Julie J. From Russian Hill asks, “I have seen these pink mustache cars driving around. I checked it out and it is called Lyft, a smart phone based app that lets people use their own cars to act like a taxi. I took a ride with a young guy and then my phone asked me to make a “donation” for the ride, suggesting an amount, and asked me to rate the service. What is the legality of this service and how are they different than taxis?”
In our last post we discussed a recent massive recall initiated by Chrysler Group. Evidence indicates that many Chrysler Jeeps have a design defect which makes the vehicles more susceptible to car accident fires in low-impact crashes.
Chrysler initially took the unprecedented step of refusing to comply with the NHTSA’s recall request, but the company reversed its position after it realized its failure to recall a dangerous product was a PR nightmare.
Chrysler Group recently recalled 2.7 million Jeeps, reversing its initial opposition to government pressure surrounding the recall. The recall impact Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 1993 to 2004 and Jeep Libertys made from 2002 to 2007.
A 39-year-old man was killed on Monday evening when he lost control of his vehicle in San Francisco’s McLaren Park. CBS News reports that the witnesses heard the crash around 5:30 p.m. and found the man’s Mazda Minivan crashed into a tree.
Authorities recently arrested a Milpitas for his role in a fatal Hayward car accident. KGO-TV reports that the man was speeding along Paseo Padre Parkway when he hit a tree, killing his 31-year-old wife and 3-year-old son Authorities say that the accident happened between Chadbourne Drive and Dorne Place.
Protecting Your Legal Rights after a Car Accident: The Do’s and Don’ts
The actions taken immediately after a car accident can make it easier or harder to bring a successful claim for financial recovery later on. But one of the most important actions you can take right now is to talk with a personal injury lawyer to be sure you understand your rights.
The personal injury attorneys at the Dolan Law Firm have helped thousands of people who suffered serious injuries in car crashes in the Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento area. When you need legal advice, call 415-636-8160 or contact us online.
A 60-year-old Santa Rosa man will spend six months in the Sonoma County jail for fatally striking a 64-year-old Pacifica pedestrian last February. Authorities say that the accident happened around 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 on the 4600 block of Montgomery Road.