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Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicle Collision into California Stores: Who’s liable for damages?

This week’s question comes from Alyssa from Burbank, CA who asks: I heard a loud commotion and went outside to see that a car had crashed into the corner convenience store. It went right into the glass front of the building, and only the trunk is visible from the sidewalk. Today it is all boarded up, …

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Improving Safety for Pedestrians and Commuters

Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools held its annual Golden Sneaker Contest from March 4 through March 15. This county-wide classroom competition challenges families to walk, bike, carpool, and take transit to school for two school weeks. The event aims to promote healthy, active, and sustainable modes of transportation among students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  …

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Who is Responsible for collisions involving driverless vehicles using AI?

Written By Chris Dolan and Cioffi Remmer This week’s question comes from Leo from San Francisco, who asks: Now that self-driving cars are becoming a reality, who bears the responsibility for collisions involving driverless vehicles? Are there any laws protecting citizens? Dear Leo, Driverless cars, indeed, are becoming a reality. Over the last few years, …

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How Will AI Transform the Practice of Personal Injury Law?

Written By Christopher Dolan and Cioffi Remmer This week’s question comes from Robert in Oakland, CA, who asks: How will AI and the ChatGPT app impact the practice of personal injury law? Dear Robert, The public’s interest in Artificial Intelligence has surged recently with the introduction of “ChatGPT,” OpenAI’s Artificial Intelligence application. On ChatGPT, you …

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Rainy Season: Slip and Fall Accidents Can Lead To Serious Injuries

Written By Chris Dolan and Anna Pantsulaya This week’s question comes from Mark in Oakland, who asks: I read your article last week on Store-front crashes and was surprised by the 7-Eleven statistics of car crashes into the store, one per day! A few weeks back, when it was raining, my friend and I were …

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Who is Liable When Potholes Cause Accidents?

Written By Chris Dolan and Cristina Garcia This week’s question comes from Kathy J. in the Sunset District, who asks: After this year’s stormy winter, new potholes seem to be appearing daily. Over the weekend, I was driving to my friend’s house when I hit a pothole in the road. The pothole caused me to …

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Is a Trial the Same as An Arbitration?

Written By Chris Dolan and Carole Okolowicz This week’s question comes from John from San Francisco, who asks: What is the difference between having a trial versus going to mediation? Dear John, There are many ways to resolve a legal dispute, whether a lawsuit is filed or not. Most people have heard of a trial in …

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Assembly Bill 2147 defines when a police officer can stop, arrest, or cite a pedestrian

Written By Chris Dolan and Cioffi Remmer This week’s question comes from James from San Francisco who asks: Is jaywalking now legal? Would you please explain the new jaywalking law? Dear James: Thanks for your question. We have received several enquiries about this topic and think is worth discussing again. Our office has people who grew …

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Minors Involved In An Accident: Who Is Responsible?

Written By: Christopher Dolan and Jeremy Jessup This week’s question comes from anonymous from San Carlos who asks: I recently read about the heartbreaking story involving the couple from San Carlos who were killed in a motor vehicle collision in Redwood City. Based upon the news articles, the at fault driver may have been a …

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