Bay Area Personal Injury Blog - Mary Alexander & Associates

Supreme Court of the United States Ruling Holds Lead Paint Makers Liable for $400 Million Ruling

October 15, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear a challenge to a California Supreme Court ruling, thus upholding a $400 million decision which holds makers of lead paint responsible for cleaning up hold homes. The lawsuit was initially filed in 2000, and soon 10 California … Read More

How Has the Role of Female Trial Attorneys Changed in 30 Years?

Since the beginning of the American justice system, our country’s legal theater has been dominated by men. This dominance has led to the men-first culture that can found in many U.S. courtrooms, but that mentality is changing. Women are stepping into skilled roles that were previously the domain of men, and they are creating a … Read More

Could a Stairwell Collapse Lawsuit Change California Apartment Standards?

Living in an apartment complex can come with many conveniences: a gym, a swimming pool, a dedicated parking spot. However, many people don’t realize just how much upkeep these dwellings need. If building owners slack off, the results can be deadly. This issue is at the center of a stairwell collapse lawsuit being litigated by … Read More

How Complicated Can This Fresno Medical Malpractice Case Become?

While lying on the operating table, a man who was 70 years old at the time started to bleed. Doctors spent hours trying to stop the bleeding, but the condition starved the patient’s brain of oxygen and he slipped into a permanent coma. Now, the man’s family has filed a medical malpractice case against the … Read More

Should Uber Be Held Responsible for This Hit-and-Run Injury?

When you hitch a ride with a rideshare company, you expect a certain level of safety on that ride. This is especially true if you have had a few drinks and driving yourself is out of the question. So, what would you do if that promise of safety was breached? A woman and her brother … Read More

Is a School Responsible for Injuries Caused by Falling Trees?

On the afternoon of January 20, 2017, a severe thunderstorm rolled through the Southern California city of Chula Vista. During that storm, two boys from Chula Vista Middle School exited the school as they tried to get to their parents’ vehicle. That’s when disaster struck, and now two families are trying to find out if … Read More

Concussion Lawsuit Claims a California Soccer Coach Didn’t Go Far Enough

It was January 27, 2017 when two rival schools from the Desert Sands Unified School District clashed on the soccer field. Though everyone came out to enjoy the game, what unfolded changed the course of one young man’s life. Now, a concussion lawsuit has been filed stating that the school district could have done more … Read More

Our Wild Fire Attorneys Have Taken on a New Case!

The wildfires that devastated our state last year are continuing to leave a mark on the people of California. These fires destroyed over 8,700 structures, burned some 281,893 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and caused an estimated $297 million worth of damage. However, the lives lost during these fires have left the biggest … Read More

Did Reckless Driving Send 5 People to the Hospital?

It was early morning on March 20th when screeching tires and crunching metal disturbed the calm of the morning streets. When police arrived on the scene, five people needed to be rushed to the hospital. However, the severity of the crash meant rescuers had a lot of work to do before they could even figure … Read More

Could Pollo Loco Be Responsible for this Bakersfield Brain Injury?

When should a restaurant begin cleaning up, after or before closing time? For many in the food services field, the answer to that question is after hours, however, a Kern County Pollo Loco did just the opposite. Now, a Bakersfield brain injury victim is claiming that this negligence caused his symptoms. Will a jury agree? … Read More

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