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GM Pays $8 Million to San Francisco Pedestrian Dragged by Self-Driving Car

GM Pays $8 Million to San Francisco Pedestrian Dragged by Self-Driving Car

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

After a ride-sharing accident in San Francisco, it is often challenging to determine who is to blame. Do you sue the driver of the ridesharing vehicle or the tech company that operates the service? In the case of a self-driving vehicle, however, the at-fault party is clear. With the human driver taken out of… Read More »

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Bay Area Residents Face a Range of Unpredictable Traffic Threats

Bay Area Residents Face a Range of Unpredictable Traffic Threats

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Residents of the Bay Area are certainly familiar with a range of traffic-related threats, whether they are driving, walking their dogs, or biking. A slew of recent incidents across the area has shown that these threats are often completely unexpected. While one vehicle was crushed by the somewhat predictable hazard of a rolling box… Read More »

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San Francisco and Los Angeles Continue to Struggle With Bike Safety Issues

San Francisco and Los Angeles Continue to Struggle With Bike Safety Issues

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Many people have pointed out that despite California’s apparent commitment to a “zero-emission” future, the State is surprisingly unaccommodating to cyclists. One would assume that if city planners in California were truly concerned about lowering carbon emissions, they would make urban areas as safe as possible for cyclists. As it stands, however, the number… Read More »

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Hit-and Runs are Becoming All Too Common in the Bay Area

Hit-and Runs are Becoming All Too Common in the Bay Area

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Fatal hit-and-runs in the Bay Area rob families of their loved ones – and their ability to pursue justice. For many families, their inability to put a face to the crime makes these fatal accidents more difficult to process. A hit-and-run leaves families with unanswered questions, unpaid medical bills, and a total lack of… Read More »

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Can a Car Accident Cause You to Lose Your Memory?

Can a Car Accident Cause You to Lose Your Memory?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Car accidents can lead to many consequences – both physical and mental. The psychological trauma of these incidents can stay with victims for the rest of their lives, causing crippling disorders like depression and PTSD. But what happens if the victim cannot remember the event itself? What happens when victims suffer memory loss due… Read More »

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Cyclists are Suffering Head Injuries in Intentional “Dooring” Attacks

Cyclists are Suffering Head Injuries in Intentional “Dooring” Attacks

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

It is no secret that cyclists and motorists do not always see eye to eye. These two groups are forced to share the road despite the fact that they use completely different vehicles. Cyclists are obviously much slower, but they are also capable of weaving between tighter gaps and accessing areas cars cannot. On… Read More »

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I Suffered a Head Injury After a Slip and Fall on an Icy Los Angeles Sidewalk. What Now?

I Suffered a Head Injury After a Slip and Fall on an Icy Los Angeles Sidewalk. What Now?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

It is difficult to picture Los Angeles (and many other California cities) as anything but hot and sunny. But as residents are quickly discovering, these cities do get snow from time to time. And when a city that is completely unprepared for winter weather suddenly gets an unprecedented amount of snow, all kinds of… Read More »

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Uncharacteristically Icy Roads Cause String of Semi

Uncharacteristically Icy Roads Cause String of Semi-Truck Crashes in Southern California

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

To say that California was unprepared for a historic winter storm in February of 2023 would be an understatement. The storm defied logic, and most of us cannot remember a time when the Golden State was covered with so much snow. Of course, this type of weather is not just historic – it is… Read More »

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Suing for a Theme Park Accident in California

Suing for a Theme Park Accident in California

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

A trip to your local theme park is supposed to be fun and interesting – a break from the monotony of work and a chance to let loose. Unfortunately, many families experience far more stress, pain, and injury than they expect after visiting Disneyland, Universal Studios, or one of the many other theme parks… Read More »

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E-Bikes Pose Serious Head Injury Risks in California

E-Bikes Pose Serious Head Injury Risks in California

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

E-bikes have suddenly appeared in all of California’s major cities. Some believe this is worth celebrating, as more e-bikes equate to lower carbon emissions and better sustainability. Others are not so enthusiastic, pointing out that e-bikes pose serious injury risks to both  riders and members of the general public. Still others want to have… Read More »

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