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Will Making an Uninsured Claim Raise My Insurance Rates?

By William E. Weiss |

Car insurance is a necessary evil for all drivers in California. Paying the monthly rates is a pain, but if you find yourself liable after a car accident, insurance keeps you from going bankrupt. One of the more frustrating parts about car insurance, so the rumors go, is that it seems that you are… Read More »

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CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENTS

By William E. Weiss |

Pretty much anyone who retains a lawyer to represent them in a personal injury case will sign what is called a contingency fee agreement. Such an agreement is called the “keys to the courthouse” for people who couldn’t afford to hire a lawyer to get them fair compensation after they were injured in a… Read More »

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New CA Driver Laws for 2022

By William E. Weiss |

Traffic laws are constantly evolving to keep up with advances in technology, changes in society, and newly-identified dangers. California lawmakers have been working hard to increase road safety in recent years, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, which means cracking down on all kinds of dangerous driving. Below, we discuss some of the more notable… Read More »

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Combat Motorcycle Profiling on the Federal and State Level

By William E. Weiss |

The American Motorcycle Association describes motorcycle profiling as discriminatory law enforcement actions which target motorcycle riders. Despite motorcyclists representing a wide range of people from all walks of life including doctors, educators, and other professionals, motorcyclists are often unfairly targeted in ways other motorists are not. Motorcyclists are discriminated against in a variety of… Read More »

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What are the Motorcycle Headlight Requirements In CA?

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycle riders must keep in mind all of the same traffic rules that apply to passenger car drivers, plus additional rules and regulations specific to motorcycles. California law sets strict rules about the equipment that motorcycles must include in order to be road-ready. These requirements touch on mirrors, handlebar location, turn signals, as well… Read More »

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Motorcycle Laws You Need to Know

By William E. Weiss |

Motorcycle riders must follow all of the same traffic laws as other motorists, as well as many additional rules and regulations. It’s easy to get bogged down by the additional rules. Below, we provide a summary of some of the most important motorcycle laws for any California rider to know. Call seasoned San Francisco… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Killed in Oakland Hit-and-Run

By William E. Weiss |

Hit-and-run accidents continue to be a problem across the State of California. Drivers involved in accidents fear for their criminal or financial liability and flee the scene rather than stop, exchange information, and render aid where needed. Leaving the scene of an injury accident without stopping to help is both illegal and dangerous. Fleeing… Read More »

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Signs of a Delayed Injury After a Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accident

By William E. Weiss |

Not all injuries are readily apparent after a motor vehicle accident. Some injuries are hard to detect because they are not visible from the outside–internal bleeding, organ damage, etc. Some are difficult to identify because they affect our perception, such as concussions. Other injuries (or at least their symptoms) may simply not arise until… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Fixing Your Car After a Crash

By William E. Weiss |

If you were in a car or motorcycle crash with a negligent driver, you have a lot on your plate. One of your first priorities is likely to get your car fixed so that you can return to work and your other daily activities. Getting your car or motorcycle fixed after a crash can… Read More »

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Do I Need It?

By William E. Weiss |

California law requires drivers to carry certain minimum levels of vehicle insurance before getting on the road. The requirements apply to auto drivers and motorcycle riders alike. What happens if you get into an accident with someone who does not have the requisite insurance coverage? What are your options? Read on for a discussion… Read More »

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