How do catastrophic accidents change lives? Our California personal injury attorneys have stories that can help you understand and figure out what to do next.
Five years ago, a man frustrated by a botched drug deal decided to jump the curb and drive down the Venice Beach boardwalk. Not long after, he had plowed into over a dozen people, leaving one tourist dead. Now, the City of Los Angeles is facing the consequences of what many believe was a preventable [...]
Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone who didn’t have insurance hit your vehicle? It sounds like something that rarely happens, every driver in California is required to have liability insurance after all. However, you might be surprised to learn that it happens more frequently than you think. Here’s what you can do [...]
David Baker reported in the November 2, 2017 edition of the SF Chronicle that PG&E reclosers, which are designed to restart themselves if power goes off by shooting pulses of electricity through lines that tripped off, may have contacted branches or brush starting the widespread fires. According to Sen Jerry Hill (San Mateo) whose committee [...]
Map from SF Chronicle detailing Fire Shortly after the Wine Country Fires raged across the Napa and Sonoma Counties, destroying life and property in the Atlas Peak Fire, Tubbs Fire, Nuns Fire and Patrick Fire, PG&E spokesman threw out the claim that winds were “hurricane strength winds in excess of 75mph in some [...]
PG&E President Geisha Williams has carefully staked out PG&E’s position that while no one knows the cause of the Wine Country Fires, extreme winds are a likely cause. Wind alone should not start a fire. Even with extreme winds, PG&E has to be aware that winds can be extreme and knock down trees, knock trees [...]
In 1997, a fire that started as a result of faulty wiring on the first floor of a two-story apartment in San Francisco’s Hunter Point claimed the lives of four young children ages 8 months, 3 years, 4 years, 6 years, and their grandmother. The fire department originally thought the fire was the result of [...]
A Federal Express truck driver for unknown reasons crossed a grassy highway median on I5 near Orland and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students on their way to visit Humboldt State University. The accident occurred on I5, north of Route 32 in Orland. The devastating incident killed 10 people and [...]