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Greyhound Bus Crash: Fatigued Driving Tragedy?

Reports from the CHP regarding this tragic bus collision last week in San Jose resulting in 2 deaths and serious injuries, suggest that the driver may have been fatigued. It is well established that ...
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Causes of Truck Accidents: Drowsy Driving

18-wheeler trucks and tractor trailers are large, heavy vehicles that cause serious destruction if a driver loses control. Countless car accidents occur every year, but a truck accident is often ...
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Attorney Scott Righthand Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2016

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Scott Righthand has been selected for yet another prestigious industry list: the 22nd Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" from Best Lawyers. ...
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Attorney Scott Righthand Chosen for Super Lawyers 2015

Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. is proud to announce that, once again, Attorney Righthand has been selected for inclusion in the annual Northern California Super Lawyers list. 2015 marks the ninth ...
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Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Establishing fault after an accident is crucial. Without the ability to prove that another driver is at fault, you can run into serious legal troubles trying to recover the compensation you are owed. ...
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Shigella Bacteria Outbreak Connected to San Jose Restaurant

In a disturbing case of restaurant negligence, nearly 190 people spanning six different counties have suffered from an outbreak of Shigella bacteria according to health officials. The outbreak is ...
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Yielding at Stop Signs May Become New Law for Cyclists in SF

San Francisco is considered to be the second most densely populated city, just behind New York City. Not surprisingly, the city has a major cyclist population. In response to the need for improved ...
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Halloween Safety Tips for the Road

Halloween is often a fun night filled with plenty of tricks and treats. Whether you’re planning on going door to door to collect candy with the kids or are headed out to a spirited party, it is ...
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What Are Truck "No-Zones"?

The commercial trucking industry has boomed over the last few years. With the increase in shipping demands, more and more large trucks are on highways than ever before. While this may seem like a good ...
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Four Train Accidents & Two Fatalities in Bay Area in One Night

In a very concerning series of events, the Bay Area experienced four serious train accidents last evening—half of them ending in fatal results. While the evening commute for Bay Area residents ...
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Drug Use Rivaling Alcohol Use as Leading Cause of Fatal Accidents

Drunk driving is a serious issue. According to estimates, 30 people die every day in the U.S. due to car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. That is around one death every hour of the day. ...
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Identifying Medical Malpractice

Did you know that one of the leading issues of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis? Most people will experience some type of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in their lives, however, not all ...
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The Wait for Zofran Ruling Continues

For numerous years now, the makers of Zofran, an anti-nausea drug often prescribed to pregnant women, have been fighting several lawsuits. Currently, more than 45 lawsuits have been filed in Federal ...
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Can Hybrid Crosswalk System Help?

California roads are known to have a large pedestrian population—especially in the Bay Area. San Francisco’s streets are dotted with tourists and locals alike walking to and from work, ...
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VW Faces Expensive Lesson with Emission Computer Lies

VW is learning a very expensive lesson thanks to their emission-control issues. Some have even gone so far as to compare the incident to a terrible combination of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and ...
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Disabilities May Not Be Seen Until Long After Newborn Surgery

According to a new study, it is believed that some newborns who undergo complex heart surgery will appear fine but develop a disability as they grow older. These disabilities can be both neurological ...
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Risperdal: Johnson & Johnson Profits Off Their Dangerous Drug

Known as one of America’s most prominent makers of pharmaceutical and consumer goods, Johnson & Johnson products can be found in nearly every home. But this household name isn’t always ...
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San Jose Reaches 32nd Fatal Accident for 2015

Just last Monday, San Jose reported its 32 nd fatal traffic accident for the year. That number reaches close to the yearly total for 2013 (40) and surpasses many of the previous yearly totals already. ...
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Metrolink's Crash-Resistant Cars Evaluated

Metrolink has specific crash-resistant cars set in place in front of trains to help avoid derailment. These cars are passenger coaches used for when a locomotive is pushing a train from behind. They ...
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Chris Brown & Event Venue Slammed with Premises Liability Lawsuit

Earlier this year on January 11 th, Chris Brown held an event at Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose. Tickets for this “VIP birthday party” held in honor of Brown’s manager ran between $50 ...
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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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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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