Bay Area Personal Injury Blog - Mary Alexander & Associates

Hyundai and Kia Engine Fires Spark Another Federal Investigation and Possible Recall

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a nonprofit auto safety group, is asking for an immediate recall for certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the U.S. CAS claims that more than 2.9 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. could suffer from a defect that causes engine fires. According to the organization, consumers … Read More

New Wildfires in Bay Area Aggravated by Heavy Winds

Wildfires have been posing constant dangers to Bay Area residents; recent wildfires have displaced thousands of residents throughout California. Now, many Northern California communities have been warned that high winds and low humidity could cause wildfires in the coming days. As of Friday, some communities were under a “Red Flag Warning”, the most severe type … Read More

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

Are Pedestrian Accidents More Common in School Zones?

If you have children and you drop them off at their school every morning, then you are probably familiar with the bright yellow “School Zone” signs near their school building. These signs are meant to control the speed limit near schools to prevent any pedestrian accidents while students are walking to and from their buses. … Read More

Is Ford Facing Another Recall Regarding an Engine Stalling Problem?

Ford Motor Company announced that it is recalling 1.5 million Ford Focus vehicles. The recall is a response to an issue that is causing the vehicles to stall. Engine Stalls Leave Ford Drivers in Potential Danger In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on October 24, Ford stated that the problem … Read More

What Are BART’s Recent Plans on Improving Public Safety and Security?

Rider safety is now the number one concern of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors. At a meeting on September 27, BART directors and the general public were able to meet and discuss a new safety and security plan. After three homicides and other deadly crimes that have happened at BART stations … 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

Are Dockless Scooters Going to Return to San Francisco?

When dockless electric scooters hit the streets of San Francisco, local reactions were mixed. Some enjoyed having a convenient, green transportation solution available in traffic-congested downtown. Others were angered by riders on sidewalks and discarded scooters in the walkway. The conflict forced city officials to act, and dockless scooters were banned from San Francisco. However, … 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

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