Tips & Info for Northern CA Fire Victims

Oct 11

The North Bay is reeling as the “wine country fires” sweep through Northern California communities. It’s devastating. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes. Santa Rosa has been hit particularly hard, but many smaller communities and rural areas are also under siege. As of Wednesday, more than 3,500 homes and businesses are known to

Caitlyn McFadden (U of Kentucky): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

Don’t Text and Drive

Is the message I’m about to read more important than my life?  This is question all drivers should pose to themselves while driving.  There are so many risk associated with texting and driving such as killing yourself, killing others, causing a car accident or just simply distracted by the conversation engaged in by the text message.

Brianna Chandra (UC San Diego): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

I’d Rather Not

Just one question: Text and drive? Before screenshotting the last conversation I had while texting and driving, I was forced to stop and really think about the last time it happened, which is a good thing. In 2011, my oldest sister got hit by a car whose driver was texting and driving.  I have always known that texting

Logan McNeill (Eufaula HS, Eufaula, OK): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

Imagine it, you live at a lake town, it is 102°, no wind, and you about to have 5 days in a row off of work, could it possibly get any better? It definitely could not for me, but in one quick instant, it could have gotten unbelievably worse. 

I had just gotten off

Madison Ellis (U of Florida): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

The last time I texted while driving was today. I don’t do it often, but I did it today. At a red light I did what I think most people do at red lights. I pulled out my phone and went on Facebook.  While on Facebook I saw one of my friends selling a calf. I’ve wanted a cow ever

Ashia Winston (U of West Alabama): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

Texting and driving is so common in today’s society that it’s scary. Not only do people text and drive, but they “Facebook and drive,” Snapchat and drive,” and even tweet and drive. There is no text message in the world worth risking a life over. The people who are texting you should also understand this. I love that more cars

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Finalists Announced: Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

Twice a year, the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan funds a $1,000 scholarship to help raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving amongst college-aged students.  Studies have shown that 18-24 year olds are twice as likely to be involved in a texting and driving accident than any

SF Skateboarders Have Rights Too!

Sep 13
It should come as no surprise that skateboard vs. car accidents result in serious injuries to the skateboarder. Like pedestrians, skaters are just as vulnerable against cars. However unlike pedestrian accidents, skateboarders are likely to be found at fault for their collisions due to unfair, negative stereotypes, failing to follow safety requirements, and violating specific laws that
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Subrogation Claims: Here Comes Your Health Insurance Company

Sep 06
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (September 6, 2017): Did you know that your health insurance company has a contractual right to reimbursement if you recover your medical bills in a personal injury settlement? The exercise of this right by your health insurance company is referred to as a subrogation claim and in this week’s #WhiteboardWednesday, Matt addresses how to minimize their impact on your

Injury Claims Against City & County of San Francisco

Aug 23
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (August 23, 2017): Suing a governmental entity like the City & County of San Francisco (CCSF) isn’t as simple as suing a private business or citizen, but if you have been injured as a result of CCSF’s negligence (or a CCSF employee’s negligence) you are entitled to fair compensation all the same. In this week’s #WhiteboardWednesday, we discuss the logistics of bringing a