists are most often responsible for accidents. When a motorist strikes a pedestrian, therefore, they may be the party liable for resulting damages. A motorist may strike a pedestrian because: They were texting or distracted in another way while driving They were intoxicated They failed to yield...

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Reminder of the Dangers of Driving While Under the Influence

We've all witnessed the many campaigns to stamp out the dangerous practice of driving while drunk. What is an increasingly common problem, though, is people driving while under the influence of drugs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident, and the driver who hit you was high at the time, then proof of that intoxication may be very valuable as you strive to hold the responsible party accountable. An experienced San Mateo car accident lawyer can help you in getting the evidence you need and then presenting it in a winning case. People across...

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Inclement Weather and its Impact on Your California Auto Accident Injury Case

According to statistics from the federal government, the most common type of bad-weather vehicle accident involves rainy weather and wet road surfaces. Another common culprit, according to the numbers, is fog, something to which we are no strangers here in the Bay Area. If you're hurt in an inclement weather-related crash, you obviously can't sue the raindrops or the fog or the local meteorologist. However, that doesn't mean you have no case at all. With representation from a knowledgeable San Mateo auto accident lawyer, you may still have ample opportunity to take legal action and recover compensation. A weather-related tragedy...

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How Automatic Emergency Braking Systems May Cause, Rather Than Prevent, Auto Accidents… and What You Can Do About It in California

You may have seen the TV commercial. In it, a young man and woman face one of the greatest challenges that vex couples: where to go out to eat. The man, who was driving, becomes distracted and nearly rear-ends the taco truck in front of him. He's saved by his SUV, which engages its automatic emergency braking system. In this case, the vehicle's automatic braking possibly prevented a crash but, you may wonder, what if the cause of my crash was not human error, but a malfunction in a vehicle's automated braking system? These kinds of accidents can (and do)...

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Northern California Is Now Home to More Driverless Vehicles Than Ever… So What Should I Do if I Was Hit by One?

Last week, this blog touched upon vehicles with automatic emergency braking and the problems that sometimes arise with that new technology. Of course, automatic emergency braking isn't the only cutting-edge technology on the roads. There are also self-driving vehicles, which are steadily increasing in number. Just as with automatic emergency braking technology, the technology of self-driving vehicles is not 100% foolproof, meaning that accidents caused by driverless vehicles have happened. Whether you were hurt because of errors made by a self-driving vehicle or a human driver, be sure that you protect yourself by putting an experienced San Mateo auto accident...

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‘Speed Kills’: The Severe Toll Speeding Drivers Take on the California Drivers, Passengers, and Others Around Them

"Speed kills. We are seeing significant number of... deaths resulting from those drivers who are speeding." Those were the words of San Jose's mayor to ABC 7 recently. As state and local leaders weigh additional measures to tighten enforcement of speed limits, the harsh reality is that many speeding drivers have (and will) leave behind a wake of crashes, injuries, and, too often, deaths. If you're the one harmed by a speeding driver, then it's worth your while to contact an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer, as the legal system may allow you to obtain significant relief. The mayor's...

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The Dangers of Impatient Drivers Who Fail to Heed Safety Rules on California’s Highways and Roadways

Some years ago, a singer who eventually earned far greater fame and success as an actress sang the lyrics "Rushing and racing... Moving so fast, I'm forgetting my purpose" in a song called "Slow Me Down." In a way, these are ideas many California drivers should heed. They're so busy rushing and racing behind the wheel that safety gets forgotten. When that happens and you're hurt because of it, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer. Certainly, speeding is one way in which impatient drivers cause harm. Another is drivers...

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The Sign Says ‘Pass With Care.’ Here’s What You Can Do When a California Driver Doesn’t and You’re Hurt.

Many drivers fall victim to impatience. It may cause drivers to do ill-advised things sometimes, such as executing unsafe passes and lane changes. When you or a loved one has been hurt because of this kind of unsafe driving action, the law allows you to seek compensation in court. A knowledgeable San Mateo auto accident lawyer can help you tackle the legal process and deal with the insurance companies. Chances are, most of us have been there. You're traveling along a two-lane road behind someone who, you believe, is moving unnecessarily slow. You become more and more impatient as the...

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Road Rage in California and What to Do if it Impacts Your Family

Eight years ago, superstar football quarterback Aaron Rodgers famously told fans of his team, the Green Bay Packers, that they should "R-E-L-A-X" and clam down about the team's poor play. While far away from Wisconsin, drivers in California could stand to heed this advice and relax on the roads. Aggressive driving and road rage are twin troubles that, too often, lead to injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been harmed by one of these kinds of drivers, an experienced San Mateo auto accident lawyer can help you undertake a civil legal action and get everything you...

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