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CA Bus Crashes Highlight Risks Riders Face, as Well as Their Rights

Many people in San Mateo County, California, assume that their safety is a given when they use forms of public or chartered transportation such as buses. However, a number of recent bus crashes highlight the fact that riders may not be as safe as they believe. It is important for passengers to understand the risks as well as their rights in the event of an accident. Bus Crash Headlines There have been several fairly recent bus crashes in California. In August, a party bus driver was charged with DUI, hit-and-run and manslaughter after a passenger was killed in a crash...

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Head-On Crash in California

One of the most dangerous vehicle accident scenarios you can face is a head-on collision. Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that head-on accidents had a 58% fatality rate in 2017. The causes for head-on accidents are many but almost all of them involve someone engaging in negligent or reckless conduct. If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one to one of these extremely damaging accidents, be sure to get the legal help you need by retaining a knowledgeable San Mateo car accident lawyer right away. The Bay Area witnessed another one of these tragic events...

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A California Pedestrian Hit by a Car, a Truck, and an SUV Dies in Bay Area

Any time you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, your family’s loss is monumental. Sometimes, though, the facts surrounding your loved one’s death may be unclear or incomplete. When they are, you have no less need for compensation, but you may have a significantly more complex pathway to getting that compensation. Whether your case is straightforward or anything but, make sure you have a strong San Mateo injury attorney representing you to put forward the strongest possible case. Anyone who’s watched enough crime shows or sat through first-year law school classes has probably heard the tale of...

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A Northern California Driver’s Alleged Road Rage Has Left One Person Dead and Another Injured

A senseless act in Sunnyvale left a man dead and a woman injured, according to a KPIX report. A driver and his passenger were shot in what police believed was an act of road rage. Road rage is a danger to everyone on the road as it often leads those consumed by it to do dangerous things, with crashes, injuries, and sometimes deaths occurring as a result. If you’ve been hurt in a road rage accident, then the law may entitle you to recover a substantial sum in compensation. To help you in the pursuit of your legal action, an...

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Unsafe Lane Changes on Northern California’s Roads and Highways: A Potentially Lethal Danger

Four, six, and eight-lane roads offer many benefits, including allowing drivers to get to their destinations more quickly. They also create a degree of risk, particularly when it comes to lane changes. An unsafe lane change has the potential to create a “domino effect” of reactions from other drivers, and may trigger an accident involving many vehicles. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a driver’s unsafe lane change, the legal issues related to liability can be intricate and complex, so make sure you have an experienced San Mateo injury attorney handling your case. In early December, an...

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A Southern California Man Significantly Injured in a Bus Accident Gets a New Trial in His Negligence Case

Whenever you sue for injuries suffered in a vehicle accident, it is important to give the jury all the medical evidence they need to rule in your favor. This may often include testimony from your treating physician, as well as other physicians offering opinions as expert witnesses. These doctors can help the jury understand exactly what happened to you, why that injury is so harmful to you and why you needed the treatment you received and will need more treatment going forward. To help you determine what type of medical expert evidence, and how much, you need to best strengthen...

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An Injured California Truck Driver Rejects a $50K Settlement, Wins $1.63M Verdict in a Jury Trial

When you’re hurt in an accident, there are several questions that must be answered. Do you have a case? If you do, how much is your case “worth”? These are some of the kinds of questions where an experienced attorney can be invaluable on your behalf. Your counsel can help outline for you how you might proceed, what kinds of claims you might pursue and how much those claims might possibly yield in terms of a damages award. This assessment of the value of your case can be especially critical if the other side makes you a settlement offer. Settlement...

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An Injured Segway Driver Lands a Million-Dollar Settlement after Crashing on a Stretch of Broken Roadway in Southern California

Generally, in a personal injury lawsuit, there are two broad categories of damages for which you can receive compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to things for which you can readily prove the dollar amount of your loss. Your medical bills could demonstrate your past medical expense damages. Your past income documents might prove your past lost wages. An economics expert might give evidence about your future lost earnings. A medical expert might give testimony about your future need for care and the cost of that care. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering, loss of...

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Southern California Security Guard Wins $17M Damages Award After Forklift Accident Leads to Leg Amputation

A Southern California security guard recovered a judgment of $17 million for the injuries he suffered at work when a forklift ran over his leg, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. The injury was so severe that it ultimately necessitated the amputation of part of the guard’s right leg. The guard was able to succeed, in part, because his California personal injury attorney persuaded the jury that, although the guard was negligent, his negligence did not play a substantial role in causing the injuries that eventually cost the guard part of his leg. The injured security guard worked at the Mira Loma...

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California Court Affirms Two-Million Dollar Verdict for Plaintiff Injured in Auto Accident

The California Court of Appeal recently affirmed a jury award in a personal injury claim against a negligent truck driver and his employer. In this recent case, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant, who was operating a vehicle in the course of his employment. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendants for the back injuries he sustained in the collision. Although the defendants admitted that they were responsible for the collision, they disputed the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries and the amount of his damages. Following a trial, the jury awarded the plaintiff over $2 million in damages. The...

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