What Happens if I Refuse Breath or Blood Tests?

San Francisco Attorney Discusses DUI Laws and Consequences

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If you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, under California law you must submit to a breath or blood test, or face penalties. The law states that there is “implied consent,” which means that simply by driving in California, you consent to chemical tests if you are suspected of driving under the influence. Police officers have a right to administer those tests. Continue reading

California Enacts the Nation’s Highest Statewide Minimum Wage Increase

San Francisco Among First California Cities to See Higher Minimum Wage

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On April 4, 2016, both California and New York enacted laws raising minimum wage to $15 per hour. New York’s law makes exceptions for different regions of the state, but California’s increase will apply to everyone (in time). There are several important aspects of the bill that may affect employment law in the coming years. Continue reading

Oakland Lawyer on All-To-Often Overlooked Business Etiquette Rules

Oakland Lawyer Shares Simple Etiquette Tips for Business Professionals

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Navigating the do’s and don’ts of today’s business environment can be tricky and counter-intuitive. Dialogue and dress that might have been acceptable decades ago may come off as stodgy or even offensive in today’s offices. At the same time, being too formal can alienate coworkers or clients, especially those who operate slick, progressive Silicon Valley tech companies run by elegantly modest figures in the mold of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Continue reading

Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Workplace Safety Tips for Avoiding Accidentsworkplace-injuries-Miami

Building contractors, factory workers, executives, architects and admins all need to protect themselves on the job. But what are the real and tangible risks associated with your job? What can you and your coworkers do to eliminate or at least substantially reduce risk of injury at the workplace? Continue reading

How Accident Lawyers Determine Fault and Compensation in Multi-Car Pileups

Multi Car Accident Lawyer Helps You Understand Compensation in a Pileup

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An auto accident lawyer representing a client that’s involved in a multi-car accident case must first evaluate who is at fault. In order to construct a compelling case to obtain fair compensation for medical costs, lost work time and other damages, the attorney (and judge) must consider the following: Continue reading

Accident Attorney Considers Legal Questions Raised by Self Driving Cars

San Francisco Auto Accident Lawyer Discusses Ethics and Who’s At Fault in Self-Driving Car Scenario

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Multiple manufacturers, including Tesla, Mercedes and Apple, are preparing to release self-driving cars in the next few years. Telsa’s ambitious parallel proposal to transform the industry and stoke a revolution in electric vehicles also promises to reshape how Americans relate to their automobiles.

Although the unveiling of self-driving vehicles potentially offers numerous benefits for drivers and pedestrians, this shift also raises important legal questions for accident lawyers.
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The App That Could Prevent Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents

BikeShield Hopes to Reduce Accidents in San Francisco and other Top Bicyclist Metros

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When you’re riding your bike or motorcycle in the Bay Area, especially on our famous crooked and steep streets, you are always on high alert (or at least, you should be!). Since they can be difficult to see, these small vehicles are more vulnerable to accidents. Before you know it, you’re hit by an oncoming driver who “never saw you coming,” seriously injured and in search of an Oakland personal injury lawyer. What tools are there to help you protect yourself? Continue reading

Bay Area Lawyer Discusses Harassment, Bullying, and Title IX Protections

Title IX is an Important Resource for Students, Parents, and Harassment Lawyers

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Title IX is a federal law that affects all areas of education, including recruitment, admissions, and what happens in classrooms. Per this crucial law, students, teachers and others in the system are granted protections from sexual harassment or bullying due to sex or gender identity. If protections are not upheld it is crucial that an injury lawyer is consulted to ensure those involved have an understanding of the law, what it means, and how they can rectify the problem. Continue reading

Slips, Trips and Falls: When Can an Injury Lawyer Prove Fault?

An Injury Lawyer Can Help Determine if You Have a Case

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Whether you want to speak with a Bay Area injury lawyer to discuss your mother’s recent fall at a restaurant, or you tripped on a rickety staircase in your office building and broke your leg, you’d like to know what an attorney needs to in order to prove that someone or some business was at fault.

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When an Injury Attorney Can Help in a Car Accident Case

How to Ensure Just Compensation with Help from a Bay Area Injury Attorney

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Whether a truck lurched into your lane on the 101, or some teenager texting on his mobile phone plowed into you at an intersection, you’re confused, overwhelmed and possibly even physically traumatized by the crash. In the wake of what happened, you may find yourself stunned and wondering what to do next. Should you call an auto accident lawyer, or should you just deal with this on your own with the other driver and the insurance company? Continue reading