Civil Code 3342 states: “(a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of… CONTINUE
Absolutely not. Under Civil Code Section 3342, the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered by the person bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog. The liability of the dog owner applies… CONTINUE
Always wear a protective helmet, a thick jacket, sturdy pants, and thick gloves. Good protective gear will mitigate the severity of your injuries if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.
There are situations where we have had to litigate motorcycle accidents caused by defective road conditions. We have successfully litigated road design cases against cities, counties, CalTrans, and utility companies.
Let’s say your friend is riding a motorcycle in San Francisco and you are his injured passenger. Could a motorcycle accident lawyer take both of them as clients? If there is a real dispute as to whether your friend might be at fault, this means you, the motorcycle passenger, may… CONTINUE
They could. It depends on the facts. Even though it is a hit-and-run situation, your insurance company is still entitled to examine how its own insured was conducting himself. For example, was the motorcyclist driving too fast? Was the motorcyclist changing lanes in a dangerous fashion? Did the motorcyclist fail… CONTINUE
In the event that the hit-and-run driver escaped and was never located, there still may be recovery for your damages from your own insurance company. In an under-insured motorist case where a motorcyclist is a victim, we would file a claim and an arbitration demand with the motorcyclist’s insurance company…. CONTINUE
When one is struck in a rear-end collision, the head normally thrusts backwards and strikes the headrest, then it whips forward and back again. That whipping motion can cause rotational forces in the brain that result in a traumatic brain injury. The victim may have a classic whiplash injury that… CONTINUE
Let’s say you were injured in a motorcycle accident, but no one got a plate number and the person who caused the accident is gone. What is your hope of recovery? What can an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer do for you? Report the event to the police, because hit-and-run cases… CONTINUE
Punitive damages need to be distinguished from compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are intended to make an injured person whole. Compensatory damages are really about the injured person assigning a value to the injured person’s pain. Punitive damages are focused on the wrongdoer. If any person causes an injury maliciously, oppressively,… CONTINUE