Yes. The words “dangerous animal” do have a legal connotation. “Dangerous animal” normally implies that the animal has a known dangerous propensity; either because it is wild in nature, or because it has a history of vicious behavior.
Homeowner’s Policy Exclusions and Animal Attacks
In San Francisco, it’s illegal to own livestock, but it was very popular at one point to have miniature pigs as house pets. Let’s say I’m attacked by livestock that isn’t owned legally? What does the case look like, how is it different, and what is the insurance company going… CONTINUE
Dog Bites: California Civil Code 3342
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
Minimizing the Severity of Potential Injuries While Riding a Motorcycle
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.
Motorcycle Accidents and Drunk Driving
Absolutely never operate a motorcycle while intoxicated. If you consume any alcohol whatsoever, be mindful if you are also taking prescription medications, many of which should never be combined with alcohol. If you are found to be under the influence, it will be difficult to prove that you are not… CONTINUE
Should I speak with the other party’s insurance adjuster after an accident?
No! Speak with an experienced injury lawyer. Do not give a detailed statement to the other party’s insurance adjuster, especially if they want to tape record it. Do not sign waivers and releases for them to obtain your entire medical history. Do not provide them your Social Security number. Some… CONTINUE
Preventing Serious Injuries While Riding a Motorcycle
Motorcyclists are inherently vulnerable to accidents that cause death and catastrophic injuries. Ride defensively. Use your lights. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. Scan for traffic far out so that you can anticipate potential problems upstream. Avoid situations that are beyond your skill and experience. I advise my motorcyclist… CONTINUE
Multiple Injury Victims in a Motorcycle Accident
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
Whiplash & Concussion Cases in San Francisco
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
Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents and Punitive Damages
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