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The 10 Things You Should Do After A Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, your life can change in a moment. You may suffer physical or emotional injuries, and will likely have damage to your vehicle and other personal property.  Below is a list of things to do after a accident. What to Do After A Car...

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Staying Safe on Two Wheels

May is National Bike Month!  There are so many fantastic reasons to get into cycling. It’s a joint-safe way to help you lose weight, reduce stress and get into shape.  Commuting to work on a bike can save you money, while simultaneously helping the environment. The...

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The Risks of Driving While Distracted

Distracted driving is risky. Researcher David Strayer of the University of Utah found that talking on a cell phone quadruples your risk of an accident, about the same as if you were driving drunk. Reduce your chances a bay area accident by minimizing risks where you...

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When to Sue for a Car Accident – Know These Facts

Anyone who has experienced a car accident knows there is plenty to do in its aftermath. From taking care of yourself to filling out stacks of insurance paperwork, getting your life back to normal can be a challenge. In some instances, you may even need to immediately...

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Bay Area Motorcycle Accidents on the Rise: What You Need to Know

California’s Bay Area has recently seen a spike in motorcycle accidents. According to CBS in San Francisco, “A check of CHP logs for the same “relative date”–the Thursday morning commute before Labor Day weekend–over the previous three years shows a dramatic jump in...

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Are Loose Industry Regulations Causing Trucking Accidents?

Trucking accidents are unspeakably dangerous, thanks in part to the physics involved in collisions. Most big rigs weigh well over five tons. When such a vehicle hits a barrier or other car, the deceleration leads to enormous forces concentrated across relatively small...

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5 Unbelievable Motorcycle Accidents People Actually Survived

We all know that motorcycles can be dangerous. Every year, thousands of Americans get into motorcycle accidents, some of which are deadly. Sometimes, however, people defy death and survive even the most horrific accidents. Here are some of their stories. Man Gets...

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How to Know Whether You Should Sue for a Car Accident

After a car accident, you can go through your insurance or the other driver's insurance to seek compensation for your losses. Your insurance coverage might offer to pay your bills, but there is a catch: these companies rarely offer to pay the full amount. So what are...

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Big-Rig Liability for Personal Injury in California

If you or a loved one are ever in an accident in which a big-rig truck is involved in California, you should know the facts about how trucking companies and their drivers, through substantial mandatory insurance can be held liable. Big-rigoperators have to provide...

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I Have Full Coverage (or Do I?)

“I have full coverage.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that from clients who have been involved in a vehicle collision.  However, most of the time, the client is either not insured for the type of harm or damage caused in the collision or the policy...

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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case

We have all heard of the “McDonald’s hot coffee case” (Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants). It’s the case that in 1994 became the poster child for frivolous lawsuits in America. Countless jokes have been made about this case and it even got its own episode of Seinfeld....

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Bodily Injury Recoveries: The Tax Man Usually Does Not Cometh

A monetary recovery (i.e. settlement or judgment) that is compensation for bodily injury is generally not considered “gross income” and not subject to income tax. (Internal Revenue Code §§104-106) The policy behind this rule is that such monetary compensation is meant...

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What Does an Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Actually Do?

Clients often wonder what personal injury attorneys actually do. The simple answer is that they handle the legal aspects of an accident or injury, ensuring that your rights are defended. That means that an attorney will represent you after an intentional or negligent...

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What To Do After An Accident: Be Smart With Your Smart Phone

When you are involved in an accident, render assistance to anyone who may need it and move to a place of safety. Next, collect evidence! It is hard to write down all of the information you need after you are involved in an accident. You are upset, nervous, and may be...

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