2019 Electric Scooter Helmet Laws in California
Posted on June 19, 2019 in Electric Scooter,Personal Injury
Helmet laws surrounding electric scooters have recently undergone a change in the state of California. Helmet laws are generally put in place to protect motorists from sustaining an injury, should they be involved in an accident, collision, or sustain a fall. The state previously required all riders to wear a helmet, but the recent changes… read more
What to Do After a Car Collision in 2019
Posted on June 15, 2019 in Car Accidents,Personal Injury
Car accidents cause confusion and stress, which can distract the drivers involved. This prevents the driver from making informed decisions at the moment. A driver who learns about the specific steps involved in the aftermath of a collision is a driver that is more likely to record key details in future accidents. Stay With Your… read more
California Electric Scooter Laws
Posted on June 13, 2019 in Bike Accidents,Personal Injury
Electric scooter laws exist to prevent accidents caused by unsafe scootering practices. California’s electric scooter laws have recently changed, taking effect this year. The most discussed change in California’s law is its helmet law. San Francisco residents have heavily debated this law, ensure that it was an acceptable change to make. What Are Bikeways &… read more
California M1 License Updated for 2019
Posted on June 11, 2019 in Blog,Personal Injury
The requirements to obtain an M1 license in California are straightforward. A simple checklist stating the requirements to apply for this type of license is available on its own CA DMV webpage. The requirements listed on this page fulfill several different categories. Motor Training Individuals that are under 18 must complete a driver’s education, a… read more
Do I Need a Motorcycle License for a 150cc Scooter in California?
Posted on June 10, 2019 in Personal Injury
Confusion surrounding the status of electrical scooters as motor vehicles in San Francisco is common and leaves many gray areas in its proper use for the average person. Laws surrounding electrical scooters differ from state-to-state. The power component and classification of the scooter generally dictate the specific requirements for operating the vehicle. Motorcycles A motorcycle… read more
What Is the Settlement Check Process?
Posted on March 8, 2019 in Personal Injury
The personal injury claims process can take a significant amount of time to complete. When you factor in the investigation process, pre-trial negotiations, insurance claims and medical evaluations you can look at up to a year or more to reach the end of it. However, once you complete the claims process, you can receive a… read more
Are Out-of-Court Settlements Taxable?
Posted on February 7, 2019 in Personal Injury
The vast majority of personal injury claims settle outside of court. Very few reach conclusions by a jury verdict. While this may seem like an easier resolution for the parties involved, it is vital for a plaintiff who receives a settlement outside of court to acknowledge his or her financial obligations. After receiving an out-of-court… read more
Rules of the Road in San Francisco
Posted on January 28, 2019 in Bike Accidents,Personal Injury
Every San Francisco bicyclist should understand the rules of the road for biking in the Bay Area. Bicycles are an environmentally friendly alternative mode of transportation for many people while others simply ride for exercise or leisure. Regardless of why you ride your bike in San Francisco, you need to know how to safely navigate… read more
How Does Bicycle Accident Compensation Work?
Posted on January 23, 2019 in Bike Accidents,Personal Injury
A bicycle accident can lead to significant property damage and serious injuries. Depending on how an accident happens, liability for the resulting damages may fall to one or more parties. Plaintiffs in bicycle accident cases often wonder how compensation for their damages works. It’s always a good idea to call a bicycle accident lawyer to… read more
Walkup Donates $1 Million To UC Hastings Law
Posted on January 16, 2019 in Personal Injury,Walkup News
SAN FRANCISCO – Three alums known as Michael A. Kelly 76′, Matthew Davis ’89, and Richard Schoenberger ’89 with the help of their law firm, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger recently donated $1 million to their local law school known as UC Hastings Law. Over the years they have brought endless claims on behalf of their… read more