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

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

Thinking Beyond Worker’s Compensation

Aug 09
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (August, 9 2017): Just because you were injured at work or “on the job” doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily limited to Worker’s Comp—third party cases are typically much more friendly to injured plaintiffs. In this week’s #WhiteboardWednesday, we address the viability of third-party claims (not worker’s comp) for people that are injured at work.

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Dangerous SF Sidewalks: Who’s Responsible?

Jul 26
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (July 26, 2017): San Francisco sidewalks are notoriously worn, broken and dangerous. We regularly hear from people that have been injured after tripping and falling on them. In this week’s #WhiteboardWednesday, we address property owner responsibility for the condition of the sidewalk in front of their property and give some insight on these claims to those that have fallen and been injured.

PART 2: My Frustrating Low-Impact, Soft-Tissue Case

Jul 19
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (July 19, 2017): A low-impact car accident that results in soft tissue injuries (strain/sprain of the back and neck) is a very common, but as we discussed last week, most personal injury lawyers aren’t keen to take them on a contingency fee. In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday (Part 2 of 2), Matt gives you some
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PART 1: My Frustrating Low-Impact, Soft-Tissue Case

Jul 12
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (July 12, 2017): The most common type of car accident is a rear-ender at low speeds that results in whiplash, but finding a personal injury lawyer to take your low-impact, soft-tissue personal injury case on a contingency fee may be a lot harder than you think… In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday (Part 1 of 2),

Dog Bites: My Four-Legged Liability

Jul 05
WHITEBOARD WEDNESDAY (July 5, 2017): Did you know that dog owners are strictly liable for the actions of their dogs? Did you know that employers and landlords can be held responsible for their employee’s/tenant’s dogs? In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Matt tackles liability for dog bites…

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