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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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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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What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

Written By Chris Dolan and Phil Johnson Motor vehicle accidents are dangerous, but not all crashes are suffered equally. Motorcyclists are 24 times more likely to die in a crash than those inside a motor vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Indeed, while motorcyclists make up only 3.5 percent of all registered …

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What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident in California: A Step-by-Step Guide

Written By: Chris Dolan and Monica La According to the California DMV, most drivers, no matter how carefully they drive, will be involved in at least one vehicle collision during their lifetime, and one person in three will be injured or killed. Some of the common causes of vehicle collisions are: California is an at-fault …

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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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Ride Share Driver Insurance and California Proposition 22

Written By Chris Dolan and Aimee Kirby This week’s question comes from Arsen from South San Francisco, CA, who asks: I had been driving for a rideshare company before the laws were changed, and although it was hard during the pandemic, I continued to drive for them. I need clarification about their different insurance options …

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Attention on California’s Roads during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a critical time to address the alarming rise in distracted driving incidents in California. With over 800 lives lost since 2021, our blog provided some resources to help you understand why these tragedies “accidents” undermines their preventability and what we can do to foster safer driving habits. Join us …

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