San Francisco, CA – June 27, 2017 – Christopher B. Dolan, founder and Chief Legal Counsel at the Dolan Law Firm, PC, announced that a complaint has been filed against the Central Valley Training Center located in Fresno, California, for the sexual assault of a student at the facility by another unsupervised student. The complaint alleges that the center, a daycare provider for adults with developmental disabilities, was negligent in its duty to ensure the safety of the son of A.K., the father who filed the complaint and whose name has been abbreviated to protect the identity of his son. The complaint further alleges that the center failed to safeguard the son from foreseeable assault and injury from other students.
San Francisco Bicyclist Hit In Intersection
June 20, 2017 – Moises Chavez 51, a San Francisco resident, was struck and killed by an unidentified person driving a car while riding his bike along Alemany Boulevard near the intersection with Silver Avenue. The fatal collision occurred around 5:30 pm Tuesday evening.
Last night Thursday (June 22, 2017) the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC) hosted their 37th Annual Installation Dinner.
This week’s Article provides a brief update on the goings-on of the civil lawsuits filed as a result of the Ghost Ship Fire on December 2, 2016.
What was the Ghost Ship Fire?
On December 2, 2016, a fire broke out in a “warehouse” located off of Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland, California. At the time of the fire, the “Ghost Ship” was host to a concert promoted by record label 100% Silk. Thirty-six (36) people died in the blaze. It was the deadliest building fire in California’s history since the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Several individuals have come forward with claims for physical, mental and emotional injuries caused by the fire, and/or on behalf of their loved ones who perished in the fire.
Pedestrian Killed While Walking In Crosswalk On Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA (June 19th, 2017) – Sara Ojeda, 47, was fatally struck in a crosswalk last Wednesday morning(June 14, 2017) at the intersection of Fremont Boulevard and Capitol Avenue. The incident occurred around 7:30 am.
We are pleased to announce that firm founder and Chief Legal Counsel Chris Dolan has been named by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal newspaper, as one of the top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2017.
For the past three years, the Daily Journal has recognized the most successful lawyers in the plaintiffs’ bar, analyzing their settlements and verdicts by amount and impact and efforts to ensure access to justice and safeguard our right to a civil jury trial. Each year, the Daily Journal has named Chris to its Top Plaintiff Lawyer List.
The Dolan Law Firm annually sponsors Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of Bike to Work Day 2017, we published in the Examiner a “Bicyclists Bill of Rights.” This document is posted on our website at dolanlawfirm.com/bicyclist-rights
In response, Bryan from San Francisco writes, “Do you have a Pedestrian Bill of Rights? I appreciate your efforts on making streets safer for bicyclists but what about pedestrians. I am disabled and walk with a walker. I was walking on Bayshore and barely missed by a bicycle riding quickly on the sidewalk. He came up from behind me on the sidewalk when there is a bike lane right there. Bicyclists need to obey the laws if they expect drivers to obey the laws.”
Downtown Oakland Hit And Run Crash Occurred At Harrison And 23rd Streets
Oakland, CA, (June 9, 2017) – Robert Bennett was killed on the morning of Friday, June 2, 2017 while crossing the street at Harrison and 23rd Street. An Oakland Police Department spokesperson stated Bennett was hit by a dark grey Chrysler van traveling northbound on Harrison.
Adam from Mission Bay writes, “Chris, my husband Jeff was hit by a car while crossing the street near our condo. Jeff was in the crosswalk and suffered a fractured leg and a concussion. I did not have any PTO at work. I took off a week anyways to care for Jeff after he was released from the hospital.
My manager was upset with me for not reporting to work. He said he couldn’t get coverage for my shifts and fired me the day I returned to the job. I had emailed my manager that I would not be coming into work to care for Jeff. It’s a big company of about 100 people throughout the Bay Area, with about 50 in my division in San Francisco. I have worked for them for two years and never called in sick. Didn’t I have the right to take time off?”
San Francisco, CA – June 8, 2017 – The Dolan Law Firm, on behalf of their client, Ms. Tishay Wright, filed suit today against Southland Construction Management Inc. and its owners Kenneth & Anita Hayden for racial discrimination and harassment. Ms. Wright, an African American woman, was repeatedly subject to unwanted racial commentary, stereotypes and differential treatment because of her race and gender.