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Texting And Driving Accidents are No Accident

Posted by Admin On March - 20 - 2017 0 Comment

Orinda, CA – California already has a strict, no handheld device law on the books and yet texting and driving accidents continue to rise.  “Has text messaging made our lives suddenly so important that nothing can wait?” asks attorney Nick Mastranglo. Recently Mr. Mastrangelo represented the family of a man who was run over while changing a tire.  The driver who hit him was texting. Nearly 23% of all accidents are proven to involve the unlawful use of a cellular device.  With text to speech and other software ads, it isn’t always easy to prove if the person was talking  [ Read More ]

Defective Products Can Hurt You

Posted by Helen Bowen On December - 18 - 2015 0 Comment

A defective product is any product that causes injury to its user due to flawed labeling, defective design, or defective manufacturing of the product. Sometimes referred to as “faulty products, defective products can be extremely dangerous, because the user has no way of knowing the product is not to be trusted. Basically, a defective product is an unsafe product. When you use unsafe products, you can become injured. That is why the government has agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. Government agencies aren’t always enough to prevent a defective and therefore unsafe  [ Read More ]

Small Victory for the Good Guys

Posted by Helen Bowen On August - 6 - 2015 0 Comment

We are happy to report a small victory in the case entitled Victor Solorzano v. Rayana Janae Pitts-Godfrey, Joyce Roberson, et al. Our client, the owner of a small grocery market in San Francisco while riding a Fat Boy Harley Davidson motorcycle exited Highway 80 at Richmond Parkway intending to make a left turn at the top of the exit. As he approached the intersection, he observed that he had a green light. As he entered the intersection, he was immediately struck from the left by the defendant’s car. At the scene and throughout the litigation, the plaintiff contended that  [ Read More ]

Cell Phone Use, Texting : Common Cause Of Rear-End Collisions

Posted by Helen Bowen On September - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Have you ever witnessed someone driving erratically while talking on the phone or texting?  It is common knowledge that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous and negligent.   California law now requires the incorporation of a hands free device into the vehicle.   Despite the laws, warnings, and campaigns to stop this reckless behavior many drivers still continue to talk and text while on the road every day.  The National Safety Council estimates that at least 1.6 million crashes per year involve drivers using cell phones and texting.  In personal injury law, we encounter a range of cases involving cell  [ Read More ]

Are You A Victim Of Dangerous Signage?

Posted by Helen Bowen On September - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Chances are that you have seen human advertising before.  It is hard to ignore a person dancing and twirling a large sign on a street corner during a busy day, wearing a huge billboard around their neck, or dressed up in a ridiculous costume.  Use of human advertising is especially common to promote flash sales and seasonal businesses like tax services.  Companies have been using human directionals (sign holders) to attract attention to their businesses for centuries. A business will send a human directional to perform in areas of high pedestrian and automobile traffic to attract the highest number of  [ Read More ]

Trip and Falls On Uneven Pavement

Posted by Helen Bowen On September - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Have you ever caught yourself headed into a dangerous construction area? Or had to avoid uneven pavement or made sure to watch your step while walking down the street?  Areas of the roads that have heavy pedestrian traffic, such as sidewalks and crosswalks, are especially at risk for trips and falls.  It is usually the city’s responsibility to maintain the safety of the crosswalks for pedestrians.  If there is a defect in a crosswalk which creates an unreasonable and foreseeable risk of harm to its users, the city may be held responsible for any injuries related to this deficiency.

Drunk Driving Accident Settles For $450,000

Posted by Helen Bowen On December - 16 - 2013 0 Comment

Two girls were involved in a drunk driving accident, leaving them both injured and in debt. The girls visited the home of a mutual friend one night, where the three began drinking together. The defendant drove the two girls to watch the sunset where they continued to drink more. On the way home, which should have been a short trip, the defendant started driving erratically along the winding roads of Grizzly Peak. The defendant hit a sharp curve at a high speed and his vehicle sailed over the edge of the cliff. The car rolled over and over as it  [ Read More ]

All Accidents are Not the Same

Posted by Admin On February - 4 - 2013 0 Comment

If you have been involved in an accident, your friends and family might have some great advice. They also might not have the greatest advice. When you are injured in an accident or lose a loved one due to an accident, you probably need an attorney. The best part about talking to an attorney after an accident is the consultation is free. If we can’t help you we won’t charge you, not that is better than a money back guarantee, since you don’t pay anything for your initial consultation and you don’t pay anything unless we are able to help  [ Read More ]

Accident Attorney in Oakland and The Bay Area

Posted by Admin On November - 5 - 2012 0 Comment

What is Personal Injury? Personal injury refers to an injury that has been inflicted on a person through the negligence of another. It could affect a person’s body, mental health, and/or emotions. Slips and trips, workplace and vehicular accidents, and medical negligence are the most common examples. These claims are also common in construction as people who work in this industry have a higher than average risk of getting involved in mishaps. A Bay Area and Oakland accident attorney is hired by those who have been injured or are suffering from injuries. Hire a Quality Bay Area Personal Injury Lawyer  [ Read More ]

Should I get uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage?

Posted by NickM On March - 19 - 2012 0 Comment

Keep in mind, I don’t sell auto insurance. Some types of coverage protect you in claims made by others against you,  while others protect you when somebody causes harm to you or your vehicle.