Bay Area Personal Injury Blog - Mary Alexander & Associates

Daily Journal Adds Mary Alexander to Top Plaintiff Lawyers List for 2019

The Daily Journal has honored Mary Alexander by naming her one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers of 2019. The journal has recognized and stated that Mary, as a founder of Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., “has started a movement to hold wrongdoers accountable in the courtroom.” Over the past three decades, it has been Mary’s … Read More

How to Safely and Legally Use Electric Scooters in San Francisco

Scooter Accident Lawyer Explains California Regulations Electric scooters are a new form of transportation that is exploding in popularity across the United States, especially here in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the safety risks electric scooters pose. Electric, or “dockless”, scooters are responsible for accidents across the … Read More

Prop 213 and Car Accident Compensation in California

    California voters passed Proposition 213 (Prop 213 or the Personal Responsibility Act of 1996) in the 1990s. When the law went into effect on November 6, 1996, it changed how uninsured motorists can receive compensation for damages after an auto accident. The law bars uninsured drivers from recovering compensation for general damages under … Read More

Bird Electric Scooters Return to San Francisco: Here’s What You Need to Know

Shared electric scooters are a national trend. In many cities across the U.S., including San Francisco, these scooters can be found almost anywhere. In the San Francisco Bay (literally), in rivers, and on sidewalks. While many people are very annoyed with these scooters popping up at random places across the Bay Area, the most pressing … Read More

Mary E. Alexander Appears in Podcast About Former $13.3 Million Bicycle Accident Case

    Mary E. Alexander appeared on the Great Trials Podcast, which aired on May 14, 2019. She was interviewed about a 1980 California trial where she won a $13.3 million verdict for a University of Arizona student. The student, 40-year-old Mary Hall, suffered a life-altering injury from a bicycle crash while riding down a … Read More

National Law Journal Awards Mary Alexander with 2019 Trailblazer Award

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has honored Mary Alexander with the 2019 Plaintiff Trailblazer award. The journal recognized Mary’s “Pioneer Spirit” through her recent successful verdicts and her impressive legal background. NLJ awarded Mary with this prestigious award because of her hardworking attitude and her determination to help others. Recently, she obtained a $21.4 million … Read More

Bay Area jury awards $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of benzene exposure

San Francisco, CA (March 29, 2019) – A jury in Contra Costa Superior Court today awarded $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of their exposure to the known cancer-causing chemical benzene. The trial lasted over four weeks with the jury deliberating for roughly 3 days. Mary … Read More

Insurers Are Suing PG&E for Camp Fire Damage

Insurance companies are suing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) for the deadly Camp Fire that destroyed 14,000 homes and resulted in billions of dollars in fire insurance claims. Allstate, USAA and State Farm are some of the insurers that have stepped forward with filings from victims of the Camp Fire that began on Nov. … Read More

Does My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Fire Damage for My Home?

Losing your home, car, or any other property after a wildfire can leave you feeling lost, helpless and confused on what to do next.Fire insurance exists for these cases, but many people don’t understand what fire insurance covers and how to obtain it after an emergency. Fire insurance is a type of insurance coverage for … Read More

Protesters Ask PG&E to Change Safety Policies After Camp Fire

On November 29th, a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting was overtaken by protestors who were angry about PG&E’s lack of safety practices. PG&E is facing accusations that its equipment caused the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest wildfire. The CPUC meeting was part of an ongoing three-year investigation into PG&E’s safety practices. The 2017 Tubbs fire, … Read More

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