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New California Traffic Laws In 2012

With the high hopes and resolutions that the New Year brings in, new laws go into effect. To avoid getting a ticket or being charged with a moving violation, California drivers should familiarize themselves with the traffic laws that went into effect this year. These changes will hopefully make California roadways safer and reduce the number of car accidents in the Golden State. The following are some highlights of the significant changes. Sobriety Checkpoints Drivers are still required to stop at DUI checkpoints and submit to a sobriety test. The hope is to get more drunk drivers off the road...

Personal Injury

Getting the Most from Your California Premises Liability Case that Requires Both Negotiating Settlements and Litigating at Trial

Sometimes, your premises liability case is straightforward. There was just you and the homeowner who neglected to repair a massive hole in their yard. Many other times, an injury case maybe something that looks like a strategy game, with an array of "players" involved and a huge number of "moving parts" that all have the possibility of affecting the final outcome. Whatever the nature of your case, but especially if yours looks more like the latter scenario than the former example, it pays to make sure you have legal representation from an experienced San Mateo premises liability lawyer. Take, for...

Personal InjuryandPremises Liability

Dog Bites Force 68-Percent Increase In Hospitalizations

A study on dog bites revealed a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for dog-bite injuries over the past 15 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Dog attacks can result in severe injuries, so seek medical attention promptly and contact a knowledgeable dog bite lawyer in the Bay Area if you have been attacked by a dog. Dog Bite Statistics A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found the number of people admitted...

Dog Bite Accident

Causes Of Brain Injury In San Mateo

Oakland Attorneys / Causes Of Brain Injury While thousands of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in California, the causes of those injuries can range widely. Motor vehicle accidents, slip, and fall cases, and violence are some of the most common causes but a construction site accident, a bicycle accident or an accident involving a defective product could also account for one of these serious injuries. Whatever the cause, a traumatic brain injury has the potential to cause significant short-term and long-term damage to the victim. At the San Mateo law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our...

Personal Injury

California’s “Project Walk” Improves The Spinal-Cord-Injury Outlook

Those with spinal cord injuries in California have a new option when choosing a physical therapy center or gym. Project Walk is a non-profit gym offering a different style of therapy for those with limited mobility resulting from a spinal cord injury. The Project Walk staff claims that they work on the entire body, even the muscles or limbs that aren’t ever used or even felt. The gym uses specialized staff and equipment to help work these parts of the body that other physical therapy programs might ignore. Many clients claim that this type of exercise has significantly improved their quality of life and health....

Personal Injury

An Accidental Gunshot Results in a $3 Million Jury Verdict in a Premises Liability Case in California

Here in California, the law recognized several types of “duties,” which are legal obligations that people and entities have to others. One of those is the general duty every person and/or entity has to “exercise reasonable care for the safety of others.” If you are hurt because someone didn’t act reasonably to fulfill that obligation, then that failure may constitute negligence. If that negligence took place while you were on someone else’s property, then you may have a potentially winning claim for premises liability and the opportunity to collect a substantial amount in compensation. An experienced San Mateo injury attorney...

Personal InjuryandPremises Liability

How a Skilled California Attorney Can Help You Avoid Having Second Thoughts About that Case Settlement You Authorized

There are almost countless ways that an experienced San Mateo personal injury attorney can help you after you’ve been hurt in an accident. Your attorney can be essential as you litigate at trial. Your attorney also can be just as (if not more) instrumental when it comes time to engage in the settlement process. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you, based on his/her past cases and other knowledge, what your case is approximately worth. That can be key as you seek not to shortchange yourself by making a settlement offer that’s too low. It can also be...

Auto AccidentsandPremises Liability

How a Pair of California Restaurant Customers Were Able to Hold the Eatery’s Landlord Liable After a Car Crashed into the Property… and into Them

Your auto accident case may sometimes seem like a frustrating endeavor. There’s the possibility that the driver who hit you had minimal (or no) insurance coverage and few personal assets, making your chances of recovering full compensation for your substantial injuries low. Especially in these times, a skilled San Mateo personal injury attorney can help a great deal. If you get the right legal team on your side from the start, your attorney can do the in-depth investigation necessary to discover the alternate avenues for compensation that may exist to give you a better chance of getting you the total...

Car AccidentandPersonal InjuryandPremises Liability

How One California Teen Overcame a Defense Claim of Statutory Immunity in Her Premises Liability Case

In your premises liability case, as with any injury case, you have to clear several hurdles. You, of course, have to give the court sufficient proof that shows the defendant was negligent and that this negligence caused you harm. You may also, though, need to avoid things like affirmative defenses and statutory immunity provisions that could defeat an otherwise strong case. Having a skilled San Mateo premises liability attorney by your side throughout the process can greatly increase your chances of clearing these hurdles and achieving success. Overcoming statutory immunity can be a very big deal in your case because,...

Motorcycle AccidentsandPersonal InjuryandPremises Liability

A Falling Pine Tree Branch in a California Park Kills One Woman, Puts Three People in the Hospital

A lot of times, when you hear the words “premises liability,” you might first think of a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in a store or other place of business. The reality is, though, that the law of premises liability in California exists to protect more than shoppers and other guests on commercial properties. It can include slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents, but also swimming pool accidents or broken sidewalk accidents, as well. Basically, if you’ve been hurt on property belonging to someone else because they didn’t keep their property sufficiently safe, you may have a case for compensation and should contact...

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