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Rideshare Options Allegedly Lead to Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents

In the last few years, rideshare options like Uber and Lyft have taken off in popularity—especially in highly populated cities in California such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. These low-cost ...
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The Growing Issue of Financial Elder Abuse

While many people focus on the issues of physical and emotional elder abuse, financial exploitation is widely considered to be the most rampant form of abuse. No elder abuse should be accepted, but it ...
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How to Identify a Products Liability Case

Consumers in America buy millions of products every year. From motor vehicles to medical devices and generic consumer goods, these products can range greatly in purpose. No matter the type of product ...
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5 Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in San Francisco

According to data from the San Francisco Police Department’s Park Station, there are certain streets and intersections around the city that are known to be extra dangerous for pedestrians. ...
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Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Government Agency?

Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. However, when your loved one’s death is connected to the negligent, reckless, or criminal actions of another person, company, ...
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$56.9 Million Settlement Program Agreed to for Yaz Blood Clot Claims

Hundreds of plaintiffs have come forward with claims against the makers of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella for allegedly causing bloods cots and other medical complications over the last five years. The ...
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5 Steps to Take After Your Car Accident

According to statistics, around six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life. Despite this, a majority of ...
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The Proposed Truck Safety Act: What You Need to Know

Truck accidents are one of the leading causes for roadway related deaths in our country. With the growing need for transportation for goods, it doesn’t seem like the commercial trucking industry ...
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Stay Safe While Camping This Summer

One of the most wonderful things about living in Northern California is the wealth of beautiful natural resources that surround us, and especially the trees and wilderness on our doorstep. Whether you ...
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Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations in California

Statutes of limitations are put in place to prevent fraudulent claims and opportunistic filings against defendants. While these laws do help keep our civil justice system efficient and fair, they can ...
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Muni Train Accident Claims the Life of 12-Year-Old Boy

Last month, we wrote about a new suicide prevention campaign for BART, which was experiencing a rise in train accident deaths. Now, just weeks later, San Francisco has been hit with another deadly ...
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BART Launches Overdue Anti-Suicide Campaign

More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post asking why no one was talking about the rising death tolls on BART and Caltrain. Why, I asked, was no one considering additional safety measures, such as ...
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California's "Comparative Negligence"

Sometimes the circumstances of an accident are complex and the matter of assigning fault is not simply a matter of identifying a single party. In asserting the details of an accident, you might find ...
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California Leads U.S. in Bicycle Deaths

In the latest report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, California was named one of the most dangerous states for bicycling and lead all other states in bicyclist deaths. Between 2010 and ...
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Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. Chosen for "Best Law Firms"

We are proud to announce that the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of "Best Law Firms" . ...
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Why You Should Vote YES on 46

Vote YES ON 46. Don't believe the "greedy lawyer" rhetoric. Think it through. If Prop 46 fails it is unlikely you, your parents, your kids, or anyone in the community will find a lawyer ...
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What Is MICRA?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series about Proposition 46. Recently on the blog, I announced that I would be doing a series of blog posts related to Proposition 46, the initiative on ...
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Why Do Medical Malpractice Caps Matter?

Note: This is the first installment of a series about medical malpractice caps in California and the initiative on the ballot this November that proposes to raise them. This November, there is a new ...
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Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Guidelines Tossed in California

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about lane-splitting in California, and how to do it as safely as possible so as to minimize your chances of getting crushed, doored or destroyed. California is ...
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Jury Awards $18 Million to Giants Fan Beaten at Dodgers Stadium

Most San Francisco Giants fans likely remember the brutal beating of Bryan Stow, which took place when Stow and a couple friends went down to watch the Giants play their first game of the 2011 season ...
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Five Ways To Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Summer is in full swing, and Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner. But while the upcoming holiday is great for grilling with friends, hanging out at the beach, watching fireworks or ...
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What to Know About GM's Compensation Fund

Just hours after GM announced its plan to compensate victims of accidents involving defective ignition switches, the automaker recalled a whopping 8.2 million more vehicles. This raises the total ...
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More Cyclists Should Use GoPro Cameras to Document Accidents

GoPro, the popular pocket camera company that has made more than $117 million in the past three years, just had a highly successful Initial Public Offering. The company, which was founded by Bay Area ...
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Sleep-Deprived Walmart Trucker Faces Charges for Tracy Morgan Wreck

A truck driver for Walmart recently pled "not guilty" in response to charges of vehicular homicide in the widely publicized car accident that killed comedian James McNair and landed Tracy ...
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Tragic Fisherman's Wharf Accident Could Have Been Prevented

There's a city code in San Francisco which, until 2-year-old Kayson Shelton died in a freak accident on Friday, appeared to many to be largely unnecessary. The code prohibits storeowners from ...
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