What Does an Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Actually Do?

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What Does an Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer Actually Do?

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney, Ed Casey, offers drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians tips to stay safe and sane on the bay area’s busy streets.

Avoiding Falls – Tips From Top Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney

“Watch Out for Danger” is the theme of week 3 of National Safety Month. Each year, far too many people die from unintentional injuries. The causes range from poisoning to choking and suffocation, to fires and motor vehicle accidents. However, according to the National Safety Council (NSC) one of the most common causes of accidental death is falling. More […]

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 can. Especially with our increasingly congested roads.  The Risks of Distracted Driving […]

7 Factors That Will Increase Your Chances of Getting into a Bay Area Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle riding is a fun and exciting pastime enjoyed by many Americans. However, unsafe riding practices can lead to Bay Area motorcycle accidents, which are often tragic. Factors That Will Increase the Chance of a Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Lane splitting. Lane splitting occurs when motorcyclists drive through marked lanes for traffic traveling in one […]

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 sue for a car accident. When to Sue […]

Sue for a Car Accident or Settle Your Claim? Context and an Analysis

Automobile accidents can be horrendous and costly, but how should you go about seeking fair compensation for your damages, such as lost work time and medical/surgical bills? Should you sue the liable party or strive to negotiate a settlement? Let’s take a look at several underlying dynamics.   California follows a pure comparative negligence law, […]

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 surface areas.   As this physics website explains: “When you are sitting in […]

Big Rig Accident Liability—Who Has to Pay You for Your Damages? What Do You Have to Prove?

Car crashes are harrowing experiences, but those involving commercial tractor trailers are even more terrifying. Compared to typical passenger vehicles, truck crashes statistically tend to lead to more costly and deadly accidents. To drive an 18-wheeler, you need special certifications. Obtaining a commercial driver’s license in California also (and understandably) entails extensive safety training.   […]

3 People Who Survived Being Hit by a Truck: Lessons We Can Learn

Getting hit by a truck – even a glancing accident – can lead to debilitating injuries because of the tremendous forces involved. The force exerted on an accident victim is proportional to both the acceleration and masses involved. Thus, a 20 ton big rig that hits a highway underpass and goes from 60 MPH to […]

Attorney Ed Casey Obtains Favorable Result For Client in a Defamation Case

On December 9, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division 4, issued a published opinion (241 Cal.App.4th 70) in favor of Prem Bikkina, Ph.d. and against his former doctoral advisor, Jagen Mahadevan, Ph.d.  Mr. Bikkina is represented by the Law Offices of Edward C. Casey Jr in Oakland, California.  The appellate decision clears […]