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Injuries Caused By Police Pursuits in California

Written By Chris Dolan and Kimberly Levy This week’s question comes from Anonymous from Southern California, who asks: Do police officers have liability for injuries caused during high speed chases? Dear Anonymous, It depends on the specific facts involved. There are several sections of the California Government Code as well as the California Vehicle Code that address these kinds …

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Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse in California: A Guide for Loved Ones

Written By: Chris Dolan and Anna Pantsulaya Elder abuse, a disturbing and often hidden societal issue, has garnered increasing attention in recent years due to its profound impact on vulnerable individuals. In California, approximately 225,000 cases of elder abuse occur every year. Sadly, experts estimate that for every case of elder abuse and neglect that …

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Hit & Run: How Does Uninsured/Underinsured and Med Pay Work

Written By Chris Dolan and Kim Levy What insurance options exist for medical coverage for a hit-and-run or an accident involving an uninsured driver, particularly for pedestrians or car passengers?  Is it enough to have health insurance? – Paula from San Francisco, CA Dear Paula, California law requires motor vehicle drivers to carry a minimum …

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Deadliest Days and Holidays for Drunk Driving in California

Written By Chris Dolan and Jeremy Jessup Drunk driving remains a significant problem throughout the country, and certain days are more dangerous on the roads than others.  Alcohol-related crashes are responsible for 30% of all U.S. traffic deaths, and in 2020, the most recent year data is available, was responsible for killing more than 11,000 people on the …

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Your California LGBTQIA+ Rights Primer 2024

Written by: Vanessa C. Deniston, Executive Director, Dolan Law Firm DE&I Committee California is home to the nation’s largest self-identifying population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and continues to be a leading change agent for the advancement of LGBTQIA+ rights across the nation. The following reference guide summarizes the key legal protections for LGBTQIA+ Californians as …

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BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

We are thrilled to announce that Dolan Law Firm has been selected as the BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY in the Bay Area by SFGate’s Best of Bay Area 2024. This recognition marks a significant milestone, especially as it comes from the first-ever launch of Northern California’s Reader’s Choice contest. This celebration is a testament to …

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California Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP): Basic Protections to Protect Employees While at Work.

Written By Chris Dolan and Elton Rosicki Introduction Navigating California’s employment laws can feel like exploring a legal labyrinth, filled with nuanced regulations and protections designed to govern the relationship between employers and employees, ensuring fair treatment, safety, and equality in the workplace. This article aims to clarify the complexities of California employment law by …

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Aimee Kirby selected as Top Women Lawyers 2024 | Daily Journal

  We are proud to celebrate Aimee Kirby, recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. Aimee’s dedication and legal expertise maker her a true inspiration. Read more about her achievements in this exclusive article:     Aimee Kirby is an accomplished civil litigator with a robust 23-year …

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Yust v the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) | Transgender Discrimination Case

In October 2010, a DMV employee, who had a known history of denying equal service to transgender customers, retained Yust’s personal information through his employment at the DMV. The employee then used the information to send her materials condemning her transgender status, and calling for homosexuals to be “put to death.” The matter resolved with the …

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