Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and related matters. With more than 30 years of experience, our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and trial skills to take on even the most complex cases. Our injury lawyers in San Francisco rely on our commitment to the latest trial technology to build compelling courtroom exhibits and tell the story of our clients’ injuries in ways that connect with juries.
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Every year, an average of approximately three thousand people are killed and more than 200,000 people are injured in accidents on California roads. In a majority of cases, these accidents occur at the hands of a negligent driver. In these cases, injury victims and their families frequently have grounds to seek damages in a personal injury claim. These are complex cases that require the attention of an attorney. Be sure that you choose an advocate you can trust.
Getting fair treatment from the at-fault party after an accident is never easy. Worse, when trucks are involved in accidents, the results are often severe or fatal. That is why state and federal agencies, like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA), have guidelines for operators. However, California exceeds the national average with over 3,000 auto accident deaths in 2014 according to a National Safety Council (NSC) report. In addition, NSC estimates show that 2017 has six percent more accident fatalities than 2016. Consequences of a truck accident can be life-altering and long-lasting. If you have been involved in a truck accident, then a San Francisco truck accident lawyer from our firm can help.
Recent droughts have resulted in over 2 million California homes listed as high risk for wildfires. Worse, in 2017, wildfires contributed to 46 fatalities and over 200 non-fatal injuries in California. Urban areas, like Santa Rosa — previously listed as low risk for fire hazards — have now had whole subdivisions burn down. As a result, victims have filed for billions of dollars in fire claims. However, most insurance policies are written by a team of lawyers with knowledge of California fire claims. This can make it difficult to get a fair settlement, especially if you lost everything in a fire. Additionally, with such widespread devastation, it can take over a year to resolve your insurance claim. Then, contractors may charge more than insurance will ever pay to rebuild what you lost. In the meantime, victims of California fires may have nowhere to live and few resources available to them to provide for their families.
With property ownership comes certain rights, but it also comes with specific obligations. The most important obligation is the duty to maintain one’s land and any structures on it responsibly. That means keeping it free of hazardous conditions that could injure others. It is, unfortunately, a duty that many property owners fail to uphold, and innocent people get hurt as a result. This includes cities and counties who are not entitled to government immunities.
If you have been injured on another person’s property due to his or her negligence, contact one of our San Francisco premises liability lawyers today. Call 415.433.4440 or contact us online for a free consultation.
There may be no other decision you will ever have to make that is more difficult than placing an elderly loved one into a nursing home. However, relatives are often not in a situation where they can provide the level of care that an elderly family member needs. These decisions are not made lightly as we want nothing more than to provide the care our loved ones need. When we realize that we are not able to adequately provide it, we research and seek out a facility that we can trust to care for them the way we wish we could. In too many cases, however, nursing homes break our trust by failing in their duties and, in some instances, taking deliberate harmful actions toward elderly residents. Physical and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, theft and general negligent care are just a few examples of the nightmares our loved ones can face if they are entrusted to the wrong facility.
When negligence or misconduct results in death, it’s not just the victim that is harmed. Families suffer, too. Criminal courts can sometimes provide justice, but it is in the civil arena that loved ones can obtain redress for the emotional and financial damage they’ve been forced to endure. Wrongful death statutes allow spouses, children, and sometimes even parents to bring claims — and seek compensation — from the individuals, companies, and organizations that have altered their lives forever.
San Francisco Fatal Accident Attorneys On Your Side
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact one of the San Francisco wrongful death lawyers at Mary Alexander & Associates . Call (415) 433-4440 or email us today.
Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and related matters. With more than 30 years of experience, our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo and San Francisco personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and trial skills to take on even the most complex cases. Our injury lawyers in San Francisco rely on our commitment to the latest trial technology to build compelling courtroom exhibits and tell the story of our clients’ injuries in ways that connect with juries.